Civil Engineering Hydrosystem Lab Renovation & Expansion

Champaign, Illinois

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Project Overview

Renovate and expand approximately 51,000 sf of Civil Engineering Hydrosystems Laboratory. A new bridge links Hydrosystems and Newmark Civil Engineering and includes the demolition of the 2-story portion of Hydrosystems, constructing a 3 story addition in its place. The High Bay of Hydrosystems will be protected and remain in operation during the construction work. New construction is steel frame with concrete foundations, footings and drilled piers. The exterior is brick, stone, metal panels and membrane roofing. Windows are curtain wall and storefront with insulated and smart glazing. Interiors include CMU, metal studs and gyp board, suspended acoustical ceilings and linoleum, resilient flooring and ceramic and carpet tiles. Labs include metal casework, fume hoods and service fittings.

This project was completed by Williams Brothers Construction Inc. (WBCI).

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Pleasant Experience

I recently retired as Director of Facilities with the college of Engineering and have relocated out of state. Please forgive my delay in sending this important letter to you regarding the Everitt project and Mr. Bloom’s performance and work ethic. Derek’s knowledge of complex construction details combined with his abilities to problem solve, consensus build,… Read More “Pleasant Experience”

Greg O. Larson, Director Emeritus
College of Engineering, Office for Facilities Management, University of Illinois

His ability to dissect and accurately interpret drawings

Speaking from the project owner’s perspective, WBCI’s field superintendent Phil Esther has met and exceeded expectations on ISU’s Athletic Practice Facility.  His ability to dissect and accurately interpret drawings complemented by his attention to detail and extensive hands-on experience have been a great benefit to our project.  Phil has the communication skills necessary to effectively… Read More “His ability to dissect and accurately interpret drawings”

Kyle Fisher
Project Manager, Construction Services | Illinois State University - Facilities planning, Design and Construction