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American Builders 2017 Breaks Ground on SunTrust Park – the New Home of the Atlanta Braves

September 17, 2014

The new Home of the Braves has its name: SunTrust Park. Committed to building the communities they serve, Atlanta-based SunTrust Banks, Inc. (NYSE: STI) and the Atlanta Braves today announced a partnership for the naming rights of the new Home of the Braves, slated to open in the spring of 2017.  The development will be the first of its kind – a destination that combines a state-of-the-art...


Mortenson Construction and OCI Solar Power begin construction of 105 MW for Texas

September 04, 2014

OCI Solar Power is adding 145 megawatts (MW) of solar power to Texas’ energy mix this year that will generate power for approximately 25,000 homes annually.     “The progress we’re making with the opening and construction of new projects means more than half of our Texas projects are now complete or underway,” said OCI Solar Power President and CEO Tony Dorazio....


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...


Canstruction 2014 in Phoenix

August 03, 2014

On Saturday, August 2, Mortenson participated in Canstruction 2014. Together with DWL and Swanson Rink, along with the help of our sponsors, we were able to raise over $5000 to contribute to the Saint Mary’s Food Bank and build our amazing water droplet structure, “The Ripple Effect,” for the competition. See photos of the Canstruction event by clicking here.