The Pierre Curtain Wall project included three buildings, the federal building, post office, and courthouse in Pierre, South Dakota. This project consisted of the design and construction to replace the existing curtain wall with a new high performing curtain wall system, mitigate water infiltration at the foundation and repair stone soffit panel connections. A curtain wall is a façade that is separate from the load–bearing walls. The function is to increase energy efficiency. The curtain wall also gives a moderate level of protection in the event of a blast. The purpose of this project was to achieve the status of a high-performance green building, meeting federal energy and water conservation goals and incorporating exceptional integration of architectural form and optimizing building systems.

PSI served as the construction management as agent (CMa) for the Government Services Administration (GSA). As the construction manager, PSI provided coordination with several subcontractors (MSH Architects, Ulteig, RISE Engineering, and GeoTek Engineering & Testing Services), review of design documents and inspection services to oversee the design/build contractor. In addition, our team provided all the services that are required for daily surveillance and inspection during construction all the way through completion and final commissioning of the project. PSI’s role in the project increased energy efficiency by 20-30%.

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