Photo: Courtesy of Irgens Development The Riverwoods Corporate Center The Riverwoods Corporate Center, a 46,207-sq-ft office building at 2610 Lake Cook Road in Riverwoods, Ill., has been awarded 3 Globes by the Green Building Initiative (GBI) for high achievement in green design and sustainable building operations. The building was rated using the Green Globes assessment tool and awarded the honor after a rigorous GBI evaluation, in which the facility earned more than 80% of 1,000 possible points in the Green Globes rating system. The building was evaluated in six categories: energy, water, resources, emissions, indoor environment and environmental management systems.
Photo: Rendering courtesy of St. John's on the Lake A rendering shows what the new tower at St. John's on the Lake will look like when completed in 2011. Construction is underway for a new 21-story independent living building for seniors on the east side of Milwaukee, WI. The 88-unit tower will expand the Saint John¹s on the Lake senior living facility. It will sit on Prospect Avenue overlooking Lake Michigan. It was designed by Perkins Eastman architects, Chicago. General contractor is VJS Construction Services, Pewaukee, Wis. The owner says 90% of the subcontractors that will work on the project
The value of new construction starts climbed 12% in October to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of $447.6 billion, it was reported by McGraw-Hill Construction, a division of The McGraw-Hill Cos. The upward push came from double-digit gains for nonresidential building and nonbuilding construction (public works and electric utilities). At the same time, residential building in October was unchanged from its September pace. Through the first ten months of 2009, total construction on an unadjusted basis came in at $350.1 billion, down 29% from the same period a year ago. The October statistics lifted the Dodge Index to 95 (2000=100), up
HIRES Randy Henke has joined HNTB Corp. as chief of rail engineering. He has 30 years of hands-on experience in the rail industry. Henke will provide leadership, management and technical services for rail projects in Illinois, Wisconsin, Michigan and Indiana. He previously was vice president of engineering at Canadian Pacific/Dakota Minnesota & Eastern (DM&E) Railroad. Before that, Henke was vice president of design and construction for Dakota Minnesota & Eastern Railroad. TENUTA Michael A. Tenuta has joined Reed Construction, Chicago, as vice president and project executive. Tenuta has more than 25 years of construction management and architectural experience. He was
This $650-million, nine-year remediation project is the world’s largest PCB cleanup in history. The massive project is dredging and processing 3.8 million cu yd of river sediment contaminated with polychlorinated biphenyls that can cause severe health problems for wildlife and for humans who eat fish from PCB-contaminated spots. Photo: WESTON IMAGING GROUP LLC Related Links: Midwest Constructions Best of 2009 Awards It will clean up 13.3 miles of the lower Fox River near Green Bay in northeastern Wisconsin. The project’s newly constructed 250,000-sq-ft processing facility in Green Bay, Wis., houses equipment used to treat the PCB-contaminated sediment dredged out of
The Trump International Hotel & Tower is a 92-story luxury hotel/condo building that stands prominently along the Chicago River. Located at 401 N. Wabash Ave., it consists of 2.6 million sq ft and reaches 1,131 ft into the Chicago skyline (1,362 ft including the spire) making it the tallest building in Chicago since the Sears Tower, the tallest residential building in North America, and one of the tallest reinforced concrete buildings in the world. Slide Show Photo: COURTESY OF MCSHANE-FLEMING STUDIOS Related Links: Midwest Constructions Best of 2009 Awards The building encompasses 286 hotel suites, an 87,000-sq-ft spa facility that
This $155-million project is the first of three phases for the new Wisconsin Institutes for Medical Research at the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health. The project included master planning, design and construction of a 469,000-sq-ft East Tower, an interdisciplinary research facility, at the center of the UW-Madison health sciences campus. The new seven-story tower houses the UW Paul P. Carbone Comprehensive Cancer Center. The building enhances connectivity between the UW Hospital and Clinics and the Health Sciences Learning Center and serves as a catalyst for interdisciplinary and translational medicine. The new facility allows scientists and clinicians
The Chicago Dept. of Transportation’s Wabash Avenue Underbridge Connection and Riverwalk project built the longest stretch of Chicago Riverwalk to date. The $9.5-million project consists of rehabilitation of the existing river wall and pedestrian walk, as well as new construction along the south bank of the Chicago River from State Street Bridge, under Wabash Avenue Bridge, and extending toward Michigan Avenue. Photo courtesy Rausch Construction Co. Inc. Related Links: Midwest Constructions Best of 2009 Awards Work began with demolition of existing landscaping, sidewalks, sheet pile caps, granite pavers, and lighting. Key Players Owner: Chicago Department of Transportation General Contractor: Rausch