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Maximizing Energy Performance Through Operational Excellence in a High Rise Childrens Hospital

October 17, 2014

Designing a world-class pediatric hospital that incorporates the latest medical technology, sustainable strategies and streamlined departmental programming is a challenging task and is often discussed in industry circles. Developing and implementing an operational game plan for efficiently operating and maintaining such a facility presents an equally daunting test for an organization. This presentation discusses how a...


The Business Value of BIM for Owners: SmartMarket Report

October 17, 2014

Mortenson is once again pleased to sponsor the newly released SmartMarket Report by McGraw Hill Construction: "The Business Value of BIM for Owners." The 60-page report shares data and insights regarding the adoption, usage and benefits captured from incorporating BIM into building projects. Download Report      Our VDC Journey The Importance of BIM / VDC Our Rick Khan spoke with...

By: McGraw Hill Construction

"The Future of Transmission" HVT Industry Report

September 10, 2014

To understand the current and future issues on the minds of transmission industry players, Mortenson conducted a survey of 180 professionals at the 2014 IEEE PES Transmission & Distribution Conference. We spoke to utility leaders as well as the engineers and suppliers who support them. Several themes emerged regarding the future of transmission. Check out the Executive Summary in infographic form, and...


Mortenson Construction Cost Index Q2 2014

July 31, 2014

Mortenson's Cost Index is now available for download in an easy-to-read one page format. Find cost details specific to your local market by clicking below. For questions about our methodology, please contact Steve Pekala, Director of Market Intelligence, at 763.287.5337. See More

By: Steve Pekala

Benefits & Drivers For Successful Implementation: Prefabrication

July 10, 2014

We recently conducted a study where a value-based cost-benefit analysis was performed to show the actual results of prefabrication experienced on the Exempla Saint Joseph Heritage Project.  The study was performed on the ongoing 831,000-square-foot hospital consisting of 360 patient beds, in which the main performance drivers – project schedule, cost, safety, and quality – were analyzed to...


The Importance of Virtual Design & Construction: VDC-Driven Outcomes

July 09, 2014

Over the past decade, Mortenson Construction has increasingly leveraged virtual design and construction (VDC) to design, plan and build higher quality facilities faster while reducing costs, increasing job site safety and enhancing our customer experience. Our report analyzes 18 projects completed by Mortenson between 2004 and 2013. It details activities beneficial to the projects, highlights those benefits and...