Facilities projects

Facilities projects
Beaver Dam Community Hospital has hired Kahler Slater Architects, Milwaukee, for the transformation of its existing hospital campus, to include a $50-60 million major expansion and renovation project.
The existing facility has expanded several times over the past 80 years. Changes in health care delivery methods, staff shortages, changing patient demographics and changes in technology require that the facility be modernized to meet future needs. The modernization will be based around a hospitality model that creates a healing environment for the patient and family. The hospital will move from semi-private to private patient rooms with space for family members and nursing staff. The project also will include an expanded surgery department and outpatient services, centralized registration, meeting areas, medical office space and additional parking at a new main entry.
“A new, modern design is necessary to focus on the patient, staff and visitor experience,” said Dan Morgan, principal, Kahler Slater.
Briohn Building Corp., Pewaukee, has completed a 30,000-square-foot retail improvement for Always 99¢ in the New Berlin Plaza at 3350 S. Moorland Blvd., New Berlin.
Briohn also has completed a 4,350-square-foot private banking center for Merchants & Manufacturers BanCorp. with a retail office for the corporation’s Lincoln State Bank in the 1000 North Water Building in downtown Milwaukee.
The First National Bank of Barron has selected McCloud Financial Facilities, New Berlin, and HTG Architects, Eden Prairies, Minn., to design and construct its new 11,000-square-foot branch facility in Rice Lake. The design will incorporate the bank’s brand and image reflecting “Friendly Old Time Banking with a Modern Approach.” The new facility will offer a blend in materials by combining historic charm along with modern technology and retail synergy, along with five drive-through lanes. Construction will commence in June and is scheduled for completion in December.
McCloud Construction, New Berlin, is the general contractor for the new downtown Milwaukee nightclub Wet, being built on the 1100 block of North Water Street. The facility will feature a contemporary design with glass facade and a rooftop lounge. The first level will open to the sidewalk for outdoor seating. Construction is expected to be completed in August. The building is being constructed on a vacant lot between Fitzgibbons bar and McGillicuddy’s tavern.
The downtown Milwaukee design/build firm of La Macchia Group has been selected by First Security Credit Union to design and build a new office in Brookfield. The office will be located at 136th Street and Greenfield Avenue. Construction began the first week in May and will take several months to complete, said Ralph La Macchia, president of La Macchia Group. First Security Credit Union is currently located on Bluemound Road in Brookfield. The new office will be almost 6,500 square feet. The
current office will remain open until the new one is complete in early autumn.
Riley Construction Co., Kenosha, is in the final stages of completing the Union Grove K-8, Union Grove, school project. The 92,000-square-foot addition and remodeling of the existing school includes a one-story facility that will include a gymnasium, locker rooms, cafeteria, common area, offices, media center and 20 elementary classrooms. The project began in the spring of 2002 and will be dedicated in September.
The Milwaukee County Department of Public Works has awarded Riley Construction Co. the general contractor contract for the House of Corrections Industries Building addition in Franklin. The 10,000-square-foot addition to the House of Corrections Lotter Dormitory building will be used for a welding shop and painting shop, an industrial training facility for inmates. The project will be run by Riley’s Milwaukee office and will completed in November.
Riley Construction recently completed the design/build contract for the construction of a new warehouse building in the Lakeview Corporate Center, Pleasant Prairie, for Volkswagen of America. The facility is VW’s Parts Distribution Center for the Midwest region. The 250,000-square-foot warehouse/distribution center has 32 dock doors in a precast concrete building with a curtain wall glass front entrance which houses the office mezzanine. The project began in August 2002 and completed in April 2003.
KVG Building, Pewaukee, is the general contractor for a Jimmy John’s Gourmet Sandwiches restaurant at 767 N., Water St., Milwaukee
KPH Construction, Milwaukee, recently completed an upgrade of the life safety and fire prevention systems at Clement J. Zablocki Veterans Administration Hospital, Milwaukee. The construction company mentoed Bloch Construction, a woman-owned company, through the project. KPH earlier collaborated with minority-owned Kingman Construction as part of a project to provide sound dampening to houses near Mitchell International Airport. At Zablocki, the project entailed fire prevention updating in 22,000 square feet of space.
R.A. Smith & Associates, Brookfield, is providing construction services to the Wisconsin Department of Transportation for a $3.5-million interchange reconstruction at Highway 45 and Highway 167 in Germantown. The scope of work that R.A. Smith is overseeing includes raising the existing bridges two feet; widening the bridges and reconstructing a new bridge between the two existing bridges; widening Highway 167; adding left turn lanes at the approaches to the highway; and signalizing the north and southbound entrance and exit ramps. The project began in October 2002 and is expected to be complete by November.
May 30, 2003 Small Business Times, Milwaukee

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