Zurich North America Headquarters

This iconic 753,300 sf corporate headquarters building reflects Zurich North America’s global reach and world-class stature.  The development was the largest single tenant suburban office development in Illinois since 2001. As a member of Clayco’s design-build team, GEI applied its expertise to help the team realize value on a site that was fraught with underground challenges.  With commitment to client service and innovation, GEI continued our services through construction completion.

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Key Challenges

The site selected for this iconic structure provided extreme challenges that required a strong technical geotechnical partner to guide the design and construction process. The geotechnical investigation revealed organic soils that required dewatering and a foundation system to overcome differential settlement challenges.  Working closely with the Project Team, GEI provided recommendations to reduce costs and help keep construction on schedule.

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