St. Louis, Missouri
Novus International, a global developer of animal health and nutrition programs, partnered with Concrete Strategies to create a new global headquarters facility in the Missouri Research Park in Weldon Spring, Missouri. The design-build project included renovation of Novus’ existing 42,000-square-foot building and construction of a 48,000-square-foot addition with 10 research laboratories, a state-of-the-art employee and customer training center, a fitness center, a library, and a coffee bar. Glazed curtain wall, skylights and floor-to-ceiling windows allow for natural light.
Concrete Strategies performed the foundations and flatwork packages for this 48,000-square-foot addition to this corporate office and research facility. This building included a slab on grade with multiple elevations including sloping floors, trench drains and curbs. The main office building addition included round concrete columns, structural slabs at the second floor and roof deck. The addition included formed perimeter walls through use of Symons forms and the majority of the structural concrete was either pumped or conveyed with a ready mix/convey or truck. In designing the courtyard fountain, the architect chose to create a fountain based upon the Novus logo, which was poured using a 4000 psi P-Gravel mix with some sections as thin as 1-inch wide. A 6-foot tall x 50-foot long entry sign with engraved “Novus” letters was also constructed completely out of concrete. In order to eliminate the seams and tie holes, which typically occur in a cast in place wall, Concrete Strategies chose to pour a casting, bed and form the entry signs as tilt up panels which were later lifted and set on the footing.
The global headquarters meets LEED Platinum specifications of the U.S. Green Building Council.