MnWest / Jackson Campus – Powerline Technician Training

The powerline training project involved demolition of a portion of a two-story concrete pan and joist structure to provide a new training facility for powerline technicians on the same location.

Location:  Jackson, MN
Client:  Hay Dobbs
Service:  Structural
Square Feet:  7,700 square foot addition with a 2,500 square foot truck port and 2,100 square feet of remodeling
 BKBM’s structural group designed foundations for the new 36’ high pre-engineered metal building facility and also strengthened the adjacent structures for new floor loads and snow drift loads resulting from the addition. The new facility provides an indoor training space for students to learn power pole installation and removal, pole climbing techniques, installation and removal of pole hardware, safe operation of auger and bucket trucks, and various other maintenance techniques used by powerline workers.