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Chicago’s New Vista Tower Will Be the City’s Third Tallest Building

The Vista Tower, designed by award-winning and Chicago native Jeanne Gang, will begin construction this summer on Wacker Drive. The 1,200-foot-tall structure will house a hotel, condominiums and retail space. The project is a joint venture between Magellan…

Tower of Power

April 20, 2016 - in Feature, Featured

Strong Steel Overcomes Constraints at a Tight Site In Chicago, one of the world’s architectural capitals, it’s not uncommon to see unusual buildings,…

Raths, Raths & Johnson Opens Chicago Office

April 18, 2016 - in Corporate, Design/Engineering

Raths, Raths & Johnson, Inc. (RRJ), a national engineering, architecture, and forensics consulting firm, is pleased to announce the opening of its…

U.S. Department of Transportation Announces $255 Million Loan for New Railcars to Improve Transit Service in Chicago

March 31, 2016 - in Financial, Maintenance, Rail

WASHINGTON – U.S. Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx today announced the closing of a $255 million Transportation Infrastructure Finance and Innovation Act (TIFIA) loan to the Chicago Transit Authority (CTA) to buy new railcars, helping to modernize one…

Chicago Begins Development of ON TO 2050 Comprehensive Regional Plan

February 24, 2016 - in Corporate, Planning

CHICAGO, ILLINOIS, Feb. 23, 2016—Stakeholders and leaders from across metropolitan Chicago are convening Wednesday to share ideas about how to strengthen existing communities by developing a new comprehensive regional plan called ON TO 2050. To embark on…

O’Hare Unveils a $1.3 billion Infrastructure Plan

February 2, 2016 - in Construction, Projects

CHICAGO, February 1, 2016—Mayor Rahm Emanuel and the City of Chicago, U.S. Senators Durbin and Kirk, representatives from United and American Airlines, and the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) yesterday announced a nearly $1.3 billion infrastructure…

Western Specialty Contractors Promotes Steve Genovese to Branch Manager of Chicago Concrete Restoration Branch

January 21, 2016 - in People

St. Louis, Mo., Jan. 1, 2016—Western Specialty Contractors (formerly named Western Waterproofing Company) has promoted Steve Genovese to Branch Manager of its Chicago Concrete Restoration Branch in Chicago, IL. Genovese started his career at Western's Chicago…

OneWater to Showcase Award-winning Algaewheel at WEFTEC

September 17, 2015 - in Corporate, Maintenance, Water

INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. – September 17, 2015 – OneWater® Inc., pioneer of the Algaewheel®wastewater treatment process, is pleased to announce that it will exhibit at WEFTEC® 2015, the world’s largest annual water quality conference and exhibition.  WEFTEC…

150 North Riverside Subject of Engineers Meeting

September 8, 2015 - in Announcement, Corporate, Design/Engineering

Please join us on October 6, 2015, as Ron Klemencic discusses 150 N. Riverside in Chicago. This eye catching building is currently under construction with presently the unique structural framing system exposed.  As the project progresses the structural system…

Joseph C. Szabo Tapped to Lead the Chicago Metropolitan Agency for Planning

June 10, 2015 - in People, Planning

CHICAGO, June 10, 2015 -- The Chicago Metropolitan Agency for Planning (CMAP) will be led by a new executive director whose broad background is matched by a strong passion for improving the region where he grew up as the son of a career railroader. Joseph…