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Innovation During the Pandemic: How 3D Laser Scanning and UAV / Drone Technology Can Be Employed for Architects, Contractors, and Facility Managers
Posted by: ZS on April 17, 2020

Innovation During the Pandemic: How 3D Laser Scanning and UAV / Drone Technology Can Be Employed for Architects, Contractors, and Facility Managers During these challenging times we are faced with finding new ways of accomplishing our responsibilities while working remotely and practicing social distancing guidelines as recommended by the CDC. For the architecture and engineering community working on existing facilities this often means sending teams of professionals into the field to take measurements and photograph existing conditions. By employing 3D laser scanning technology, this work can be completed by sending a single technician into the field thus minimizing social interaction…

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ZS Selected as Architectural Consultant for Multiple Building Enclosure Repairs at UWM
Posted by: ZS on February 25, 2020

Recent Wins ZS Selected as Architectural Consultant for Multiple Building Enclosure Repairs at UWM ZS leveraged its expertise in building enclosure renovation/restoration on historic buildings within institutional environments (such as our decades-long work at University of Chicago) to win a contract with the Wisconsin Department of Administration for work at the University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee campus. ZS will perform a thorough condition assessment of 100 percent of the exterior walls and select portions of roofing/waterproofing assemblies (including windows and doors) at all elevations on six buildings including the Architecture and Urban Planning Building, Enderis Hall, Garland Hall, Golda Meir Library,..

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ZS Performs Key Role in moving the 625-ton wall at the former Warner Grand Theatre
Posted by: ZS on September 9, 2019

ZS is proud to be an integral part of the moving of the Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra’s Warner Grand Theater historic wall on the east elevation. ZS performed the preliminary structural analysis and feasibility study for the wall move, and on Tuesday, August 13th CD Smith and International Chimney successfully moved the 625-ton wall, 35 feet to the east. The Warner brothers built and opened the Warner Grand Theater in Milwaukee in 1931 and it has remained one of Milwaukee’s most treasured historic landmarks. This new project will see the transformation of the Warner Grand into the “Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra Center”…

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Milwaukee County Selects ZS LLC to Lead the Glazing System Investigation for Milwaukee’s Mitchell Park Conservatory Domes
Posted by: ZS on July 15, 2019

Milwaukee County Selects ZS LLC to Lead the Glazing System Investigation for Milwaukee’s Mitchell Park Conservatory Domes Milwaukee County selected ZS LLC (ZS) to lead a team of experts to perform a comprehensive investigation of the aluminum glazing system that covers the iconic three Conoidal Domes at Mitchell Park. The project team for this project, led by ZS, includes Stutzki Engineering, and Super Sky Products Enterprises, LLC. ZS will provide project management, investigation/testing of existing system, and repair solution options. Stutzki Engineering, a world renown glass engineering consulting firm, will provide glazing repair options. Super Sky, the company that originally..

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ZS Selected to Perform Building Enclosure Commissioning (BECx) of the New Will County Courthouse in Joliet, IL
Posted by: ZS on November 8, 2018

Will County Courthouse, Joliet, IL Construction is underway on Will County’s new courthouse and justice center in downtown Joliet, Illinois. The building is a 10-story, $215 million project designed by Chicago-based architecture firm Wight & Company. Gilbane is the Construction Manager for the Project.  The new 369,000-square-foot structure includes a curtain wall facade and large landscaped plaza to convey openness and transparency. The new building will replace the current four-story brutalist facility across the street. Topped by an extensive green roof, the facility will include 38 modern courtrooms to hear criminal, civil, and family law cases. Offices of the Will County..

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University of Chicago selects ZS as the Building Enclosure Commissioning Agent for the David M. Rubenstein Forum
Posted by: ZS on April 5, 2018

University of Chicago David M. Rubenstein Forum ZS was selected as the Building Enclosure Commissioning (BECx) Agent by the University of Chicago for the future David M. Rubenstein Forum. ZS will be working in collaboration with the design/construction team comprised of Diller Scofidio + Renfro Architects, Lera Consulting Structural Engineers, Primera Engineers, and Turner Construction. The 97,000-square-foot conference center is expected to break ground in 2018 and be completed in 2019. ZS’ prime role over the course of the project will be to ensure that the state-of-the-art building designs consistently meet building enclosure performance standards for durability and future maintenance…

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