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The Importance Of Quarries

Did you know that aggregate from quarries forms an important part of virtually every major construction project in the state? In today's video from Building Wisconsin TV, host Stuart Keith meets with Craig Thompson from WIDOT and other industry guests at a couple quarries and sees how members from WI Operating Engineers Local [...]

2019-07-16T15:12:14+00:00 July 16th, 2019|Project Insights|0 Comments

IBEW Local 494 Apprenticeship Program

In today’s video, Building Wisconsin TV features the IBEW Local 494 Apprenticeship Program for Wisconsin. Host Stuart Keith meets with Dean Warsh and Dan Large who go over the application process along with the curriculum and training for an electrical career through the IBEW. Also, Milwaukee area contractor Henry Hurt from Hurt Electric talks about available job opportunities. [...]

2019-07-15T15:01:46+00:00 July 15th, 2019|Project Insights|0 Comments

Mitchell Park Water Conservation Project

The Mitchell Park Domes in Milwaukee WI attract thousands of tourists and visitors every year. Today’s video from Building Wisconsin TV features a water conservation project at the Domes with Plumbers 75 contractor, Cornerstone Plumbing. Host Stuart Keith meets with industry guests to learn more and checks out the project first hand. Subscribe to the Building Wisconsin Blog to learn about major construction [...]

2019-07-11T14:59:55+00:00 July 11th, 2019|Project Insights|0 Comments

Affordable Housing Utilizing Universal Design

Universal Design is the design of buildings to make them accessible to all, regardless of age, disability or other factors. There is a growing call for developers to incorporate universal design to make apartments more accessible. In today’s video, Building Wisconsin TV features an affordable housing preservation project at the Northwinds Apartments in Manitowoc. [...]

2019-07-09T15:00:09+00:00 July 9th, 2019|Current Events, Project Insights|0 Comments

Apprentices Show Their Skills In Pipe Trades Contest

In today’s video from Building Wisconsin TV, we feature the Wisconsin Pipe Trades Apprenticeship Contest held at the Steamfitters Local 601 Training Center in Madison. Apprentices from around the state representing different trades competed in exercises requiring exacting tolerances. Union leaders, participating contractors and Dept. of Workforce Development Secy. Caleb Frostman were on hand to observe the [...]

2019-07-08T14:21:16+00:00 July 8th, 2019|Project Insights|0 Comments

Verona High School Construction

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SfG4wuin6ts Today’s video from Building Wisconsin TV features the construction of the new Verona WI high school. Host Stuart Keith meets with Verona School District Superintendent Dean Gorell to learn about the project and Kevin Roth from JH Findorff explains the role of Wisconsin Laborers. Stu then travels to the Wisconsin Laborers Apprentice & Training Center where state [...]

2019-07-02T15:03:28+00:00 July 2nd, 2019|Project Insights|0 Comments

Rain Gardens Can Help With Heavy Rains

By any measure, we've had a lot of rain in many parts of the country. Just ask anyone in the Driftless region. The floods that come with all this rain bring many problems, including causing pollutants to wind up in our natural waterways. Rain gardens are designed to soak up and filter stormwater [...]

2019-07-01T13:56:42+00:00 July 1st, 2019|Project Insights|0 Comments

Fresh And Frozen Food Distribution

In today’s video from Building Wisconsin TV, host Stuart Keith visits Summit Refrigeration Group to learn about Ammonia Refrigeration Systems which make fresh and frozen food distribution possible. Owners Mike Conti, Rick DeGroot and Fred Anderson provide a tour along with members from Steamfitters Local 601. We’ll check out the Summit fabrication shop, visit a cold storage construction site and finish up [...]

2019-06-27T15:08:20+00:00 June 27th, 2019|Project Insights|0 Comments

Wisconsin Operating Engineers Training Program

In today’s video from Building Wisconsin TV, we feature the Wisconsin Operating Engineers Training Program at the IUOE Local 139 Training Campus in Coloma. Host Stuart Keith meets with Terry McGowan from the Wisconsin Operating Engineers and Robb Kahl from the Construction Business Group to learn about the classroom, heavy equipment and on-the-job training that’s required during a Wisconsin Operating [...]

2019-06-25T14:45:38+00:00 June 25th, 2019|Project Insights|0 Comments