The new Local 562 Plumbers & Pipefitters Welfare Educational Fund Training Center is ready for its first class of apprentices. IMPACT Strategies recently completed the facility that will serve future generations and the current 4,200 members and 400 apprentices of the Local 562 union.
Located in Earthy City, Missouri, on a five-acre lot, the two-story, 89,000-square-foot facility has energy efficent electrical and lighting systems, a water-efficient plumbing system and technologically advanced HVAC and dust collection systems.
In addition to the 50 welding booths and many tech-enabled classrooms for continuing education, the building also houses offices, conference rooms, training labs, an auditorium-style lecture hall and fabrication and assembly areas with an overhead crane, jib crane and an electric traction elevator.
Outside, the building features a 50-year-old ornamental union logo that weighs in at eight tons and measures 13 feet in diameter. The project also includes an environmentally friendly drainage system that uses permeable pavers to filter rainwater into bio-retention basins. The building’s exterior is made of structural steel, 32-foot and 34-foot tilt-up concrete walls and masonry. An exterior gas storage shelter and metal recycling storage unit were also built.
IMPACT Strategies worked with Ahal Pre-Construction Services, architects from M+H Architects and civil engineers from Cole & Associates on this project.