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Just wanted to say that Mark, Michael and Stuart from FMI and Trevor from PWC did an excellent job engaging the classroom in discussion each day, and had a great program format for teaching. The information they brought forward was extremely useful now as I'm sure it will be throughout my career. This was only my 2nd IMPACT course that I have attended, I would like to commend IMPACT on organizing these events for Ironworkers and contractors alike, IMPACT always put on an amazing program, and does a very good job at making these events comfortable and welcoming to attend. I plan to attend more IMPACT events as the information is always very useful and IMPACT does a great job of finding the right instructors for the occasion. I would like to thank everyone at IMPACT for the work they do to set these events up and providing the opportunity to attend these courses.


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Chief Estimator
JCT Metals Inc.



Government Center Project Winding Down


The $3.5 million construction project to give the county government center an exterior upgrade is expected to finish in less than three weeks, which is almost one year after prep work began.

Half of Diamond Street, from Main Street heading west to the government center, has been closed for about a week as Ironworkers Local 3 in Pittsburgh finishes up the front of the building using a jungle of scaffolding and a fleet of high-lift machines.

John Campbell, director of county facilities and operation, said the new exterior panels that have been placed on all sides of the building will be installed this week on the walkway between the government building and courthouse.

He said workers would also finish the panels on the east side of the government center facing South Jackson Street by the end of the week.

The large sign above the building's entrance is awaiting the arrival of the letters and numbers that will spell out “Butler County Government Center” and the building's address below. A government seal will also appear on the convex sign.

Next week, workers will install the new windows on the east side of the building as well as the lower level. Campbell was not sure how long it would take for the windows to be completely installed.

“Once they start slapping windows in, it usually doesn't take very long,” Campbell said.

Hand rails will be added in the front of the building, and the caulking of the sidewalks is 75 percent done, he said.

Diamond Street between the Butler Eagle and the courthouse will be closed Saturday when crews finish placing the panels on the northeast corner of the building.

The work will require West Penn Power to deactivate an electric supply line near the corner so workers can safely place the panels and cap on the roof.

The county commissioners in November voted to extend the project for three months into June. Campbell now expects work to be complete by mid-July.

Campbell said change orders added about 35 days onto the project. The commissioners approved the extension this month when they approved the change orders.

The minor interior work around the upper and lower Diamond Street doors and trim around the windows also should be complete by mid-July, Campbell said.

“Overall, it turned out pretty good,” Campbell said.

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