Northwest Missouri State’s Hughes Field House Construction Project Well Under Way

Midland Steel is excited to be part of a construction project for Northwest Missouri State in Maryville, Missouri. The new Hughes Field House is being built by E.L. Crawford Construction and Midland Steel is the steel fabricator and erector for the Field House.

A new video posted on the Facebook page of Crawford Construction offers a bird’s eye view of the construction project, along with some fun footage of close-up work being done on the worksite. The drone videography done by Hidden Perspective Outdoors helps provide a full view of the scope of the project.

Midland Steel has already completed a number of steps toward finishing the Field House, including erecting the structure of the pre-engineered metal building (PEMB), using multiple cranes per lift. Midland also dedicated a large crew size to this important, large-scale project and provided special tooling to meet specifications. There were challenges to getting the building square and plumb as well.

Even as they celebrate the work completed on the construction project, Midland Steel knows that finishing the job with the highest level of quality is just as critical. Upcoming work on the project includes completion of the stainless steel stairs, plus a handrail and guardrail, ladders and lintels. Midland Steel will also fabricate and erect an elevator pit ladder and sill angles, as well as bench brackets and partition posts.

The Hughes Field House, scheduled to open this summer, is located northwest of College Park and Bearcat Stadium. Expected to host a variety of University and community events, the Field House is the result of one of the largest public-private joint projects competed in the University’s history or across the region.

The 137,000+ square foot Field House facility will offer a host of new features, including recreation and exhibition space, 100-yard practice turf, 300-meter indoor track and spectator seating. The Field House will also offer tiered meeting rooms that can serve a variety of purposes.

In an ongoing commitment to sustainability and responsible energy management, the Hughes Field House is being built according to guidelines for the Leadership in Energy and Environment Design (LEED) certification.

Midland Steel Company is proud to participate in the building of the Hughes Field House. If you’d like more information about this construction project or another of our building projects, please give us a call.