Project Details

 
St. Mary of the Angels dome repair
St. Mary of the Angels dome repair
St. Mary of the Angels dome repair

St. Mary of the Angels dome repair

PROBLEM

  • Water infiltration through the clay tile dome into the Sanctuary
  • Inadequate support of the copper cross and other decorative elements
  • Water infiltration through the fiberglass-clad cupola
  • Spalling of the architectural terra cotta spanning the dome
  • Deterioration of open/cracked masonry mortar joints
  • Adhesion failure of perimeter sealant joints

SOLUTION

  • Replace all copper flashings at protruding elements, interfaces, transitions
  • Replace steel anchorage and copper cross
  • Remove all cupola fiberglass cladding and install new historical terra cotta
  • Replace all clay tiles spanning the dome
  • Grind and tuckpoint masonry mortar joints
  • Replace perimeter sealant

CLIENT

Archdiocese of Chicago

PROJECT SIZE

18-stories

ENGINEER / ARCHITECT

Wiss Janney Elstner Associates http://www.wje.com/

ROLE

General Contractor

LOCATION

Chicago, IL

MARKET

Religious

Honors and Awards
ENR's Top 400
189
Number of Years in Business
126
Percent of Repeat Clients
70
Safety EMR Rating
0.57
LEED Accredited Professionals
25+
Contractor Score
2376
CM-BIM Certified Professionals
5
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