Institutional

Harvest Bible Chapel | Worship Center

Elgin, Illinois

Investigation and repair solutions to address problems occurring during the fabrication and erection of the steel building frame of the new worship center at the Chapel campus. The investigation revealed extensive building frame problems which seriously compromised the structural integrity of the building. Installation of immediate repairs were done to mitigate the associated structural failure risks and to bring the structure into compliance with the building code.

Indian Prairie Public Library

Darien, Illinois

Investigation and repair design to address interior water leakage related to ice dams formation on roof of the lbrary. The investigation identified deficiencies in the masonry walls and roof, as well as improper design of the roof ventilation, which was found to be contributing to winter condensation as well as the formation of ice dams. The repair design effectively controlled air flow and heat loss through the building envelope, eliminating the ongoing ice dams and condensation.

Instituto Health Sciences Career Academy

Chicago, Illinois

Architectural peer review of the architectural drawings and specifications related to air and moisture control of the exterior wall sections and waterproofing details for the repurposing of a deteriorating and abandoned industrial building, located in the Pilsen neighborhood of Chicago, into a health sciences and college preparatory charter high school. The heavy timber and brick building was expanded and renovated with a gleaming color-morphing facade creating a high performance skin, or "rain screen technology, to enhance the appearance and improve the thermal performance of the building enclosure. Quality assurance site observations of the existing conditions of the roof and window installations were performed.