Envelope Evaluation and Repair
Critical Examinations and Facade Repair Programs
AltusWorks prepared Critical Examination and Facade Repair Programs for seven buildings at the University of Illinois at Chicago. The educational, research, and administrative buildings were built between 1910 and 1960 and ranged in height from 5 to 13 stories. The construction types included heavy timber, concrete framing with brick, limestone and terra cotta masonry cladding, reinforced concrete structure with window walls, and pre-cast concrete panels. The evaluation process adhered to Rules and Regulations of the City’s 2008 Exterior Wall Ordinance. The evaluations resulted in seven comprehensive reports outlining observed conditions, failure modes, repair recommendations, and projected budgets. The reports are used by the University for the development of projects and fiscal planning.