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     D.W. Wilburn served as general contractor on the new Somerset Energy Center in Somerset, Kentucky. The new 36,200-square-foot, state-of-the-art facility, the first of its kind in the state, monitors the city’s vast natural gas pipeline network. The facility will house more than just the Energy Center, which will occupy part of the second floor. The rest of the facility will house City Hall, the City Clerk’s Office, the Somerset Police Department and an Emergency Command Center, along with support spaces for all departments.

     Project challenges include demolition of existing facilities, construction on a constrained site located in downtown Somerset, maintaining pedestrian and traffic circulation patterns, sequencing and phasing to allow for demolition of existing facilities as new spaces are ready for occupation.

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