Hazel Crest, IL

Advocate South Suburban Hospital, Surgical Procedural Center


Advocate South Suburban Hospital needed to expand and upgrade their operating rooms to accommodate evolving technology for surgeries and cardiac procedures. The new Surgical Procedural Center combines a new addition with reconfigured spaces in the main hospital building. SGH provided building enclosure commissioning and building enclosure testing services for the addition.

SGH provided design-phase commissioning services, construction administration support, and construction-phase commissioning field testing for the building enclosure. Highlights of our work include the following:

Pre-Design and Design Phases

  • Reviewing the owner’s project requirements, building program, basis of design, and related design documents to compare with the design and performance expectations
  • Developing a building enclosure commissioning plan outlining roles, responsibilities, and communication methods, and summarizing the commissioning process
  • Preparing a building enclosure commissioning specification

Construction and Post-Construction Phases

  • Coordinating with the construction manager to plan for and schedule commissioning activities
  • Reviewing submittals and shop drawings for key systems
  • Visiting the site to observe building enclosure mockups and installation
  • Performing air and water testing of mockups and the installed storefront system; smoke testing penetrations and joints in opaque wall, doors, and roofing; testing sealant adhesion; and performing an infrared survey of the roof assembly
  • Conducting a ten-month post-occupancy warranty review

Project Summary



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Project Size
New Construction
Building Enclosures
Health Care & Life Sciences
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Key team members

Peter Babaian
Peter Babaian
Building Technology Division Head, Chicago
Emily OKeefe
Emily OKeefe
Senior Project Manger