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Marquette engineering school project set to begin

Construction is set to begin March 5 on the new $35 million Marquette University engineering building.

The five-story, 115,000-square-foot building will be built on the south side of West Wisconsin Avenue between North 16th and North 17th streets in Milwaukee. The first phase will include laboratories for materials and structural engineering tests, classrooms, offices and common areas for students.

The Milwaukee office of Opus North Corp. is the general contractor and designer.

The project, scheduled to be ready for occupancy in August 2011, is part of a $100-million, 250,000-square-foot Marquette engineering school expansion.

Marquette University has raised $70 million in cash and long-term pledges and is trying to raise another $50 million in cash to complete the multi-phase project.

The school will hold a ground-breaking ceremony for the building on March 5.

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  1. This is another great boost for the construction industry. I am glad to hear Opus has another job. Opus has been a great UNION supporting general contractor. I applaud their dedication to hard working, safety, and apprentice trained UNION subs during even these tough economic times!

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