Higher Education

The University of Chicago | Mansueto Library

Chicago, Illinois

RRJ provided independent quality assurance services during the installation of the below-grade waterproofing components of this cutting edge library's elliptical glass dome that extends above grade approximately 35 feet at the midpoint and utilizes no interior support columns.  The dome structure covers the Grand Reading Room and sits atop an elliptical concrete foundation that extends several stories below grade and encloses the book storage and automated retrieval system.  Project document review and periodic site field observations were performed of the as-built construction, along with witnessing of the quality assurance testing.

University of Cincinnati | Aronoff Center for Design and Art

Cincinnati, Ohio

Exterior facade investigation and remedial solutions to address water leakage at various locations of the facade consisting of primarily clad with an exterior insulation and finish system (EIFS) interspersed with bands of aluminum-framed. This 'signature' academic building design was created by using slanted box geometry to form a twisted curve along the major axis that flows in various patterns to other campus buildings.  

University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign | Campus Instructional Facility

Urbana, Illinois

Building enclosure commissioning services for this LEED designated innovative Campus Instructional Facility. A public-private partnership model, this academic building is designed to add 122,000 square feet of transformative teaching space to the campus featuring supportive, interactive and immersive learning that promotes collaboration and teamwork among students.