Video: 3D Mapping of Chicago's Underground Maze of Utility Lines

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There's 180 years worth of underground utility lines beneath Chicago ranging from old wooden water pipes to new communications lines, but until now there hasn't been a reliable cumulative location map of what was built in 1837 or installed yesterday.

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

Commercial Construction Trends: The Highs and Lows of 2016

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As a national commercial construction firm, it’s not surprising the majority of our 2016 revenue came from work outside our home market of Chicago.

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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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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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

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


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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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

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

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.

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.

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


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

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


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

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.

$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

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.

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

Exclusive Chicago club re-emerges as a boutique hotel


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


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

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


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.

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.

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.

Arup chosen to lead renovations of Chicago’s Union Station


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


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.

Studio Gang to design Chicago’s third-tallest skyscraper


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.

Court Decision Electrifies Chicago Bridge & Iron Investors

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

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


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

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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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.

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.

Gensler’s Gateway Tower picks up where Chicago Spire left off


Architect Santiago Calatrava had big plans for Chicago. In 2007, construction started on the Spire, a twisting supertall skyscraper along the lakeshore and Chicago River. Then the economy tanked, construction of the Chicago Spire was canceled, and a the site was left vacant

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Midwest City Scoop: Construction Starts in Chicago

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Construction Starts Expected to Decline Slightly From Last Year’s Peak Levels

Suburban Chicago college breaks ground on aviation-themed student center


Lewis University in Romeoville, Ill., is best known for its collegiate aviation program. It makes sense, then, that the planned 25,500-sf student center is designed to pay homage to the university’s heritage in aviation and aeronautics.

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How to Decrease Commercial Construction Costs by Reusing the Right Items

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Recently, our director of operations Chuck Taylor was featured in a Chicago Tribune article based on the reporter’s curiosity about a hotel peephole he kept in his office. to be more centrally located to our staff and Chicago commercial construction projects.

Caterpillar Receives Chicago Innovation Award For Hybrid Excavator

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Caterpillar received the Chicago Innovation Award for its Hydraulic Hybrid Excavator, a machine that powers itself using energy created from its swing. The Chicago Innovation Awards received nominations from 535 organizations, and a panel of 12 judges selected 10 companies from 100 finalists