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& Johnson’s leadership team consists »Marketrow, left to right) Vice President of of (top Institutional | MARKET & JOHNSON – EAU CLAIRE COUNTY COURTHOUSE PROJECT Operations Jerry Shea, Vice President Matt Faulkner, (bottom row, left to right) President/ COO Don Carlson and CEO Dan Market. Unlocking the Gates I A JAIL EXPANSION IN EAU CLAIRE COUNTY, WIS., IS MOVING SWIFTLY AFTER A DELAY. BY JIM HARRIS The project already is more than 50 percent t is not uncommon in today’s economy for complete. The courthouse houses city and counmajor projects to face significant delays. ty courts and administrative functions, as well as The most common reason cited for a slowa county jail facility. down or deferral is financial: a developer Public scrutiny over the project has given or client simply can’t get the funding from • Project cost: $59.1 million the company extra incentive to be sure public weary lenders. • Location: Eau Claire, Wis. funds are spent wisely and residents are kept For Eau Claire County, Wis., the three-year • Employees on site at peak: 140 abreast of the work every step of the way, Vice wait for construction to begin on its $59.1 • Scope of work: Jail facility renovation President of Operations Jerry Shea says. million County Courthouse expansion didn’t and addition “Because of the attention on this project, we hinge on a cash-strapped bank. Rather, the knew we had to stick to our budget or that would project faced another common – but no less be a problem,” he adds. formidable – challenge: politics. Market & Johnson is working closely to comAfter waiting out public debate over the –Jerry Shea, project manager municate with area businesses and residents redevelopment of former commercial and resiabout construction schedules, dential property in the city’s downtown to make way for the expansion and working out a number of compromises road closings and other information. “When we say something is going to happen, it happens,” Shea says. “There are not a lot of surprises that with city of Eau Claire officials and concerned residents, construction have developed that we haven’t been able to communicate to the counmanager Market & Johnson Inc. last year began work in earnest on the ty or adjacent neighborhood. project. Site development and foundation work began in August 2010, “We’re really underneath the magnifying glass on this project and three years after the Eau Claire-based contractor signed the initial conknow we’re going to be held to a high standard, and as a team we’ve tract with the city to build a 186,000-square-foot expansion to the faciliachieved that standard so far.” ty, which Market & Johnson built in 1975. Market & Johnson – Eau Claire County Courthouse project “We’re really underneath the magnifying glass on this project.” 62 CONSTRUCTION-TODAY.COM OCTOBER/NOVEMBER 2011 http://www.CONSTRUCTION-TODAY.COM

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Construction Today - October/November 2011
Energy Efficiency
Green Building
Executive Perspective
Best Practices
Bernards Construction – El Capitan High School
Bogner Construction Co. – College of Wooster Scot Center
Jean McClung Middle School
Hellas Sports Construction
The Walsh Group – NOAA Pacific Regional Headquarters
Haskell Co. – Scripps Proton Therapy Center
Robert A. Bothman Inc. – Stockton Unified School District
JE Dunn – Energy Systems Integration Facility
Rosendin Electric – AVUHSD Solar Project
Ratcliff Construction Company – Crossroads Church
University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center
Flintco Pacific – Calaveras County Adult Detention Facility
Lee Lewis Construction – Angelo State University’s Plaza Verde Student Housing
Manhattan Construction – First Baptist Church of Dallas
Market & Johnson – Eau Claire County Courthouse project
McTech Corp – 97th Military Police Battalion Headquarters
Parkland Health & Hospital System
RBC Construction
Central Building and Preservation – Randolph Tower City Apartments
Scaparotti Construction Group
Trinity Properties – Trinity Place
Advanced Real Estate Services
Lawrence B. Wohl Inc./Wohl Diversified Services
TN Ward and Commercial Interiors – Maryland Live
ASX Construction – Parc Lafayette
Bayland Buildings Inc.
Dependable Mechanical Systems
New Dawn Developments
DSLD Homes
Aquilini Development and Construction Inc.
Cobalt Construction – Meta Housing
Lifestyle Communities
Pratt and Associates LLC
Miramonte Homes
MP J.J. Duffy Joint Venture/Pathway Senior Living LLC – Victory Centre Vernon Hills
Woodland Homes
Aecom/Inima Joint Venture – Hialeah, Fla., Water Treatment Plant
MWH Constructors – Austin Water Treatment Plant No. 4
Pepper-Lawson Construction – Missouri City Surface Water Treatment Plant
MWH Constructors – AWT Improvements
Blount Contracting Inc.
Harbor Offshore Services
Cruz Construction Inc.
Humble Construction
Nova-Con Projects Ltd.
Trimen Electric
EllisDon Corp. – Atlantic Region
EllisDon Corp. – St. Joseph's Regional Mental Health Care
Focus Equities
Intercom Services Immobiliers
George Brown College – New Waterfront Campus
Seaside Transportation Services
Last Look

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