Sundt Project: Henkel North America/Dial Corporate Headquarters

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Sundt served as the contractor for the construction of the LEED certified corporate headquarters for The Dial Corporation / Henkel North America. The project architects were CH2M Hill and Will Bruder + Partners. Dial manufactures and sells consumer products and employs more than 2300 people worldwide. Some of the 130-year-old company’s well known brands are Dial® soap, Purex®, Right Guard®, and Soft Scrub®. The 335000-square-foot building’s first two floors are devoted to product research and development, which includes several pilot plants where Dial test-manufactures products being considered for full-scale production. The top two floors are the company’s corporate headquarters, while a three-level subterranean parking garage provides parking for approximately 1000 vehicles. The building’s exterior is highly unusual, with seven different “skin systems” ranging from glass to stucco to form a landmark design named the “Crystalline Cloud” by the project’s architect. Dial’s headquarters marked a notable “first” for Sundt: it is the largest single concrete construction project the company has ever undertaken with its own crews. An aggressive, six-day-per-week schedule was maintained for almost a year to place the job’s total of 54000 cubic yards of concrete, which included 800000 square feet of suspended concrete decks. The commercial construction project has also been noted for employing a number of innovative techniques. Building Information Modeling was integral to making