Chicago's Flexible, Transforming Theater Space

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All the world's a stage thanks to flexible seating towers at the Yard at Chicago Shakespeare

June 20 Trip to Chicago

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I''ll be in Chicago next Friday for a series of events. I plan on heading to the city of Chicago for two additional events. First, I will be presenting at FitzGerald Architects'' office at 912 W Lake Street , Chicago IL 60607 from 3:00 p.m. Chicago, IL 60604.

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Chicago Celebrates Technology Startup Hub Expansion, 700 New Tech Jobs

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More than 700 new jobs have been created by 16 tech companies in Chicago recently, Mayor Rahm Emanuel announced as he helped open the newly-completed expansion space at 1871 , the city’s first-of-its-kind digital startup hub. According to Built In Chicago, 143 companies raised more than $1.7

Chicago's Historic Pullman Area On the Rise Again

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has announced plans to build a 62 acre industrial park in the historic Pullman area 20 minutes south of the Loop in Chicago Ryan Companies US, Inc.

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Chicago’s Plumbers Local 130 opens state-of-the-art training center

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United Association Plumbers Local 130 was slated to open its new training center on the near west side of Chicago on September 12

Tweets Shut Down Illegal Construction in Chicago

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Electrical contractor Archon Construction, working for SBC Communications, was shut down Tuesday while working on Dearborn Street in Chicago's Loop after Twitter users reported the contractor was blocking the bike lane on the street illegally.

Chicago commits to 100% renewable power for all city buildings

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The City of Chicago has committed to power all city properties with renewable energy by 2025. The pledge makes Chicago the largest U.S. city to implement a clean energy policy for all of its public buildings.

Metro Chicago Exports Collaboration Launched

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Metro Chicago Exports Collaboration Launched appeared first on Business Facilities (BF) Magazine. Great Lakes Blog-Oct-2014 Brookings Institution Chicago Exports Global Cities Initiative JPMorgan Chase Metro Chicago Exports Small Business Initiatives

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Plans for Chicago’s historic Post Office building revealed by 601W Companies and Gensler

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Since 2016, nearly 100,000 man-hours have been invested in the Old Chicago Main Post Office to prep the building and the site for its planned redevelopment.

Great Trip to Chicago And Headed to Toledo Tomorrow

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Had a great trip to Chicago last week to present at the Revit Technology Conference North America where I ran into a number of great contacts including Susan Brattberg @globaletraining and Allan Partridge @NextArchtectur both out of Canada.

Floating Rig Tackles Tricky Chicago Site

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Mounted on a barge in the Chicago River, a Manitowoc 888 ringer overcomes site challenges for 150 North Riverside tower. Equipment

Underground Infrastructure Mapping Technology Launches in Chicago

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. . Last week City Digital , a Chicago-based UI LABS collaboration, announced it has developed the underlying technology components to create a new underground infrastructure mapping (UIM) platform. The platform will generate, organize, visualize, and store 3D underground infrastructure data, saving cities and utilities millions of dollars in construction and planning processes

43,000-sf Chicago Starbucks will be world’s largest

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With the sheer ubiquity of Starbucks locations across the country, news that another is opening in Chicago along the Magnificent Mile may not sound too exciting. Starbucks, however, promises the Chicago Reserve Roastery will be a “one-of-a-kind coffee experience

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10-Year Mega-Project for Chicago's Riverfront Begins

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Seven acres of prime downtown Chicago land along the east bank of the Chicago River between Harrison Street and Roosevelt Road are being readied to transformed into five highrise buildings and a new future for the near South Loop.

Boggs to head up Chicago Faucets’ commercial sales department

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With 20 years of sales experience, Phil Boggs previously was director of wholesale sales in the eastern region for Watts Water Technologies

Chicago Bridge & Iron's Latest Setback: A $558M Charge

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The company's recent financial and legal developments have been a roller-coaster

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One of Chicago’s First Passive Houses

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Builder Brandon Weiss of Weiss Building and Development LLC completed the first ever passive house in the Chicago area, which was designed by architect Tom Bassett-Dilley. This home is the first PHIUS certified house in the Chicago area and only the 28th such home in the US.

How to Choose the Best General Contractor to Partner with for your “First” Commercial Construction Project

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It’s a pretty cool ground-up commercial construction project for us because not only is it the first time we’ve worked with this national retail brand, but it’s also the very first Farm & Fleet store in the Chicago area.

Cyber Security Company Expands Chicago Headquarters

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Trustwave will add more than 300 employees at its new Chicago headquarters; City Colleges of Chicago is launching a Cyber Security Boot Camp. Read: Cyber Security Company Expands Chicago Headquarters.

Chicago’s West Loop to receive 500-foot apartment tower

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Just over one week ago, a Chicago apartment tower project that was revealed in 2011 and approved by the city the following year finally received a construction permit. According to Curbed Chicago , the cylindrical tower, dubbed One South Halsted, will rise 44-stories and 495 feet in the air and become the tallest building in Chicago west of the Kennedy Expressway

$1.1 Billion and 6K Jobs for Chicago Transit Authority

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Chicago has one of the world's best commuter transportation systems and it is about to get even better. The northern part of Chicago's Red Line that connects the South Side to the Edge of Evanston will be reconstructed thanks to President Obama's signature on a federal grant for nearly $1.1 billion

Exclusive Chicago club re-emerges as a boutique hotel

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By 2008, it looked like the historic Chicago Athletic Association (CAA) building, located in downtown Chicago across from Millennium Park, was destined to become another casualty in the march to modernity. Built in 1893 for the World’s Columbian Exposition, which had a major influence on Chicago’s planning and development for decades to come, the CAA was an exclusive social club founded by leading figures in American sports and commerce, among them William Wrigley, Jr.,

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Developer acquires 62 acres of vacant land in Chicago

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The Chicago Tribune reports that Related Midwest, a developer of luxury condos, mixed-use, and master-planned projects, now controls 62 acres that connect Chicago’s South Loop to its Chinatown

Chicago’s Ukrainian Village neighborhood adds new co-living space

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Common’s first co-living entry in Chicago opened on July 16 with Common Damen, a three-unit, 12-bedroom residence. The new construction provides 6,050 sf of living space.

Nortier is new marketing director for Chicago Faucets

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Previously, as part of strategic marketing at Siemens Building Technologies, Richard Nortier developed go-to-market strategies for multiple business lines. Prior to that, he held product line management and development engineering functions at Sloan Valve Co. read more. Faucets

Chicago rises to the top of U.S. cities in percentage of LEED or Energy Star office buildings

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Chicago now boasts highest percentage of certified LEED or Energy Star office buildings among the 30 largest real estate markets in the U.S., according to a study published by CBRE Group Inc. and Maastricht University

Uponor presents at Techweek Chicago

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A few weeks ago, I attended Techweek in Chicago. This week-long expo is for startups and Fortune 500 companies to showcase their newest products, insights, ideas and plans for the future.

Arup chosen to lead renovations of Chicago’s Union Station

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The engineering and architectural firm Arup has been selected to lead the design work for renovations to Chicago’s historic Union Station. The City of Chicago, railroad service company Amtrak, and a collection of Chicago transportation entities, including the commuter railroad service Metra, worked together on the decision

Simpson Gumpertz & Heger opens Chicago office

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SGH), an ENR 500, award-winning, national engineering firm, is pleased to announce the opening of its Chicago office, located at 225 West Washington Street, Suite 2200, Chicago, Illinois 60606. Simpson Gumpertz & Heger Inc.

Construction begins on 47-story luxury tower in Chicago’s South Loop

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The new 47-story luxury residential high-rise designed for Chicago’s South Loop has officially broken ground. Designed by Solomon Cordwell Buenz and built by Walsh Construction, the new tower will comprise 500 luxury rental units and 188 parking spots.

Studio Gang to design Chicago’s third-tallest skyscraper

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real-estate investment by The Wanda Group, owned by China’s richest man, will be an 88-story, 1,148-ft-tall mixed-use tower, the third-tallest in Chicago, which Wanda Group selected over New York and Los Angeles. The first U.S.

Pod-shaped cable cars would be a different kind of Chicago SkyLine

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Two architecture firms proposed a plan to connect Chicago’s Riverfront to Navy Pier via a hanging cable car network.

Chicago Architectural Firm Sued For One World Trade Center Design

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A former Korean grad student of the Illinois Institute of Technology, Jeehoon Park, filed suit against Skidmore, Owings and Merrill (SOM) last week for allegedly copying his master's thesis project design and using it as the basis for the new One World Trade Center building in New York.

Method Opens First U.S. Factory, Chicago’s South Side Soapbox

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Factory, Chicago’s South Side Soapbox appeared first on Business Facilities (BF) Magazine. Great Lakes Alternative Energy Blog-May-2015 Chicago Gotham Greens LEED Method Products William McDonoughBusiness Facilities (BF) Magazine. The "South Side Soapbox" is designed to benefit the surrounding environment, community and businesses. Method Opens First U.S.

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3 Solutions to Help Solve the Commercial Construction Labor Shortage

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Bill Di Santo, president of Englewood Construction (second from right), and the Englewood accounting team receiving recognition from the Chicago Chapter of the Construction Financial Management Association (CFMA) for participating in their 2014 Accounting Intern Program.

MCA Chicago welcomes new EVP, Jill Eckert McCall, JD, MBA, CAE

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Jill Eckert McCall, a lawyer and MBA, was recently named Executive Vice President of the Chicago Mechanical Contractors Association (MCA Chicago), replacing long-time Executive Vice President Stephen Lamb.

Court Decision Electrifies Chicago Bridge & Iron Investors

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A new court decision propels CB&I's share price