Illini Union Bookstore

Champaign, Illinois

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Project Overview

The Illini Union Bookstore is the official bookstore of the University of Illinois. As one of the largest independent college bookstores in the country, the Illini Union Bookstore is the continuation of a book exchange organized in the early 1920s by students at the university. This building is a four story above grade masonry / steel framed building, with brick, stone and aluminum curtain wall exterior.

This project was completed by Williams Brothers Construction Inc. (WBCI) in 1994.

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Over the past ten years, I have worked with Williams Brothers Construction Inc. (WBCI) on two larger projects at my district.  Our Biosolids project that was completed in 2012 was valued at $26 million and our Biological Improvements project, to be completed later this year, is valued at $50 million.  WBCI and our team worked… Read More “Biosolids and Biological Improvements”

Mark Eddington, P.E., District Manager
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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