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Interstate 74 – redesign services
South Florida Water Management District – headquarters building
Illinois Air National Guard – composite support facility design
Indianapolis International Airport - runway & taxiway rehabilitation
Monroe County Airport
Indianapolis International Airport - Taxiway B rehabilitation
Midwest power-generation station projects
BNSF Railway’s Memphis Intermodal Facility expansion
DuPage National Technology Park Cyber Continuity Center
Macon County Beltway
Town Branch sewer rehabilitation
Missouri River Freight Assessment
P&L Railway Bridge design and construction
Muscatatuck Urban Training Center
Interstate 64 Missouri River Bridge - new bridge design
Li Ka Shing Knowledge Institute
Lake County Judicial Center – commissioning services
Duke University – Levine Science Research Center
Charlotte County Airport design-build project
Caterpillar Inc. industrial projects
BNSF Railway – Canadian River bridge design
Indiana Hoosier SAFE-T – Emergency Communications System
Fairfield and Gilmer Interchange Improvement
Metropolitan St. Louis Sewer District – watershed mapping
Illinois Tollway’s Cherry Valley interchange
USACE hydrographic surveys
Muscatine Joint Readiness Center
Tri-State Tollway (I-294) reconstruction
University of Illinois at Springfield
USF Juniper-Poplar Residence Hall
Abraham Lincoln Capital Airport - architectural design services
Sarasota Bradenton International Airport
CWLP’s Dallman 4 – power-generating unit
BNSF bridge replacement over Des Moines River
City of New York – Emergency Radio Communications System
Kentucky Riverport Improvement
City of Rockford – Multilane Roundabout
U.S. Army Corps of Engineers - Roads Acting as Dams
Combined Service and Maintenance Support (CSMS) Bridging Documents
Clark Bridge - design services
FEMA Technical Assistance Contract
South Suburban Airport – land acquisition services
Waukegan National Airport
Bowman Field
Liquefied natural gas tank projects
Chicago Region Environmental and Transportation Efficiency Program
International Broadcasting Bureau – Kuwait transmitting station
Capitol Avenue Corridor Improvements
Monarch-Chesterfield Levee flood-wall design
F-16 Engine Centralized Intermediate Repair Facility (CIRF)
Indiana State Route 641 Bypass design
Broward College – student affairs complex renovations
Pompano Beach Air Park
Sustainability paves way for Runway 2-20
Blue Grass Airport
Springfield Clinic Sixth Street expansion
Union Pacific Railroad - Global III Facility planning & design
U.S. Coast Guard - LORAN-C high-power transmitter stations
CWLP Spaulding Dam Spillway Gate Rehabilitation
Outdoor Advertising Control Support Services
Military Special Forces Centric Training Center design
Shiloh Readiness Center
Interstate 255 rehabilitation
Torrey Pines Molecular Research Center – commissioning services
DeKalb Taylor Municipal Airport – instrument landing system
Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory projects
BNSF Railway – Renton, Wash., railroad bridges replacement
International Broadcasting Bureau – A/E services worldwide
AT&T Reno, Nev., central office expansion
Raney Street relocation and extension
Lockport Lock and Canal Wall
Palm Beach Atlantic University
USF – central energy plant commissioning
Charlotte County Airport – general consultant services
Suffolk Construction Co.’s South Florida headquarters
Alaska Railroad Corp.’s Northern Rail Extension
Interstate 57 interchange
Lock 22 extension feasibility study
Selfridge Munitions Facility
State of Florida Special Needs Shelters
Leesburg International Airport
Valkaria Airport improvements
USACE Alaska Railhead Facility
Centennial Bridge traffic study and rehabilitation
Southern Illinois University at Edwardsville
Turlington Building
North Carolina Central University – building commissioning
Arcadia Municipal Airport
Naples Municipal Airport
National Precast Concrete Association – plant quality assurance audits
Tennessee Waterways Assessment Study
Southeast Iowa Regional Economic and Port Authority
Hillside Town Center development
Sandy Grove Middle School

University of Illinois at Springfield

One of three University of Illinois campuses, the University of Illinois at Springfield (UIS) has approximately 5,000 students enrolled, offering bachelor’s degrees, master’s degrees and a doctoral degree.  UIS prides itself as a place to “earn a U of I degree in small classes taught by professors who know your name – and your strengths and your dreams.”

UIS selected Hanson to provide architectural and engineering services for its new University Hall – a 133,000-square-foot technologically sophisticated building, featuring classrooms and office space.

University Hall is centrally located on the campus’ quadrangle.  It houses the College of Business and Management, College of Liberal Arts and Science, Student Services, Capital Scholars Program, and the Office of Admissions and Records.  It also includes a lecture hall, computer laboratories, a distance-learning facility, modernized office space, seminar rooms, and technology-enhanced smart classrooms.

Hanson's services for University Hall included:

  • architectural design,
  • interior design,
  • structural, civil, mechanical, electrical and geotechnical engineering,
  • plumbing design,
  • fire protection,
  • cost estimating, and
  • construction observation and construction administration services.

As part of the project, the Hanson team also provided master planning and design for the quadrangle and colonnade.  The UIS colonnade includes a fountain and seating, and it serves as the campus’ symbolic center focal point along with the green spaces designed throughout the quad. 

Hanson performed a geotechnical investigation for the four-story building site, including soil and rock sampling for laboratory testing. With the results, Hanson provided recommendations for foundation support.

The building’s structural components include steel-framed construction, drilled pier foundations, and a moment frame lateral load resisting system.

To provide chilled water for air conditioning to the building, the project included upgrading the campus’ chilled-water plant and distribution piping. 

The project also involved the extension of the primary electrical system to the new building.  The building has a generator that is used to power elevators, fire pumps, fire alarms, IT, security systems and key HVAC components in emergency situations.  And to conserve energy, automatic motion detection sensors control room lighting.

The roofing system was an important part of the overall design – for both weather-tightness and aesthetics.  The durable, low maintenance design for the 33,000-square-foot roof features a combination of a “green” Modified Bitumen Roofing System in conjunction with pre-finished metal roof panels over the rooftop mechanical systems.

Additionally, University Hall has many technological advances for classroom learning.  Smart workstations provide wireless UIS network access.  Other technology-enhanced equipment includes document scanners, white boards, plasma screens with ceiling-mounted projectors, amplifiers and switchers, and ceiling-mounted speakers.