730 N. Milwaukee: Next Level Challenges
Every job presents a new challenge. At 730 N. Milwaukee, a Mixed-Use Development in downtown Chicago, we were tasked with constructing a 23-story high rise whose podium slabs partially overhung an existing wood-framed commercial office building.
We needed to ensure that the building had the structural capacity to support construction loads, while minimizing impact to the buildout of the existing commercial space.
Working closely with BASE and Tandem Partners, we met the challenge by improving weight and structural efficiencies, reducing core walls and slab thickness, minimizing beams, and optimizing post-tension layout. We also installed additional shoring within the existing building to transfer the podium concrete loads safely through the existing structure. All material going through the building had to be moved by hand for minimal disruption and safety.
The 226,000 square foot project was completed in just under 6 1/2 months, weeks ahead of schedule, despite the challenging winter. With the successful completion comes another relationship built upon trust and commitment. We look forward to future opportunities with Tandem. 💪👊👉 #NextLevel #ConcreteConstruction
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