The U.S. General Services Administration has selected Turner Construction Co. to provide construction and construction-management services for the $110-million renovation of the Everett McKinley Dirksen U.S. Courthouse in Chicago, Ill., which was constructed in 1964 and designed by Mies Van Der Rohe.
The courthouse will remain in operation during the renovation, with work being performed during nights and weekends. Completion is scheduled for 2012.
The 1.3-million-sq-ft, 30-story building houses federal government offices, 57 federal courts and associated chambers and administrative space.
Turner is providing preconstruction estimating, scheduling and logistics services for the renovation. The scope of work managed by Turner will include replacement of the heating and cooling systems, emergency generator and fire alarm systems and the fit-out of three floors. Part of the purpose of the renovation is to make the building a high-performance, energy-efficient facility, according to Steve Fort, vice president and general manager of Turner’s Chicago operations.