110 North Wacker

Project Location: 110 North Wacker Drive, Chicago, Illinois

ESD offered a unique approach in its work on the new 56-story core-and-shell office building.

Our scope was delivered as design-build with enhanced construction administration services including peer review, submittal review, and field review services, which provided an economical delivery method while retaining the benefit of ESD support and oversight through construction.

We worked closely with the architect on energy modeling and high-level energy studies for the curtain wall system. We achieved a balance between the client’s preferred glazing system and the energy codes and LEED energy performance standard we needed to meet.

For the technology plan, ESD embraced the client’s goal: to be in the forefront of Chicago’s technologically designed buildings. The building features a blown-tube infrastructure to support rapid deployment of carrier fiber-optic cables. As well, we designed diverse carrier entry points, diverse building riser closets, and diverse mid-level demarcation rooms. In terms of security, we emphasized the latest technology trends, including recommending a mobile credential-based, frictionless access control system.

Our technology strategy improved the building’s marketability and increased its value. And our strategy has received recognition; the building was pre-certified by WiredScore for platinum certification.