Elmhurst Memorial Hospital
They’ve always provided us with good service and good pricing. It is a great partnership!
With an aggressive construction schedule, the project spanned over three years with several contractor groups. J&E Duff, Inc. not only worked with the brick, but also with the ornate cast stone, which was valued at over $1 million. A-One Group, Ltd., also worked tirelessly on masonry for the cancer center wing. Richard Dauber, Owner/President of J&E Duff stated, “The shenandoah bricks are designed to look vintage. We matched the brick used on the existing outpatient center and were familiar with the project. With 1.5 million-plus brick pieces, this was the largest masonry project we’ve ever worked on. We were extremely proud to be a part of this undertaking. It was challenging in that we always had to have a great deal of workers on the jobsite due to its size. For example, we would have 50 bricklayers and 25 laborers at any given time.” “We’ve worked with IBC for years,” Dauber added. “They’ve always provided us with good service and good pricing. It is a great partnership!”
According to Marcin Wojtaszek, Owner of A-One Group, Ltd., “The masonry work involved was quite intensive, as we were working with the massive cast-stone pieces that were beautiful. We had to work with a machine shop to create special equipment to handle, lift, and install these intricate pieces. Special rigging, jigs and anchors were developed. It took some time to get the perfect equipment, but once we had this, installation was quick.”
“IBC made this project a pleasure. They are real problem solvers and most importantly, they get things done!” Wojtaszek exclaimed. With a collaborative design/build team, Elmhurst Memorial Hospital has transformed its campus into a state-ofthe-art facility, while preserving historical integrity and charm. Warm and inviting, patients experience an intuitive design that promotes a sense of comfortability. Brick was the trick.
|Owner||Elmhurst Memorial Healthcare, Elmhurst, IL|
|Owner’s Representative and Project Manager||Hammes Company, Milwaukee, WI|
|Construction Manager||Gilbane Building Company, Providence, RI|
|Engineers||Korda/Nemeth Engineering, Columbus, OH|
Glen-Gery, Wyomissing, PA
Shenandoah Molded Bricks
Albert Kahn Associates, Inc., Detroit, MI
Pratt Design Studio, Chicago, IL
J&E Duff, Inc., West Chicago, IL
A-One Group, Ltd., Elk Grove Village, IL
Cachey Masonry, Inc., Orland Park, IL