U.A. Plumber’s Union Local #15 (UAPU) launched a project in 2019 to consolidate its former Minneapolis CBD union offices and hall with its former training facility at the Dunwoody College of Technology in Minneapolis. IAG Commercial Real Estate embarked on a site selection and design and construction oversight process with UAPU that resulted in a new and improved office and union hall in Maple Grove, MN. The process resulted in a state-of-the-art training facility to serve both its journeymen members as well as its apprentice training program. IAG worked with UAPU to engage The Alliance as project architect, JE Dunn as general contractor, Dunham Associates as consulting engineer and True North Consulting Group as IT/AV consultant. The project team worked collaboratively to develop a program to meet UAPU’s space needs within the agreed upon project budget.
UAPU’s facility goal was to re-engage its members and foster the brotherhood that has been a part of the union for 131 years. The new facility will ensure that young men and women will continue the tradition of the union, developing the Twin Cities, one building at a time.
IAG Commercial has earned or been nominated for the following awards for this project:
Award #1: Corenet Project of the Year 2021
The U.A. Plumber’s Union Local #15 (“UAPU”) new facility was selected as CoreNet Midwest’s Project of the Year. The award was presented at CoreNet Midwest’s annual gala event on December 13th, 2021. CoreNet Global presents the awards each year to leading organizations that demonstrate best-in-class practices in advancing thought leadership in corporate real estate.
Award #2: Finance & Commerce Top Project of 2021
Top Projects is the premier recognition program for Minnesota’s built environment. Honoring the best building and construction projects in the state, Finance & Commerce’s Top Projects is the must-attend annual event to meet the people and firms who are doing outstanding work in the regional built environment.
Award #3: RE Journal Nominee
The Real Estate Journal awards the achievements and successes of top companies and professionals within the commercial real estate industry each year. IAG Commercial was nominated for this award in the following category:
Redevelopment- Education and Training Category - U. A. Plumbers Union Local #15 Relocation