Winter 2023

TKB is finalizing design-build bridging documents for the Illinois Department of Transportation (IDOT) in association with the Illinois Capital Development Board (CDB). Located on 6.5 acres within the IDOT Hanley campus, the 76,500 SF, LEED Silver building will be home to new materials laboratories, shipping, receiving and materials storage, training centers, library, and associated technical and administrative offices for 120 personnel from Central Bureau of Materials, Bureau of Programming, Bureau of Research and District 6. Laboratory functions will relate to testing of construction materials associated with roadways and technical labs for Traffic Instrumentation, Metals & Miscellaneous Products, Nuclear Diagnostics and Materials Chemistry.

Throughout the process, TKB’s team has worked closely with IDOT and CDB to identify comprehensive facility needs and requirements.  Data will be assembled into the bridging documents including design criteria, LEED criteria, detailed design narratives, facility program, detailed room data sheets, spatial adjacencies, equipment requirements, and conceptual designs that will serve as the design-build team’s basis for the design and construction of the final project.