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Skender breaks ground on 85k SF training center addition for Laborers' Union

Renderings for the 85,000-square-foot addition to the Chicagoland Laborers’ Union training center. Renderings for the 85,000-square-foot addition to the Chicagoland Laborers’ Union training center.
Renderings for the 85,000-square-foot addition to the Chicagoland Laborers’ Union training center. Renderings for the 85,000-square-foot addition to the Chicagoland Laborers’ Union training center.
The existing Chicagoland Laborers’ Union training center, constructed in 2009. The existing Chicagoland Laborers’ Union training center, constructed in 2009.

Skender, serving as general contractor, recently started construction of a 55,000-square-foot steel structure addition and 30,000-square-foot office renovation to the Laborers’ International Union of North America (LIUNA) Chicagoland Laborers’ District Council Training and Apprentice Fund Training Center.

Located at 5700 W. Homer in Chicago’s Austin neighborhood, the training center is seeking to expand its existing facility to accommodate more training of new workforces. The existing interior is being renovated to increase office and classroom capacity. In addition to the new structure, pre-cast wall panel and renovation work, Skender is increasing the on-site storm water retention space to manage additional run-off that will be created by added parking.

Classrooms within the facility will contain high ceiling training bays that can be used to complete real life training for laborer activities. Renovation of the office area is expected to be completed in January 2019 and the larger addition completed in August 2019. Skender is working in collaboration with design firm Eckenhoff Saunders Architects as well as IMEG, TGRWA, V3 and landscape architecture firm Teska Associates to successfully complete the project.