Ceremony dedicates finished Korte project in Tennessee

The Korte Company’s recently-completed Construction Support Building at the Y-12 National Security Complex was dedicated during a November ceremony in Oak Ridge, TN.

The 64,800-square-foot structure features office and warehouse space and accommodates 300 U.S. Department of Energy personnel.

The building is part of a larger project to modernize the Department’s Uranium Processing Facility. Its role is to house personnel who oversee quality and safety of subsequent construction projects at the complex.

A number of design and construction elements add to the sustainability of the three-story, LEED Gold-certified structure, including:

  • The use of low-VOC (volatile organic compound) paints to avoid noxious odors.
  • Strategic site selection and floor plan to capture maximum ambient daylight.
  • Installation of solar panels and geothermal wells worth a projected $2 million in life cycle savings.

Korte crews broke ground on the site in August 2016 and finished right on time. But the highlight of this job was the money we saved the government.

Thanks to our commitment to implementing best-value solutions, we put $5 million back in taxpayers’ pockets on this job. That’s in addition to the $20 million in site preparedness savings achieved by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers.

We bring our best to every job we’re on. That’s just how we approach our work. But as an experienced government construction company, we’re especially proud to do our part to help public servants do the best work they can. 

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