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Rehabilitation with Minimal Interruption

June 7, 2015 - in Feature, Featured

The Wells Street Bridge holds the distinction of being the longest double-deck, double-leaf, bascule bridge built over the Chicago River, and it’s one of two remaining bascule bridges in the city that carries both highway and rail transit on dual levels.…

SEAOI Announces 2015 Excellence in Structural Engineering Awards Finalists

May 5, 2015 - in Corporate

Join SEAOI next Tuesday, May 5, for the Finalist Presentations in this year's Excellence in Structural Engineering Awards Competition.  The event will…

Amtrak Honors Former Federal Rail Administrator, Current CMAP Senior Fellow

March 11, 2015 - in People, Rail

CHICAGO, March 10, 2015—Amtrak today dedicated its Chicago railroad operations center as the Joseph C. Szabo Chicago Control Center, in recognition…

Thomas Leslie to Lecture Illinois Structural Engineers on Skyscrapers

March 9, 2015 - in Announcement, Corporate

The Structural Engineers Foundation invites  engineers to join in welcoming Thomas Leslie, AIA, Pickard Chilton Professor in Architecture and Director of Graduate Education at Iowa State University. Professor Leslie is the author of Chicago Skyscrapers, 1871–1934…

Interactive Data Visualizations of Metropolitan Chicago Transportation System

January 26, 2015 - in Corporate, Maintenance, Modeling, Transportation

Today at http://www.cmap.illinois.gov/mobility/explore, CMAP released a set of interactive maps depicting various aspects of the regional transportation system. These data visualizations demonstrate the importance of infrastructure investments that drive our…

SEAOI Presents: Innovative 1980s Buildings

January 12, 2015 - in Announcement, Buildings, Corporate

Please join us on Tuesday, March 3, 2015 for the March Dinner meeting. This program is dedicated to SEAOI's 50th Anniversary, with each meeting focusing on a significant project from each decade of SEAOI's history. This month highlights the 1980s. Dr. R. Shankar…

The Chicago Transit Authority Partners with Titan to Pilot Beacon Technology

November 18, 2014 - in Corporate, Sensors, Transit, Transportation

The Chicago Transit Authority (CTA) has announced an expanded pilot test of beacon technology in partnership with Titan, the leader in transit-based traditional and digital out-of-home advertising. A secure, closed network of Gimbal Bluetooth Smart beacons…

Structural Engineers Foundation Lecture on Transformative Structures

November 10, 2014 - in Announcement

The topic of the Fall SEF lecture to be held on Nov. 11th will be the new Atlanta Falcons Retractable Roof Stadium and other transforming structures. The planned $1.2 billion, 71,000-seat stadium designed by 360 Architecture broke ground on May 20th of this…

U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Railroad Administration Eliminates One of the Nation’s Largest Rail Chokepoints in Chicago

October 26, 2014 - in Projects, Rail, Renewal/Retrofit, Transportation

CHICAGO, Oct. 23, 2014 – Federal Railroad Administrator Joseph C. Szabo today joined Illinois Governor Pat Quinn, Senator Dick Durbin and other federal, state and local officials for the dedication of the Englewood Flyover project. The $133 million Flyover,…

Twenty-Five New Projects Help Implement Chicago’s GO TO 2040 Comprehensive Plan

October 16, 2014 - in Planning, Projects

CHICAGO, October 16, 2014 - More than two dozen new projects led by local governments and nonprofits will receive staff assistance or grants to drive implementation of the GO TO 2040 comprehensive regional plan. Since 2011, the CMAP Local Technical Assistance…