As part of a $600 million transformation project on the Marquette University Campus, a new recreation and wellness center is being built for the University’s student population. To make way for the new facility, Marquette contracted Veit & Company to abate and demolish the existing 13-story McCormick Hall dormitory building, dubbed “The Beer Can” for it’s curved architecture and squat appearance.
Timing was critical on this project in downtown Milwaukee, where an aggressive schedule was set by the owner to minimize disruption of university operations. On a fast track, we had to perform demolition work simultaneously at different locations in order to expedite the process.
We used a wrecking ball to take down the structure, which meant meticulous attention to the site plan and diligent regard for safety standards in order to protect our crews, the public and the student body.
Your crew is a fantastic representation of Veit. Please commend these gentlemen for the awesome work they do. It’s obvious that they care about and enjoy working for you. Thanks for your time and Veit’s professionalism.