Building 250 on the Rock Island Arsenal was a vacant, deteriorating building that required extensive renovation in order to make it ready for industrial use. Bush Construction was able to work with the Rock Island Arsenal Development Group (RIADG), a group that represents a public/private partnership, whose mission is to provide civilian businesses a cost-effective option while restoring existing, un-utilized government buildings.
The renovation of this historic facility began by coordinating with the owner’s abatement contractor to develop a phased start to the project as the abatement and remediation efforts were carried out. Historic preservation guidelines needed to be in followed during the major building envelope modifications. New office spaces, a break room, restrooms, and a locker room were also added.
Bush also faced a myriad of changes to the original scope of work, over the course of this project, including the discovery of deteriorating pyro-bar roof panels, which necessitated their replacement, and the replacement of a large area of woodblock floor with a hardened, reinforced concrete topping. Bush Construction accommodated these significant changes to the project with schedule modifications and were able to overcome these conditions, turning the vision of the RIADG into reality.