DuPage Airport Authority Renews CH2M Partnership for Capital Improvement Program
The DuPage Airport Authority (DAA), the owner and operator of one of North America’s premier business aviation facilities, has again selected CH2M as its trusted engineering consultant for their ongoing Capital Improvement Program (CIP).
In this role, CH2M will continue its five-year partnership with the Authority by providing planning, design, construction and program management services for airside and landside improvements, security and IT upgrades, environmental NEPA support, land use compatibility, capital program development and infrastructure assessments. CH2M previously supported DAA with the widening and rehabilitation of its primary runway, Runway 2L-20R—completed one month ahead of schedule and $500,000 below budget—as well as enabling runway extensions and taxiway improvements. Responding to the airport’s capacity needs, CH2M also completed the bridging-documents for a 30,000-square-foot hangar, currently under construction.
Michael Vonic, CH2M’s Midwest aviation lead, commented, “We are honored that DuPage sees excellence in our project delivery and are privileged to continue advancing its vital Capital Improvement Program for an additional three years. This has been a highly collaborative working relationship, where we not only support the Authority’s mission and vision, but we also stand beside them as they advance the aviation industry through non-profit organizations, such as Tuskegee Next.”
Chicagoland’s DuPage Airport, located in the Western suburban area, is home to the largest concentration of corporate aircraft in Illinois. It offers 2,800 acres of property with over 30 businesses, including the internationally-recognized DuPage Flight Center, and is the only general aviation airport in Illinois with four active runaways, two ILS approaches and a 24-hour FAA Air Control Tower. The ongoing Capital Improvement Program reflects the Authority’s goal to build and maintain a world-class facility in the heart of the United States.