I’ve always had a love for field work, and photography, and I’m very fortunate that being a Field and Design Consultant with CDC gets me out of the office and into some interesting places. Just for fun, here are 50 random photos with captions that I’ve captured over the years. Enjoy. Tim M Hovey Curtainwall Design Consulting – Colorado [email_address]
Standing on top of the skylights at the Chicago Art Museum – New Modern Wing looking north towards the Millennium Park Band shell.
On the Chicago River looking up towards the Lakeshore East Development, showing The Chandler, The Regatta, 340 On The Park and others.
Looking upwards from the base of The Aqua during construction.
Construction in progress at The McCormick Place West Expansion. This west elevation of the grand ballroom was very complicated including metal studs, dens glass, ice and water shield and Alpolic panels mated to curtainwall with stainless steel flashings and multi-line silicone sealant joints.
Mock-up testing for The Wit Hotel at Mid-America Test Laboratory.
ASTM E1105 field test in progress at 600 North Lakeshore Drive
Amazing Gartner double-skin wall at the Art Institute of Chicago. This building is so amazing, it almost overshadows the artwork. Its free to visit, so don’t miss it if your in Chicago.
Brick masonry, curtainwall and precast concrete at the McCormick Place West Expansion
Centier Bank in Indiana with Harmon unitized curtainwall. A good example of a small office building built very well with high quality products.
Takeda Pharmaceuticals, another very well done low-rise office. Stick-built Baker Metals curtainwall.
The view from the roof of Trump International Hotel and Tower.
Unitized curtainwall installation at the CCL Laboratory in Carrollton TX
Ridding scaffold on a COLD day at 600 N Lakeshore Drive. Navy Pier and in the background.
Metal panel train-wreck at the Construction Research Laboratory in Miami.
Metal flashings of any kind are 10x harder to get right than everybody thinks.
Navy Pier, The Gold Coast and Lake Michigan from the roof of John Hancock.
50 East Chestnut. Some very exclusive real estate with only one condo per floor.
340 On The Park. There are not many condo buildings in Chicago with full unitized curtainwalls, this one features a very cool Benson system.
1130 S. Michigan Avenue An old building transformed with a window replacement project.
Kluczynski and Dirkson federal buildings. Very unique steel curtainwall with an amazing level of fabrication.
ABN Amro I wish I had a photo, I actually walked across the still on top as part of the Critical Façade Inspection.
The Wit Hotel A unique project where our Chicago Office was the consultant and our Dallas Office designed the curtainwall and strip window systems.
The Montgomery. This was the world headquarters for Montgomery Wards, the original curtainwall was removed and a new installed when the building was converted to condos.
250 S. Wacker This is actually an old building rehabbed and reclad.
101 N. Wacker. The floor line spandrel lites were swapped to vision lites, greatly enhancing the interior of the building. Curtainwall Services performed the work at night, with no interruption to occupants. Sitting in front of the building are props from Transformers 3.
A detail botched about 8 different ways on a building in the Denver Tech Corridor. We were able to engineer and implement a repair, hopefully my new Denver area office will help prevent this sort of thing.
Quick and easy ASTM E1105 Field Static Test being performed at The University of Colorado – Boulder, Center for Community. I was able to test six specimens in less than one day with minimal interruptions to the ongoing construction.
This fairly severe test failure was easily remedied by the contractor
ASTM E1105 field testing at The Denver Justice Center
Another fairly severe window test failure. Past experience with this failure on the same product at another job allowed us to recommend a repair easily implemented by the contractor.