SGH’s Façade1 Restoration Investigation Report

CHICAGO, IL – Simpson Gumpertz & Heger, SGH, has provided a draft report investigating the façade1 conditions for the Shrine of Christ the King church: Façade Restoration Investigation. The ninety-two page report goes into great detail of the existing conditions with photo documentation. This report encompasses the original drawing review and field investigation that concludes to recommendations of work to be done.

The recommended scope of work can be broken down into three parts:

1) Stabilization Repairs are limestone and brick masonry repairs that need to be done to steady the structure. These conservations will be done as part of the roof replacement project.

2) Water Infiltration Repairs deal with providing a weather tight structure and include roof gutters, site drainage, limestone, windows and doors.

3) Façade1 Restoration is all other maintenance projects to the limestone, brick and concrete that are not critical to structure or weather.

The division of the scope into three parts helps with spreading the cost over the Phases of the project. Below are excerpts from the report.  

1 Façade is not just the front entrance to the church (the west wall) but the whole building.