Metra – Fox River Grove Commuter Station and Platform Improvements
LOCATION
Fox River Grove, Illinois

 

OWNER
Metra

 

ARCHITECT
Christopher B. Burke Engineering

 

CONTRACT VALUE
$2,500,000

 

COMPLETION DATE
July 2013

 

 

PROJECT DESCRIPTION

Demolition and New Construction of the Fox River Grove Metra Commuter Station. Project included, but was not limited to demolition of existing site, platform and parking lot reconstruction, and the addition of two new commuter buildings.

 

 

 

Field Museum Central Plant
LOCATION
Chicago, llinois

 

OWNER
The Field Museum

 

ARCHITECT
Cath Associates

 

CONTRACT VALUE
$19,000,000

 

COMPLETION DATE
January 2003

PROJECT DESCRIPTION

Awarded Midwest Construction’s “Best of 2003” Project of the Year in the power facility category, this project involved the total replacement of the major heating and cooling systems, including replacement of boilers, chillers, fire pumps, and air handling units. The facility, located on two levels underground, providing heating and air conditioning to all building spaces.

 

The building’s main and remote mechanical systems are monitored and controlled from a computerized central control room which use a BAC net controlled building automation system. Other equipment installed in the plant include 48 ice storage tanks totaling 200,000 gallons, two 700 and two 750 750 ton chillers, and three 400 HP low pressure steam boilers. The deep excavation and high water table required a sophisticated retention system.

 

Special attention was paid to the restricted site access in order to keep parking facilities open throughout construction. Path supervised the security-controlled access to the lot and made sure special event pedestrian flow to Soldier field was not disrupted.

 

 

 

Popular Creek Wildlife Headquarters
LOCATION
Elgin, llinois

 

OWNER
Forest Preserve District of Cook County

 

ARCHITECT
Robert Juris and Associates

 

CONTRACT VALUE
$2,400,00

 

COMPLETION DATE
May 2014

PROJECT DESCRIPTION

This demolition and reconstruction project included:

  • New concrete floor slab and under slab utilities
  • New metal siding, windows, and doors
  • Masonry partitions, drywall partitions, and ceilings
  • Ceramic tile and carpet
  • New HVAC systems and electrical service
  • New interior and exterior lighting

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