ZS Solutions

Projects

Chicago Residential Tower

Project Team

ZS

Owner

Confidential Client

Location

Chicago, IL

Area

436,000 SF; 39-stories

Completion Date

2012

ZS was requested by a potential buyer to perform a facade evaluation, structural condition assessment, and water penetration testing of the window system prior to purchase of the building. The building was built in 2008, has cast-in-place concrete walls, window assemblies and glass curtain walls.

With limited time for evaluation during the due diligence period the ZS team had to compress the evaluation schedule and immediately prepare reports for the client. ASTM E1105 Water Penetration Testing was performed from swing stages in near freezing winter temperatures in order to remain on schedule.

The ZS Team performed an extensive field study to identify the condition of the building envelope and condition of the building systems, including:

  • A comprehensive field survey including the identification of distressed or deteriorated building envelope conditions
  • A multi-year cost of maintenance study for the building envelope
  • A comprehensive investigation and water penetration testing of the curtain wall system

ZS was requested by a potential buyer to perform a facade evaluation, structural condition assessment, and water penetration testing of the window system prior to purchase of the building. The building was built in 2008, has cast-in-place concrete walls, window assemblies and glass curtain walls.

With limited time for evaluation during the due diligence period the ZS team had to compress the evaluation schedule and immediately prepare reports for the client. ASTM E1105 Water Penetration Testing was performed from swing stages in near freezing winter temperatures in order to remain on schedule.

The ZS Team performed an extensive field study to identify the condition of the building envelope and condition of the building systems, including:

  • A comprehensive field survey including the identification of distressed or deteriorated building envelope conditions
  • A multi-year cost of maintenance study for the building envelope
  • A comprehensive investigation and water penetration testing of the curtain wall system