EDI Project News

November 6, 2012UIUC

EDI will have a significant Environmental and Civil Engineering role on the team lead by LCM Architects, the prime consultant contracted for the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign's (UIUC) Natural History Building (NHB) Renovation Project, which is budgeted at $70 million.

EDI is experienced with complex historic preservation projects and the challenges associated with effectively managing remediation and control of decades-old lead-based paints and coatings, and asbestos-containing materials. EDI's civil engineering scope includes permeable paving and other stormwater detention and treatment features.

Upon completion of the project, the NHB will feature one large lecture hall, shared multi-functional space, museum, commons area, instructional labs, classrooms, and research laboratories. Officially listed on the National Register of Historic Places in November 1986, the building will be designed to a minimum of LEED Silver certification. Since 2010, EDI has completed substantial project work at UIUC, primarily providing environmental engineering services for various campus renovation and expansion projects.

O'hareFor over a decade, EDI has provided professional services for a wide range of O'Hare International Airport projects including new runways and facilities, and consulting related to overall environmental compliance and green practices for both O'Hare and Midway Airports. As a prime, EDI was awarded a contract in 2011 to provide Phase I and Phase II Environmental Site Assessments (ESAs) in support of the O'Hare Modernization Program (OMP). Currently, EDI is working on several Phase I and Phase II ESAs at Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) Navigational Aids (NAVAIDS) for Runways 10L/28R, 10C/28C, 10R/28L, and the South Air Traffic Control Tower.

Also as a prime, EDI was awarded a contract in 2012 to provide Phase I and Phase II ESAs, general environmental sampling, asbestos/hazardous material/universal waste survey, design, and abatement oversight, and confirmation sampling in support of the OMP. Currently, EDI is providing services for several cargo buildings and the south air lighting control vault building slated for demolition as part of the Runway 10C/28C development plans. The Airport Repair and Construction (ARC) buildings will also be demolished as part of the Taxiway WK development plans, and EDI is providing similar environmental services for ARC as well.

Navy PierEach year, nine million people visit Navy Pier, making it the city's most popular attraction. Nearly a century old, the site's exterior public spaces are being reimagined while preserving its heritage. As a subconsultant to V3, EDI surveyors provided horizontal and vertical control for survey work of the entire pier and provided topographic survey services for North Dock, South Dock, and Pier Park.


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