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ENR Midwest’s Top Project Starts of 2012

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Top Starts In The Midwest
Rank Project/ Location Project
Start Date
End Date
Prime Contractor
1 The Ohio River Bridges Project-East
End Crossing

Jeffersonville, Ind.
$763 million Aug. 2012
Walsh Construction Co.; VInci Construction
2 Columbia Energy Center Upgrade
Pardeeville. Wis.
$627 million April 2012
Wisconsin Power & Light
Black & Veatch
3 1-69 Extension
Greene and Monroe Counties, Ind.
$403 million Spring 2012
Dec 2014
Various Contractors
4 Minonk Wind Farm
Livingston County, Ill.
$375 million April 2012
Dec. 2012
Mortenson Construction
5 Mercy Hospital
Joplin, Mo.
$335 million Jan. 2012
Spring 2015
Mercy Hospital
McCarthy Building Cos.
6 Northwestern Memorial Hospital
Outpatient Care Pavilion

Chicago, Ill.
$322 million 2012
Northwestern Memorial Health
Lend Lease Corp.; Pepper Construction Group
7 Christ Hospital Expansion
Mt. Auburn, Ohio
$265 million June 2012
Spring 2015
Christ Hospital
Messer Construction Co.
8 Ford Motor Stamping Plant &
Paint Shop Expansion and Renovation

Kansas City, Mo.
$200 million Jan. 2012
Sept. 2012
Ford Motor Co.
8 St. Mary's Health Center
Jefferson City, Mo.
$200 million July 202
Oct. 2014
St. Mary's Health Center
Alberici Constructors
10 BP Whiting Fluor GOHT Mechanical,
Electrical Instrumentation

Whiting. Ind.
$190 million April 2012
MC Industrial Inc.
11 Cincinnati Children’s Medical Center
Cincinnati, 0hio
$180 million June 2012
Summer 2015
Cincinnati Children’s Hospital
Messer Construction Co.
12 Monroe Power Plant Upgrade
Monroe, Mich.
$157 million Jan.2012
DTE Energy
URS Corp.
13 Potawatomi Bingo Casino Hotel
Milwaukee. Wis.
$150 million July 2012
Summer 2014
Forest County Potawatomi Community
Gilbane Building Co.
14 Northwestern University Music and
Communications Building

Evanston, III.
$117 million May 2012
Sept. 2015
Northwestern University
Power Construction Co.
15 Seventy Three S. Lake Residences
Chicago, III.
$116 million June 2012
Spring 2014
M&R Development
Jarnes McHugh Construction Co.
16 Hyatt Regency McCormick Expansion
and Renovation

Chicago, Ill.
$110 million Jan. 2012
June 2013
Metropolitan Pier and Exposition Authority
Clark Construction Co.
17 Good Samaritan Hospital Expansion
Vincennes. Ind .
$109 million June 2012
Good Samaritan Hospital
Hunt Construction Group
18 111 W. Wacker Apartments
Chicago, III.
$107 million Nov. 2012
Dec. 2014
Related Midwest
Lend Lease
19 Northwest Plaza Shopping Center

St. Ann’s, Mo.
$106 million Nov. 2012
Spring 2014
Raven Development
Raven Development
20 Chrysler Assembly Plant
Sterling Heights, Mich.
$100 million Jan. 2012
March 2013
20 Lake Central High School Addition
and Renovation

St. John, Ind.
$100 million August 2012
Lake Central School Corp.
Turner Construction Co.; Powers & Sons
22 Ohio State University Chemical and
Biomolecular Engineering and
Chemistry Building,

Columbus. Ohio
$98 million June 2012
Sept. 2014
Ohio State University
Gilbane Building Co.
23 Wayne State University Biomedical
Research Building

Detroit. Mrch.
$93 million Oct. 2012
Wayne Slate University
Barton Malow
24 Joplin High School
Joplin, Mo.
$90 million May 2012
August 2014
City of Joplin
Universal Construction Co.
24 Washington University Knight and
Bauer Halls Expansion

St. Louis, Mo.
$90 million May 2012
Washington University
Tarlton Corp.
26 Chicago Mass Transit Red Line

Chicago. III.
$86 million June 2012
Dec. 2012
Chicago Transit Authority
Kiewit Infrastructure
27 River City Casino Addition
St. Louis. Mo.
$82 million March 2012
Fall 2013
Pinnacle Entertainment
Paric Corp.
28 Ironton-Russell Bridge Replacement
Ironton, Ohio
$81 million May 2012
Fall 2015
Ohio Dept. of Transportation
Brayman Construction Corp.
29 Ford Motor Rouge Complex Stamping

Dearborn, Mich.
$80 million Jan.2012
Nov. 2013
Ford Motor Co.
29 Wishard Hospital Faculty Office Building
Indianapolis. Ind.
$80 million Jan. 2012
Nov. 2013
Duke Realty
Duke Realty
31 Detroit Medical Center Cardiovascular

Detroit, Mich.
$78 million Jan. 2012
Vanguard Health System
Jenkins: Skanska
32 University of Wisconsin Camp Randall
Stadium Renovations

Madison, Wis.
$77 million Jan. 2012
Jan. 2014
University of Wisconsin
J.P. Cullen & Sons Inc.
32 University of Wisconsin Kenwood
Interdisciplinary Research Complex,

Milwaukee. Wis.
$77 million Oct. 2012
Winter 2015
University of Wisconsin
CG Schmidt Construction
34 R.M. Schahfer Generating Station

Wheatfield, Ind.
$75 million Jan.2012
Fall 2015
Babcock & Wilcox Construction Co.
35 Wright-Patterson Air Force
Base Medical Center Renovation

Greene County. Ohio
$74 million Jan. 2012
U.S. Army Corps of Engineers
The Walsh Group; Butt Construction
36 Habitat Tower Apartments
Chicago, Ill.
$73 million Jan.2012
Fall 2013
The Habitat Co.
James McHugh Construction Co.
37 Rte. 47 - I-90 Interchange
Huntley, Ill.
$69 million August 2012
Dec. 2013
Illinois Tollway
Plote Construction
38 I-70 Bridge Renovations
Earth City, Mo.
$63 million Nov. 2012
Fall 2013
Missouri Dept. of Transportation
Walsh Construction Co.
38 Johnsonville Sausage Manufacturing
Plant Expansion

Sheyboygan Falls, Wis.
$63 million Dec. 2012
Fall 2013
Johnsonville Sausage
Miron Construction Co.
38 Ninety 7 Fifty on the Park Apartments
Orland Park, Ill.
$63 million March 2012
March 2013
Flaherty & Collins Inc.
James McHugh Construction Co.
38 Pepsi Coliseum Restoration
Indianapolis. Ind.
$63 million Oct 2012
Summer 2014
Indiana State Fair Commission
Hunt Construction Group Inc.
42 Detroit Public Safety Headquarters
Detroit. Mich.
$60 million May 2012
July 2013
City of Detroit
White Turner J.V.
43 Mercer Commons
Cincinnati. Ohio
$59 million July 2012
Summer 2013
Messer Construction
44 VAM Steel Finishing Mill Renovation
Youngstown, Ohio
$57 million 2012
Fall 2013
45 Veterans Affairs Medical Center
St. Louis, Mo.
$56 million Sept. 2012
Sept. 2014
U.S. Dept. of Veterans Affairs
McCarthy Building Cos.
45 Wastewater Treatment Plant
Cape Girardeau. Mo.
$56 million Sept. 2012
June 2014
City of Cape Girardeau
KCI Construction Co.; Jacobs Engineering Group
47 Amazon Distribution Center
Jeffersonville. Ind.
$55 million Feb. 2012
Oct. 2012
Clayco Construction Co.
48 Joliet Gateway Center
Joliet, Ill.
$53 million Sept. 2012
Fall 2015
City ol Joliet
Tinsley and Associates; Various Contractors
49 Indiana University Neurosciences
Research Building

Indianapolis, Ind .
$52 million Aug. 2012
Indiana University
Messer Construction
50 Covidien-The Pinnacle
St. Louis, Mo.
$50 million July 2012
Dec. 2018
McCarthy Building Cos.


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