Palos Community Hospital

Chicago, Illinois

Project Description

This hospital was originally constructed in 1972 as a 265-bed hospital, designed to allow for expansion without a loss of functionality and aesthethics. Since its inception, the facade has thermal performance problems. Over the years, various remedial strategies were attempted with little success.

Scope of Services

CDC performed a survey of the facade to evaluate the existing conditions with a particular focus on the thermal performance of the windows and drafts caused by a chimney effect at the precast pilasters. Additionally, CDC performed several thermal analyses to select conditions to illustrate the problems. Our report and recommendations then became the basis for the future plan to replace windows and insulate the precast panels.

CDC Client

Matthei Colin Associates

Date of Original Completion


Date of Project Completion