Civil Engineering

New Hospital Pavilion

SPAAN Tech assisted during the construction of the new Hospital Pavilion at the University of Chicago Medical Center, an ambitious project which included: 350 new beds, additional outpatient facilities, laboratories, ambulatory services, and other elements).

During the design phase, STI provided programming to align all the hospital requirements with space allocations and provided IT consulting.

I-355 Communication Towers

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.

Phase III Engineering for I-80 Reconstruction

SPAAN Tech provided Phase III Engineering Services for construction management, construction inspection, and contract administration on I-80/94 (IL 394 to US 41).

Duties included: schedule and budget control, on-site material testing, and material quality assurance testing for advance work on the highways. The work also encompassed structure removal and replacement of Wentworth Avenue over I-80

The electrical contract included: high-mast lighting advance work, fiber optic cable and systems, CCTV, surveillance, and dynamic message sign systems.

JAWA 90” Water Main Design and Relocation

SPAAN Tech provided civil engineering, CADD services, and planning for the relocation of the 90-inch JAWA water line that supplies the residents of the northwest and western suburbs of Chicago. As the only potable water feed from the City of Chicago to the suburbs it serves, the JAWA water line and the its successful relocation was critically important to millions living in and around Chicago.

I-90 Corridor Master Plan

As part of the I-90 Corridor Master Plan, SPAAN Tech was retained to conceptually design the roadway lighting and drainage system for the study to determine the minimum build requirements to add a lane in each direction along the Illinois Tollway I-90 corridor. SPAAN Tech’s design primarily focused on the segment of roadway between Route 31 and Higgins Road.

Phase II Traffic Signal Design

SPAAN Tech provided comprehensive design and planning services for the installation and modernization of 11 signalized intersections in the City of Chicago.

For the project, SPAAN Tech conducted full topographic field surveys, identified all sidewalk and landscaping treatments, and inventoried all signs, pavement markings, and existing conduit numbers and conditions. An on-site design meeting addressed the utility information gathered, which was then incorporated into the design plan.

Tri- State Tollway I-294 Reconstruction

SPAAN Tech provided phase II drainage, roadway lighting design services, and quality assurance and quality control services for the widening and reconstruction of two miles of the Tri-State Tollway I-294.

SPAAN Tech prepared all drainage construction documents including: drainage plans, drainage and ditch profiles, drainage removal plans, drainage details and drainage cross sections. The firm also developed supplemental project specifications, quantity and cost estimates, along with all supporting computer models, calculations, and exhibits.

North Rockwell Street Sewer Design

SPAAN Tech, as a sub-consultant of Globetrotters Engineering Corporation, provided civil engineering design services to the Chicago Department of Water Management in the completion of the North Rockwell Street sewer design. SPAAN Tech was also responsible for the preparation of construction documents including specifications, quantity takeoff and cost estimates.

North Avenue Streetscape

SPAAN Tech contributed to the design of a new streetscape of North Avenue, from Kilpatrick Avenue to Cicero Avenue.

The project involved: landscaping, drainage, street lighting, and sidewalk improvements. STI provided lighting and civil engineering design services, which included: drawing preparation, CADD, and construction phase services.

O’Hare Modernization Program: O’Hare Airport, Runway 9L-27R Paving and Lighting

The construction of a new runway 9L-27R at Chicago O’Hare International Airport was part of the O’Hare Modernization Program (OMP).

SPAAN Tech and joint venture partner, A. Epstein and Sons International, Inc., provided the lead electrical engineering services to design and prepare construction documents for airfield electrical, lighting, signage, wind cones, and pavement sensors, for the new runway and associated taxiways.

SPAAN Tech also developed alternative airfield layouts to ensure that the final design was the best design.