BE&K Building Group, a subsidiary of KBR, is working as construction manager for the initial phase of DuPont’s planned expansion of its suburban campus in Wilmington, Del. The first phase of the Chestnut Run Plaza project encompasses a five-story, 222,000-sq-ft office building designated as “Building 730.”

BE&K Building DuPont Campus Expansion
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Officials took part in a groundbreaking ceremony for the expansion of DuPont’s Chestnut Run Plaza project in Wilmington, Del. BE&K Building Group is the contractor.

Designed to support 700 employees, Building 730 will include an 18,000-sq-ft cafeteria. Other scope of work includes site infrastructure items such as utilities, parking and walking paths, as well as a new picnic pavilion for on-site company events.

Philadelphia-based KlingStubbins designed the structural-steel building, which utilizes an open floor-space design that includes raised floors and under-floor air distribution. The firm designed the project to achieve LEED Gold certification.

The project is slated for completion in December 2011.