Veit was subcontracted by OpusDesign Build and Ryan Companies to work on three separate projects at theUniversity of St. Thomas, which included the expansion of the Iverson Center for Faith, site development for a new residence hall, and site development for a 5-story residence building. Responsibilities for these projects included mass excavation, earth retention system installation, finish grading, and site restoration.
The Iversen Center for Faith was a renovation and expansion of the St. Thomas Aquinas Chapel. To maintain the original look of the chapel, it was designed so that the majority of the additions would be underground. Tunnels were also implemented to connect the space to Murray Herrick Center. Veit’s scope included site removals, clearing and grubbing, mass excavation including structural excavation and backfill, earth retention systems, and both conventional concrete and shotcrete/soil nail/resistance pier underpinning. Finally, Veit performed finish grading and site restoration.
The second project was a site development for a new residence hall, a five-story building. Veit’s work included site removals, clearing and grubbing, demolition of four-story building, mass and structural excavation, earth retention system–soldier beam and lagging, fill over concrete deck and finish grading and site restoration.
The third and final project was for another five-story hall. Veit’s scope included site removals, clearing & grubbing, mass and structural excavation, and retention with H-beam and lagging. Site utilities were installed including a new water service, a sanitary sewer, and storm sewer including an infiltration system. Our recycling efforts helped the projected achieve LEED Platinum status