Higher Education

The University of Chicago | Cobb Gate

Chicago, Illinois

The historic Cobb Gate is a symbolic main entrance to the University and is traveled by hundreds of students, faculty and visitors daily. To provide an accessible complaint route, the east and west entrances were re-designed involving a slop drop and a new pavement surface along with additions and restoration of the old iron gates. RRJ investigated and developed repairs for the distressed and performance related problems of the granite pavers resulting from the restoration.

 


University of Cincinnati | Aronoff Center for Design and Art
Cincinnati, Ohio

This 'signature' academic building serves as an interconnecting campus structure. The design is created by using slanted box geometry to form a twisted curve along the major axis that flows in various patterns to the other campus buildings. The facade is primarily clad with an exterior insulation and finish system (EIFS) interspersed with bands of aluminum-framed windows. Water leakage at various locations had been ongoing since construction completion resulting in facade deterioration and damage to the interior finishes at the exterior walls and ceilings. The investigation attributed water leakage to various anomalies associated with the window system, sealants, and the EIFS. Remedial solutions were recommended to repair the distressed conditions, along with further study and water testing to determine the extent of the other envelope problems and associated failures.

 

University of Notre Dame | Clarke Memorial Fountain

Notre Dame, Indiana

The Clarke Memorial Fountain is one of the University's most popular meeting places with various names including Notre Dame's Stonehenge. RRJ was retained by the University to develop repair design, manufacturer coordination and construction administration services related to repairs to address the ongoing water loss.