It was a successful night volunteering at Feed My Starving Children yesterday! As a group, all teams participating packed over 100 boxes with over 22,032 meals to feed children in need across the world. Thanks to all who came out to volunteer.
Thank you to everyone that came out to ERA’s Oktoberfest 2022 last week! It was a great comeback event after a couple year hiatus and we were so happy to gather with everyone at the Lake Ellyn Boathouse in Glen Ellyn for a festive fall evening of fun with industry friends!
Yesterday ERA participated in the groundbreaking ceremony for the Fox Valley Patriotic Organization located in the City of Batavia during the annual #FlagDay celebration and festivities near the Batavia Riverwalk.
Along with Vasilion Architects, our team at ERA contributed civil engineering and land surveying services for the design of the monument. Dedication and completion of the monument is anticipated on Flag Day in 2023!
Sandy Sekulich has been promoted to be ERA’s CADD Manager. In this new role she will be responsible for overseeing the operation of the engineering production software to ensure a smooth and efficient CADD workflow. She will develop, implement, maintain, and document ERA’s CADD standards and practices as well as managing all the CADD installations and governmental workspaces company wide.
Sandy will also provide critical technical support to the engineering team with user training, CADD assistance, and troubleshooting. She partners with ERA’s professional service departments and serves as a liaison between engineering software needs and our IT group.
Sycamore Park District has won the American Public Works Association (APWA) National Award for 2022 in the Public Works Project of the Year Less Than $5 million Transportation Category for their Great Western Trail Extension Project! ERA was the primary consultant for the project and will attend the award ceremony in Charlotte, NC this August.
Congratulations to Urbana Park District for winning the Illinois Chapter of the American Public Works Association Project of the Year Award for the Crystal Lake Shoreline Rehabilitation project! ERA was the primary consultant for this project and Stark Excavating, Inc. was the contractor on the project.
Congratulations to Samantha Heatherly, Design Engineer at ERA, for being selected as Western Michigan University's Presidential Scholar for Civil and Construction Engineering! Each year, WMU's faculty selects one senior from each discipline to be recognized. This year, 50 scholars were chosen from a senior class of 5,082 students. See below for a photo of Samantha with her faculty guest for the Presidential Scholars Convocation last Friday, Dr. Decker Hains. To read more about the award, visit: https://wmich.edu/news/2022/04/67695 and to learn about Samantha's senior design project, visit: https://wmich.edu/news/2021/12/66486.
ERA welcomes Ken Anderson to our Environmental Team as an Environmental Project Manager! Ken has extensive experience in soil science and the regulatory aspects of projects. He also has experience in managing the construction of projects, having served in similar roles as Chief of Planning and Operations at Kane County Forest Preserve District. We are excited to add him to our team! Learn more about Ken below.
Congratulations to Abby Zielinski on passing the CFM exam and becoming a Certified Floodplain Manager! According to the IAFSM, CFMs have a proven level of expertise in Floodplain mapping, the requirements and standards of the National Flood Insurance Program, the requirements and standards of their state floodplain management programs, and the administrative procedures needed to make floodplain management work at the community level.
Here's another reason you need to go check out the Great Western Trail in Sycamore, IL this spring! Sycamore Park District added another win under their belt for the Great Western Trail Extension Project at the APWA Chapter Awards Ceremony hosted at Medinah Shriners Banquets in Addison, IL last Friday. The project moved on to the APWA Chicago Metro Chapter level to be reviewed against all other branch winners in the same category and was selected as Project of the Year for Less Than $5 Million Transportation again! The project has now moved on to the final level of judgement for APWA National Awards and we hope to hear more good news soon on this decision. ERA was the primary consultant and Civil Constructors, Inc. was the primary contractor for this project.
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