At Madison Construction, our skilled team of visionaries has facilitated the planning and development of a number of diverse Illinois municipal construction projects. Today we’re going to recap just a few of those projects that speak to our versatility and innovation.
The McCormick Place Roof & Cable Repair was completed in 2013 and was a unique repair and painting task. In collaboration with architect AECOM and the client MPEA, the project required the repair and painting of twelve concrete pylons standing 60 feet above the rooftop as well as the removal of weather sealing from six steel cables steadying the pylons.
This project, in particular, presented a number of unique challenges including the fact that the roof of the building was the original roof from the 1980s. This fact alone required exceptionally creative thinking in order to get materials, equipment, and manpower up to the roof without risking anyone’s safety. Despite these unique challenges, Madison was able to ensure that the project was completed on time and within the budgetary constraints set out by the client.
The Romeoville Public Works will be built in collaboration with the Village of Romeoville and architect Robert Juris & Associates Architects, Ltd. The final project will span 32,000 square feet and include work on three separate buildings.
The first building (Building A) will be built from scratch and will serve as a one-story administration center. This building will include a brick veneer and fiber cement lap siding with an aluminum entrance storefront. The construction also requires electrical work, plumbing, fire protection, and mechanical work.
The second building (Building B) will be a pre-engineered metal building with a brick veneer and fiber cement lap siding and metal siding. This building too will require electrical work, plumbing, fire protection, and mechanical work.
The third building (Building D) will be a demolition project and will involve the complete destruction and removal of the building and any components remaining following demolition.
The Cook County Juvenile Detention Center Exterior Renovation project was completed in 2013 in collaboration with architect Holabird & Root & NIA Architects for Cook County Capital Planning.
An extensive renovation project, the Cook County Juvenile Detention Center Exterior Renovation required repairs and the replacement of exterior surfaces of two of the detention buildings. Elements of this project included infiltration of water in the lower level, hazardous materials abatement, window replacement, and exterior wall painting. Additionally, this project required over 3 miles of caulking be removed and replaced and the addition of over 125,000 square feet of high-performance coating.
The Cook County Bureau of Health – Stroger Hospital Pharmacy Dispensary overhaul project was completed in 2010. In coordination with NIA Architects and the Cook County Bureau of Health Services, Madison Construction was able to facilitate the transformation of an existing phlebotomy lab into a health services pharmacy. In addition to the overall transformation of the lab, Madison was also asked to procure and install furnishings and fixtures.
Similar to the Metra Station Multi-Site Renovations we will be touching on next, the Cook County Bureau of Health Stroger Hospital Pharmacy Dispensary required teams to work as discretely as possible to prevent disruption of daily hospital operations.
The Metra Station Multi-Site Renovations were completed in 2011. After deciding to add Point of Sales purchasing devices to many Chicagoland stations, Metra was in need of multi-site renovations. These renovations took place in nearly 50 stations and required the addition of credit card devices for customer purchasing, the routing of quick disconnect cables, and installation of computer systems to run the newly added POS purchasing devices. This renovation project wasn’t just the addition of new features to stations, however, it also required the installation of dedicated electrical circuits.
The Metra Station renovations were unique in that they required meticulous planning to avoid obstacles to construction as well as to minimize disruption of daily ticket purchasing. With skilled coordination, Madison Construction was able to keep the renovation project on schedule with two stations being completed in as little as one working day!
If you have an Illinois municipal construction project in the pipeline and could benefit from the experience and leadership that Madison Construction can bring, we encourage you to contact our team via phone at (708)535-7716 or via the Madison Construction website contact page.