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Commercial | VOGEL BROS. BUILDING CO. — UNIVERSITY OF WISCONSIN MEDICAL FOUNDATION CENTENNIAL BUILDING Vogel Is Building With Care V VOGEL BROS. BUILDING CO. IS ABLE TO HANDLE A TIGHT-FIT PROJECT. BY LUKE GILLESPIE ogel Bros. Building Co. is a fourthgeneration construction firm based in Madison, Wis., celebrating its 80th anniversary. When it was awarded the contract for the construction of a new office building for the University of Wisconsin’s School of Medicine and Public Health, it was a perfect fit between two historic institutions. Vogel Bros. says it continues to grow and has a second office located in Lakeland, Fla. It’s proud of the community of Madison and supports local chapters of Habitat for Humanity and the United Way. The company has partnered for the last 15 years with Madison Urban Ministry to provide children in the Dane County area with school supplies. The program distributes more than $50,000 worth of supplies to nearly 15,000 children a year. President Pete Vogel and Project Manager Dan Carlson spoke with Construction Today about the construction of the Centennial Building and the challenges the company faced working on a tight job site with the adjacent hospital remaining fully operational. Construction Today: What was the scope of the project? Pete Vogel: Our role is the design/builder holding the single contract for both the design and construction of the facility. The project consists of an office building to house the doctors who work for the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health. The building is 140,000 square feet and connects to the university hospital facility on the west side. It is seven stories with a reinforced concrete frame. It has an exterior façade of face brick, metal paneling and stone. It has a white ethylene propylene diene methylene (EPDM) roof with 30,000 square feet of roof trays. Dan Carlson: Energy production for the facility taps into the central plant for the university. We’re getting both steam and cold water from building a new »Vogel Bros. isthe University of building for Wisconsin’s medical school. Vogel Bros. Building Co. • Project Cost: $43 million • Location: Madison, Wis. • Scope: 140,000-square-foot office building “By the time we identified the places we couldn’t go, the site showed the footprint of what we could work with.” –Pete Vogel, president is to be an office space, but it will also be the location of a data center that supports the medical and public health offices. Also, each floor has a high density of enclosed offices for the doctors, more than most office facilities that are constructed. It was designed without a lot of open areas for cubicles because there isn’t much support staff. CT: What challenges did Vogel Bros. need to overcome on the project? PV: One challenge on the project was that there are a number of different stakeholders whose needs needed to be satisfied through the construction. We are working with the state government, the university’s facility department and the School of Medicine and Public Health, so there are a lot of different folks to check with. The initial founder of the project is UW Health, which runs the hospital and clinic and the hospital with all utilities connecting through the hospital and running across the bridge, connecting (the building) with the Centennial Building. The primary function for the new building CONSTRUCTION-TODAY.COM DECEMBER 2009
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Product Showcase: Hand Tools
F&R Construction Group Inc.
Suffolk Construction: Met 2
Weitz Co.: Solaris at Crossroads
Chance Construction Co.
Allied Building Products Corp.
Bird Construction Co. Inc.: Condado Vanderbilt Hotel
Broccolini Construction Inc.: EDC Headquarters
CJ Pink Ltd.
Cobra Corporate Management Inc.
DDRM: The St. Regis Deer Crest Resort
T.N. Ward Co.
EllisDon: North Park Quad Pad Arena
Blumenfeld Development Group & Forrest City Ratner – East River Plaza
Clark Construction: Michigan International Speedway
Morton Buildings Inc.
Triangle Associates Inc.: The Gallery on Fulton
Vogel Bros. Building Co.
Walsh Construction: Mercy Corps.
Wasatch Advantage Group: San Tropez
John W. Danforth Co.
Shore Environmental LLC
American Civil Constructors Inc.
Archer Western: I-75/I-475 Reconstruction
Cleland Site Prep Inc.
Delaware DOT: Indian River Inlet Bridge
Goodfellow Bros. Inc.
International Construction Equipment Inc.
Kiewit Pacific Co.: SR 519 – Seattle Intermodal Access Project
Plaza Construction Corp.
B. Gottardo Construction Ltd.
Bergmann Associates: Walkway Over The Hudson
Craig Olden Inc.
G.M. Sipes Construction Inc.
Idaho Sand & Gravel Co.: Ten- Mile Interchange
Malcom Drilling Co. Inc.
Mid Eastern Buildings Inc.: Southampton Wastewater Treatment Plant
Minnesota Department of Transportation: I35W Crosstown/ Urban Partnership
Nicholson Construction Co.
Papich Construction Co. Inc.: Route 46 Expansion Project
Tilcon New York Inc.: Interstate
Tyam Excavation and Shoring Ltd.
W.C. English Inc.: U.S. 321
West Electric Corp.
Turner Construction Co.: Eastern High School
Gafcon Inc.: Carlsbad High School Modernization Project
DASNY: Gouverneur Healthcare Services
Stuart Olson: University of Lethbridge Markin Hall
University of Houston Student Housing
HDR Architecture Inc.
Marshall-Lee Construction Corp.
RA-LIN & Associates
Suffolk Construction: Boston Renaissance Charter School
Suffolk Construction: FIU School of International and Public Affairs
Tower Construction: Huntington Memorial Hospital expansion
Absher Construction Co.: Chief Sealth High School and Denny International Middle School
Casey Middle School
Cedar Ridge High School
Clark: Lowell Reception Center
Gilbane/Banks Joint Venture: Coppin State University
Hensel Phelps Construction Co.: FORSCOM/USARC New Headquarters
Shaw Construction: Mesa State College Student Center
Shiel Sexton: Butler University
SpawGlass Contractors Inc.: Austin Community College Rio Grande Campus Parking Garage
Stuart Olson: New Edmonton Remand Centre
The Christman Co.
Turner Construction Co
Weddle Construction Ltd.
Kite Realty Group Trust: Eddy Street Commons at NotreDame
Last Look: DANSY
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