Public projects ranging from roadways to pipelines to parks to power plants kept cranes and backhoes moving in the Midwest last year, according to a preliminary compilation of the largest projects to break ground in the region in 2013. Large hospital and university projects don't figure as prominently this year, nor do large-scale residential projects. They're there – but but not as large or as many.
So swings the pendulum. ENR Midwest will publish a ranked listing of last year's Top Construction Starts on March 24. 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 2013 to firstname.lastname@example.org
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 to date includes:
850 Lake Shore Drive Apartments, Chicago, Integrated Development Group
CertainTeed Manufacturing and Distribution Center, Jonesburg, Mo.
Chicago Circle Interchange, Chicago, Illinois Department of Transportation
Cox Medical Center South, Springfield, Mo., CoxHealth
Cross Winds Energy Park, Tuscola County, Mich., Consumers Energy
Department of Veterans Affairs Clinic, St. Louis, Department of Veterans Affairs
Elgin-O'Hare Expressway, Illinois, Illinois Tollway Authority
Eli Lilly & Co. Insulin Cartridge Plant Expansion, Indianapolis, Eli Lilly & Co.
General Motors Enterprise Data Center, Milford, Mich., General Motors
Good Shepherd Hospital Expansion and Renovation, Barrington, Ill., Advocate Health Care
Hilton Hotel, Cleveland, Cuyahoga County
Hoan Bridge Upgrade, Milwaukee, Wisconsin Department of Transportation
I-90 Reconstruction, Elgin to Rockford, Ill., Illinois Tollway Authority
I-64 Daniel Boone Bridge, Chesterfield, Mo., Missouri Department of Transportation
Illinois Masonic Medical Center, Center for Advanced Care, Chicago, Advocate Health Care
Karegnondi Water Pipeline, Mich., Karegnondi Wather Authority
Loews Hotel/Condominium Tower, Chicago, DRW Trading Corp., Loews Hotels & Resorts
Loyola University Medical Research and Education Center, Maywood, Ill., Loyola University
Magnetation Iron Ore Pellet Plant, Reynolds, Ind., Magnetation LLC
Malcolm X College Campus, Chicago, City Colleges of Chicago
Memorial Hospital East, Shiloh, Ill., Memorial Group
Monsanto Research Center Expansion, Chesterfield, Mo., Monsanto
Navy Pier Renovations, Chicago, Chicago Metropolitan Pier and Exposition Authority
O'Hare International Airport Northeast Cargo Center, Chicago, Aeroterm, Chicago Department of Aviation
Ohio University Heritage College of Osteopathic Medicine Renovations, Ohio University
Ohio State University Dorm Complex, Columbus, Ohio State University
Pepperidge Farm Plant Expansion, Willard, Ohio, Pepperidge Farm Inc.
Presence St. Joseph's Hospital for Advanced Care, Chicago, St. Joseph's Hospital
ProLogis Distribution Facility, Union, Ohio, ProLogis
Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago Research Hospital, Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago
Reinsurance Group of America Headquarters, Chesterfield, Mo., Reinsurance Group of America
Riverpoint Point Office Tower and Plaza, Chicago, Ivanhoe Cambridge, Hines Interests
St. Croix Crossing, Wisconsin and Minnesota Departments of Transportation
St. Louis Cardinals Ballpark Village Mixed-Use Center, St. Louis, St. Louis Cardinals, Cordish Cos.
St. Louis Gateway Arch Grounds, Green Rivers Greenway, Missouri Department of Transportation
State and Chestnut Apartment Tower, Chicago, Newcastle Acquisitions Co.
Terre Haute Waste Water Treatment Plant Upgrades, Terre Haute, Ind., City of Terre Haute
U.S. Highway 41 Improvements, DePere Wis., Wisconsin Department of Transportation
University of Wisconsin Hospital and Clinic – The American Center, Madison, Wis., University of
Weston Power Plant Upgrades, Marathon County, Wis., Wisconsin Department of Transportation