Projects Survey

Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children’s Hospital

Chicago, Illinois

DLZ provided material testing and surveying services for the construction of the 24-story Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children’s Hospital.  DLZ performed materials testing services for the Owner’s representative, The Rise Group, and surveying services for the general contractor, Mortenson/Power Construction, on the project.

In addition to performing a boundary survey, construction control surveys, construction layout surveys, and settlement monitoring surveys for the project, several high-definition laser scan surveys (HDS) were also completed by DLZ.  One HDS assignment  was to help determine if two life-size, balsa wood humpback whales, that were donated from the Chicago Field Museum to the hospital, would fit within the proposed structure and, if they did fit, help determine the logistics of bringing them into the structure since, by the time of the donation, the superstructure construction was well underway.

In addition, HDS was also used on the project to perform an as-built survey of the massive elevator core for plumb and comparison to the design model for structural location prior to steel erection, and for MEP coordination and conflict resolution between the various MEP systems and contractors.