- Mortenson Construction's Chicago office has been awarded the construction management contract for the largest construction project in the history of Rockford, IL — a $485 million Mercyhealth hospital, according to REJournals.com.
- The medical complex will feature a women’s and children’s hospital (seven stories, 451,000 square feet), a multi-specialty clinic building (five stories, 81,500 square feet), an intensive care unit and a Level 1 Trauma Center.
- AECOM is providing architecture and engineering services for the project, which is expected to be complete in January 2019.
Construction data company CMD Group's second-quarter forecast report noted that medical facilities would be one of the drivers in nonresidential building and said it expected that category, along with office buildings and transportation terminals, to boost the nonresidential sector by 6.4%.
While Mortenson is a multifaceted construction company with projects of all types, including medical facilities, the firm is also widely considered one of the top national experts in sports venue construction. The company recently earned the certificate of occupancy for the new $1.1 billion Vikings U.S. Bank stadium six weeks early and is in various stages of preparation and construction on the $1 billion Golden State Warriors arena, the $300 million Minnesota United soccer stadium, the $524 million Milwaukee Bucks arena and the Target Center renovation for the Minnesota Timberwolves.
Mortenson also became one of only two Minnesota contractors in the large-scale battery storage business when it formed a new energy storage business unit late last year aimed at offering engineering, construction and integration services for energy storage systems "interconnected to local energy grids and behind-the-meter commercial applications."