He added, "It's no fun in construction today. Too many lawsuits."
One bright exception to this gloomy picture is Milwaukee's 667,000-sq-ft Midwest Express Center. The $167 million multiuse structure requires a complex set of climate controls to accommodate a variety of functions. It covers four square blocks in downtown Milwaukee. Construction became even more challenging in that during mid-construction, the older facility in the middle of downtown to be replaced was demolished - an activity that entailed safety and environmental aspects.