Wheaton Center Apartments is a complex of six buildings and three parking garages built in the mid 1970’s. Due to extensive deterioration and structural issues, the owner undertook a major $19 million rehabilitation project, the largest component of the $40 million property renovation, to revitalize the complex.

Professional Services

Klein & Hoffman provided services for three major projects at the apartment complex, from investigation through bidding and construction. Although the repairs involved two different contractors, versatility offered by K&H’s engineers and technicians allowed for sharing the expertise and man power, reducing costs and coordination efforts and shortening the schedule.

Our scope of services included repairing the 20-story Tower 2 exterior façade, which represented the centerpiece of K&H’s repair program. The rehabilitation program also included concrete repairs to three parking garages and the unique repair and lifting solution to counteract the differential settlement of Building 6. To accommodate the Client’s needs for the concrete repair work to be completed in one construction season, an aggressive and cost-effective Work Plan was developed. Pipe scaffolding was erected around the entire exterior of Tower 2 to facilitate the top down repair method. K&H utilized a full-time engineer onsite to resolve field issues quickly for the full duration of the project.

2 Wheaton Center
Wheaton, IL 60187

Facade Repair
Structural Rehab / Adaptive Reuse
High Rise

08/2014 - 11/2015

Terry McDonald, Senior Associate II
Zelina Johnson, Associate V
Mike Naponelli, Associate IV