Work Completed in November 2017

An update for the work done in November 2017 at the Shrine…

Phase I

* Southwest corner of the building was severely damaged by the fire

* Wiss, Janney, Elstner Associates (WJE) reviewed the structural integrity of the area and provided details for strengthening the existing steel in the area

* Simpson Grumperts & Heger (SGH) assessed the exterior limestones that were removed just after the fire and are working on the puzzle diagram for installing the stones back on the building

* Bond beam has been set in the Southwest corner

* SGH has provided analysis of the stone at the east pediment of the sanctuary. The top cross and two stones under are displaced and will need to be removed and reset once the crane is on site

* All steel has been procured and is on site at the fabrication shop or their subcontracted shops

* Bend plates and Truss No. 1 are being fabricated

* A team meeting was held 11/29 to work on the schedule

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Phase II

* ComEd Energy Efficiency has approved Phase II of the project for services from ComEd’s Large Construction Group

* ComEd will provide free of charge energy audits of the design

* ComEd will provide cash back based on the final design

* ComEd will join the design team and be a part of the process from design through construction

* Request for Proposals for HVAC Performance Specification was sent out to three engineering firms

* Request for Proposal for Engineering was set out to three engineering firms


– 11/27: Steel in Fabrication, one truss a week

– 11/27: On site masonry prep continues on site

– 12/14: On site masonry demolition complete

– 12/14: Install bent plates

– 1/3/18: Install new masonry

– 1/26/18: On site masonry prep complete

– 1/29/18: Steel Delivery Start / Start Erection of Steel

There was a delay on procuring the steel, now that all steel is secured, Full Steam Ahead!