Chicago Housing Authority
d’Escoto, Inc. was commissioned by the Chicago Housing Authority to provide Owner Representatation for this total renovation. Our duties include: review plans and specifications, providing construction estimates, planning, and reviewing construction contractor’s bids, cash flow analysis, value engineering, review CPM schedule, prepare monthly reports, identify long lead time items, conduct weekly meetings, full-time on-site supervision, QA/QC, monitor MBE/WBE/DBE and Section 3 compliance, document control, receive and review all change order requests, ARRA and Buy America compliance, LEED review, assist in close-out, facilitate Certificate of Occupancy, preparation of punch-lists, coordinate tenant utility turnovers, final inspections, and coordinate with commissioning agent.
The Ralph J. Pomeroy is now one of only about 1,075 buldings worldwide to acheive LEED Platinum and one of under 35 in Illinois. The Pomeroy building is also the second Chicago Housing Authority senior building to acheive the title (Kenmore Senior Apartments earned the title in 2011). The Pomeroy project attained LEED Platinum certification through the use of geothermal wells, solar thermal and photovoltaic panels, heat recovery systems, green vegetative roofs, high-performance windows and envelope insulation, stormwater control, and Energy Star appliances. More than 90% of the project’s construction waste was diverted from landfills.
The Pomeroy also earned a Silver Award in the Best Renovation Category at the 2012 Multi-Housing News Excellence Awards, and a Bronze Award at the 29th Annual Building Design and Construction Reconstruction Awards.
Chicago Housing Authority
Clark and Irving Senior Rehabilitations
d'Escoto, Inc. provided Owner Representation to the Chicago Housing Authority for their Capital Improvement Plan Program.
The scope of services included providing project management, staffing, direction, monitoring, reporting, and administration of all required construction phases. The field team provided leadership and coordination with change order requests, field supervision of numerous general contractors for repairs, renovations, and improvements to ensure work was completed satisfactorily, on schedule and within budget. Additional duties included acting as the liaison among CHA and respective tenants, landlords, and property managers.
Paramount Arts Center- Aurora, Ilinois
d'Escoto, Inc. provided professional construction management consulting services for the theater. Working from black and white photographs, obtained from the Theatre Historical Society, the interior was gutted, cleaned, scaffolded and restored. Eight (28' 6") individually hand-painted murals were removed, repainted by hand and returned to their original positions. Highlights of gold, foil and silver offered the final touch of Art Deco elegance. The final renovation had few exceptions from the original design of 1931.
Rialto Theater- Joliet, Illinois
This theater's restoration plans began in 1979 when d'Escoto, Inc. provided professional construction management services, Kaiser Dusett was the general contractor, under Conrad Schmitt Studios, with plaster work was done by Eugene Romeo. Listed on the National Register of Historic Places, the Rialto is a not-for-profit organization under the direction of the Will County Metropolitan Exposition & Auditorium Authority.
Regal Theater- Chicago, Illinois
d'Escoto, Inc. provided the construction management, architectural, and engineering services, that aided in the restoration of the Regal Theatre to its original grandeur and helped it to go on to earn historical landmark status.
Egyptian Theater- De Kalb, Illinois
d'Escoto, Inc. provided architectural, engineering, and construction management services throughout the project. The Egyptian is now home to 15+ local performing arts groups, hosts part of the Northern Illinois University Fine Arts Series and shows movies (the art, independent and foreign films), on the weekends.