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Construction Story | Abdallah Candies Apple Valley, MN

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Construction Story | Abdallah Candies Apple Valley, MN

A group of architects and designers from Wilkus Architects took the time to visit the construction site for Abdallah Candies in Apple Valley, MN. While on site, the group learned more about a full size mock up of the masonry exterior finish, witnessed the interior floor slab being poured and discussed the pros and cons of pre-cast vs. cast-in-place concrete structural members.

In the images below, you can see the exterior of the retail space being prepped to receive the finish material. In addition, the interior spaces are in the process of pouring slabs and finishing the pre-cast wall panels. Information gained while in the field is an important part of an architect's job. It's here where you learn how materials transition at full scale and how connections are made.


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Construction Story | Abdallah Candies

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Construction Story | Abdallah Candies

Wilkus Architects worked with Burnsville, MN based Abdallah Candies to design their new freestanding, 70,000 square foot plant in Apple Valley, Minnesota. With a 3,000 square foot mezzanine level and an attached 3,000 square foot retail portion, the project will definitely help Abdallah propel their business forward. With a rich, local history such as Abdallah's, we were proud to be a part of the team.

Below you can see the pre-cast concrete structural panels and other members in place. In addition, the steel structural elements are being installed. Once the exterior is fully sheathed and weather tight, work will continue on the inside of the building.

Stay tuned for more construction updates!

General Contractor: EFH Co. General Contractor

Pre-Cast Concrete Subcontractor: Wells Concrete

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