Release Date: October 15, 2009
The Boldt Company wins top honors in 2009 industry awards
Boldt named Builder of the Year by Wisconsin publication
The Boldt Company also named the "Builder of The Year" by Wisconsin Builder magazine, a construction trade magazine serving Wisconsin. To be recognized with this award, firms must first be nominated by readers of the trade publication which include architects, engineers, subcontractors and suppliers. Members of the magazine's editorial board make the final selection. "Boldt was selected as Builder of the Year for many reasons,"said Caley Clinton, Wisconsin Builder editor, "including the company's impressive work on projects such as the Wisconsin Institutes for Medical Research and Lawrence University, as well as its commitment to building green." Wisconsin Builder has a readership of 7,500 construction industry professionals. The Boldt Company also earned top honors for projects recently completed from Midwest Construction magazine and the Associated General Contractors (AGC) of Wisconsin. Boldt received three "2009 Build Wisconsin" awards presented by the AGC of Wisconsin. The trade association presents annual awards in multiple categories - the awards will be presented December 3 in Wisconsin Dells. The Associated General Contractors (AGC) of Wisconsin is the leading professional trade association for the commercial construction industry. BoldtÃÃ†â€™Â¢Ã¯Â¿Â½Ã¯Â¿Â½s top projects were recognized in the fields of medical research, hospital renovation and industrial expansion. "Each of these projects was challenging, highly customized to the needs of our clients and required sophisticated planning to complete," said Tom Boldt, CEO of The Boldt Company. "We're proud of the fact that we have such highly technical and skilled workers." The winning projects and categories are: Category: General Contractor, New Construction Wisconsin Institutes for Medical Research, Madison This project was the first phase of a 469,000 sq. ft. integrated research facility located adjacent to the University of Wisconsin Hospitals in Madison. It is home for a new research model in which basic, translational and clinical scientists work together to quickly move discoveries from bench to bedside and into the community. The project included complicated concrete work designed to minimize vibration from cyclotrons, MRI equipment and linear accelerators. The lower level of the building houses the equipment, which needs to be shielded from adjacent areas. As a result, Boldt built a concrete shell inside the building. The project used extensive 3-D modeling and BIM tools to coordinate mechanical, electrical, and plumbing tasks. Extensive construction waste recycling on site saved more than $203,528 and earning the WasteCap Wisconsin Big Diverter Award. The Boldt Company was the general contractor on the project. Category: General Contractor, Renovation Radiotherapy Expansion - Phase I, University of Wisconsin Hospital and Clinics Authority This phase renovated the waiting room, reception, offices, outpatient clinic, two therapy vaults, and circulation spaces in the Radiotherapy Department. This area of the hospital treats cancer patients and during construction, adjacent areas of the hospital remained open. Because the facility was still serving patients, The Boldt Company needed to minimize contamination by maintaining infectious control requirements. Boldt crews monitored air quality daily, sealed barriers around the perimeter of construction, used HEPA air filters, used foot baths to minimize dust, minimized construction noise by working earlier or later than normal, and ensured that all trades people completed orientation/training specific to a hospital site. Sustainable features included a construction waste recycling program and constructing a green "Healing Roof" open to patients and students. The Boldt Company was the general contractor on the project. Category: Design Build, Renovation Phillips Plastics Corporation The $7.2 million addition to Phillips Plastics was built to provide manufacturing space for plastic molding which included a clean room, additional office space, fabrication & repair shops, warehouse space, and a shipping/receiving area. The clean room renovation was adjacent to a functioning clean room during construction. In order to keep the existing clean room contaminant free, project teams used computer modeling to determine how machinery operating at the construction site would impact the existing air flow. The project used "target costing" which saved approximately $600,000 and was built using lean principles. Phillips Plastics Corporation is located in Menomonie, Wisconsin. The Boldt Company has also been honored with the ÃÃ†â€™Â¢Ã¯Â¿Â½Ã¯Â¿Â½Best of 2009ÃÃ†â€™Â¢Ã¯Â¿Â½Ã¯Â¿Â½ awards from Midwest Construction magazine. The annual contest recognizes excellence in heavy construction and design in Illinois, Indiana, Wisconsin and Missouri, as well as Iowa, Ohio, Michigan, and Minnesota by reviewing 128 projects entered in the competition's 20 classifications. The competition awarded the Higher Education/Research project of the year to Boldt for the Wisconsin Institutes for Medical Research, Madison. Midwest Construction is owned by McGraw-Hill Construction and is a construction trade magazine serving the Midwest. The Boldt Company provides master planning, design management, general contracting and construction management services to customers in a variety of industrial, institutional, healthcare, commercial and renewable energy markets nationwide. Boldt is one of Wisconsin's largest contractors and is among the top-ranked general contractors in the nation. Headquartered in Appleton, the company has 13 offices throughout the United States. For more information, please visit www.boldt.com.