In May 2013, the North Dakota Legislature approved funding for a new $124 million, 325,000-square-foot University of North Dakota School of Medicine and Health Sciences building in Grand Forks, N.D. The project broke ground in June 2014. 

JLG Architects, a noted regional and national firm based in Grand Forks, designed the four-story building in partnership with Perkins+Will and Steinberg Architects. The architectural designers are collaborating with PCL Construction/Community Contractors (PCL/CC), chosen by the University of North Dakota to provide construction manager at-risk services for the project. 

“We have projects across the U.S. and Canada, and we’ve expanded into the Caribbean and Australia based on customer requests,” Construction Manager Brad Hendrickson says. “A lot of our work is repeat business in the private and public sectors. That speaks volumes to our ability to align with our customers.”

Read more: PCL Construction services/Community Contractors – University of North Dakota School of Medicine

For nearly 35 years, Oldcastle Precast Inc.’s Southern California division has been a leader serving the Southern California utility market. “We have built long-term relationships with our utility companies, municipalities and contractors through providing innovative and reliable solutions,” Vice President of Sales Phil Felten says. 

This has helped the company earn a high rate of repeat business with clients on the West Coast. 

“We pride ourselves on and continually work towards developing long-term working relationships,” he says. “We do this by recognizing our customer’s needs and expectations. Then we ensure that they are being provided exceptional customer service, quality products and competitive pricing. This approach has allowed us to enjoy customers that, in many cases, have been in place since we started over 35 years ago.”

Read more: Oldcastle Precast Inc. – Southern California Region

The new state-of-the-art Lake Forest Hospital campus will provide patients with access to quality care, medical experts and exceptional service as well as a seamless pathway to Northwestern Medicine care such as Cancer, Cardio-Vascular, Women’s Health and Orthopedic / Neuro-Surgery specialties.

The three-story hospital will contain 114 private inpatient beds, 72 outpatient care spaces, eight operating rooms and 499,000-square-feet of new construction. It is a Level Two Trauma Center as designated by the State of Illinois.

“This is a replacement hospital on property we own,” explains James Mladucky, Northwestern Memorial HealthCare Director of Facility Planning and Construction. The new hospital is centrally located on a 160-acre property north of where the existing hospital resides today. The new design is a crescent-shaped building about 900 feet long with six pavilions on a continuous diagnostic plinth. 

Read more: Northwestern Medicine — Lake Forest Hospital Replacement

For the past 60 years, Florida East Coast Realty, LLC (FECR) has changed Miami’s skyline with its projects. The developer aims to do it again with Panorama Tower, the tallest residential building south of New York, Executive Vice President Jerome Hollo says.

“It’s just a well-designed, mixed-use urban development,” he says. Hollo serves as project manager on Panorama. “We’ve brought in some great partners on the project.”

Located on the largest parcel of property in the epicenter of Brickell Avenue with a depth of 500 feet to Brickell Bay Drive, the 83-story Panorama Tower will stretch to 830 feet high, as Florida’s tallest skyscraper. It will feature 821 luxury residential apartments, 100,000 square feet of medical office space, and more than 50,000 square feet of high-end retail.

Read more: Florida East Coast Realty LLC/Tutor Perini Corp. – Panorama Tower

When people travel over a bridge, they usually think the only thing underneath it is its supports. But sometimes as much traffic is traveling under the bridge as on it, although it may be Internet traffic over copper or fiber-optic telecommunication lines. Other utilities such as electricity for the bridge’s lighting and sewers for its drains, as well as natural gas and water lines may be running under a bridge’s pavement. Installing those lines and their ancillary equipment and inspecting and maintaining the bridge itself requires reliable work platforms to obtain access.

The truck-mounted machines that can rest on top of the bridge and reach down around its edge and hold mobile work platforms reliably under the bridge are leased by Anderson Crane and Bridge Technology Inc. “We supply to what they call conduit constructors and contractors, and that’s pipe the public doesn’t see, hidden up underneath the bridge,” CEO and owner Pat Dandridge explains. Many of the utilities that run underground use the underside of bridges to cross an obstruction and then plunge back underground after crossing.

Read more: Anderson Crane and Bridge Technology Inc.

One of the world’s busiest airports will soon offer a convenient new warehousing and drop-off option to shipping and cargo-handling operations. Work is underway on two of the three buildings that will make up the Chicago O’Hare International Airport Cargo Center.General contractor Chicago-based FCL Builders Inc. broke ground on the $200 million project in October. 

Construction of the two buildings is slated for completion in February 2016, with the third building beginning construction later that year.

“This project represents the first new addition of air-side cargo warehouse at O’Hare in more than 20 years,” says Erin Gruver, executive vice president of acquisitions and development for Aeroterm, the project’s owner and developer. “The existing air-side facilities are occupied and at capacity, so the airport needed new capacity to grow the cargo market and serve the demand that exists.”

Read more: Aeroterm Co. – Chicago O’Hare International Airport Cargo Center

For those of a certain age, the term “student housing” evokes a dingy, low-rent vibe. Yet, for today’s collegian, nothing could be farther from the truth. The next generation of student housing includes amenities more similar to a tropical beach vacation resort than substandard housing.

Wolverine Building Group’s newest project – in conjunction with partner West Pac Campus Communities, who is the owner, developer and property manager – is The Rocks At Chandler Crossings in East Lansing, Mich. It is a perfect example of this trend. Slated to open in July, the project adds 119 units and 376 off-campus beds to the off-campus Michigan State University housing stock.  

Read more: Wolverine Building Group – The Rocks At Chandler Crossings

Construction of the largest public refrigerated warehouse in North America and the largest single cold storage facility ever built at one time anywhere in the world is on schedule and on budget. 

Indianapolis-based general contractor Victory Unlimited Construction LLC in May 2014 began work on a warehouse for Preferred Freezer Services, a nationwide provider of frozen storage and logistics services for the food industry. The facility is the client’s first in the state of Washington. “This is an exciting, new and different project for us,” Preferred Freezer Services President Brian Beattie said in a statement. “This is our first venture into the Pacific Northwest, with two additional locations in the development stage.”

Read more: Victory Unlimited – Preferred Freezer Services warehouse

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