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John C. Kluczynski Federal Building and Loop Post Office – Fire Alarm Upgrade Project

Chicago, Illinois
John C. Kluczynski Federal Building
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Dates: 2015-2016
Cost: $2 million (construction value)

Project Detail

The John C. Kluczynski Federal Building and Loop Post Office complex is one of three buildings that make up the Federal Center in Chicago. Designed by Chicago architect Ludwig Mies van der Rohe and completed in 1975, the John C. Kluczynski Federal Building and Loop Station Post Office is a 43-story skyscraper paired with a separate one-story post office.

dsi Associates is leading the effort to correct all fire alarm and sprinkler deficiencies for the John C. Kluczynski and Loop Post Office buildings.  This involves partial fire alarm replacement, in fully occupied buildings, to address building deficiencies, including control panels, alarm and notification devices, transponders, terminal cabinets, and all associated conduit and wire.  This is the final step in a full upgrade of existing building systems.  It will bring the complex current relative to all life safety elements.

Throughout the project, the 1,115,000 square foot facility will continue full occupancy and operations.  The work will be performed while maintaining a fully active fire safety system, in space with significant and varying security requirements while minimizing disruptions to building occupants and maintaining uninterrupted Fire Alarm Service during all phases of construction.