Essentia Hospital, Vision Northland

Project Details


Essentia has been an exciting project with its success rooted in our partnership with Northland Contractors of Duluth.  Starting in 2019, Northland Contractors executed excavation and utilities scopes while Bolander lead with demolition, deep foundations and earth retention.

The demolition was unique to both the client and the structure involved as Essentia Hospital remained active during the project.  Bolander worked closely with the general contractor and hospital to implement means and methods that reduced noise, dust and vibration to mitigate impact to sensitive medical equipment, patients and pedestrian traffic.  Additionally, demolition crews worked on demolition of a post-tension parking ramp. This included de-tensioned and re-tensioned structural cables and dismantling of two existing skyways.

Foundation crews were tasked with taming the rocky topography of the North Shore.  Their work included five separate earth retention systems retaining as much as 62 vertical feet of rock and soil.  To maintain the aggressive schedule our crews showed true commitment working long hours and even drilling through Thanksgiving weekend. Furthermore, Bolander drilled 100 foundation rock anchors and 32 drilled piers.

Essentia exemplifies Bolander’s culture of teamwork, client service, and safety.