Chicago, IL

200 North LaSalle

Scope/Solutions

The Class A office building is located at 200 North LaSalle Drive in the heart of Chicago’s Loop. The thirty-story tower features a curtain wall facade that maximizes tenant views with floor-to-ceiling glass. SGH performed a critical facade examination in accordance with the city’s Exterior Wall Program.

The Exterior Wall Program requires critical facade examinations on a four-, eight-, or twelve-year cycle with intermittent ongoing noncritical inspections on a two-year cycle. 200 North LaSalle required a critical facade examination as part of this cycle in 2019.

SGH worked with Omni Group, the property owner, to complete the following as part of the critical facade examination:

  • Developed a request for proposal for contractors to provide facade access, including mobilization, protection, and demobilization as specified by the building manager and considering the active urban environment with two streets, elevated train tracks, and an alleyway
  • Performed a hands-on examination of representative areas of the four exterior facades from a swing stage
  • Documented the conditions of the curtain wall and its components
  • Recommended ongoing repairs for the curtain wall and its components based on our observations
  • Prepared and filed a report for the City of Chicago

Project Summary

completion-date

2019

Completion Date
building-size

640K

Project Size
certification

LEED

Certification
Solutions
Repair & Rehabilitation
Services
Building Enclosures | Code Consulting
Markets
Commercial
Client(s)
Omni Group of Companies
Specialized Capabilities
Condition Assessments | Facade Inspection Ordinances

Key team members

Peter Babaian
Peter Babaian
Building Technology Division Head, Chicago