WHEA Annual Conference

Berghammer Construction is a proud sponsor/exhibitor for the 53rd annual Wisconsin Healthcare Engineering Association (WHEA) Annual Conference. Be sure to stop by Berghammer Booth #114 to chat with Martin Chapa, Principal and V.P. Healtcvhare Construction —  and Joe Rauch Project Manager. The 2018 conference runs from Tuesday, Sept. 18 through Friday, Sept. 21 at the La Crosse Center in La Crosse, Wis. The Technical Exhibit is Wednesday, from 9:30 am to 1:30 pm.

Berghammer’s Mark on the Marquette University Campus

In our 90th year, Berghammer is reflecting on the early-era projects that were the reputation foundation for today. Did you know Berghammer played a vital role in the 1950s/60s in shaping Marquette University’s campus? Construction included the Biology building (in this photo), wing additions to the Gym, Facility Plant, Library and Administration buildings?

1957 – One of the First Concrete Complex-Curve Roofs in America

Berghammer was futuristic before the Calatrava! Designed by architect William P. Wenzler and construction completed by Berghammer in 1957, the building on Watertown Plank Road in Elm Grove included one of the first hyperbolic paraboloid roofs in the United States. The roof was made of poured concrete and extended 45 feet beyond the altar. It is said that workmen on the building site were afraid the under-construction roof would collapse, since its flexible shape meant it moved whenever someone walked on it. Once finished, the building was well-received by the national architecture press and religious leaders of the time.

2018 Block Build MKE

Congratulations to the Berghammer Team for their hard work this past weekend at Block Build MKE!

As part of Revitalize Milwaukee, the Block Build program provides critically needed construction services to residents in some of Milwaukee’s most vulnerable neighborhoods. Block Build’s 2018 goal was to provide 300 volunteers to complete extensive repairs, safety and accessibility modifications to 20 homes in 48 hours. Many thanks to Berghammer’s Joe Rauch, Kyle Pearson, Martin Chapa, Brian Froemming, Dan Montiho, Jeff Dietz, Ron Beaverson and Brian Cayabyab for contributing their time, energy and skills to make a difference in the lives of the Clark Street neighborhood residents.

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Topping-out Pizza Lunch at Synergy

We celebrated the topping-out and work well-done at our Synergy at The District residential/mixed-use project in Wauwatosa — with a pizza lunch for the Berghammer field crew and contractors.

Largest Projects Underway List

Berghammer’s Synergy at The District mixed-use project in Wauwatosa was listed at #13 in the Milwaukee Business Journal’s “Area Construction Projects Underway.” You can read about Synergy HERE.