AMCOL HEADQUARTERS Hoffman Estates, Illinois The new
AMCOL HEADQUARTERS Hoffman Estates, Illinois
The new headquarters for AMCOL International Corporation,
one of the world’s leading suppliers of bentonite and bentoniterelated products, presented an ideal opportunity for integrating
and show-casing the building materials that AMCOL supplies in
the construction industry. Aiming for LEED Silver certification, this
bio-friendly, steel framed office and laboratory building is crowned
by extensive green roof systems with high-quality waterproofing
and roofing, all of which are products of AMCOL International. HP
worked closely with Gensler to efficiently structure the green roof
framing. Composite framing provides an efficient structure—its
light weight keeps foundations at a minimum and reduces
excavation on the site, which is adjacent to natural wetlands.
Vibrations were carefully checked, especially in the laboratory
areas housing sensitive equipment.