Active Projects

Project Overview

The Wisconsin Center expansion project, budgeted at $420 million, will add to the center’s main exhibition hall. The development will also provide a second ballroom with an outdoor terrace and add meeting rooms, indoor parking spaces, and loading docks. Construction is anticipated to begin in late 2021.

The expansion project includes a comprehensive economic inclusion plan that maximizes the local workforce and utilization of diverse businesses as partners, subcontractors, vendors, and suppliers designed to move the community forward.

Owner's Representative

Design Team

Construction Manager

Vendors ― Suppliers ― Subcontractors ― Professional Service Firms must register their entities to receive information on project updates and procurement opportunities.

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Inclusion Plan

The Wisconsin Center District together with its program partners have committed to a comprehensive business and workforce inclusion plan for the project.

Click here to download the ”Wisconsin Center District Expansion Project Business and Workforce Inclusion Plan”

Information Sessions

A Virtual Information Session focused on Bid Release #5 – Interiors and Exterior Improvements scopes of work on Wednesday, May 25, 2022, at 3:00 p.m. CDT.

  • 06B - Finish carpentry
  • 08C - Interior glass
  • 08D - Doors, frames and hardware (furnish)
  • 08E - Overhead and coiling doors
  • 09B - Metal stud and drywall (interior)
  • 09C - Painting
  • 09D - Acoustical ceiling
  • 09E - Resilient flooring and carpet
  • 09F - Hard flooring
  • 09G - Resinous terrazzo flooring
  • 09H - Epoxy flooring
  • 09I - Acoustical treatments
  • 10A - Specialties
  • 10C - Signage
  • 11A - Parking equipment
  • 11B - Loading dock equipment
  • 12B - Window treatments
  • 31C - Landscaping
  • 32A - Asphalt paving
  • For more information and to register visit:

    https://wisconsin-center-bidrelease5-infosession.eventbrite.com


    A Program Information Session - Bid Releases 3 & 4 was held on November 17, 2021.

    Click here to download the presentation from the session:

    Register at wisconsincenter.gilbaneco.com to receive notifications.

    Procurement Opportunities

    Bid Release 4 – Mechanical, Electrical, Plumbing and Fire Protection

    Invitation to Bid

    Bid Package # Description
    02A Demolition Work
    11C Kitchen Equipment Work
    21A Fire Protection
    22A Plumbing Work
    23A HVAC Work
    26A Electrical, Communication, Audio Visual and Security Work

    If your firm is interested in any of the packages listed herein, please return the “Invitation to Bid Response Form BR4”, per the directions included in the invitation. The full instructions are included in the Invitation to Bid.

    Click here to download the Wisconsin Center Expansion Invitation to Bid – BR 4


    Future Procurement Opportunities will be issued in spring 2022. Register at https://wisconsincenter.gilbaneco.com to receive notifications.

    Awarded Bids

    Bid Release #3 – Enclosure

    Company Scope of Work Location
    KMI Construction Masonry, Stone, Air Barrier and Insulation Work New Berlin, WI
    Construction, Supply & Erection, Inc. Metal Panels Work Germantown, WI
    Langer Roofing & Sheet Metal, Inc. Roofing Work Milwaukee, WI
    ANI-Midwest Fireproofing & Insulation Applied Fireproofing Work Batavia, IL
    Klein Dickert Milwaukee Exterior Aluminum and Glass Work Pewaukee, WI
    Olympic Companies, Inc. Exterior Metal Stud and Drywall Work Waukesha, WI
    Novum Structures, LLC Speciality Glazing Menomonee Falls, WI

    Bid Release #2 – Concrete, Steel and Vertical Transportation

    Company Scope of Work Location
    C.D. Smith Construction, Inc. Concrete Fond du Lac, WI
    Zalk Josephs Fabricators Structural Steel Stoughton, WI
    Structurewerks Expansion Joints Brookfield, WI
    JWC Building Specialties, Inc. Operable Partitions Hartland, WI
    KONE Inc. Escalators Moline, IL
    KONE Inc. Elevators Moline, IL

    Bid Release #1 – Early Sitework

    Company Scope of Work Location
    Michels Corporation Deep Foundations Brownsville, WI
    Rams Contracting, LTD. Excavation and Site Preparation Work Lannon, WI
    B V Tetzlaff, Inc. Site Utilities Brookfield, WI
    Current Program Partners
    Company Scope of Work Location
    Cross Management Services, Inc. Diversity & Inclusion Consulting Milwaukee, WI
    GRāEF Structural Engineering Milwaukee, WI
    Henderson Engineers Mechanical, Electrical, Plumbing and Technology Lenexa, KS
    Howe Engineers Fire Protection and Code Consulting Norwell, MA
    Kapur & Associates Civil Engineering Milwaukee, WI
    Morgan Stanley Financial Management Chicago, IL
    Prism Technical Management & Marketing Services LLC Diversity & Inclusion Consulting Milwaukee, WI
    William Caruso & Partners (WC&P) Food-service Design Consulting Denver, CO