Gold Award
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Projects of Distinction


St. Croix Valley Business Innovation Center


Ross & Associates, Ltd.


River Falls, WI


City of River Falls


Ayres Associates

About the Project

Construction of the St. Croix Valley Business Innovation Center required a great amount of collaboration by Ross & Associates, Ltd., as it was a federal, state, and local project. The project faced a major setback after a supplier neglected to order a critical metal staircase for the two-story building, prompting crews to find creative ways to continue construction and stay on schedule, including pouring the second floor concrete by hand. The contractor employed Critical Path Method (CPM), a management technique that applies mathematical analysis to calculate time for all activities needed to complete the project, while including a “float time” for possible delays.

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