ICI: Higher Education 2022

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ICI builds a lot more than buildings. Discover the difference.

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The Numbers

A few fast facts about ICI.

80%

2021

10+

More than 80% of ICI’s projects

Voted one of Chicago’s Best

The average length of employment

are generated by repeat clients

and Brighted Companies™

at ICI is 10 years

and referrals

Celebrating

40

Years in Business

Markets

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HIGHER EDUCATION

RESTAURANT

From a $40M new construction College of Business building, to interior renovations, to expansions of existing learning environments; ICI’s university portfolio is strong.

ICI has traveled the country building multiple locations for many well known restaurant groups: Cooper’s Hawk, Perry’s Steakhouse and Fogo de Chao to name a few.

In the past 5 years, ICI has completed more than $200M in retail. Our portfolio includes grocery stores, big box, site developments, build-outs and

WORKPLACE

K12 EDUCATION

AUTOMOTIVE

From new corporate headquarters, to data centers, to banks; ICI has successfully partnered with workplace clients for nearly 40 years.

In recent years, ICI has built new schools, renovated and expanded existing schools and completed life safety upgrades totaling more than $350M in construction volume.

In the past 5 years, ICI has completed more than $75M in auto dealership work. Our portfolio includes new dealerships, renovations and expansions.

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Profile ICI

builds a lot more than buildings. Discover the difference.

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COMPANY International Contractors, Inc. (ICI) is a family-owned construction management and general contracting business in its second generation of leadership. Since 1982, ICI has completed award-winning restaurants, retail stores, schools, car dealership and workplaces. PEOPLE Our team of more than 70 has been carefully assembled throughout the years and the formula has proven successful: the average length of employment for an ICI team member exceeds 5 years. ICI employs 2 of only 26 Certified Professional Estimators in Illinois, 9 LEED Accredited Professionals, 27 SWPPP Certified staff and 1 Certified Professional Constructor. HISTORY ICI was founded in 1982 by Richard Bronge and his eldest son, Randall. Two years later, Richard’s middle son Bruce joined the business, followed by his youngest son Jeff in 1988. Richard has since retired and the firm is now in its second generation of leadership. Bruce is ICI’s President, Randall is the Chief Operating Officer and Jeff has been with the estimating department for more than 25 years.

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BENEDICTINE UNIVERSITY CHARLES GREGORY, PRESIDENT Today doesn’t do us much good. We [the University] want to figure out and forecast what tomorrow looks like. ICI stays around.

They are not here for the one and done.

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Daniel L. Goodwin Hall of Business Lisle, Illinois

CLIENT

Benedictine University

ARCHITECT

DLR Group LLC

ROLE

Construction Manager

The Daniel L. Goodwin Hall of Business establishes a home for the University’s worldclass graduate and undergraduate business programs. The 125,000 square foot, four-story building is the largest classroom building on campus. Among the building’s many features is a 600-seat auditorium for presentations and lectures; a state-of-the-art trading lab, and a 6,000 square foot “Global Hall” that includes a digital stock ticker and a billboard-sized high-definition video screen. In addition to numerous classrooms, labs and study spaces, the business building includes a Starbucks Café on the second floor; 150-seat and 80-seat seminar rooms on the third floor; and banquet facility and terrace event space on the fourth floor. RECOGNITION ENR MIDWEST BEST PROJECT: HIGHER EDUCATION

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Daniel L. Goodwin Hall of Business [CONT.’D] Lisle, Illinois

[CONT.’D] The design intent was to deliver educational with transparency and provide access to interactive learning for the entire student body. The design also creates interdepartmental synergies with cutting edge teaching spaces. Despite being the largest classroom building on campus, the facility has seamlessly connected with the existing environment through a full renovation of the central quad. New walkways, landscaping, lighting and rain gardens allow the quad to serve as a central gathering place on campus. ICI led the extensive preconstruction effort for the project and worked side-by-side with the University and campus architect, DLR Group, on cost control measures to bring the project within budget parameters. Construction began in the spring of 2014 and was delivered to the University in the fall of 2015.

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Krasa Center Dining Hall Lisle, Illinois

CLIENT

Benedictine University

ARCHITECT

Workshop Architects, Inc.

ROLE

Construction Manager

In continuation of ICI’s long-standing relationship with Benedictine University, ICI was contracted in early 2019 for a 22,400 square foot expansion and renovation to the University’s food services. Construction on the Krasa Dining Hall and Kindlon Café began in April 2019 and was completed in late summer 2019. As Construction Manager, ICI participated in the upfront planning and project budgeting for the improvements. Project goals include enhancing the student experience, creating a student-focused space that also attracts faculty and staff and refresh the aesthetics of the existing space. The Krasa Dining Hall renovation scope includes new front-of-house serving areas with market-style platforms and “display-style” cooking. Private booths and private dining room with presentation capabilities. The dining lounge finishes will be updated and include ground and sealed concrete, new carpet and LVT Flooring. The ceiling design offers a lofttype aesthetic as a portion of the roof structure will be exposed. The final element is new lighting throughout the serving and dining lounge.

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Neff Welcome Center Lisle, Illinois

CLIENT

Benedictine University

ARCHITECT

DLR Group

ROLE

Construction Manager

In 1896, Benedictine monks bought an existing stone farmhouse and a 104-acre farm for slightly more than six thousand dollars. This transaction laid the framework for what is now a portion of the Benedictine University Campus. The stone farmhouse was constructed by an immigrant from France, Morris Neff, in 1852; making it one of the oldest structures in DuPage County. The University approached ICI and their campus architect with their vision for re-purposing the structure into the Neff Welcome Center. The plan included a major overhaul of the building - the four exterior walls are all that remain of the original structure. The first floor, second floor and roof were removed and a 2,089 square foot expansion was added to the south end of the building. Great effort was placed in matching the stone of the existing farmhouse in the expansion. The limestone façade was harvested from a local quarry which is thought to have provided the material for the original building.

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Neff Welcome Center [CONT.’D] Lisle, Illinois

[CONT.’D] Preservation of the history of the interior of the building was also paramount. The materials, décor and artwork highlight the history of the building and its significance to Benedictine University. The center will serve as the focal welcoming point on campus for new and prospective students and their families as they enter campus. Alumni and visitor events will also be hosted in the center. Additionally, the University’s Admissions Department offices will be housed in the new center.

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Dan and Ada Rice Athletic Center Lisle, Illinois

CLIENT

Benedictine University

ARCHITECT

DLR Group LLC

ROLE

Construction Manager

As athletics were first developing at Benedictine University more than thirty years ago, Dan and Ada Rice brought forth their vision for an athletic facility that would educate, improve physical fitness and provide a spirit of competition at the school. In 1976, the two made a financial contribution for the construction of the Rice Center. Throughout the years, the building had a significant presence; serving as the main point for recreation. Eventually, significant updates needed to be made. The University hired ICI for the renovation and expansion of the facility; marking ICI’s third project with the University in as many years. The entry of the dated facility was demolished and a sleek glass, metal panel and masonry addition took its place, reinforcing the facility’s significant presence on campus.

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Dan and Ada Rice Athletic Center [CONT.’D] Lisle, Illinois

The building contained a non-operational pool in the Natatorium. This space was backfilled and a Fitness Center took its place. The new 7,500 square foot Fitness Center includes a first floor cardio and circuit training area, a 5,200 square foot strength training area, yoga/pilates studios, conference studios, a reception space, as well as a training room for student athletes. The training room will house a hot and cold hydrotherapy plunge pool. The Athletic Department and Coaching Staff’s cramped offices were demolished and expanded to create an open, spacious environment. Windows were cut into the masonry to allow the perimeter offices natural light.

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Rasmussen College Altamonte Springs Campus Altamonte Springs, Florida

CLIENT

Rasmussen College

ARCHITECT

Interform Architecture & Design

ROLE

Construction Manager

Rasmussen College is a career-focused higher education institution comprised of 23 campuses around the globe. ICI was retained through a competitive selection process by owners representative Project Management Advisors (PMA) to build-out the College’s new Altamonte Springs, Florida location. The project was delivered in two phases. The first phase was an 8,000 square foot commercial office space containing both private and open offices, a break room with cloud ceilings and textured and glass walls as well as a conference room. The second phase was a 12,000 square foot higher education campus containing classrooms, nursing labs, computer labs, life science labs, conference rooms as well as administration and student lounges spaces.

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Illinois Institute of Art at Merchandise Mart Chicago, Illinois

CLIENT

Cooper’s Hawk Winery & Restaurants, LLC

ARCHITECT

AKA Architects, Ltd.

ROLE

General Contracting

The Illinois Institute of Art at Merchandise Mart engaged ICI for tenant improvements to their space consisting of the demolition of 10,000 square feet of classroom and office space to install three commercial teaching kitchens, a dining area for a bistro, a new library and four computer labs. Additionally, ICI remodeled the remaining 30,000 square feet of space with reconfigured classroom layouts, laboratory rooms, restrooms and studios. One of the primary complexities of this project was minimizing disruption to adjacent spaces as they were fully operational throughout the duration of the project. The school occupies the first floor of the building and is surrounded by a tenant-filled basement level and 20+ stories of tenants above. Noise control was of the utmost importance because directly below the commercial kitchens ICI was installing a studio where TV shows were being filmed. Directly above, day trading was being conducted.

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Illinois Institute of Art Audio Studio Chicago, Illinois

CLIENT

Education Management Corporation

ARCHITECT

Atul Karkhanis Architects Ltd.

ROLE

General Contracting

ICI was hired by Education Management Corporation (EDMC) to construct this state-of-the-art Audio Studio for The Illinois Institute of Art. Located in the LEED® EBOM Gold Certified, West Mart Center, ICI worked in close proximity to operating lecture rooms and faculty offices, requiring close coordination with management, staff and subcontractors for a successful completion. ICI’s careful coordination and attention to detail ensured minimal disruption to the school’s normal daily operations and strict compliance with regulations required by the LEED EBOM Certification. The project’s scope of work included demolition of three (3) existing classrooms prior to construction of the elevated, insulated, lightweight slab on metal deck and isolation pads. Following demolition, the perimeter of the space was framed and drywalled and STC rated doors were installed. The interior of the space is defined by sloped ceilings, acoustical soffits and suspended acoustical treatments. Finishes in the space also include fabric wall panels, Helmholtz resonators, custom millwork sound diffusers and diffractals, wood, VCT and carpet flooring.

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