BauerLatoza Studio was commissioned to perform the critical examinations of selected School of the Art Institute of Chicago high-rise properties within the downtown area. This work is required by the City of Chicago’s Exterior Wall Maintenance Ordinance but it also provides a valuable planning tool for the building owner. The critical examinations consist of a hands-on inspection of 100% of the terra cotta-clad facades and 50% of the non-terra cotta facades. Exams are conducted using swing stage drops and include various inspection openings.
- Client: The Art Institute of Chicago
- Project Address: 7 W. Madison, 29-35 S. Wabash, 37 S. Wabash, 112 S. Michigan Avenue,
116 S. Michigan Avenue, and 162 N. State Street, all in Chicago, Illinois
- Project Size: Six high-rise buildings totaling 974,950 square feet
- Construction Cost: N/A
- Services Provided: Critical Examination, Critical Report