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LeJeune Steel is successful in bid on UIC South campus

March 6, 2006 - LeJeune Steel Company was successful in its bid for the University of Illinois at Chicago (UIC) South Campus Development project. The project consists of two distinct components.


  • The Residence Halls are a 4 building assembly of residential towers on the southern half of the site.

  • The buildings parallel assemblies of a 3,000 seat Convention Center, 150 seat Event Center, and academic building on the northern half of the site.



The 750-room towers will primarily be a concrete structure. LeJeune will have approximately 1,300 tons of steel to fabricate for these five buildings.

General Contractor: Power Construction
Architect: HOK
Structural Engineer: Thornton Tomasetti
Owner: University of Illinois at Chicago


The UIC Forum

The Jewel of the project will be the Forum building. The structure features 5 Trusses and 2 end wall frames with a 124' span. The W36 top cords will be rolled to feature a sloping roof line. Nearly half of the structural steel will be architecturally exposed to feature the trellis overhand system. The most substantial elements of the project will be the single 4 foot diameter pipe column which reaches to a height of over 120 feet. A 60 inch deep plate girder with a 140 foot length frames into the pipe column to increase stability.

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