Associated General Contractors of America honored The Boldt Company with a Build America award for the construction of Aurora Medical Center – Bay Area, a 335,033-square-foot replacement hospital, medical office building and cancer center in Marinette, Wisconsin. The project was the merit winner in the “Building New” ($76 million to $125 million) category of the AGC’s nationwide awards program.
The Boldt Company was recognized for its Integrated Lean Project Delivery approach in partnership with the owner, Aurora Medical Center – Bay Area and the architect, CannonDesign. The construction process resulted in time and budget savings for the customer. Additionally, the project was honored for state-of-the-art, project management, innovative construction techniques, safety record, client service, community relations and environmental sensitivity.
The project was also acknowledged as one of Wisconsin’s leading projects in 2018. The Aurora Medical Center – Bay Area was under construction from spring of 2016 and opened in summer of 2018 with these achievements:
- The project was delivered on time and more than $3 million under budget
- There were no significant injuries or any lost work due to injuries with over 850,000 hours logged
- More than $16 million of the overall project cost was spent locally
- The project recycled more than 3.2 million pounds of waste
The facility includes 56 inpatient beds and 12 observation beds. It also features ambulatory and gastrointestinal surgery centers, imaging services, labor and delivery areas, an emergency department and a pharmacy. Catering to its rural setting, the facility features wood and stone finishes throughout and ample views of the surrounding landscape. Patient privacy was kept top of mind, with the replacement hospital having no shared rooms.