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68th Street and Harrison Water Intake Cribs
Chicago Department of Water Management

SPAAN Tech provided the Resident Engineer/Construction Manager for the alteration and improvements to the 68th Street and Harrison Water...

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Chicago Department of Water Management

SPAAN Tech provided the Resident Engineer/Construction Manager for the alteration and improvements to the 68th Street and Harrison Water Intake Cribs.

SPAAN Tech scheduled, coordinated and supervised the construction process from the conceptual development stage through final construction, making sure that the project was finished on-schedule and within budget, while ensuring an efficient use of resources.

68th Street Pumping Station Roofing and Façade Renovation
Chicago Department of Water Management

Constructed in 1868, the 68th Street Pumping Station was the first of its kind in Chicago, drawing water from a crib out in Lake...

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Chicago Department of Water Management

Constructed in 1868, the 68th Street Pumping Station was the first of its kind in Chicago, drawing water from a crib out in Lake Michigan. SPAAN Tech, Inc. redesigned the station’s steep and low slope roofs, which involved renovating existing plumbing and external drains.

Our team introduced new insulation and roofing systems to the station, including implementation of cool metal and modified bitumen systems. In addition, SPAAN Tech designed OSHA approved ladders.

Following all applicable standards, codes and documents, architects from SPAAN Tech designed a lightweight, cheaper roof for 68th Street Pump Station while preserving its historic integrity and character.

Architecture, Engineering and IT Support Services
Illinois Tollway

SPAAN Tech provided multi-discipline engineering and architectural support services for study, inspection, design, and construction...

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Illinois Tollway

SPAAN Tech provided multi-discipline engineering and architectural support services for study, inspection, design, and construction services primarily related to Tollway building facilities and IT Support.

Blue Line Rapid Transit Construction
Chicago Transit Authority (CTA)

The Blue Line Reconstruction was a top-to-bottom rehabilitation project for one of Chicago's rapid transit lines, running from Chicago's...

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Chicago Transit Authority (CTA)

The Blue Line Reconstruction was a top-to-bottom rehabilitation project for one of Chicago's rapid transit lines, running from Chicago's western city limit to downtown Chicago, and then northwest to O'Hare Airport, outside of Chicago. The rehabilitation included new track installation, electrical transmission equipment, and new station construction and platform rehabilitation.

SPAAN Tech provided quality assurance and quality control (QA/QC) functions for the construction management team, including the development of the QA/QC plan. The job was to ensure that all federal rail standards were adhered to and that the materials used in all aspects of the project met contract specifications. SPAAN Tech also provided construction inspection services.

Central Administration’s Parking Lot Repair
Illinois Tollway

SPAAN Tech served as the construction manager for the improvements to the Illinois Tollway Central Administration’s Parking Lot located...

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Illinois Tollway

SPAAN Tech served as the construction manager for the improvements to the Illinois Tollway Central Administration’s Parking Lot located at 2700 Ogden Ave., Downers Grove in DuPage County.

The improvements to the parking lot included full-depth removal of the bituminous surface pavement and binder courses, curb removal and replacement, sidewalk lifting, shaping and compacting the existing aggregate base course and bituminous concrete binder and surface course construction, construction of storm sewer and adjustment to the existing storm manhole structure, re-striping parking spaces, and other miscellaneous improvements.

The firm exceeded the customer expectations in workmanship, materials quality and on-site performance.

Citywide Sewer System Modeling
Chicago Department of Water Management

The project was to develop a dynamic hydrologic and hydraulic sewer system model for the Chicago Department of Water Management. The...

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Chicago Department of Water Management

The project was to develop a dynamic hydrologic and hydraulic sewer system model for the Chicago Department of Water Management. The model will be used to access system performance, supply recommendation for future sewer system improvement and City development, and evaluate the relationship between overflows and storm events.

As a sub-consultant to CH2M Hill, SPAAN Tech provided support primarily for the model development of the Model Area 3B sewer system. SPAAN Tech employed GIS technologies to simplify the system, prepare hydrologic and hydraulic parameters, and perform quality assurance and quality control.

Categories: Hydrology & Drainage
Condition Assessment of ADA and Life Safety for Senior Housing
Chicago Housing Authority

SPAAN Tech conducted surveys of CHA non-residential facilities and residential units including single family residences, townhouses,...

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Chicago Housing Authority

SPAAN Tech conducted surveys of CHA non-residential facilities and residential units including single family residences, townhouses, multi-story residential facilities and common areas for compliance with UFAS 504 accessibility standards.

Corresponding condition reports for each unit were completed in an electronic format, which enabled the Chicago Housing Authority and other authorized users to quickly retrieve information on the existence and location of accessible areas within the inventory.

General Services Administration Facility Management services
U.S. General Services Administration (GSA)

SPAAN Tech provided assistance to Region 5 of the Federal General Services Administration (GSA) for the initiation, execution and...

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U.S. General Services Administration (GSA)

SPAAN Tech provided assistance to Region 5 of the Federal General Services Administration (GSA) for the initiation, execution and closeout of various construction, repair and alteration projects.

SPAAN Tech was responsible for providing various project management services, coordinating and managing these services, and following through with the completion of deliverables. The services included: verifying scopes of work; preparing office layouts; planning and scheduling of work sequence, preparing quantity take-off from drawings cost estimates, coordinating the work of trades and tenants, developing specifications, creating bidder’s mailing lists, conducitng pre-proposal and post-construction conferences, preparing procurement documents, reviewing offers for price competitiveness and technical requirements, reviewing submittals for approval, and undertaking final and post final inspections.

In addition, SPAAN Tech staffers made recommendations for close-out of project, updated and added new information to drawings, and  used DOE Life Cycle Costing software to research energy conservation savings for various projects.

Head Start Facility Assessment
Chicago Department of Children and Youth Services

SPAAN Tech provided management, technical, and condition assessment services for 250+ Daycare/Head Start Facilities located throughout...

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Chicago Department of Children and Youth Services

SPAAN Tech provided management, technical, and condition assessment services for 250+ Daycare/Head Start Facilities located throughout Chicago.

The project required SPAAN Tech to develop a data collection application, utilizing a Pocket PC-based system and SQL Server database. The information collected was used to assist the Chicago Department of Children and Youth Services in their evaluation and budget projections for each facility and in justifying Federal Grant requests.

I-355 Communication Towers
Illinois Tollway

SPAAN Tech provided construction management services to the Illinois Tollway for new improvements at the I-355 Highway Extension...

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Illinois Tollway

SPAAN Tech provided construction management services to the Illinois Tollway for new improvements at the I-355 Highway Extension Communication Towers Facility.

SPAAN Tech supervised the construction of two new communication towers and two pre-fabricated utility buildings. The construction work performed included: site preparation work, foundation and footing work for thetowers and utility buildings, drainage design, parking planning, and lead-in roadways to the site.

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