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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...


Benefits of Prefabrication Proven in New Study

July 09, 2014

Study examines how prefabrication helped reduce construction schedule of new 831,000-square-foot Denver hospital by 18 percent Construction of the new $623 million, 831,000-square-foot Saint Joseph Hospital in Denver is scheduled to be completed this month – nearly 2.5 months earlier than normal – thanks in part to the construction technology of prefabrication. The practice and growing trend of...


Giving Back to the Community - Newberg Splash Pad

July 08, 2014

The Newberg Wastewater Treatment Plant project team has undertaken the design and build of a children's splash pad as a community project for the City of Newberg. The team worked with Chehalem Parks and Recreation District (CPRD), Newberg City Council, and local rotary clubs in development of the project. Mortensons proposed community project has gathered a large amount of public support as well. In fact,...