Background informationProject Created: November 22, 2010
Wisconsin Institutes for Medical Research Bldg
Year in Operation:
Health Care Facility
New research and education building at University of Wisconsin, housing the Wisconsin Institutes for Medical Research. First tower is complete and in operation. Second tower is under construction. The facility is only a foot or two above the mean level of nearby Lake Mendota -- which required high technology waterproofing strategy. The site was dewatered during construction; portions of the structure included extra concrete as ballast to provide the building concrete mat from floating. Below grade concrete was protected with a crystalline waterproofing admixture that plugs pores and cracks through chemical reaction.
Delivery Method as described in the country where it's located:
Design Bid Build
Is the project still active:
Design by HOK and Zimmerman; Built by The Boldt Company of Appleton, Wisconsin. The UW School of Medicine and the Public Health's Facilities Management Department is overseeing development of the project.
1111 Highland Ave.
United States of America
Souces of Project Support (Non-monetary)
Access to Land: Land already owned by the University of Wisconsin.
Souces of Project Support (Monetary)
From Public (Government) Sources to Producers: Public funding through U W, state.
Project Delivery & Finance Method
All Public Finance. Public Sponsor contracts for initial design, and separately contracts for initial construction. Public Owner operates and maintains the resulting facility.
Construction Manager At Risk Variants: Public Sponsor contracts with Construction Manager At Risk while design is in process.