We've worked on some of the most impressive buildings in Chicago and pride ourselves on being brought in to solve some of the toughest concrete challenges around. Take a look at some of our favorite projects and learn a little more about the stories behind them.
A 58-story steel-framed high-rise with a concrete core, this project presented a vast amount of challenges. We worked with the structural engineer, MKA Engineering, general contractor, Clark Construction, steel contractor, Chicago Steel, and ownership, Riverside Investments, during early design stages to ease the issues this project presented such as developing connections of the structural steel to the concrete core walls.
Another challenge, was steering clear of a five acre park next to the tower. The tower was also constructed two-stories high above an active railroad line, which added even more layers of complexity.
We established budget targets and worked with the same parties to achieve them.
One Bennett Park, a 70-story concrete framed high-rise, had a narrow/sleek design that brought with it many challenges. From the 3-story mass tuned damper at the top of the building to the 36”outrigger walls, this project was very challenging to frame.
We worked with the general contractor, Lend Lease, and ownership, Related Midwest, to set up an on-site precast panel area so the precast panels and concrete framing can proceed simultaneously. This helped the project reach goals at a very aggressive pace.