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Over Cladding an Icon - O'Hare United Terminal 1 Roof & Glazing Case Study

BEC
December 09, 2022
12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
Location
Virtual Event via Zoom
Posted by Jeff Diqui

AIA CREDIT: Yes

DESCRIPTION:

Improving the performance of existing buildings is recognized to reduce building emissions and positively impact occupant comfort. This presentation will be a case study of the Over Clad project completed for United Airlines for Terminal 1 at Chicago's O'Hare airport. The design team will review the necessity for the project along with some of the structural and aesthetic boundaries they were working with as they developed the solution. The contractor will showcase the innovative systems they developed to allow this work to precede without disrupting operations at one of the busiest airport terminals in the world.

LEARNING OBJECTIVES:

  • Explain when an over clad project is appropriate.
  • Understand the aesthetic and structural considerations required for an over clad project.
  • Understand the decay mechanisms that necessitated the project
  • Explain the strategies and tactics involved in over cladding one of the busiest airport terminals in the world.

PRESENTER BIO: 

Steve Black is a Senior Quality Support Manager at Power Construction. His 30 years in Construction, the last 10 in Chicago, gives him a special knack for breaking problems into their component parts, identifying the overall process and setting up step-by-step procedures for realizing goals. He offers expertise and advice on a wide range of technical areas including enclosure systems, specialty interior finishes, and the challenges associated with using some of the newest materials in an interiors environment. Steve’s recent projects include new Chicago towers, healthcare renovations, adaptive reuse, and new construction in a variety of markets. 

Phil Nuzbach joined Power Construction in 1997 and is now a Senior Superintendent with our aviation group. Recent projects include the O'Hare CONRAC, O'Hare Terminal 1 Roof & Glazing Rehabilitation Project and the O'Hare C10 Club Expansion for United Airlines. He is currently coordinating five renovation/build out projects through the O'Hare airfield.  Prior to that he worked on several healthcare and commercial projects across the Chicagoland area.

Brian Mathus contributes to a wide variety of project types, phases, and deliverables. His building envelope experience includes new and existing glazing systems, performance mockups, system interfaces, expansion joints, roofing, metal panels, masonry, concrete, and underground waterproofing, in all phases of the project. Brian utilizes his management and organizational skills to streamline projects, develop new or improved processes, as well as volunteer for in-house task management, such the company’s façade ordinance tracking process. A graduate of University of Illinois’ Master of Architecture program, Brian uses his education and experience to make insightful observations in the field and informed recommendations in reports.

VIRTUAL MEETING REGISTRATION & LOGIN INFORMATION:

For BEC Chicago members, an invite with REGISTRATION LINK will be sent out approximately 7 to 10 days in advance of event. After registration, a confirmation email with LOG IN INFORMATION with be sent for the virtual meeting that will be hosted through ZOOM. For non-BEC Chicago members interested in attending, you may contact Jeff Diqui at jdiqui@imiweb.org to request an invite. The invitation will include a REGISTRATION LINK.