Caterpillar World Headquarters

Caterpillar, Inc. | Deerfield, IL | January 2017

The entire project consisting of 50,000 square feet of floor space was turned over on time amid extensive design revisions, some of which had to begin before official drawing issuance to maintain aggressive turnover deadlines. PCI’s scope of work consisted of metal stud framing, drywall, taping, rough carpentry and acoustical ceilings.

The main feature of the project and aspect which proved to be most challenging was a custom Hunter Douglas Linear Box ceiling. The assembly was installed to various angles and slopes while maintaining a complex layout for the numerous panel widths present. Additionally, the surface was split into “clouds” inherently separated and surrounded by linear fixtures which diagonally cut through the entire ceiling while aligning with key core elevation drywall reveals. Clear communication, innovative problem solving and timely reactionary measures setup installation crews for successful results.