Liberty Mutual – Hoffman Estates

Hardscape – Liberty Mutual Group, Hoffman Estates, Illinois Problem: Commercial office building was constructed on a landfill site; poor drainage and base condition was resulting in premature pavement deterioration due to heaving and excessive cracking. Storm water permitting and fill disposal restrictions made the cost of a full reconstruction prohibitive. Solution: Our new design attempted to reduce disturbance to the greatest extent possible and installed new subsurface drainage piping to mitigate base saturation. The use of cement soil stabilization improved...

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St. Elizabeth Seton Church

Roofing – St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Catholic Church, Carmel, Indiana (Catholic Diocese of Lafayette) Problem: Original lead-coated copper roofing was leaking due to thermal movement, poor detailing and wind damage. Water infiltration was starting to cause damage to masonry walls; the original windows in the sanctuary dormers had also been leaking for some time. Solution: Our new design included thermally-efficient windows and improved detailing; maintaining the original aesthetic of the building as well as matching the newer additions to the...

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Frank Whiteley School

Walls - Frank Whiteley School, Hoffman Estates, IL. School was originally constructed with a mix of brick masonry and frame walls with a cement-stucco finish. Water infiltration through the stucco on the exterior and condensation from the interior resulted in accelerating deterioration and dangerous conditions for mold development. Project removed the deteriorated stucco-clad walls and replaced them with a new rain-screen panel system that also improved overall aesthetics. Original punched window openings were also upgraded with new curtain wall sections, extending...

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