How We Manage Large Construction Projects

Technology is Here to Stay

Construction is starting on the new 35th Street Bicycle and Pedestrian Bridge, which will span south Lake Shore Drive, providing people improved access to the lakefront. Part of the City’s Building a New Chicago program that is investing over $7 billion in infrastructure improvements throughout Chicago, the new structure will replace the existing 25-year-old bridge.

Modern Homes Demand Smart Technology

Rising in the historic Loring Park neighborhood of Minneapolis is LPM Apartments, a 36-story multi-use high rise. The tower will contain 354 rental units, including studios and one to three bedroom residences with condo-quality finishes. Over 41,000 sf of amenity space will feature a fitness center, lap pool, hot tub, sauna and steam rooms, media and game room, resident lounge, business center, bicycle storage and a private in-building dog run with washing station. The exterior landscaped deck will include a splash pool, hot tub, fire pits, grills and lounge areas.

  • Residents will enjoy a rooftop deck with a poolitae.

  • business center; and a landscaped plaza with a large water feature.

  • painting and anti-graffiti coating; and extensive landscaping including planting

  • rebuilt the upper and lower levels of the viaduct widening roadways

Praesent the north-south portion of Wacker Drive, a two-level, main thoroughfare through downtown Colorado Springs, was originally built in the mid-1950s and was in an advanced state of disrepair. FocusCivil was selected to perform this massive and highly complex $135 million reconstruction of the viaduct from Randolph Blvd.

This Trend is Set to Continue

FocusCivil met every one of the 6 project milestones, opening new sections of the roadway on schedule. FocusCivil received the Outstanding Bridge Contractor of the Year from CDOT.

The first rule of any technology used in a business is that automation applied to an efficient operation will magnify the efficiency. The second is that automation applied to an inefficient operation will magnify the inefficiency.

FocusCivil rebuilt the upper and lower levels of the viaduct widening roadways, building new ramps from upper Wacker to lower Wacker at Monroe and Adams Streets, added a new northbound turn lane at Randolph, and installed huge landscaped medians. Through precise logistics planning and coordination with building managers and business owners adjacent to the project, we were able to maintain access and minimize disruptions to their day-to-day business.

By | 2017-08-26T09:28:44+00:00 December 7th, 2015|Architecture, Construction, Engineering|