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Global Water Center Commercial Project Corporate Office Preconstruction Construction Manager General Contractor C.D. Smith
Global Water Center Commercial Project Corporate Office Preconstruction Construction Manager General Contractor C.D. Smith
Global Water Center Commercial Project Corporate Office Preconstruction Construction Manager General Contractor C.D. Smith
Global Water Center Commercial Project Corporate Office Preconstruction Construction Manager General Contractor C.D. Smith
Global Water Center Commercial Project Corporate Office Preconstruction Construction Manager General Contractor C.D. Smith
Global Water Center Commercial Project Corporate Office Preconstruction Construction Manager General Contractor C.D. Smith
Global Water Center Commercial Project Corporate Office Preconstruction Construction Manager General Contractor C.D. Smith
Global Water Center Commercial Project Corporate Office Preconstruction Construction Manager General Contractor C.D. Smith
Global Water Center Commercial Project Corporate Office Preconstruction Construction Manager General Contractor C.D. Smith
Global Water Center Commercial Project Corporate Office Preconstruction Construction Manager General Contractor C.D. Smith
Global Water Center Commercial Project Corporate Office Preconstruction Construction Manager General Contractor C.D. Smith
Global Water Center Commercial Project Corporate Office Preconstruction Construction Manager General Contractor C.D. Smith

Global Water Center

C.D. Smith served as a development partner for renovations to what is now the Global Water Center in Milwaukee, as well as provided Preconstruction, Construction Management and General Contracting services. What was once an old warehouse building was renovated into a first class loft office building, and is now the international headquarters for The Water Council, housing major corporations, universities, start-up companies and non-profits from all over the world, all working in the field of water research and technology.

Global Water Center Commercial Project Corporate Office Preconstruction Construction Manager General Contractor C.D. Smith

The Global Water Center is the world's only state-of-the-art water business and research facility. The seven-story R&D building achieved Silver LEED Certification from the U.S. Green Building Council and was the first commercial building to implement the Alliance for Water Stewardship's International Water Standard. It is a featured project on Kahler Slater's website, with sustainability cited as the main driver for the building design. Exposed timber ceilings showcase truth in materials and large windows invite natural light and allow for expansive views of downtown Milwaukee and Reed Street Yards.

Global Water Center Commercial Project Corporate Office Preconstruction Construction Manager General Contractor C.D. Smith

Features include: 

  • Open Office Space
  • Common flow lab
  • 44-person lecture hall
  • Exhibition space
  • Cafe
  • High-tech video conferencing room
  • Exposed timber ceilings

Global Water Center Commercial Project Corporate Office Preconstruction Construction Manager General Contractor C.D. Smith

 

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About C.D. Smith

C.D. Smith Construction is an industry leader in safely providing the highest quality commercial construction services. Utilizing an integrated approach and self-performing trade services combined with technical expertise, our team serves as a solutions provider throughout all phases of a project, from planning through construction. With veteran leadership and a dedication to our employees and clients, we proudly place our name on projects of all sizes across the United States.

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C.D. Smith: Corporate Construction Manager + Global Water Center. Finding Solutions for Corporations to Thrive and Strive to be Innovative While Meeting the Needs of Tomorrow.

 


 

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Discover more about our extensive experience constructing state-of-the-art headquarters and office spaces that inspire collaboration and productivity. Our work in corporate construction showcases a complete understanding of various project goals and includes commercial campus buildings and corporate spaces that inspire collaboration and productivity - whether renovating existing facilities or building from the ground up.

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The Global Water Center's Contribution to C.D. Smith Construction's COrporate Office StairCase

While planning the design of our new corporate office, completed in May of 2019, C.D. Smith's leadership team emphasized the importance of environmental responsibility and was committed to achieving LEED Gold, showcasing our dedication to sustainable building practices. Kahler Slater Architects designed the 50,000 square foot building to accommodate our immediate and long-term growth needs and the desire to provide a space that elicits environmental, economic, social and community benefits for decades to come. The project management and leadership team evaluated every material used, only allowing qualified green building materials of a specific volatile organic compound (VOC) to be used in the construction process. Our office staircases are constructed of reclaimed wood from Global Water Center. The staircases exemplify our integrated approach as a solutions provider (in collaboration with valued trade partner Kahler Slater) in creativity and design while showcasing truth in materials.

High-performance building C.D. Smith Construction manager living green with LEED gold environmental sustainability project

 

Additionally, appliances within the office help to conserve water throughout the day-to-day operations. According to Emily Smith, Mechanical, Electrical and Plumbing (MEP) Expert, “Motion-censored bathroom faucets, automatic flushing toilets and refillable water stations are estimated to save approximately 60,000 gallons of water a year.” Discover more about OUR SUSTAINABILITY and the story of our NEW CORPORATE OFFICE's LEED GOLD® CERTIFICATION by following the links.