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Northwestern University's Simpson Querrey Biomedical Research Center

Project Type: 
Higher Education
Address: 303 East Superior StreetChicagoIL
Contractor: Power Construction
Contract Value: $13,500,000
Owner: Northwestern Univeristy
Architect: Perkins & Will
Year: 2019
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Scope of Work

  • Hanging Gypsum Wall Board
  • Taping Gypsum Wall Board
  • Metal Framing + Suspension Systems
  • Aluminum Trims & Reveals
  • Sound Insulation
  • Thermal Insulation
  • Interior Conventional Plaster
  • Load Bearing Metal Framing
  • Curtain Wall Framing
  • Curtain Wall Insulation
  • GFRG Columns, Shapes & Other Specialty Products
  • Safing
  • Firestopping
RG was a key trade partner for Northwestern University's state-of-the-art R&D facility focused on complex and demanding biomedical research for 550+ Principal Investigators and 3,300 graduate students. Located in the core of Chicago’s world-class academic medical district comprised of Northwestern University, Northwestern Memorial Hospital, Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children’s Hospital of Chicago and the Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago, this 12 story 600,000 SF facility is second to none. Unique Project Aspects: A major component of this project was a serpentine ceiling that ran the entire south elevation of the project with a 2’6” slope over 8’. The work was complicated by chilled beams that were placed every 5’ down the corridor nested within a aluminum reglet. The installation sequence was determined over a series of in place mockups and required close coordination with the MEP contractor so that they could access their chilled beams from above and lower into place. We utilized the BIM model to derive the points for the ceiling which had to be shot every 6” due to the severity of the serpentine.
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