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Minerals Technologies (AMCOL International)

25 - 75,000SF, Building / Ground-up, Greater Than $20 Million

Minerals Technologies (AMCOL International)

Leopardo completed the new LEED-Silver certified headquarters for Minerals Technologies (formerly AMCOL International), an international producer and marketer of value-added, specialty minerals and related products. As a world-class research and development leader, it was essential that the laboratories incorporated into this facility permit them to remain on the cutting-edge of technology. The company moved from its former Arlington Heights location to its new location in the Prairie Stone Business Park in Hoffman Estates.

  • 79,800-SF, two-story building, including 59,000-SF office and conference room space, a 9,000-SF laboratory space with 19 stations and 10 fume hoods, as well as a 7,800-SF mechanical support space
  • Structural steel frame building with architectural precast panels
  • Innovative use of exposed interior concrete and finishes
  • A green roof system and self-draining irrigation
  • Sustainable project features include preferred parking spots for drivers who carpool or drive low-emitting or fuel-efficient vehicles, quantity and quality control bioswale, water-efficient landscaping with no potable use or irrigation
  • Recycled 77.99 percent of the waste generated during construction
  • Used 23.24 percent of recycled material and 42.76 percent of regional material (harvested and fabricated within 500 miles from the project site)
  • 92 percent of all wood product used on the project was FSC certified
  • Building utilizes glazing to provide daylight and views for at least 75 percent of occupants, and high-efficiency fixtures and occupant sensors reduce the building’s potable water demand
  • Along with high levels of outdoor air ventilation, the building is specifically designed to ASHRAE standards to ensure the thermal comfort of occupants
  • BIM utilized on this project included fabricated and assembled pipe connections away from the field to save time and cost and better quality control, as well as maximized the interior space (ceiling height) by optimizing the above ceiling space for the MEP installation