Last year was good for school builders in the Midwest and even better for builders of hospitals. Extending a streak begun in 2011, 2012 also proved profitable for residential builders in cities like Chicago, where the housing market's pain has been the apartment developer's gain.

Few major transportation projects were launched in the region last year and even fewer office and retail projects, though 2013 may tell a different story in some markets, Chicago included, if recent news is any indicator.

Meantime, ENR Midwest will publish a list of last year's Top Construction Starts on April 1. To compile the list, we've not only referenced data from McGraw-Hill Construction's Dodge, but our ongoing coverage of projects in the region.

To ensure the list is as complete as possible, we invite you to submit notable regional projects that broke ground in 2012 to 

We're particularly interested in projects in Illinois, Indiana, Michigan, Missouri, Ohio and Wisconsin. In addition to the project's name, please indicate its location, construction cost, construction start date (month/year), owner and builder, as well as the project's projected finish date. Please submit the information no later than March 1.

The list thus far includes:

111 W. Wacker Apartments, Chicago

Owner: Related Midwest

Contractor: Lend Lease

BP Whiting Flour GOHT Mechanical, Electrical, Instrumentation, Whiting, Ind.

Owner: BP

Contractor: MC Industrial Inc.


Cape Girardeau Wastewater Treatment Plant, Cape Girardeau, Mo. 

Owner: City of Cape Girardeau

Contractor: KCI Construction Co. and Jacobs Engineering Group


Chicago Mass Transit Red Line Improvements, Chicago

Owner: Chicago Transit Authority

Contractors: F.H. Paschen, S.N. Nielsen and Associates


Christ Hospital Expansion, Mt. Auburn, Ohio

Owner: Christ Hospital

Contractor: Messer Construction


Cincinnati Children's Medical Center, Cincinnati, Ohio

Owner: Children's Medical Center

Contractor: Messer Construction Co.


Columbia Energy Center Upgrade, Portage, Wis.

Owner: Wisconsin Power and Light

Contractor: Black & Veatch


Detroit Public Safety Headquarters, Detroit, Mich.

Owner: City of Detroit

Contractor: White Turner JV


Ford Motor Stamping and Paint Shop Renovation, Kansas City, Mo.

Owner: Ford Motor Co.

Contractor: Walbridge


Good Samaritan Hospital Expansion, Vincennes, Ind.

Owner: Good Samaritan Hospital

Contractor: Hunt Construction Group


Habitat Tower Apartments, Chicago

Owner: The Habitat Co.

Contractor: James McHugh Construction Co.


I-69 Expansion, Monroe and Greene Counties, Ind.

Owner: Indiana Department of Transportation

Contractor: Gohmann Asphalt & Construction


Ironton-Russell Bridge Replacement, Ironton, Ohio

Owner: Ohio Department of Transportation

Contractor: Brayman Construction Corp.


I-70 Bridge Renovations, Earth City, Mo.

Owner: Missouri Department of Transportation

Contractor: The Walsh Group


Johnsonville Sausage Plant Expansion, Sheboygan Falls, Wis.

Owner: Johnsonville Sausage

Contractor: Miron Construction Co.


Joplin High School, Joplin, Mo.

Owner: City of Joplin

Contractor: Universal Construction Co.


Lake Central High School Addition and Renovation, St. John, Ind.

Owner: Lake Central School Corp.

Contractor: Turner Construction Co. and Powers & Sons


Langham Hotel Chicago, Chicago

Owner: Oxford Capital Partners

Contractor: Lend Lease


Mercy Hospital, Joplin, Mo.

Owner: Mercy Hospital

Contractor: McCarthy Building Cos.


Minonk Wind Farm, Livingston County, Ill.

Owner: Algonquin Power Inc.

Contractor: McCarthy Building Cos.


Monroe Power Plant Upgrade, Monroe, Mich.

Owner: DTE Energy

Contractor: URS Corp.


Ninety 7 Fifty on the Park Apartments, Orland Park, Ill.

Owner: Flaherty & Collins Inc.

Contractor: James McHugh Construction Co.


Northwest Plaza Shopping Center Redevelopment, St. Annes, Mo.

Developer and Contractor: Raven Development


Northwestern Memorial Hospital Outpatient Care Pavilion, Chicago

Owner: Northwestern Memorial Hospital

Contractor: Lend Lease, Pepper Construction Group


Northwestern University Music and Communication Building, Evanston, Ill.

Owner: Northwestern University

Contractor: Power Construction Co.


The Ohio River Bridges Project of Kentucky and Indiana, Jeffersonville, Ind.

Owner: InDot

Contractor: Various


Ohio State University Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering Building, Columbus, Ohio

Owner: Ohio State University

Contractor: Gilbane Building Co.


Pepsi Coliseum Restoration, Indianapolis, Ind.

Owner: Indiana State Fair Commission

Contractor: Hunt Construction Group Inc.


Potawatomi Bingo Casino Hotel, Milwaukee, Wis.

Owner: Forest County Potawatomi Community

Contractor: Gilbane Building Co.


R.M. Schahfer Generating Station Upgrade, Wheatfield, Ind.


Contractor: Babcock & Wilcox Construction Co.


Rte. 47/I-90 Interchange, Huntley, Ill.

Owner: Illinois Tollway

Contractor: Plote Construction Inc.


St. Mary's Hospital, Jefferson, Mo.

Owner: St. Mary's Health Center

Contractor: Alberici Constructors


Summit on the Lake Residences, Chicago

Owner: M&R Development

Contractor: James McHugh Construction Co.


University of Wisconsin Camp Randall Stadium Renovation, Madison Wis.

Owner: University of Wisconsin

Contractor: J.P. Cullen & Sons Inc.


VAM Steel Finishing Mill Renovation, Youngstown Ohio

Owner and Contractor: VAM USA


Veterans Affairs Medical Center, St. Louis, Mo.

Owner: U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs

Contractor: McCarthy Building Cos.


Washington University Knight and Bauer Halls Expansion, St. Louis, Mo.

Owner: Washington University

Contractor: Tarlton Corp.


Wayne State University Biomedical Research Building, Detroit, Mich.

Owner: Wayne State University

Contractor: Barton Malow


Wishard Hospital Faculty Building, Indianapolis

Owner and Contractor: Duke Realty


Wright-Patterson Air Force Base Medical Center Renovation, Greene County, Ohio

Owner: U.S. Army Corps of Engineers

Contractor: The Walsh Group and Butt Construction