Project Profiles

University of Chicago Residential Hall and Dining Facility

New construction project at the University of Chicago’s New Residence Hall and Dining Facility located on the south side of campus consisted of (3)-three towers totaling 331,193 gross square feet, an adjacent 22,632 square foot Dining Facility and a Loading Dock.

As a sub-consultant to the Construction Manager, Gilbane Building Company, Ardmore provided construction administration services and engineering support for the enclosure packages for the skin which included the curtain wall, limestone rainscreen, aluminum windows and doors, aluminum panels, structural studs and sheathing and roofing. In addition to attending coordination, kick-off and Owner/Developer/Architect/Construction Manager meetings, Ardmore’s responsibilities in relation to the enclosure packages included the following as listed below:

Construction Bids:

  • Reviewed construction documents and developed scope of work for bid packages.
  • Reviewed subcontractor bids for scope of work.
  • Attended scope review meetings with low bidders and assisted construction manager in subcontractor selection process.

Technical Review:

  • Reviewed shop drawings, samples, product data and other documentation.
  • Resolved with the Architect and/or reviewed Architect’s responses to subcontractor’s request for information.
  • Reviewed subcontractor cost proposals for additonal work and submitted to construction manager for processing.
  • Reviewed subcontractor monthly pay applications.

Material and Site Inspections:

  • Conducted material delivery inspections and daily site inspections to ensure construction in accordance with approved submittals and construction documents.


  • Assisted construction manager in closeout process.
  • Inspected completion of work and created punch list items to be completed prior to architect’s inspection.
  • Reviewed architect’s punch list and monitored completion.

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