UIC South Campus Redevelopment

UIC South Campus RedevelopmentUIC South Campus RedevelopmentWith 26,000 students, the University of Illinois at Chicago is the largest and most diverse university in the Chicago area. UIC is home to the largest medical school in the United States and is one of the 88 leading research universities in the country.

To accommodate the diverse needs of the campus, the university planned a dynamic three-phase redevelopment aimed at revitalizing Chicago’s South Loop area , integrating the community with the University’s academic village. The plan adaptively re-uses 21 buildings or facades on Maxwell and Halsted streets.

CCJM provided consolidated utility assessment and design for the Master Plan accommodation on this phased construction project. Utility consolidation and upgrades included gas, electricity, water and sanitary. Scope included integrated MEP/FP design for the shell and core adaptive reuse of an existing 16,200 sq.ft. building. The phased construction of the facility included temporary utility power with switchover to upgraded university power at the end of all phases. Scope also included MEP/FP design for the tenant improvement portion of the facility.

Campus power distribution included full short circuit and coordination study of campus distribution system. Design of a new primary 15KV double-ended, 1200 amp utility load center to serve 4 retail buildings, a 4-floor garage structure and 2 university buildings.