Healthcare

Advocate Condell Medical Center | West Tower

Libertyville, Illinois

Evaluation and air infiltration / water penetration testing of the exterior curtain wall's building envelope weather resistance to determine the cause of condensation observed in the interior modular curtain wall units of this expansion tower during construction. The exterior wall system behavior was investigated using infrared thermography, thermal analysis, and the use of in-wall thermal instrumentation. Repairs were implemented to avoid delay of the facility opening.

Avery Heart Hospital     

Sioux Falls, South Dakota

Investigation to evaluate the causes of and provide repair solutions to the wall cavity condensation and ice formation of this specialty heart hospital. Condensation of the interior humidity resulted from the absence of an effective air barrier in this precast-concrete-clad structure. Repairs required removal of the interior finishes on exterior walls, application of expansive spray foam to function as insulation and an air barrier with special consideration of hidden windows, and reinstallation of the interior finishes.

Carle Foundation Hospital | Medical Office Buildings

Champaign, Illinois

Building enclosure consulting and construction phase commissioning (BECx) services for three new medical office buildings to be located at the new 210-acre consolidated Carle of the Fields' medical campus. The Ambulatory Surgery Center, Specialty Medical Office Building, and Christie Clinic Medical Office Building, totaling 190,000 square feet, will be adjacent to each other on the new campus and connected with corridors between buildings.