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Commercial | GILBANE BUILDING CO. – POTAWATOMI BINGO CASINO HOTEL Stay Awhile THE POTAWATOMI BINGO CASINO IN MILWAUKEE IS GAINING A 20-STORY HOTEL. BY RUSS GAGER A n economic driver of the entire Menomonee Valley in Milwaukee will be strengthened with the completion of the 20-story Potawatomi Bingo Casino hotel. “We’re in an industrial valley for the most part, so it will be the only 20-story structure for quite a ways,” points out David Brien, facilities director for the Potawatomi Bingo Casino. “So that will make it stand out. We wanted to make it an identifiable profile on the Milwaukee skyline.” The $150 million, 381-room hotel is being built next to the Potawatomi Bingo Casino, which has been owned and operated by the Forest County Potawatomi Community for more than two decades. The casino includes 3,100 slot machines, nearly 100 table games, a 1,300-seat bingo hall, four full-service restaurants and a 500-seat theater. “We average about 6 million guests a year,” estimates Laurette Pettibone, Potawatomi Bingo Casino’s assistant general manager of marketing and hospitality. “The hotel will attract new guests, not only to the casino, but to Milwaukee, and will aid in showcasing the great things this community has to offer.” Deciding which amenities to include at the hotel required solid knowledge of the hotel’s customer base. “The criteria was more serving our guests and clients, so that falls into the number of rooms and suite mix and a fullservice spa on the fourth level of the hotel,” Brien notes. “It will have some VIP amenities – a health club and a full-service restaurant Gilbane Building Co. – Potawatomi Bingo Casino hotel • Project cost: $150 million • Location: Milwaukee • Workers on site at peak: 350 to 400 • Scope of work: Casino hotel “So keeping the site safe and secure with trucks entering and leaving is a challenge.” -Kyle Merrill, project manager has been » The Potawatomi Bingo Casinodecades. operating for more than two 153 JANUARY/FEBRUARY 2013 CONSTRUCTION-TODAY.COM http://www.CONSTRUCTION-TODAY.COM

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Construction Today - January/February 2013
Case Studies
Best Practices
Business Management
Green Construction
Construction Materials
Consigli Construction – Wat Nawamintararachutis NMR Meditation Center Thai Buddhist Temple
The Michaels Organization – University Student Living
Clark Builders – The Mustard Seed
JC Beal Construction Inc.
Plaza Construction – ENV
Regalia Beach Developers LLC – Regalia
Batson-Cook Construction – SkyHouse Orlando
Billingsley – Cypress Water Dallas
Jon M. Hall Co.
Pratt Homebuilders
John Moriarty and Associates – Charlesview Residences at Brighton Mills
Daikin America – Plant Expansion Project
Morton Buildings
MSI General Corp.
ClearSpan Fabric Structures
TOPCOR Companies LLC
Coatings Unlimited Inc.
Brencal Contractors Inc.
Del’s Construction Co. Inc. – Cambria Production Facility Expansion
Paric Corp.
Archer Western – Consolidated Courts Complex
Tishman Construction
McCarthy Building Cos. – Mercy Hospital Joplin
University of Maryland Medical System – Trauma Center Expansion
Swinerton Builders – San Joaquin Community Hospital Cancer Center
The Lemoine Company – Lafayette General Medical Center expansion
L.F. Driscoll – Temple University
P. Agnes
FIP Construction Inc.
National Lutheran Communities and Services – The Village at Rockville
Carothers Construction Inc. – Special Operations Command South Headquarters
The Hillman Group
Taylor Woodstone
Tooz Construction Inc.
Woolley’s Classic Suites
Structure Tone – Novo Nordisk Inc. North American headquarters
Gilbane Building Co. – Potawatomi Bingo Casino hotel
Pacific Building Group
Denark Construction – Owensboro-Daviess County Convention and Events Center
Traylor Bros. Inc.
Bobcat Contracting LLC
Reliable Contracting Co. Inc.
Union County and KemperSports – Galloping Hill Golf Course Clubhouse and Learning Center
E.L. Robinson Engineering
INDOT: 1-69 Corridor
Palmetto Corp
Monroe Tractor
Wood's CRW Corp.
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