Elmhurst CUSD 205 Preconstruction Planning


Elmhurst CUSD 205


Wight & Co


Construction Manager

In the summer of 2017, ICI was hired through a competitive qualifications-based selection process to serve as Elmhurst CUSD 205’s Construction Manager.

The District was embarking upon an evaluation of short and long term facility needs. The District-wide facilities evaluation required the services of a professional construction partner to provide cost estimating, phasing and school site logistics services. The District subsequently passed a $168 million referendum in 2018, thus providing funding for these district-wide improvements to the learning facilities.

In the time period since the community passed the referendum, ICI has worked alongside District architect Wight & Co. to evaluate a multitude of facility options. Key District objectives include the implementation of an all day Kindergarten program, upgrading security and replacement of aging facilities. All of the referendum-related projects will be spread over approximately six years beginning in 2020 and will be paid with three separate bond issues; and thus grouped into three series of construction projects.

ICI views the role of Construction Manager with each of our District partners as that of a trusted adviser. Our objective is to present fully vetted construction scenarios to a District; ultimately allowing Administration to make educated decisions that are in the best interest of students and the community.

Construction on the first two projects (Bryan Middle School and Edison Elementary School) is underway.