Three buildings in Chicago’s Loop get $26 million renovation for GSA office space

February 05, 2013 |
Drew Ballensky

Three buildings in the Chicago Loop Retail Historic District have been renovated into modern, energy-efficient federal office space for the U.S. General Services Administration. The $26 million project built by Mortenson Construction encompassed nearly a half-block of the Loop. Much of the work centered on 10 W. Jackson, the site of the old Bond Department Store, which had been empty for more than five years.

Mortenson gutted the six-story, 131,200 sf building, removing a freight elevator to relocate the main entrance to the north. With the new entrance, the building is better integrated into the federal campus that includes the Dirksen Federal Building, John C. Kluczynski Federal Building, and Loop Station Post Office. The project included adding a new roof plumbing and electrical systems, including construction of an electrical vault in the basement.

(http://www.rejournals.com/2013/01/30/mortenson-construction-renovates-three-historic-federal-buildings/)

Drew Ballensky | Reconstruction Blog

Drew Ballensky is general manager of Duro-Last Roofing, Inc.’s central U.S. facility in Iowa and company spokesman for Duro-Last’s cool roofing, sustainability and architectural education programs. He is past-president of the Chemical Fabrics and Film Association and chairman of CFFA’s Vinyl Roofing Division. Drew earned his bachelor’s degree in industrial technology from the University of Northern Iowa and master’s degree in business administration from Florida State University.
Drew has over 29 years experience in business and industry in various engineering and managerial capacities. He has worked in the U.S. and Canadian operations for a major international manufacturer of pre-engineered steel buildings, was a financial analyst with a major athletic apparel manufacturer and was an owner of a general contracting company.

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