EDI Receives Two ACEC-IL Special Achievement Awards for Engineering Excellence

On February 8th, EDI staff joined more than 700 engineers, project owners, and public officials to celebrate the 2018 ACEC-Illinois Engineering Excellence Awards at the Bridgeport Arts Center. That evening, EDI received two Special Achievement awards for environmental and construction engineering projects.

I-55 Outbound US 41 to I-94 Phase III Engineering: As joint venture partner with Ardmore Associates, LLC, (now Ardmore Roderick), EDI served as IDOT’s prime consultant for Phase III Construction Engineering for the $75.9 million improvements to I-55 (Stevenson Expressway) Outbound Structures, from I-94 (Dan Ryan Expressway) to US 41 (Lake Shore Drive). Ardmore/EDI began in April 2015 and completed contract closeout in October 2017. This was the second successful IDOT Phase III Joint Venture for Ardmore/EDI who leveraged past experience to bring IDOT immediate results in a critical corridor for Chicago’s convention and tourism industry. Ardmore/EDI’s energy and discipline to act as a team and partner with the owner, stakeholders, contractor, and designer of record, resulted in project success.

Use of Non-Potable Water in Directional Drilling: Illinois does not currently have standards for the use of non-potable water in construction, so EDI worked with multiple regulatory bodies and stakeholders to develop a program. EDI performed field inspections to understand water usage needs, and identified applicable standards governing the use of non-potable water. Based on the research, EDI developed alternative use standards and standard operating procedures for grey water use. The Illinois Department of Public Health concurred with EDl's proposal in a letter and INTREN , EDI's client, began reducing their water usage. The estimated program savings are 500,000 gallons of water and $50,000 per year.


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