When Sewer Rehab Doesn't Stop Basement Flooding
The western half of Wilmette, Illinois, is served by separate sanitary sewers. Constructed in the late 1920's, this separate sewer system was among the first installed in northeastern...

1991 Update on Sanitary Sewer Rehabilitation Metropolitan Chicago
The Metropolitan Water Reclamation District of Greater Chicago (MWRDGC) owns intercepting sewers and seven water reclamation plants, but 125 local communities own the local sewers which...

Model Studies of Outlet and Intake at McCook Reservoir
Two separate physical models were used to investigate the outflow and inflow into the proposed McCook Reservoir. The proposed reservoir will be located in McCook, Illinois, and will serve...

Sidestream Elevated Pool Aeration Station Design
The Metropolitan Water Reclamation District of Greater Chicago (MWRDGC) is constructing a system of five Sidestream Elevated Pool Aeration (SEPA) stations along the 35.8 mile Calumet River,...

Chicago Tower Gets a New Skin

Chicago's 500 W. Monroe Topped Out and Nearing Completion

Chicago's Loop: A New Approach
Reconstruction of the Wells St. Viaduct cleaned up a dangerous area just north of Chicago's Loop by providing a structurally sound approach for CTW commuter trains and a column-free...

World's Tallest Tower Approved in Chicago

CTA's Experience in Fostering Station Redevelopment Through Public/Private Partnerships
The paper reviews the experience of the Chicago Transit Authority's partnerships with the private sector. The funding, space, design, construction and operation components...

The Chicago-Kansas City Tollway: Lessons for Future Projects and Policy
The paper discusses an innovative mixed public-private financing plan and implementation plan for an investor-owned toll road connecting Chicago and Kansas City. The two plans utilize...

Reconstruction Under Traffic: A Study of Some Effects of the Dan Ryan Project on Motor Carrier Operations in Northeast Illinois
The paper discusses preparations by the Chicago Area Transportation Study for a study of the operational responses of truckers to whatever effects upon the regional highway system are...

Information Needs for Policy, Planning and Design
This resource paper was presented specifically as a focus of discussion for probe group II, Information Needs for Policy, Planning and Design. The paper represents the freight planning...

Composite Floor Vibrations: Predicted and Measured
Several steel composite floor systems of relatively long span trusses for a number of high rise structures in the Chicago area have been subjected to field measurements to evaluate their...

Sidestream Elevated Pool Aeration

Conversion of Mixed Waste to LSA Waste—A Case Study
This paper describes a treatment process that was successfully employed at the National Guard Armory in Chicago, Illinois, to convert sludge classified as hazardous chemical/radioactive...

Chicago Has New Entry in Tallest Competition

Complex High-Rise Foundation Design and Construction
The substructure design and construction of a 60 story office tower in downtown Chicago is described. The presence of existing belled caissons on hardpan required use of filtered dewatering...

Performance of Different Retention Systems in Similar Soils
Performance behaviour of three deep braced excavations in a similar soil profile, in the Chicago area is described. At each site, different bracing systems were utilized. Methods used...

Sidescan Sonar Examination of Deteriorated Revetments and Bulkheads Along Chicago's Lake Front

Contribution of Soil Freeze to Pile Capacity
In order to investigate the magnitude and rate of increase in load capacity for piles installed in clayey soils, a series of load tests were performed at various intervals of time following...

 

 

 

 

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