734 N MILWAUKEE PROJECT

DETAILED NARRATIVE DESCRIPTION OF PROJECT & SERVICES PROVIDED:

Design Consulting Engineers (DCE) is selected by Tandem Co. to provide geotechnical review, construction inspection and testing services on the 734 N Milwaukee project in Chicago. The River West tower is a 22-story, 226-unit development that will include a 40,000-square-foot office building with ground floor retail. The tower will include one-, two-, three- and even four-bedroom apartments. The building, which will be 650 feet from the Chicago Blue Line Station, will have a pool and spa, fitness club, yoga studio, screening room, demonstration kitchen and a bicycle storage and repair room.

The tower is post-tensioning concrete structure and DCE is providing geotechnical engineering services, deep foundation inspection, post-tensioning system inspection during the construction phase of this project. DCE will also monitors the post-tensioning strength of concrete before stressing of each floor of the tower.

ACTIVITIES OF THIS PROJECT:

  • ¬†Caisson foundation inspection and CCTV video inspection.
  • ¬†Building foundation pad inspection and testing.
  • Inspection and testing of soil, foundation, subgrade base and backfill materials.
  • Post tensioning concrete inspection and testing at shop and field.
  • Inspection and testing of massive slab on grade concrete.
  • Review, inspection, and testing of concrete and asphalt paving.
  • Quality control plan monitoring.
  • Preparation of final inspection and testing reports.
  • Submitting daily field inspection and laboratory testing reports to client via e-mail in PDF format.