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McDonald’s: CarbonCure Technology
McDonald's Flagship Location In 2018, Ozinga partnered with Ross Barney Architects on the renovation of McDonald’s iconic flagship Chicago restaurant at Clark and Ontario. During the design process, McDonald’s was interested in incorporating sustainable elements throughout the structure, including solar panels and energy efficient kitchen and HVAC equipment, so CarbonCure was a natural fit. “I [...]
Chicago Boathouse: Filtercrete™
City of Chicago Boathouse In 2013, Mayor Rahm Emanuel proposed building four boathouses as part of the riverfront revitalization plan. Architecture and urban design practice Studio Gang was commissioned to build two of the four boathouses. To assist in riverfront cleanup and address the environmental requirements, Studio Gang needed to consider a permeable material to [...]
Des Plaines Alleyways: Filtercrete™ Pervious Concrete
Des Plaines Alleyways | Filtercrete™ Pervious Concrete Approximately seven years ago, due to the proximity to the Des Plaines River, the City of Des Plaines was in need of alleyways that could handle the excess stormwater to fight flooding, without causing added issues due to freezing in the winter months. The city contacted Ozinga to learn more about our Filtercrete™ [...]
Gary/Chicago International Airport: Mobile Concrete Plant
Gary/Chicago International Airport Runway Project Gary Airport was in need of a rebuilt runway, and in order to ensure this project didn’t fully interrupt their operation, the project had to be completed in 30 days. Superior Construction was tasked with fulfilling the 4,000-foot long by 150-foot wide runway, which used 30,000 yards of concrete. Due [...]
Omni Ecosystems: Ozinga Soil Barrier Slurry
Omni Ecosystems and Ozinga Soil Barrier Slurry Ozinga recently partnered with Omni Ecosystems during the 16-month renovation of the Carling Hotel located in Chicago’s Old Town neighborhood. This historic, single-room-occupancy building provides affordable housing for Chicago residents. As part of this revitalization project, two interior courtyards required soil remediation, which was solved efficiently and effectively [...]
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