Wisconsin Energy Institute Project Achieves 365 Days Without an Injury
December 1, 2011
Madison, WI - The Wisconsin Energy Institute project achieved 365 days without injury on November 1, and the project is currently at 385 days without an injury. Mortenson Construction is the construction manager on this $46 million project.
Located on the UW-Madison campus, the 107,000-square-foot Wisconsin Energy Institute will bring together leading researchers from the Wisconsin Bioenergy Initiative, the Great Lakes Bioenergy Research Center (GLBRC), and those across the University of Wisconsin-Madison campus. The facility will support administrative, research, and outreach activities, and will house the Wisconsin Energy Institute, formerly called the Wisconsin Bioenergy Initiative.
Since the project began in November 2010, there has not been a single OSHA Recordable injury onsite. This accomplishment is a direct result of the safety culture instilled in the more than 500 employees, from more than 35 different trade contractors, working together. The team communicates effectively with a steadfast commitment and an obligation for the safety of everyone onsite.
Ranked one of the largest general contractors in Wisconsin, Mortenson is a leader in green building and has 30 LEED® Accredited Professionals throughout Wisconsin. The team has completed numerous projects across the state including the Wisconsin Institutes for Discovery, American Family Insurance Headquarters, State of Wisconsin Data Center, Harley-Davidson Museum, American Transmission Company Corporate Headquarters and Operations Center, and multiple healthcare projects for Froedtert Hospital, Columbia St. Mary’s Hospital Ozaukee, and Aurora Health Care.
Mortenson is currently working on multiple projects within Wisconsin including the Wisconsin Energy Institute and Madison Central Public Library in Madison, the Diversey Family YMCA in Mount Pleasant, the General Mitchell International Airport Inbound Baggage Claim Renovation in Milwaukee, preconstruction services for the UWM School of Freshwater Sciences in Milwaukee, and project management controls for the WisDOT I-94 North/South Corridor project in Milwaukee.