Rendering of East Locust Street and riverfront sides. Courtesy of Mack Scogin Merrill Elam Architects
On April 18, 2016, GSA announced a new U.S. courthouse for the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Iowa had been identified as a top priority by the federal Judiciary, and discretionary funding included in the Consolidated Appropriations Act of 2016 would be used to construct a new facility in Des Moines, Iowa.
The project currently is in the construction phase.
Construction of the cast-in-place concrete structure is complete.
Masonry, mechanical, electrical, plumbing and fire protection infrastructure is being installed throughout all floors.
Building installation of the exterior enclosure has started — curtain wall framing and glazing began in late May and installation of precast wall panels started in early July. Both should be substantially complete in December 2021.
Installation of major mechanical equipment and completion of the mechanical penthouse enclosure is scheduled for late September 2021.
Total authorized funding: $136,602,000 for site acquisition, design, construction, and related expenses Project delivery method: Construction Manager as Constructor (CMc) Lead design architect: Mack Scogin Merrill Elam Architects
Late 2022: Construction completion
Early 2023: Occupancy
Jacobs Technology (Construction Manager as Agent, CMa) | May 2017
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