Winter in Green Bay is no time to schedule major construction. However, that time of year is the Packers off-season, when the stadium is available for facility work, so weather was not an excuse for delays. In winter 2014, brutal windchills fell to minus 45°F, requiring extensive frost protection and 24/7 operation of equipment excavating 50,000 cu yd below the atrium for a new pro shop. The project had a compressed five-month schedule, so underground piping and foundation activities were completed together. Because of the tight time line, the project team had to build with a “no punchlist” approach to quality; there was absolutely no room for error, team members say.
Lambeau Field Stadium Improvement Projects (Phase II)
Green Bay, Wis.
Owner Green Bay Packers
Owner’s Representative Hammes Co.
Lead Design Firm VOA Associates
Contractor Miron Construction Co.
Structural Engineer Thornton Tomasetti
Civil Engineer Oneida Total Integrated Enterprises (OTIE)
MEP Engineer Affiliated Engineers Inc.