UW-Madison Discovery Building

Wisconsin Institute for Discovery

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UW-Madison Discovery Building

State of Wisconsin, Madison, WI

SPECIFICATIONS

LOCATION

Madison, WI

CLIENT

Mortenson/Findorff Joint Venture

ARCHITECT

Mortenson

CONTRACT AMOUNT

$21M

FEATURED

Generator system & medium voltage distribution

Photo Credit: University of Wisconsin

The Wisconsin Institutes for Discovery building is a one-of-a-kind structure in the heart of the University of Wisconsin-Madison campus. The building is designed for elite research scientists to collaborate and work side-by-side in two interdisciplinary institutes under one roof: the private Morgridge Institute for Research and the public Wisconsin Institutes for Discovery. 

The scope of the electrical work included a generator system, medium voltage distribution, bus duct, low voltage distribution; voice, data and fiber optic cabling; a cable tray system, a fire alarm system, AV infrastructure, a clock system, and access control. This project was unique in that Westphal & Company., Inc. performed this work in a variety of areas: offices, conference rooms, laboratories, food service areas, clean rooms, and indoor water features, a vivarium, and an arboretum. Successful completion of this project required constant, high-level collaboration between the owners, engineers, architects, and construction teams. Westphal & Co. aided in collaboration by providing precise BIM modeling and a talented workforce to execute the installations.

UW-Whitewater Fischer & Wellers Renovation

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UW-Whitewater Fischer & Wellers Renovation

State of Wisconsin, Whitewater, WI

SPECIFICATIONS

LOCATION

Whitewater, WI

CLIENT

State of Wisconsin

CONTRACT AMOUNT

$1.6M

FEATURED

Medium voltage services and distribution replacement

Photo Credit: UW-Whitewater

This project involved two separate 4-story-with-basement dormitories originally built in the early 1960’s. Each dorm was remodeled consecutively so only one building was under construction during the school calendar year. Fischer Hall and Wellers Hall were both remodeled with bathroom additions, an expanded lobby, and new elevators. Wellers Hall was further equipped with a medium voltage duct bank and an adjoining manhole with a pad mounted switch.

The full scope of work included medium voltage services and distribution replacement, complete lighting replacement, upgraded door security, CATV cabling, replacement of all voice & data cabling, and installation of emergency generator sets.

UW-Madison Site Lighting

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UW-Madison Site Lighting

State of Wisconsin, Madison, WI

SPECIFICATIONS

LOCATION

Madison, WI

CLIENT

State of Wisconsin

CONTRACT AMOUNT

$3.9M

FEATURED

Upgrading over 1000 light poles with LED fixtures

The project included replacement of over 1,000 metal halide light pole heads, ranging from 10 to 30 feet, with LED fixtures on the UW–Madison campus. The scope of work included verification of circuiting and installing controls for each light pole.

UW-Madison Lighting and Energy Management Upgrades

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UW-Madison Lighting and Energy Management Upgrades

State of Wisconsin, Madison, WI

SPECIFICATIONS

LOCATION

Madison, WI

CLIENT

Johnson Controls, Inc.

CONTRACT AMOUNT

$1.4MM

FEATURED

Campus-wide energy improvement

We completed a campus-wide energy improvement project for a multitude of buildings on the UW-Madison campus. Our scope of work included upgrading lighting controls, HVAC controls, fume hoods, and air handling units in lecture halls, dormitories and research facilities. Many existing light fixtures were replaced with new energy efficient lamps and ballasts.

UW-Madison Kohl Center Information Technology Infrastructure Upgrades

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UW-Madison Kohl Center Information Technology Infrastructure Upgrades

State of Wisconsin, Madison, WI

SPECIFICATIONS

LOCATION

Madison, WI

CLIENT

J.P. Cullen

CONTRACT AMOUNT

$1.1MM

Photo Credit: Populous

This project provides new power and data outlets for added televisions, video monitors and video walls for the new Wi-Fi antenna locations throughout UW’s basketball and hockey arena. Our scope also included power connections to new mechanical cooling units and UPS units in the upgraded existing telecommunication rooms, as well as newly constructed telecommunication rooms. New normal and emergency power distribution equipment has been added throughout the facility to allow for the expanded capacity of the technology equipment being installed.

UW-Madison Camp Randall Stadium Technology Infrastructure Upgrades

Camp Randal, UW Madison

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UW-Madison Camp Randall Stadium Technology Infrastructure Upgrades

State of Wisconsin, Madison, WI

SPECIFICATIONS

LOCATION

Madison, WI

CLIENT

State of Wisconsin

CONTRACT AMOUNT

$1.3M

Photo Credit: UW Badgers

This project added new power and data outlets for the new IP TVs and Wi-Fi system in UW’s historic football stadium. We roughed in for video monitors and video walls throughout the facility. Additional scope included power connections to new mechanical cooling units and UPS units for both existing and new technology rooms. New normal and emergency power distribution equipment has been added throughout the facility to allow for the expanded capacity of the new technology equipment.

UW-Madison Memorial Union Phase II

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UW-Madison Memorial Union Phase II

State of Wisconsin, Madison, WI

SPECIFICATIONS

LOCATION

Madison, WI

SIZE

146,500 SF

CLIENT

Miron Construction Co.

ARCHITECT

Moody Nolan

CONTRACT AMOUNT

$5.4MM

FEATURED

Refurbishing historical light fixtures

Photo Credit: 1901 Inc.

This was the second phase of the Wisconsin Union Redevelopment project on the University of Wisconsin – Madison campus. The project consisted of renovations to 120,000 square feet on the east half of the Memorial Union and surrounding Terrace on Lake Mendota, including a 26,500 square-foot addition of an underground loading dock and tunnel to the building. The new Alumni Park was also added during this phase. Our scope of work included upgrading the electrical service with new medium voltage switchgear and feeders, new light fixtures, refurbishing historical light fixtures, a new lighting control system and stage lighting, new site lighting, renovated kitchens, and upgraded fire alarm system, and lightning protection.

University Square Development

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University Square Development

Executive Management, Inc., Madison, WI

SPECIFICATIONS

LOCATION

Madison, WI

SIZE

1.05M SF

CLIENT

J.H. Findorff & Son Inc.

ARCHITECT

Potter Lawson

CONTRACT AMOUNT

$17.9MM

Photo Credit: Potter Lawson

Westphal & Co., Inc. provided design/assist construction services for this 1,050,000 square-foot, mixed-use facility completed on an 18 month construction schedule. This building features 350 student housing apartments, UW Student Health Services, Registrar’s Office, Financial Aid Office, Bursar’s Office, 500 underground parking spaces, and 140,000 square feet of retail space. The scope of work includes lighting, power, voice-data-video, fire alarm, and associated systems.

UW-Madison Linden Drive Parking Garage

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UW-Madison Linden Drive Parking Garage

State of Wisconsin, Madison, WI

SPECIFICATIONS

LOCATION

Madison, WI

SIZE

5 Stories; 600 Stalls

CLIENT

J.P. Cullen

ARCHITECT

Potter Lawson

CONTRACT AMOUNT

$1.8MM

Photo Credit: Potter Lawson

This new, 5 story parking garage, located in the heart of the University of Wisconsin-Madison campus, accommodates an increased demand for parking due to the recent construction of the Meat Science and Veterinary Medicine buildings. The structure has three entrances and two glass elevators located on the north and south corners of the building. Our scope of work included demolition of existing underground electrical, new medium voltage duct bank, lighting, power, fire alarm system, security cameras, access control, and an emergency generator set.

UW-Platteville Boebel Hall Renovations

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UW-Platteville Boebel Hall Renovations

State of Wisconsin, Platteville, WI

SPECIFICATIONS

LOCATION

Platteville, WI

SIZE

50,000 SF

CLIENT

Miron Construction Company

ARCHITECT

Continuum Architects & Planners

CONTRACT AMOUNT

$4MM

FEATURED

Full removal and replacement of all electrical systems

Photo Credit: Continuum Architects & Planners

The work at UWP’s main science building consists of construction of a new 3,800 gross square-foot addition and renovation of 46,315 gross square-feet to support instructional laboratories, undergraduate research space, and a general assignment classroom. The fully renovated facility will support the program space needs of the Departments of Biology, Chemistry, Geography and Geology. Spaces include labs for general biology, molecular biology, anatomy and physiology, microbiology, and botany; lab support spaces will include a cadaver storage room. The third-floor greenhouse will be renovated and spaces for Chemistry class laboratories and support will be included. Space for Geography and Geology Programs will include labs for physical geography, geology, and geographic information systems (GIS). Shared spaces include a classroom and collaboration spaces.

Electrical and low voltage scope of work includes full removal and replacement of all electrical systems while a portion of the 1st floor remains occupied during the school year. Systems include:

  • Mass demolition and replacement of all existing floors (basement, 1st-3rd, and penthouse)
  • 12,470 Volt electrical service replaced in the same foot print as the existing service
  • All power distribution throughout the building
  • Replace existing emergency generator with new outdoor diesel generator
  • Replacement of lighting, specialty low voltage lighting controls for labs, specialty power for labs and HVAC
  • Replacement of fire alarm, area of rescue assistance, access control system, telecommunications, clock system, distributed antenna system (DAS), extensive audio visual system for labs and collaborative spaces.