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George I. Taylor

Associate Principal

 
Experience

Since joining WJE in 1986, George Taylor has been involved with property condition assessments (prepurchase) and in the investigation and repair distress conditions of many structures. He has analyzed structural components and systems of buildings and parking garages and has investigated distress in reinforced concrete, masonry brick, limestone, and terra cotta facades. Mr. Taylor has performed water testing of facades to identify leakage locations and developed repair designs to address distress conditions on facades and parking garages.

Mr. Taylor has been involved in more than three hundred projects related to prepurchase surveys, rehabilitation of distressed parking structures, and preparation of specifications for building facade and garage repairs. In addition, his work has included extensive involvement with the City of Chicago Fleet and Facilities Management.

REPRESENTATIVE PROJECTS

Building Envelope Assessments

  • 1769-1819 West Pershing Road - Chicago, IL: Building envelope assessment and stabilization
  • 3660 North Lake Shore Drive Building - Chicago, IL: Water leakage investigation
  • Chicago Department of Water Management Pumping Stations - IL: Facade evaluations
  • Old Cook County Hospital - Chicago, IL: Building envelope assessment and stabilization
  • Harold Washington Library Center - Chicago, IL: Facade inspections
  • Pershing Tower - Chicago, IL: Facade inspections

 

Parking Structures and Plazas

  • 10 East Ontario - Chicago, IL: Garage rehabilitation
  • 1550 North Lake Shore Drive - Chicago, IL: Garage rehabilitation
  • 1700 East 56th Street Building - Chicago, IL: Garage rehabilitation
  • Lake Point Tower Garage - Chicago, IL: Garage rehabilitation
  • Mid-Continent Tower Garage - Tulsa, OK: Garage rehabilitation
  • Park Tower - Chicago, IL: Garage rehabilitation
  • The Ashton - Dallas, TX: Garage rehabilitation
  • Cityfront Place - Chicago, IL: Porcelain paver testing

 

Property Condition Assessments

  • 63-67 Wall Street - New York, NY
  • Ala Moana Center - Honolulu, HI
  • CityScape - Phoenix, AZ
  • CNA Center - Chicago, IL
  • Greenway Plaza - Houston, TX
  • Normandale Lake Office Park - Bloomington, MN
  • The Shops at Crystals - Las Vegas, NV

 

Reinforced Concrete Structures

  • 111 West Jackson - Chicago, IL: Facade inspection and repair
  • 120 North LaSalle Street - Chicago, IL: Facade inspection and repair
  • 401 East Ontario Condominiums - Chicago, IL: Facade inspections
  • Chicago Department of Water Management - IL: Chemical application tank relining
  • Macy’s Store - Schaumburg, IL: Plaza rehabilitation
  • O’Hare Pedestrian Tunnels - Chicago, IL: Leakage investigation and repair

 

Repair and Rehabilitation

  • 111 West Jackson - Chicago, IL: Facade inspection and repair
  • 120 North LaSalle Street Building - Chicago, IL: Facade investigation and repair
  • 444 North Michigan Avenue - Chicago, IL: Davit evaluation and testing
  • 1700 East 56th Street Building - Chicago, IL: Facade rehabilitation
  • Gold Coast Galleria Building - Chicago, IL: Facade rehabilitation
  • Macy’s Headquarters - Cincinnati, OH: Davit evaluation
  • Macy’s Store - Schaumburg, IL: Masonry facade rehabilitation

 

Professional Affiliations

American Concrete Institute - Illinois chapter, past president

Registrations

Professional Engineer in Costa Rica and IL
Structural Engineer in IL

Education

University of Costa Rica, San Jose
Bachelor of Science, Civil Engineering, 1982

Illinois Institute of Technology
Master of Science, Civil Engineering, Structures, 1986