From ground up construction to interior renovations of occupied spaces, Jeff's experience brings a great deal of diversity and knowledge to our business.
Blair Data Center - SF: 125,793
The project consisted of the conversion of 89,148 square feet of existing space and the construction of 36,645 square feet of new space in 21-weeks. The two-story building provided a secure back-up workspace for recovery in case of emergency or disaster. The existing warehouse and disaster recovery center remained operational during all phases of construction, requiring extra care when working in the space. The project included the following elements:
- Creation of a 19,093 SF mezzanine within an existing two story warehouse.
- Conversion of the first floor into a 6,098 SF data center, an 11,664 SF print shop with an additional 600 SF of office space.
- Renovation of second floor space into a 17,180-square foot disaster recovery area.
- Installation of a new cooling system including 6,050 SF of raised flooring, eight CRAC units and an additional 1,142tons of cooling.
- Installation of 2.5 miles of fiber optic cable.
Woodmen of the World - Multiple Floors - SF: 14,000/floor
Scope: Each floor (project) consisted of complete demolition and build back of 14,000 SF class A office space. The work took place within an occupied building, which is an icon on the Omaha skyline and necessitated the need for specialized logistics. The build back consisted of new acoustical ceilings, lighting, data cabling, new fire alarm, sprinkler reconfiguration, AV rough-ins, conference rooms with back painted modular glass walls, elevator lobbies with extensive tile work and updated finishes in the restrooms.
Phenomblue - SF: 7,500
This fast track project had demolition and framing starting before the final design was complete. This made communication with the design team very important to make sure the schedule and budget were met. Value engineering was used to get the armature, the main focus that runs through the space, within budget. In addition, the glass garage doors were repurposed from another project. This project was completed in a busy, occupied building with adjacent tenants and high pedestrian traffic.
The project included the following highlights:
- Construction of complex steel and plywood armature.
- Creation of open, collaborative and private office space.
- Incorporation of rough industrial elements while maintaining the clean look and feel of the architectural design.
Multiple Alegent | CHI Clinics - SF: Nearly 100,000 SF
What started out as a minor renovation and finish upgrade at one clinic, turned into nearly a dozen locations around Omaha including one in City Hall, one in a former pet store and one in a historic downtown building. All of them included: new exam rooms, offices, labs, procedure, blood, vitals, waiting and reception, new and upgraded HVAC, electrical and plumbing. Some of the clinics had interior expansions, building additions and X-Ray additions. All work was executed within or adjacent to the existing occupied facilities, many that were healthcare facilities. This made scheduling and coordination with the owner the highest priority.
Yahoo - SF: 32,000
Scope: A remodel and tenant finish in occupied building consisting of a call center, three data rooms, conference rooms, training area, break room and game room. An expedited schedule required that long lead items, such as HVAC units and carpet, be ordered before the contractors were selected. Coordinating effective communication with the tenant’s team members located in multiple states and other countries was paramount for the project to remain on track. The project was completed on time and under the original GMP, with all savings go back to the owner.
First National Bank Branch - SF: 5,200 SF
Scope: The new bank branch was constructed on a site with poor soil which required a substantial surcharge. To make things more challenging, the project was started in the fall and close coordination was needed to get paving completed for staging and to get the space enclosed quickly to avoid complications with the winter elements. The project required close coordination with subcontractors as well as the owner’s security and FFE vendors. The high end finishes in the branch set the standard for future branches.
Western Union - SF: 10,500 SF
Scope: The completion of this space in just 11 weeks presented its share of scheduling challenges to overcome. The first was material lead times. This required working closely with the design team to help select materials that would be available when needed. The second was tight coordination with all of the contractors on the site. The schedule had to be broke down into mini schedules to make sure that the overall project schedule was met. The result was an open concept office space with state of the art design that any employee would enjoy working in.
Roncalli IDEAS Room - SF: 2,400 SF
Scope: As an aging school, Roncalli needed a space that gave students the opportunity to utilize new processes and technology. The space that was created gave students a place to have collaborative learning featuring iMacs, personal computers, Chromebooks and video monitors. The center also includes the Pride Cafe, which teaches students about starting and running a small business. The space has proved to be a popular space for students as well as a good recruiting tool.
Rock Springs Herberger’s - SF: 60,454 SF
Scope: Renovating and expanding an operational store is tough enough, but throw the location into a town that is surrounded by an energy and mining boom, and it becomes very difficult. Labor was so difficult to find, that contractors were brought in from across the country. The project completely renovated the existing store as well as took over space closing off the main corridor in the mall. The upgrades included new ceiling with lighting, tile and carpet floors, and merchandise fixtures.
Contractors from nine states were used to complete the work. Elaborate preplanning to make sure the store remained open, and employees and customers stayed safe.
Scope: The project included replacing the parking lot, updating the lobby finishes and adding a portico to an existing hotel. The project had a very aggressive schedule, since it couldn’t start until weather allowed in the spring and it had to be completed before the start of the College World Series. The schedule was further impacted once unsatisfactory soil was found beneath the existing parking lot. Logistics were very important to make sure guests were able to find their way, safely, to where they needed to go.
OWNER/PRESIDENT, JEFF MAAS has successfully completed over 100,000 sq.ft. of health care work as well as hundreds of thousands of feet of commercial space.