• The Obama Presidential Center, Building Envelope Commissioning

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The Obama Presidential Center, Building Envelope Commissioning

The new Obama Presidential Center will be located in Jackson Park along Chicago’s lakefront. Comprised of five building types, and reimagining what a Presidential Library can be, the complex will include a theater, museum, library, athletic center ‘form’, outdoor gathering spaces and underground parking.

AltusWorks was retained to serve as the Building Envelope Commissioning Agent whose role requires detailed review of the Owner’s Performance Requirements; and more specifically, review of the building’s air/vapor barriers, water management and thermal barrier systems, as well as their detailing, continuity and integration with adjacent flat and extensive green roofing, windows, curtainwalls and door assemblies. Additionally, AltusWorks will identify and witness factory testing and other quality assurance processes, such as mock-ups and in-situ functional testing to verify that systems and details are properly installed and systems are meeting their performance criteria.

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