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Sentry Insurance Building

Stevens Point, WI

As a subconsultant to J.H. Findorff & Son Inc., Fickett Structural Solutions, Inc., provided Visual Inspections (VT) and nondestructive testing (NDT) of the structural steel on this award winning structure in Stevens Point, WI. Inspections were performed both in the fabrication shop and at the project site and included VT of welded and bolted connections and ultrasonic testing (UT) of welded connections.  Detailed reports were provided identifying acceptance or any corrective action if necessary.

Sentry Insurance’s new office building provides their staff and visitors with an energizing, flexible, and modern workplace environment that fosters innovation, collaboration, and connectivity.  The project’s prominent location at the northern edge of the city creates a unique landmark gateway experience at its entry.  Site features were designed to be highly visible to those passing by, while also creating a visual dialog with the existing headquarters building located across the street.

It also serves as a national example of cutting-edge workplace design.  The design is a parallel bar scheme of interlocking wings, a direct response to Sentry’s new brand and logo, which emphasizes “two equal parts to every conversation.”  Communication and collaboration are encouraged through open office environments and ample social gathering areas. To maximize openness, the north and south wings are organized around a six-story atrium. By opening the center of the facility, collaboration and interaction is enhanced while providing staff with access to natural daylight, office views, and a strong sense of connectedness across the entire floor.