McCormick Place

For a project this large, there were many considerations. During the shell and core part of the project, we had to understand how the end space was going to be used in order to make sure that it was built out correctly. The customer needed an electrical contractor that could build out the space to be as flexible as possible for future events and conferences. We were able to see the project from conception to completion. This project was completed in 14 months.

City of Chicago

Services Performed:
Audio/visual, design & build, shell & core, interior development, lighting, lighting controls, life safety, structured cabling, and security

Square Feet:
2.6 million

3,000,000 ft of Cat 5 cable
1,531,200 ft of branch wiring
400,000 ft of conduit
79,000 ft of under floor cell
70,000 ft of feeder cable
13,800 lighting fixtures of 80 different types
11,000 receptacles
3,700 workstations

Commercial Projects

One of Continental’s specialties is the design and construction of commercial buildings — projects that have to deliver efficiency, sophisticated performance and aesthetic appeal. Today’s office environments are architecturally unique and include specialized electrical, structured cabling, security, and audio and video systems that need to be integrated and mobilized quickly to ensure operational efficiency.