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Chicago Assembly Plant: Administration Renovation

Ford Motor Company

Ford Chicago Assembly Plant Renovation

The Ford Chicago Assembly Plant renovation project addressed outdated facilities that posed a risk for occupants, as well as a lack of ADA compliance. In accordance with the Ford directive to upgrade office areas per the Dearborn Campus Transformation standard, the production plant office areas at the Chicago plant were targeted for renovation. Barton Malow built-out multiple temporary and permanent office spaces throughout the plant in order to address phasing requirements and employee relocation efforts on an active, occupied campus. These build-outs enabled comprehensive renovation efforts to be made on the main administration building, including complete demolition and abatement, structural steel, interiors, MEP/ HVAC, fire protection, and life-safety work.

Responding to a Client’s Ever Changing Needs

During demolition, it became evident to our team that water had penetrated the exterior of the building, causing failed structural components and crumbling masonry façade. This caused the need for an additional phase of extensive exterior renovations, including structural steel repairs and masonry replacement. The team worked with the designer, engineers, and Ford to address and rectify these issues, while still maintaining the aggressive nine-month schedule.