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Union Pacific Child Development Center

2005 ABC Cornhusker Chapter Excellence in Construction: Institutional
Omaha, Nebraska
Union Pacific Railroad
20,500 square feet
Completed Date: 
June 2005
Lund-Ross Team: 
Chief Executive Officer
Project Executive
Executive Vice President
Field Operations Manager
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“Throughout the process, Lund-Ross employees, including tradesman, exhibited a high level of customer service and a passion for the project. They were extremely easy to work with; they brought the project in on time and on budget. This project has created an extremely satisfied customer for Lund-Ross.”

Edwin A. Willis

Union Pacific Corporation

Union Pacific Child Development Center

Lund-Ross built a new child development center for Union Pacific Railroad in downtown Omaha. The site for the 20,500-square-foot facility is located just north of Union Pacific headquarters.

Poor soil conditions presented construction challenges. Lund-Ross installed geopiers to strengthen the weak soil. A vapor barrier was installed under the building slab, and a network of venting boards were installed under the vapor barrier. A mix of steel, wood timbers, and masonry were used in the construction of the facility. Elevated platforms made from wood, Plexiglas, metal, and aluminum tube were used to create cantilever bump-outs on the outside of the building.

A combination of finishes, textures, and colors were used throughout the child development center. A reading area was built under a replica of a water tower, and the toddler play structure was built to resemble a caboose. The playground features unique elements like a metal storage silo, a wood bridge, a water play area, and simulated Union Pacific Railroad tracks.

The Union Pacific Child Development Center was completed by Lund-Ross after just nine months of construction. The project was honored with a 2005 Excellence in Construction Award from Associated Builders and Contractors.

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