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US Custom House, Chicago, IL
Exterior Façade Repairs
Construction Management Services
Side ElevationVistara was the Construction Manager for this project, using a 2 Step Design Build process. This included a Step 1 investigation of the façade using a designated area for analysis and a Step 2 design-build contract with a Guaranteed Maximum Price. The major scope included the removal, replacement and construction of limestone and granite panels, along with the parapet (historic elements). Further, Blast Resistant film was applied to all windows.

The building houses important federal agencies which continued daily operations during the renovation. Vistara coordinated the construction schedule to minimize the work disruption by conducting demolition activities during the early morning hours, minimizing the construction noise and dust and phasing and limiting the work to select areas of the façade.

Corner Stones - Reconstruction
Corner Stones - Reconstruction

Shelf Angle Failure
Shelf Angle Failure

• The project was completed 11 months ahead of schedule and $650,000 dollars under budget
• The project is the winner of numerous awards including:
• GSA Design Award
• GSA Construction Excellence Program (Individual and Corporate Awards)
• Construction Waste Management Award

Restored Limestone Panels
Restored Limestone Panels

Replacement of select Limestone
Replacement of select Limestone