Highlights From Our Portfolio

Since 1912, Continental has completed 60 million square feet of new construction and tenant developments worth in excess of $1 billion in the Chicagoland area alone.

Woodward MPC

Services

Woodward MPC

Manufacturing area stations ranged from most basic, containing a single duplex serving a PC and a workbench mounted power distribution unit, to more power-intense workstations with multiple duplexes. Fabrication shop required unique power feed for each machine and supplementary convenience power for local PCs. Requirements for each machine varied and required field verification / investigation to ensure proper installation.

Accomplishments

1,469,244 feet (~278 miles) of building wire (THHN, XHWN, etc.), 97,233 feet (~18 miles) of misc. cable (Fire Alarm, Lighting Control, Signal, etc.), 603,000 feet (~114 miles) of Cat6 / Cat6A, 16,050 feet (~3 miles) of fiber, 7,900 feet (~1.5 miles) of Wiremold, 31,750 cable ties.

Intercontinental Hotel, Rosemont

Services

Intercontinental Hotel, Rosemont

Design & build, power distribution, lighting design layout, lighting controls (dimmer board panel), fire alarm system, security & audio/visual system, telephone & data room, parking garage lighting & power.

Accomplishments

(1) 500kw diesel generator, (3) switchboard service 2500a, 2000a & 3000a, (3) 800a bus duct riser, (2) large ballroom approximately 7000 square feet each, (1) large meeting venue, (1) club lounge, guest bedrooms, (1) large laundry room.

Equinix Data Center

Services

Equinix Data Center

Building shell & core, lighting, interior development, lighting controls, life safety and structured cabling.

Accomplishments

270,000 sq. ft., 105,000 raised floor, 40,000 sq. ft. office space, Tier 3 Co-Location Data Center, 1 - 600A 34.5 kV Switchboard (28 mW of total load), 10-34.5 to 480V Substation Transformers (provision for 5 future will make 15 total) 12-2.5mW generators (10 primary, 2-swings, provision for 5 future will make 17 total), 10-4000A 480V Switchboards (provision for 5 future will make 15 total), 20-UPS (provision for 10 future will make 30 total), 96-STS's (provision for 48 future will make 144 total), 396-RPP Panels (provision for 192 future will make 576 total) 96-PDU's and 30,000 sq. ft. Central Utility Plant for Chiller. 11 months.

Panduit Headquarters

Services

Panduit Headquarters

Lutron lighting and shade control, structured cabling, security, audio/visual, fire alarm, area of rescue, power monitoring, card reader, heat trace & snow melt system.

Accomplishments

300,000 sq-ft Office Space w/ Dining room and cafeteria, LEED Gold Certified, 225,000 feet of conduit, 1,250,500 of cable, 1,200,150 of structured cable, 1.5 MW generator, (1) 4000Amp service, (3) 300KW UPS, 10,000 sq-ft Data Center, Designed for future paralleling switchgear, over 4000 lighting fixtures with over 100 different types, 16 months to complete.

McCormick Place

McCormick Place

Services

Design & build, building shell & core, interior development, lighting, lighting controls, life safety, structured cabling, security, audio/visual.

Accomplishments

(2) 3000 amp services, 100 KW generator, fiber optic backbone, 4,500 lighting fixtures of 45 different types, 420,000 feet of cable, 140,000 feet of conduit, 1 million square feet of office, conference, and garage space in 18 months.

BlueCross Blue Shield Headquarters Building

BlueCross BlueShield Headquarters Building

Services

Interior development, life safety, building automation, structured cabling, underfloor cell, lighting.

Accomplishments

15 miles of underfloor cell, 400,000 feet of conduit, 70,000 feet of feeder cable, 3,000,000 feet of Cat. 5 cable, fiber optic backbone, 13,800 lighting fixtures of 80 different types, 11,000 receptacles, plus over 290 miles of branch wiring. Completed wiring for 3,700 workstations in 6 months and entire project in 14 months.

Northwest Point

Northwest Point

Services

Design & build, building shell & core, interior development for Motorola, site lighting, general lighting, life safety, structured cabling.

Accomplishments

3,000 amp, 2,000 amp, and 800 amp services, 5,000 fixtures of 25 different types, fiber optic backbone, 300,000 square feet of office and garage space in 14 months.

University of Chicago Hospital Duchossois Center for Advanced Medicine

Services

University of Chicago Hospital Duchossois Center For Advanced Medicine

Building shell & core, interior development, fire alarm, nurse call, lighting controls, surgical lighting, sound, intercom, paging, outdoor lighting, isolated surgical power.

Accomplishments

25,000 field hours, 368,000 feet of EMT and GRC conduit, 23,200 feet of PVC conduit, 9,050 lighting fixtures of 150 types, 11,000 feet of cable tray, (2) 1200 KW generators, 7 transfer switches, (2) 3000 amp services, (2) 4000 amp services, plus associated branch wiring and devices. Project completed in 25 months.

Experian DT

Experian DT

Services

Building shell & core, interior development, site lighting, general lighting, structured cabling, life safety.

Accomplishments

100,000 feet of conduit, 70,000 feet of feeder cable, 1,300,000 feet of Cat. 5 cable, 1,000,000 feet of branch wire, 250 KW generator, 380,000 square feet of office space and garage space in 12 months.

US Cellular Field

US Cellular Field

Services

Field lighting, site lighting, general lighting, concession stations, skyboxes.

Accomplishments

(4) 4,000 amp, (3) 3,000 amp, (1) 2,500 amp, (2) 2,000 amp, (4) 1,600 amp, (5) 1,200 amp, (12) 800 amp services, 664 hand-focused, high intensity field lights, over 1.4 million feet of conduit, 9,700 fixtures of 70 different types in 18 months.

Highlights from our portfolio

Since 1912, Continental has completed 60 million square feet of new construction and tenant developments worth in excess of $1 billion in the Chicagoland area alone.

Woodward MPC

Woodward MPC Woodward MPC

Services

Manufacturing area stations ranged from most basic, containing a single duplex serving a PC and a workbench mounted power distribution unit, to more power-intense workstations with multiple duplexes. Fabrication shop required unique power feed for each machine and supplementary convenience power for local PCs. Requirements for each machine varied and required field verification / investigation to ensure proper installation.

Accomplishments

1,469,244 feet (~278 miles) of building wire (THHN, XHWN, etc.), 97,233 feet (~18 miles) of misc. cable (Fire Alarm, Lighting Control, Signal, etc.), 603,000 feet (~114 miles) of Cat6 / Cat6A, 16,050 feet (~3 miles) of fiber, 7,900 feet (~1.5 miles) of Wiremold, 31,750 cable ties.

Intercontinental Hotel, Rosemont

Intercontinental Hotel, Rosemont Intercontinental Hotel, Rosemont

Services

Design & build, power distribution, lighting design layout, lighting controls (dimmer board panel), fire alarm system, security & audio/visual system, telephone & data room, parking garage lighting & power.

Accomplishments

(1) 500kw diesel generator, (3) switchboard service 2500a, 2000a & 3000a, (3) 800a bus duct riser, (2) large ballroom approximately 7000 square feet each, (1) large meeting venue, (1) club lounge, guest bedrooms, (1) large laundry room.

Equinix Data Center

Equinix Data Center Equinix Data Center

Services

Building shell & core, lighting, interior development, lighting controls, life safety and structured cabling.

Accomplishments

270,000 sq. ft., 105,000 raised floor, 40,000 sq. ft. office space, Tier 3 Co-Location Data Center, 1 - 600A 34.5 kV Switchboard (28 mW of total load), 10-34.5 to 480V Substation Transformers (provision for 5 future will make 15 total) 12-2.5mW generators (10 primary, 2-swings, provision for 5 future will make 17 total), 10-4000A 480V Switchboards (provision for 5 future will make 15 total), 20-UPS (provision for 10 future will make 30 total), 96-STS's (provision for 48 future will make 144 total), 396-RPP Panels (provision for 192 future will make 576 total) 96-PDU's and 30,000 sq. ft. Central Utility Plant for Chiller. 11 months.

Panduit Headquarters

Panduit Headquarters Panduit Headquarters

Services

Lutron lighting and shade control, structured cabling, security, audio/visual, fire alarm, area of rescue, power monitoring, card reader, heat trace & snow melt system.

Accomplishments

300,000 sq-ft Office Space w/ Dining room and cafeteria, LEED Gold Certified, 225,000 feet of conduit, 1,250,500 of cable, 1,200,150 of structured cable, 1.5 MW generator, (1) 4000Amp service, (3) 300KW UPS, 10,000 sq-ft Data Center, Designed for future paralleling switchgear, over 4000 lighting fixtures with over 100 different types, 16 months to complete.

McCormick Place

McCormick Place McCormick Place

Services

Design & build, building shell & core, interior development, lighting, lighting controls, life safety, structured cabling, security, audio/visual.

Accomplishments

(2) 3000 amp services, 100 KW generator, fiber optic backbone, 4,500 lighting fixtures of 45 different types, 420,000 feet of cable, 140,000 feet of conduit, 1 million square feet of office, conference, and garage space in 18 months.

BlueCross BlueShield Headquarters Building

BlueCross Blue Shield Headquarters Building BlueCross Blue Shield Headquarters Building

Services

Interior development, life safety, building automation, structured cabling, underfloor cell, lighting.

Accomplishments

15 miles of underfloor cell, 400,000 feet of conduit, 70,000 feet of feeder cable, 3,000,000 feet of Cat. 5 cable, fiber optic backbone, 13,800 lighting fixtures of 80 different types, 11,000 receptacles, plus over 290 miles of branch wiring. Completed wiring for 3,700 workstations in 6 months and entire project in 14 months.

Northwest Point

Northwest Point Northwest Point

Services

Design & build, building shell & core, interior development for Motorola, site lighting, general lighting, life safety, structured cabling.

Accomplishments

3,000 amp, 2,000 amp, and 800 amp services, 5,000 fixtures of 25 different types, fiber optic backbone, 300,000 square feet of office and garage space in 14 months.

University of Chicago Hospital Duchossois Center for Advanced Medicine

University of Chicago Hospital Duchossois Center For Advanced Medicine University of Chicago Hospital Duchossois Center For Advanced Medicine

Services

Building shell & core, interior development, fire alarm, nurse call, lighting controls, surgical lighting, sound, intercom, paging, outdoor lighting, isolated surgical power.

Accomplishments

25,000 field hours, 368,000 feet of EMT and GRC conduit, 23,200 feet of PVC conduit, 9,050 lighting fixtures of 150 types, 11,000 feet of cable tray, (2) 1200 KW generators, 7 transfer switches, (2) 3000 amp services, (2) 4000 amp services, plus associated branch wiring and devices. Project completed in 25 months.

Experian DT

Experian DT Experian DT

Services

Building shell & core, interior development, site lighting, general lighting, structured cabling, life safety.

Accomplishments

100,000 feet of conduit, 70,000 feet of feeder cable, 1,300,000 feet of Cat. 5 cable, 1,000,000 feet of branch wire, 250 KW generator, 380,000 square feet of office space and garage space in 12 months.

US Cellular Field

US Cellular Field US Cellular Field

Services

Field lighting, site lighting, general lighting, concession stations, skyboxes.

Accomplishments

(4) 4,000 amp, (3) 3,000 amp, (1) 2,500 amp, (2) 2,000 amp, (4) 1,600 amp, (5) 1,200 amp, (12) 800 amp services, 664 hand-focused, high intensity field lights, over 1.4 million feet of conduit, 9,700 fixtures of 70 different types in 18 months.