Stadiums | Event Centers

Chicago Park District | Douglas Park Field House Restoration

Chicago, Illinois

Evaluation of the condition and development of restoration repairs of the remaining limestone and brick masonry cornice suffering from water leakage above the main entrance to this 1900's vintage field house listed on the National Registry of Historic Buildings. Water infiltration into the limestone and brick masonry cornice had resulted in widespread corrosion of the embedded anchors and supporting steel beam, and significantly displaced the limestone and masonry.

Guaranteed Rate Field  

Chicago, Illinois

Investigation into the cause of wearing concrete slab cracking at the three main seating level perimeter concourses at the Chicago White Sox's baseball stadium. Cracks were both aesthetically unpleasing and were thought to be the source of water infiltration into enclosed suites below. Systematic water spray tests revealed that water leakage was attributable to construction deficiencies not associated with the cracked slabs. Cost-effective repairs were developed consisting of "stitching" cracked portions of the slab together with steel dowels, installing new contraction joints, and applying a durable, slip-resistant traffic deck coating over the entire concrete slab surface.

Harris Theater for Music and Dance | Upper Randolph Plaza

Chicago, Illinois

Ocean Place

Joint investigation of water leaks at The Harris Theater for Music and Dance, a multi-use performing arts facility in Millennium Park. Due to its unique construction below grade, much of the "roof" is covered with landscaping or structures of Upper Randolph Plaza. The investigation included review of the original structural and architectural drawings and specifications, interviews with building occupants regarding the history of the various leaks, review of construction photographs, and excavations through the overburden at several of the more persistent leak areas to expose and document the waterproofing configurations. Peer reviewed repair designs and performed regular observations of the repair construction.