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DOWNERS GROVE, IL-Kennedy Webster Electric Co. has relocated its business to 20,000 SF at 5225 Walnut Ave. Having moved from Chicago, the light bulb provider recently completed improvements to its new office and warehouse facility, including demolishing a portion of the building. Overseen by project manager Tom Leathem, design/build general contracting firm Principle Construction Corp. completed the demolition and other code improvements to the building.

“A project like this brings unique challenges when compared to new construction as it is more difficult to define the scope of work required to meet current code standards,” says Leathem of Principle. “We were able to provide our services and complete the work required to bring this building up to current standards. We delivered the customer with a building that works with his business format within the predetermined budget criteria all of which resulted in a very happy client.”

To bring the building up to current code standards, Principle’s work entailed removal and relocation of tenant demising walls, lighting, HVAC equipment, fire sprinkler system and electrical distribution equipment. An electrical recircuiting of the building and reconfiguring of the HVAC system was also performed, and a new fire system installed throughout. Timothy Morgan Associates provided architectural services on the project.

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