First Army Headquarters – Building 68

Services Rendered:

Square Footage:

150,000 Square Feet


Rock Island, IL


This project consisted of the 150,000 s.f. renovation of Building 68 on the Rock Island Arsenal for the US Army Corps of Engineers:

  • Six private restrooms
  • Office Space
  • Break Room
  • Private video teleconference/conference Rooms
  • Replacement of windows and exterior door units to meet current force protection / anti-terrorism standards
  • Emergency backup generator
  • Built to LEED Silver Standards

Due to the age of the building, Russell partnered with the United States Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) to ensure the building met the requirements to stay a part of the National Building Historical Register.

In order to “Go Green” and have a minimal impact on the environment, an extensive waste management plan was implemented to reduce the amount of job-site waste generated on this project. This plan entailed the Russell project team recycling an assortment of Jobsite materials such as carpet, metal, wood, glass, drywall, ceiling tile, paper, cardboard, concrete, and other general waste materials. In total, this project generated 1,123.237 tons of waste materials. However, 916.942 tons, or 81.63%, of construction waste was diverted from landfills for this project alone.