Wal-Mart Stores, Inc.
Shade Lawrence O'Quinn
In January 2013, ICI began construction on a new ground up Sam’s Club on Weber Road in Romeoville, Illinois. The new 136,000 square foot retail store is positioned on a pad-ready site adjacent to an existing Wal-Mart store. Because the stores share the same ownership, Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. opted to carry several design elements from the existing Walmart store through to the new Sam’s Club. Among them is a stone column detail applied to the south and west elevations of the new store. The project also included the construction of a new gas station positioned in front of the store along Weber Road.
The project initially had a 35 week construction schedule and was due to be delivered in early September 2013. Although this schedule was rigorous, the site was pad ready and the façade was comprised of pre-cast panels; project attributes well-suited for a tight schedule. Several weeks into construction, however, Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. approached ICI with their goal of accelerating the already aggressive schedule by an additional two weeks. The project team rose to the challenge and delivered this $10.3 million project in mid-August.