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Mortenson Applies Lean Principles to Expedite Completion of New Data Center

August 21, 2014

Adapting Lean production methods first made famous by Toyota to data center design and construction, Mortenson has completed and commissioned a highly secure and efficient, Tier-III data center in Chaska, Minnesota. By eliminating unnecessary steps and rework, Mortenson built the fast-track project on schedule and on budget, in just nine months, compared to the twelve months it would have taken using...


2014 Bisnow Data Center Investment Conference & Expo

August 20, 2014

Mortenson Construction’s Chris Hardinger brings expertise to 2014 Bisnow Data Center Conference Chris Hardinger spoke on an expert panel discussing “Data Center Design and Construction” Chris Hardinger, Executive for Mortenson’s Mission Critical Group, spoke at the 2014 Bisnow Data Center Investment Conference & Expo (DICE). The conference focused on factors that are driving...


Innovative Voided Slab System Eliminates Waste and Reduces Cost

August 11, 2014

The ProHealth Care D. N. Greenwald Renovation project in Mukwonago, Wisconsin, will be the second healthcare project in the country to use a patented voided slab system called BubbleDeck. This system is a lightweight biaxial slab that is shown to improve building design and performance, while reducing overall costs. Consisting of a hollow deck with plastic balls, the BubbleDeck serves the purpose of eliminating...

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Prefab approach shaves time, money off construction of new hospital

July 18, 2014

Photos by Jamie Cotten, Special to The Denver Post Article Excerpt: Careful coordination by Mortenson Construction and the use of prefabricated elements will allow the new [Exempla/Saint Joseph Heritage Project] hospital…to officially open …just shy of three years after work began… "It was the innovation of Mortenson and the subs that cut a year off this project and saved untold...

By: Howard Pankratz, The Denver Post

Progress on the Northern Arizona University Science & Health Building

July 17, 2014

The Northern Arizona University Science and Health Building project is making excellent progress, nearly one year after the start of construction. The $53 million, 120,000-square-foot Science and Health Building will be a state-of-the-art science teaching facility. The project includes new teaching and research laboratories, as well as classrooms for chemistry, biology, and health sciences. The project is a...


Mortenson Construction Completes Spinning Spur II Wind Project

July 14, 2014

Mortenson Construction’s Renewable Energy Groups has completed construction on the Spinning Spur II Wind Project located in Oldham County, Texas.  Spinning Spur II represents the 24th wind project that Mortenson has built for long-time customer, EDF Renewable Energy, and the 21st wind project that Mortenson has built in Texas to date. Mortenson’s overall scope of work on the 167- megawatt...