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DBM Global Companies — Banker Steel and NYC Constructors — Celebrate the “Topping Out” at the New JPMorgan Chase Headquarters

DBM Global Companies — Banker Steel and NYC Constructors — Celebrate the “Topping Out” at the New JPMorgan Chase Headquarters

PHOENIX — DBM Global Inc. (“DBM Global”) celebrates a monumental milestone of its subsidiaries Banker Steel Co. LLC (“Banker Steel”) and NYC Constructors LLC (“NYCC”) in erecting the last piece of major structural steel atop 270 Park Avenue in New York City today. The “Topping Off” ceremony celebrated the completion of the steel framework of the 60-story building, the new state-of-the-art global headquarters of leading financial services firm JPMorgan Chase. The supertall building is the largest steel structure in New York City and will provide 2.5 million square feet of flexible and collaborative space for up to 14,000 employees. The topping off celebration included appearances by JPMorgan Chase Chairman & CEO Jamie Dimon, New York Governor Kathy Hochul, New York City Mayor Eric Adams and other local officials.

DBM Global CEO James Rustin Roach commented, “Banker Steel continues to successfully complete some of the largest and most-complex structures in New York and along the Eastern seaboard.” Mr. Roach added “Banker Steel and NYCC continue to add substantial value to the DBM Global family of companies across the United States.”

For 270 Park Avenue, Banker Steel fabricated and NYCC erected 93,600 tons of structural steel. With over 800 craft workers in shop and field, Banker Steel and NYCC employees contributed over 1.6 million fabrication man hours and 1.2 million field hours. Banker Steel’s fabrication expertise, efficient workflow processes and effective collaboration with stakeholders facilitated an early finish with the supertall topping out many weeks ahead of schedule. Banker Steel President Chet McPhatter said, “We are extremely proud of our entire team. The men and women in both our fabrication shops and on site are incredible, world class builders. It took years of intense planning and execution to fabricate and erect one of the most iconic structures in the history of NYC.”

The project team included developer Tishman Speyer, architects Foster + Partners, structural engineer Severud Associates Consulting Engineers P.C. and construction manager AECOM Tishman.

The 1,388-foot supertall provides an iconic addition to the New York skyline as it boasts a unique fan-column structure and triangular bracing support for its massive “tabletop” shape that reaches across the entire city block. As New York City’s largest all-electric tower, 270 Park Avenue is remarkable for its sustainability features:  

  • all electric skyscraper 100% powered by renewable energy  
  • net zero operational emissions  
  • best-in-class air quality 
  • intelligent, sensor-based controls  
  • efficient water use and storage, and 
  • high-performance glazing.  

Sustainability was front of mind throughout construction with the use of structural steel as the primary material. Structural steel is 93% recycled and 100% recyclable, making it a prudent construction material choice. Chet McPhatter added, “Our motto has always been, ‘If you can dream it, we can build it,’ and that has never proven more true than in the case of the construction of 270 Park Avenue.”

About Banker Steel and NYC Constructors

Banker Steel is an award-winning, AISC-certified steel fabricator. With locations in Virginia, New York, New Jersey, South Carolina, Florida and Ontario, Banker Steel serves the entire East Coast construction market. With a 75,000-ton annual capacity, Banker Steel has worked on such high-profile projects as The Spiral, One Vanderbilt, the Barclays Center, the Freedom Tower below-grade structure, and the Washington Nationals Baseball Stadium. NYCC, the erection arm of Banker Steel, is the most experienced steel erector in New York City. Specializing in complex structures, NYCC’s innovative means, methods and technologies enable safe erection while meeting schedule and budget demands.

About DBM Global Inc.

DBM Global Inc. is focused on delivering world class, sustainable value to its clients through a highly collaborative portfolio of companies which provide better designs, more efficient construction, and superior asset management solutions. The Company offers integrated steel construction services from a single source and professional services which include design-assist, design-build, engineering, detailing, BIM co-ordination, steel modeling/detailing, fabrication, rebar detailing, advanced field erection, project management, and state-of-the-art steel management systems.  Major market segments include commercial, healthcare, convention centers, stadiums, gaming and hospitality, mixed use and retail, industrial, public works, bridges, transportation, and international projects. The Company, which is headquartered in Phoenix, Arizona, has operations in United States, Australia, Canada, India, New Zealand, the Philippines, Singapore, Thailand and the United Kingdom.