The decorative penthouse at the center of the complex was tuckpointed and the stone balustrade replaced with new limestone units.
The multiple building additions and different roof levels meant setting up unique ways to access the work and move crews and material throughout the complex.
This is a view of the full complex from above. The multiple buildings and different roof levels posed a challenge to get to all of our work without disrupting daily hospital operations.
Certain buildings necessitated complete grinding and tuckpointing of the mortar joints. The window coverings were installed to protect the delicate hospital environment from our grinding dust.
In the spring of 2008, Central was engaged by Evanston Hospital’s Construction Management firm to provide recommendations for remedial repairs. We surveyed the entire complex and provided a detailed scope of work that we then implemented throughout that year. Whether it was replacing stone balusters from the 1920s or completely re-caulking the 1990s office tower to alleviate extensive water leakage, we performed our work with the special care and sensitivity required in a hospital environment. Noisy operations were scheduled around patient care needs and extra efforts were made to contain dust. For decades, Central has specialized in hospital building maintenance and offers our clients in depth property surveys at no obligation.