Iconica celebrated the ‘topping off’ of the steel construction at Sauk Trails Plaza II with The Gialamas Company and NSI, a division of West Bend Mutual Insurance Company. The 160,000 square foot, five-story building, is located at 1255 Fourier Drive and will be completed in December 2017. Staff from all three companies came together to sign the twenty-three-foot beam and watched as it was installed top and center to complete the roof.
Jim Pientka, Iconica’s President, said, “We can see the results here today from working together as a team to create this building and fulfill our clients’ vision. Our staff has worked collectively to overcome the challenges to get where we are at today. We are pleased to be topping off the building and celebrating this important milestone.”
Timelessly clad in stone and glass, the building will be located at the north entry into Old Sauk Trails Park and will be the sister building to Sauk Trails Plaza. STP II will offer the most advanced sustainable design amenities in the areas of energy, water efficiency and air quality. The HVAC technology will include a Variable Refrigerant Flow (VRF) system to create a comfortable and productive work environment for employees as well as significant energy savings. During construction, the on-site recycling and materials goal is to divert 80% of construction waste from landfill and to utilize as many finishes with recycled, rapidly renewable resources and regionally harvested materials.
Topping Off: In building construction, topping out (sometimes referred to as topping off) is a builders’ rite traditionally held when the last beam (or its equivalent) is placed atop a structure during its construction.