Neenah, Wis. — Each year, The Daily Reporter, a statewide construction newspaper, honors outstanding Wisconsin construction projects as Top Projects in Wisconsin. This year, three of Miron Construction Co., Inc.’s projects are being recognized: Lambeau Field Stadium Improvement Projects (Phase II) in Green Bay, Wis., St. Norbert College Gehl-Mulva Science Center & Medical College of Wisconsin in De Pere, Wis. and the New Holland Pavilions at the Alliant Energy Center in Madison, Wis.
The awards, which will be presented at a banquet being held on Thursday, May 14, 2015 at the Potawatomi Hotel & Casino in Milwaukee, recognize members of the construction industry—including generals, subcontractors, architects, engineers and owners—whose projects exceeded expectations in the year prior.
Lambeau Field Stadium Improvement Projects (Phase II)
As the official provider of construction services for the Green Bay Packers and Lambeau Field, Miron undertook the second phase of the Lambeau Field Stadium Improvement projects, which encompassed five different portions of work. Elkus Manfredi Architects and Somerville
Oneida Nation Gate & Player Facilities
In addition to creating a new secure entrance and parking for players, this portion of the project included a weight room, a new chiller system that feeds the entire east side of the stadium, dining area and kitchen, a resource/relaxation area and tailgate bathrooms. Artificial turf was installed in a new Conditioning, Rehab and Instructional Center (CRIC) and entrances were widened to allow a better flow of fan traffic on game days. For the Oneida Nation Gate, radiant heat was installed in the stairs and plaza to assist with snow melt and keep the space safe during winter weather.
Hall of Fame Demolition & Construction of the New Packers Pro Shop
At 21,500 square feet, the new Packers Pro Shop is more than double the size of the previous shop and features a non-traditional, highly visible and accessible design with “pockets” of merchandise throughout the store for shoppers to discover. The Pro Shop will now utilize a portion of the old Hall of Fame for warehousing space.
East Entry/American Family Insurance Gate & Installation of Oversized Lombardi Trophy
The east entry and American Family Insurance Gate connect the Pro Shop to the trophy lobby and facilitate easier fan traffic flow, making the atrium, reception area and trophy lobby all easily accessible from the Pro Shop. The American Family Insurance Gate also houses a two-story trophy case for a 50 foot replica of the Lombardi Trophy.
A popular gathering place for fans, Harlan Plaza now features radiant heating beneath the plaza itself and its stairs.
In addition to a new bombproof guard shack, the crew built a free-standing structure for media outlets to utilize while covering Packers news.
St. Norbert College Gehl-Mulva Science Center & Medical College of Wisconsin
Replacing the six-story, 50-year-old John R. Minahan Science Hall, the Gehl-Mulva Science Center (GMSC) & Medical College of Wisconsin (MCW) project includes a 99,838-square-foot remodel, a 7,516-square-foot west addition and a 52,959-square-foot east addition. The finished product is a state-of-the-art facility that includes 36 laboratories, small-group workrooms and informal collaborative spaces, a greenhouse, science gallery and psychology computer laboratories. In addition, the GMSC will house the new 6,600-square-foot northeast Wisconsin campus of the Medical College of Wisconsin, which will play a vital role in filling the anticipated physician shortage in upcoming decades. Performa Inc. served as the architect on this project.
New Holland Pavilions at the Alliant Energy Center
This project, designed by Strang, Inc., consisted of the construction of two new multi-use pavilions at the Alliant Energy Center. Miron was tasked with demolishing the Center’s 12 aging barns and building 290,000 square feet of new space on the same footprint in just 22 weeks. In addition to livestock housing areas, the new pavilions include a milking parlor, concession stands, and pre-function areas. The pavilions also feature a state-of-the-art ventilation system, which includes 54 large intake fans that each introduce 33,000 CFM of fresh air for livestock. In all, up to 2,600 head of cattle or 1,300 horses can be housed in these world-class facilities for various events held throughout the year.