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Madison awarded, begins work on, GlaxoSmithKline warehouse

Madison is currently performing foundation work for a new warehouse at the Upper Merion Township, Pa., location of pharmaceutical company GlaxoSmithKline. Madison’s contract consists of foundation construction work (including excavation and backfill), walls and slabs. The 30,000-square-foot warehouse will house … Continue reading

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Phase 1 underway for JFK Blvd bridges reconstruction project

Phase 1 continues as Madison Concrete works with C. Abbonizio Contractors to reconstruct three structurally deficient bridges along John F. Kennedy Boulevard in Philadelphia. The prestressed, adjacent box-beam bridges span over 21st, 22nd and 23rd streets, and the deteriorated bridge … Continue reading

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Madison preps for mat foundation pour at Penn Medicine’s New Patient Pavilion

Madison Concrete is continuing formwork construction and installation of reinforcing steel in anticipation of the mat foundation pour at the north half of this 16-story building on the former site of Penn Tower. The pour is so far scheduled for … Continue reading

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5 projects set to transform Center City

By Jim Dolente Jr., President, Madison Concrete Construction In our March 2017 enewsletter, we highlighted several planned projects that will play a crucial role in revitalizing the mostly industrial areas of the Delaware River waterfront. The waterfront, however, is not … Continue reading

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Madison’s Jim Dolente Sr. featured in Construction Today

The General Building Contractors Association’s (GBCA) latest issue of Construction Today Magazine introduces Madison Concrete’s Jim Dolente Sr. as the association’s newly elected Chairman of the Board. (Jim’s position was officially announced at the GBCA annual meeting on Jan. 23.) … Continue reading

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Foundation work continues at Temple University Library

Madison Concrete continues to make progress on foundation work at Temple University’s new library, which takes up roughly one city block at the university’s main campus in Philadelphia. The four-story, 225,000-square-foot building will include 24/7 study space, storage and display … Continue reading

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Tenants move into CHOP Tower

While Madison Concrete is finishing the site sidewalks, Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP) employees are slowly moving into the new 22-story office tower, which houses clinical research areas in addition to office space. Located on the east bank of the Schuykill … Continue reading

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Honored to serve you

By Jim Dolente Sr., Chairman of the Board, Madison Concrete Construction (published January 2017) I am proud and deeply honored to share with you that during the General Building Contractors Association’s annual meeting last week, I was named 2017 Chairman … Continue reading

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Changing the face of Philly’s waterfront

By Jim Dolente Jr., President, Madison Concrete Construction It’s no secret that Philadelphia has been in the midst of a construction boom for quite some time. And now, Curbed Philadelphia recently reported that the next wave of big changes is … Continue reading

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Works begins on UPHS Center for Healthcare Technology 

Madison began foundation work in March for the University of Pennsylvania Health System’s (UPHS; Penn Medicine) new office tower. The 540,000-square-foot, 18-story Center for Healthcare Technology building is being constructed beside an existing patient parking garage at 3600 Civic Center … Continue reading

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