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The Korte Company Achieves Leed NC 2.2 Silver Certification on Nevada Cancer Institute Medical Research Building

KorteLAS VEGAS –The Korte Company, a Design-Build construction company headquartered in Highland, Illinois, has recently been informed that the Ralph and Betty Engelstad Cancer Research Building  has received a Silver Certification through the USGBC (U.S. Green Building Council).

The research facility is part of The Nevada Cancer Institute (NVCI) campus, a non-profit organization in Las Vegas dedicated to cancer research, treatment and education.  It is the official cancer institute for the state of Nevada and is committed to attain the National Cancer Institute’s designation as a comprehensive cancer center.

The 184,000 square foot facility opened in September 2009 and features 24 state-of-the art research labs enabling NVCI to pursue its research mission in a high-tech environment.  The Korte Company, an integrated design-build general contractor, provided architectural design, interior design and complete construction.  The project was delivered one month ahead of schedule and $15 million below the Guaranteed Maximum Price.

According to Greg Korte, President of The Korte Company’s Las Vegas Division, “Working with NVCI to provide a state-of-the-art, LEED Silver-Certified facility, has been one of our most gratifying accomplishments to date.”

About The Korte Company

The Korte Company, founded in 1958, specializes in design-build, construction management and construction services, and is headquartered in St. Louis, Missouri with offices in Highland, Illinois and Las Vegas, Nevada. The Korte Company is a fully integrated Design-Build general contractor with in-house design, estimating, project management and construction services. The firm’s project expertise includes the design and construction of medical office buildings, warehouse/distribution centers, religious facilities, commercial buildings, schools, recreation centers, office complexes, as well as a variety of projects for federal, state and local government agencies. The Korte Company manages, on average, an excess of $330 million in annual construction volume. For more information, log onto


Posted August 6, 2010

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