The transformation of a former pea cannery in Bozeman’s Cannery District on the northeast end of town into a four-story office/mixed-use facility is almost complete. Construction crews are hard at work throughout the site, finishing details and completing those areas not yet ready for public access. The developers, Cannery District Partners LLC, with Comma-Q Architecture, Langlas & Associates, and Nishkian Monks, hope to provide a new mixed-use and commercial/retail space to an up and coming live-work neighborhood.
Using $2.96 million in funds provided by the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act, the U.S. General Services Administration (GSA) Rocky Mountain Region selected Colstrip Electric Inc. (CEI), a Montana based company, to construct a 1-megawatt wind turbine at the Pembina Land Port of Entry Border Station in Pembina, North Dakota. The Land Port of Entry (LPOE) operates on a 24-hour-a-day, seven-day-per-week schedule, consuming approximately 1,635,000 kilowatt hours of electrical power annually. The border station is the largest in the State of North Dakota and services a major interstate trucking route between Winnipeg, Canada and the U.S. The wind turbine is expected to reduce electrical power consumption at the facility to zero, and conforms to the Energy Policy Act 2005. The project was constructed to serve as a model for future renewable energy projects at other border stations across the country. For this design-build project, CEI hired Nishkian Monks as the design team manager and as the project’s structural engineer of record. Nishkian Monks assembled a Montana based design team to come up with solutions to the challenges presented for this project, and employed the geotechnical and civil engineering services of Allied Engineering Services, Inc., from Bozeman, MT, and electrical engineering services by Electrical Consultants, Inc. from Billings, MT.