University of Illinois at Chicago – CUPPA Hall Stabilization Repair

CUPPA Hall, a 6-story, heavy timber framed structure with masonry bearing walls, is located on the University of Illinois at Chicago (UIC) campus. UIC retained CTLGroup as the engineer of record for the investigation and stabilization design of the foundation settlements that had occurred as result of some adjacent construction.

CTLGroup conducted document reviews and an assessment of the conditions at the building. Existing conditions included cracked and out of square masonry at window openings, cracked foundation/ basement walls and basement slabs, distressed timber connections, and distressed interior finishes. CTLGroup worked with UIC and the project team to develop the foundation stabilization plan and repair details.

Our firm prepared construction documents, specifications for the repairs, and reviewed the construction costs and schedule with the project team on an ongoing basis. We provided ongoing observation of the repair construction and assisted in the preparation and review of RFPs and COs to the project. CTLGroup also assisted in the review of the monthly pay applications and percentage of work completed.


Buildings & Facilities

Consulting Services

Building Science

Comprehensive Building Assessment

Project Specification Review & Development

Materials Science + Engineering

Structural Engineering + Evaluation

Non-Destructive Evaluation

Repair, Restoration, Retrofit

Structural Condition Assessment

The University of Illinois at Chicago's College of Urban Planning and Public Affairs has the nation's largest graduate programs in urban planning and has nine research centers that generate over $5 million per year in external funds.


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