Neenah, Wis. – Miron Construction Co., Inc. was recently awarded three 2014 BUILD Wisconsin Awards as presented by the Associated General Contractors (AGC) of Wisconsin. Miron has been awarded 48 AGC BUILD Wisconsin Awards since the program’s inception in 2003.
“We are excited to once again be chosen by the AGC of Wisconsin as recipients of three BUILD Wisconsin Awards,” said David G. Voss, Jr., president and CEO of Miron. “We’re humbled to be among many other leaders in our great state’s construction industry who are also taking home these honors.”
Miron will be honored at the AGC BUILD Wisconsin Awards banquet on Thursday, October 9 at The Osthoff Resort in Elkhart Lake for the following projects:
- UW-Eau Claire Centennial Hall (Eau Claire, Wis.) in the “General Contractor – New Construction” category
- Hoods Creek Sewage Attenuation Basin (Racine, Wis.) in the “Municipal/Utility/Underground” category
- Forest County Potawatomi Community Renewable Generation Facility (Milwaukee, Wisc.) in the “Heavy/Industrial/Warehouse” category
Entries are judged on sustainable practices, unusual design and craftsmanship, innovation in construction technique or material, and meeting difficult challenges. The BUILD Wisconsin Awards stand as a testament to the skill, integrity, hard work, ingenuity and commitment that go into each construction project.
About UW-Eau Claire Centennial Hall
The five-story, precast and steel structure education building houses UW-Eau Claire’s College of Education and Human Sciences administrative units; classroom space for use by the entire campus; the departments of education studies, English, foreign languages and special education; and select student support services including Services for Students with Disabilities, the Student Success Center and the Office of Multicultural Affairs. The building, nearly 182,000 square feet, is also equipped with cutting edge technology like smart boards, distance learning TV, science lab and resource library. The 60-foot open span facility features an expansive glass serpentine wall and large-radius curtain walls as well as four floors of terrazzo.
About Hoods Creek Sewage Attenuation Basin
Miron Construction built this sewage retention tank and pump structure for the Village of Caledonia in a farm field. The tank is a buried concrete structure while the upper level of the pump structure was constructed to resemble a residential home, because there are plans to utilize the area around the basin for future residential purposes. The house contains an extremely deep basement and the lower level of the pump structure reaches 40 feet below ground. The structure contains a motor control center, diesel generator, valve room and bathroom. It is an unoccupied structure.
About Forest County Potawatomi Community Renewable Generation Facility
Forest County Potawatomi Community (FCPC) Renewable Generation, LLC, owned and operated by the Forest County Potawatomi Community, is a food waste-to-energy facility in Milwaukee, one of the first of its kind in the area. The 15,000-square-foot building is located on approximately 2.6 acres, west of the existing FCPC casino. The facility houses equipment that converts liquid organic waste and solid food waste (generated by the food and beverage industries—manufacturers, grocery stores and other large organic waste producers) into biogas through a proprietary anaerobic digestion (AD) process, breaking down organic materials into methane gas to fuel engines that produce power. The biogas fuels two 1.0 MW generators to produce a total of approximately 2.0 MW gross electrical power output, which will be sold to WE Energies, the local electrical utility, under a special tariff to offset the Potawatomi Community’s energy costs throughout the state. The facility also includes a combined heat power (CHP) plant that can recover heat from the biogas production process to provide hot water and heating.
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