This project involved the removal of an existing parking surface, lighting fixtures, landscaping and fencing, along with the excavation of approximately 8000 tons of contaminated soil, in order to prepare the site for a new, three-story addition, to one of Chicago’s Premiere Public Schools.  Our scope of work also included drilling 28 – 90’ deep caissons, to combat and remedy an inherent poor soil-bearing capacity.  Also involved was the installation of all grade beams and foundation materials.  There were self-performed, minor interior alterations made, to the existing school, in preparation for the new addition.  Once the foundation work was underway, the site was then graded, and released to the vertical contractor.  All of the work for this project was kept tightly tasked and smoothly running by McDonagh Management Professionals.  All of the demolition, excavation, hauling and backfill operations, and the oversight of each function was self-performed.

Work on this project continued throughout the course of the winter, unimpeded with highly specialized mechanical ground thaw / warming equipment, in order to keep the project running and on schedule.  

This particular project is located in the Central Business District, and is situated on a very “tight site”, however, all mobilization and phasing plans, created by the McDonagh team, kept the project both on budget, and on schedule.

LEED Certification and Documentation:  Performed by McDonagh Consultants