The construction of the three-building FedEx complex at O’Hare International Airport took place on active airport property adjacent to runways.
Our team coordinated air traffic control and homeland security protection measures with the FAA. We coordinated helicopter lifts and crane use to place the precast, steel and air handling units, and implemented Foreign Object Debris (FOD) controls to mitigate the risk to aircraft engine contamination on site.
The World Service Center has management offices, conference rooms, training rooms, a break room, and a public service center. The building features a vegetated roof, high-efficiency mechanical and plumbing systems, and a high-performance building envelope. The WSC connects to the secure Sort Building via a 300-foot-long pedestrian bridge spanning over the active airfield and separating the two buildings.
The Sort Building is used for material handling and facility maintenance. This building features a 177,000-square-foot continuous vegetated roof, the largest in Chicago.
The Aircraft Maintenance Building provides services and support to crews maintaining air operations for FedEx's aircraft. The vehicle maintenance area contains ground service equipment bays, vehicle storage, truck wash bays, and materials storage.
Successful Diversity Program
Our team developed and carried out a diversity contracting plan resulting in 36% of contracts to M/WBE firms, and workforce diversity of 39% minority journeyman, 56% minority apprentices, 72% minority laborers, and 45% local residents.