UW Milwaukee – Northwest Quad Phase II

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UW-Milwaukee Northwest quad Phase II

State of Wisconsin, Milwaukee, WI

SPECIFICATIONS

LOCATION

Milwaukee, WI

SIZE

470,100 SF

CLIENT

J.P. Cullen

ARCHITECT

Kahler Slater

CONTRACT AMOUNT

$11.2MM

FEATURED

Renovating a former hospital into business & instructional space

Photo Credit: Ring & DuChateau

This is the second phase in the redevelopment of the Northwest Quadrant of the UW Milwaukee campus. The site consists of 7 total buildings that were built and occupied by Columbia St. Mary’s Hospital until 2010 when the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee purchased the campus. The seven existing buildings were built in 11 stages between the years of 1919-1969.  The project includes 75,000sf of remodeling that will support the College of Nursing, School of Information Studies, and Student Health Services; the demolition of 220,000sf of Building A, which will be utilized as green space; and the new main entrance to the Northwest Quad Campus.

 

The project scope consists of updating the following systems:  Life Safety power, Normal Power distribution, Fire Alarm, IT infrastructure and technology, and egress lighting.  New site lighting will be added to the project.  In addition to the electrical and IT scope of work, major upgrades and repairs are being done to the mechanical, plumbing, and architectural components of the buildings. This renovation was designed to bring new life to an iconic building, in a beautiful city, that will provide an unmatched learning experience for the students at UW Milwaukee.

UW-Platteville Williams Fieldhouse

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UW-Platteville Williams Fieldhouse

State of Wisconsin, Platteville, WI

SPECIFICATIONS

LOCATION

Platteville, WI

SIZE

49,600 SF

CLIENT

Kraemer Bros. Construction Co.

CONTRACT AMOUNT

$1.65M

Photo Credit: UW-Platteville

In general, the work consists of a new 49,600 square-foot addition on the west side of the Williams Fieldhouse complex. The project includes a field house with 3 basketball courts, elevated 3 lane running track, additional weight areas, stretching studio, outdoor sports equipment center, outdoor track restrooms, athletic training suite and track locker room. Also, an outdoor multi-sport artificial turf field with sports lighting and storage building will be constructed. The electrical scope of work includes power distribution, lighting, stadium lighting, fire alarm, access controls, cameras, and VDV cabling. This building will be occupied for the duration of the project, so Westphal will work closely with the university and communicate any system turn overs.

UW-Madison Health Sciences Learning Center Renovation

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UW-Madison Health Sciences Learning Center Renovation

State of Wisconsin, Madison, WI

SPECIFICATIONS

LOCATION

Madison, WI

CLIENT

J.P. Cullen

CONTRACT AMOUNT

$2.13MM

Photo Credit: University of Wisconsin

This project included interior renovations of 31,000 SQFT of space in the existing UW Health Sciences Learning Center building. Spaces were remodeled and repurposed to be used for clinical skills assessment suites, simulated patient rooms, multi-purpose learning centers, and a silent study suite. We were responsible for the entire electrical scope including revised electrical distribution, branch power and lighting, fire alarm, low-voltage systems, and backbone and pathways to support owner-furnished AV upgrades. In addition, we provided access control improvements and electrical capital improvement work throughout the entire facility. This project had added complexity as it needed to be specially sequenced and completed in phases to maintain the owner’s deadline for an accreditation visit for these new improvements.

Camp Randall Stadium Addition & Renovation

Camp Randal, UW Madison

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Camp Randall Stadium Addition & Renovation

State of Wisconsin, Madison, WI

SPECIFICATIONS

LOCATION

Madison, WI

CLIENT

J.P. Cullen/C.D. Smith JV

CONTRACT AMOUNT

$12.4MM

Photo Credit: UW Badgers

New additions to the Camp Randall football stadium include 72 luxury suites, 1,000 club seats, restrooms, concessions, and access portals. The Kellner Office Building, housing athletic department staff, was constructed at the south end zone. Varsity team dining and full kitchen facilities were added, as well as locker rooms for the volleyball team and visiting teams. Press facilities were added under the new fan seating on the stadium’s south end, as well as a new video scoreboard, an upgraded stadium sound system and field lighting. Westphal & Co., Inc. installed new fiber and copper voice/data backbones to the stadium and voice, data, video, and distributed CATV cabling to all surrounding facilities.

The the third and fifth level concourses, press box, select areas of the Kohl Center were remodeled. The Kohl Center was also upgraded with a video-broadcast production studio, chiller replacement, ice rink controls, “show time” sports lighting for the court and rink, a suspended video scoreboard, a video ring beam, message board, and voice/data backbone additions.

UW-Madison Medium Voltage Upgrade

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UW-Madison Medium Voltage Upgrade

State of Wisconsin, Madison, WI

SPECIFICATIONS

LOCATION

Madison, WI

CLIENT

State of Wisconsin

CONTRACT AMOUNT

$1.4M

FEATURED

8 miles of 5kV cable

Westphal & Co., Inc. replaced 5kV main oil switches in 22 university buildings while using temporary power to keep the buildings fully operational. Over eight miles of 5kV cable was installed, as well as custom switchgear in 14 campus buildings.

UW-Madison Central Campus Utility Upgrade

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UW-Madison Central Campus Utility Upgrade

State of Wisconsin, Madison, WI

SPECIFICATIONS

LOCATION

Madison, WI

CLIENT

State of Wisconsin

CONTRACT AMOUNT

$1.1M

FEATURED

15 miles of 4” and 5” underground conduit encased in concrete

This project involved new underground electrical infrastructure for the expanding west side of the UW-Madison campus. The installation included 14 concrete electrical manholes, 12 concrete steam pits, street lighting along Observatory Drive, and relocation of 80 feet of sports lighting towers. The project required 15 miles of 4” and 5” underground conduit encased in concrete.

University of Dubuque – Chlapaty Wellness Facility & Chalmers Field

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University of Dubuque – Chlapaty Wellness Facility & Chalmers Field

University of Dubuque, Dubuque, IA

SPECIFICATIONS

LOCATION

Dubuque, IA

SIZE

87,000 SF

CLIENT

Conlon Construction Co.

ARCHITECT

Hastings + Chivetta

CONTRACT AMOUNT

$1.3MM

FEATURED

Daktronics video scoreboard

Photo Credit: Hastings + Chivetta

The Wellness Center is an 87,000 square-foot facility devoted to student athletics. It includes a 7,000 square-foot student fitness center, a 200 meter, six-lane running track, four multi-use courts, relocated tennis courts, a juice bar, and locker rooms for home and away teams, game officials, and faculty. The work on Chalmers Field included a 4,000 person capacity stadium, press box, coaches’ booths, media booths, a university entertainment suite, addition of 1,000 seats on the opposite field side, new synthetic turf, new field and TV lighting, a Daktronics video scoreboard, and an eight-lane running track. The electrical scope included lighting, power, voice/data cabling, and coaches’ field phone system.

UW-Madison Biochemistry Building

UW Biochemistry building

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UW-Madison Biochemistry Building

State of Wisconsin, Madison, WI

SPECIFICATIONS

LOCATION

Madison, WI

SIZE

200,000 SF

CLIENT

State of Wisconsin

ARCHITECT

Flad Architects

CONTRACT AMOUNT

$2.7M

FEATURED

2,500 square-foot Nuclear Magnetic Resonance Suite

Photo Credit: Zimmerman Plumbing

This new, 200,000 square-foot teaching and research facility accommodates 288 researchers and 28 lab groups. The facility includes research laboratories, classrooms, research offices, plant-growth chambers, an animal holding facility, a library, a 60 seat lecture forum, and a 2,500 square-foot Nuclear Magnetic Resonance Suite. Westphal & Co., Inc. provided all electrical, telecom, and low voltage system installation.

UW-La Crosse Medium Voltage System Upgrade

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UW-La Crosse Medium Voltage System Upgrade

State of Wisconsin, La Crosse, WI

SPECIFICATIONS

LOCATION

La Crosse, WI

CLIENT

State of Wisconsin

CONTRACT AMOUNT

$1.5M

FEATURED

5kV underground electrical distribution loop system upgrade

Photo Credit: University of Wisconsin-La Crosse

Westphal & Co., Inc. served as lead contractor for all sub-trades in the completion of this 5kV underground electrical distribution loop system upgrade. Complicated shutdown scheduling to maintain complete campus functionality was integral to the success of this project. The entire campus was temporarily cut from power while the main service was upgraded, and multiple building shutdowns were carried out. This project included the installation of underground conduit, cabling, transformers, and custom medium-voltage switches

UW-Madison Rennebohm School of Pharmacy

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UW-Madison Rennebohm School of Pharmacy

State of Wisconsin, Madison, WI

SPECIFICATIONS

LOCATION

Madison, WI

SIZE

205,000 SF

CLIENT

State of Wisconsin

ARCHITECT

Potter Lawson

CONTRACT AMOUNT

$6.6M

FEATURED

Underground, medium voltage, campus-style electrical service

Photo Credit: University of Wisconsin

Westphal & Co., Inc. provided electrical construction services for this new, 205,000 square-foot university lab and classroom building. The majority of the building consists of specialized computer, instruction, developmental, and distance learning laboratories. The remainder of the building houses classrooms, offices, and two auditoriums. The scope of work included underground, medium voltage, campus-style electrical service; low voltage lighting, a fire alarm system, backup generator, and voice/data and access control systems.