St. Mark’s Fire Restoration

350 South Atwood, Shakopee, MN 55379

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Description: Encompass was retained to provide Owner representation services for the interior fire restoration of St. Mark’s Church located in Shakopee, completed in 2008. The church, originally built in 1865, sustained major damage due to a fire in August of 2005. Encompass prepared the restoration drawings and specifications, prepared the bid documents, oversaw the bid process, and provided daily, on-site observation of the restoration work. Prior to construction, Encompass reviewed by anticipated project schedule and work methods. Encompass suggested alternative work methods and materials, such as the installation of low strength concrete fill in lieu of traditional soil backfill and compaction; suggestions were approved by the owner and contractor, resulting in a streamlined construction schedule. Encompass was awarded a 2008 ACEC of Minnesota Excellence in Engineering Grand Award for our engineering role on the project.