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  • Forging a Path for Women in Engineering
    Forging a Path for Women in Engineering

    Posted: 12/20/2018
    With a record number of women recently elected to Congress and in pursuit of governorships, some have called 2018 the "Year of the Woman." As Civiltech celebrates our 30 year anniversary, we are proud to say that we have been hiring, promoting, and advancing women engineers since our inception. Civiltech's Mary L. Young, P.E., PTOE took some time from her busy schedule as Director of Traffic, Environmental and Design Studies to answer questions about her own personal journey and the Civiltech firm culture.
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  • Celebrating 30 Years
    Celebrating 30 Years

    Posted: 10/12/2018
    Civiltech's 30th anniversary took place on Friday, October 12, 2018. We celebrated with a week full of festivities, including fun daily events to remember 1988, appreciate our founders, recognize our current staff, and celebrate the Civiltech of 2018. The events culminated with a dinner party on Saturday night.
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  • Reaching New Heights: A Look at Civiltech's Drone Program
    Reaching New Heights: A Look at Civiltech's Drone Program

    Posted: 9/26/2018
    Currently, Civiltech's drone is primarily used for photography and marketing purposes, such as studying the existing conditions of a potential project or capturing a background for a rendering. Also, completed projects can be photographed and documented. This is especially beneficial on large infrastructure projects where new geometrics are far easier to visualize from a birds-eye view. The Civiltech team is actively exploring potential future uses such as surveying and creating deliverables like 3D models, topographic drawings, or 2D maps. Drones allow Civiltech to do aerial mapping, with overall images created by mosaics that are geo-referenced and accurately placed, in some cases replacing the need to hire photogrammetrists.
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  • A Professional Journey: Becoming a Right of Way Appraiser
    A Professional Journey: Becoming a Right of Way Appraiser

    Posted: 6/4/2018
    The land acquisition process is part of many projects that expand or enhance a municipality's transportation network. This component of a transportation improvement often requires the acquisition of private property for public use. The law not only requires just compensation for acquisitions, but it also encourages agreements structured to avoid litigation and assure consistent treatment of property owners. The ability to reach an agreement in a timely manner is founded on a comprehensive, accurate, and defensible appraisal.
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  • Civiltech Ranks Among Top Design Firms
    Civiltech Ranks Among Top Design Firms

    Posted: 5/25/2018
    Civiltech is thrilled to be featured in ENR Midwest's list of Top Design Firms 2018! The ENR Midwest Top Design Firms list, ranks the largest U.S.-based designs firms, both publicly and privately held, based on design-specific revenue.
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  • A Winning Awards Season
    A Winning Awards Season

    Posted: 4/12/2018
    Civiltech was honored to receive a Special Achievement Award presented by American Council of Engineering Companies of Illinois (ACED-IL) as part of the 2018 Engineering Excellence Awards Competition. Civiltech provided Phase I and Phase II engineering services on the Roosevelt Watermain Lining Project for the Village of Lombard, which received the award under the category of Special Projects. Click below to learn about our other recent awards.
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  • Expanding Our Expertise
    Expanding Our Expertise

    Posted: 3/23/2018
    Expressways and roadways are the backbone of regional and metropolitan transportation networks. However, to thrive, these networks must also encompass or be connectable to neighborhoods, business districts, as well as community and regional destinations. Transportation engineering is most effective when a full range of travel modes are considered, including access to public transportation, bicycling, and walking.
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  • Bridge Erected, Trail Connected
    Bridge Erected, Trail Connected

    Middlefork Bridge

    Posted: 12/28/2017
    In the wee hours of the morning on Saturday, September 9, before an audience of about 40 onlookers, and with adrenaline, anticipation, coffee, and donuts holding tiredness at bay, Civiltech Resident Engineer, Phil Hurst, P.E., coordinated the placement of a new 221-foot long bridge structure, the centerpiece and final link of the new Middlefork Savannah Trail Extension.
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  • IL 390 Opening
    IL 390 Opening

    Posted: 11/1/2017
    Civiltech representatives attended the official Ribbon Cutting Ceremony for the opening of the newly completed eastern segment of the IL 390 tollway.
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  • Chicago Scholars Diversity Award
    Chicago Scholars Diversity Award

    Posted: 10/11/2017
    Civiltech is proud to be featured in Chicago Scholars Third Quarter CEO Newsletter. Civiltech and our Chicago Office Director, Michael Folkening, were honored to be selected for the Chicago Scholars Diversity Award. Thank you, Chicago Scholars & Dominique Jordan Turner for the newsletter shout-out, the wonderful award, and the important work you do.
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  • Safely Bridging the Gap
    Safely Bridging the Gap

    Posted: 9/22/2017
    Civiltech has staff certified by IDOT to perform the required inspection and act as a Program Manager for local agencies and currently does so for nine municipalities. Inspected structure types include reinforced concrete box culverts, PPC deck beam bridges, reinforced concrete slab bridges, CMP culverts, multi-span steel and concrete girder bridges, concrete rigid frames, steel box girder bridges, and steel truss bridges. Additionally, Civiltech has rated and recommended load postings for bridges in advanced stages of deterioration.
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  • ASCE YMG Bags Tournament
    ASCE YMG Bags Tournament

    Posted: 8/29/2017
    Civiltech sent 2 teams to the annual ASCE YMG Bags Tournament and was also an event sponsor. Team Maddie/Jeff proceeded to the Elite Eight, eventually losing to the event's overall winning team. Team John/Stephen played well, but struggled with tough competition.

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  • An Intern's Journey
    An Intern's Journey

    Oluwatosin (Tosin) Akinsanya

    Posted: 8/28/2017
    As part of our community outreach efforts, Civiltech actively promotes and participates in high school mentoring programs. Also, within the company, we believe in the benefits of a robust internship program. When these two efforts collide, the result is exciting and rewarding. This summer, we were fortunate to include in our team of interns, Oluwatosin (Tosin) Akinsanya, a participant in the Chicago Scholars program whom we met at the 2016 First Look Company Exploration & Career Fair.

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  • The Benefits of Hydrologic/Hydraulic Modeling: A Case Study
    The Benefits of Hydrologic/Hydraulic Modeling: A Case Study

    Posted: 7/21/2017
    The recent major storm events in the Chicagoland area and resulting flooding are a reminder of the challenges that extreme weather poses to municipalities and their storm water infrastructure. Civiltech has the experience and tools to help communities model and analyze flood prone areas and develop plans and solutions to address these areas of concern.
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  • Today's Technology: Tomorrow's Roads
    Today's Technology: Tomorrow's Roads

    Posted: 3/16/2017
    The transportation industry is constantly evolving and improving as demonstrated by Civiltech's recent Quentin Road (US 12 to IL 22) design for the Lake County Division of Transportation. At the forefront of the industry, Civiltech has already taken steps to incorporate the latest Three-Dimensional (3-D) technologies and software across all of our design stages, including construction.
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