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Our Summer and Fall 2020 Projects

Our construction team is busy this year on several exciting projects in the heart of Blacksburg.



Roots Natural Kitchen


Roots Natural Kitchen is now under construction in a 2,000-square-foot space located in the new University Crossroads shopping center off Prices Fork Road. Described as a fast-casual chain serving grain bowls and salads, this Virginia-based restaurant will appeal to students and locals alike. The eatery's lighting system is controlled by a centralized Legrande Wattstopper control panel and blends modern track fixtures and low-hanging pendants for a cozy, intimate vibe. A 400-amp main panel powers several commercial appliances including a Blodgett double convection oven and a rice cooker, as well as LED lighting throughout. Roots is set to open in early October 2020.







Venture Out


Venture Out specializes in outdoor adventure recreation for Virginia Tech students and the greater community. Once located in a small residence on Roanoke Street, the program is now moving to a brand-new facility on Beamer Way. This 5,000 square-foot space includes a rock climbing wall, kitchen, offices and outdoor equipment space. The LED lighting in the facility features automatic dimming, a process where daylight sensors monitor the available light levels and dim the light output accordingly, improving energy efficiency. A 3-phase 400-amp main panel feeds various building elements including an overhead coiling door for the kayak storage area, CCTV monitoring and card readers, and an industrial washer-extractor for efficient laundry processing. Smart switches and motion detectors reduce energy consumption and promote security.







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