ERA is proud to announce another one of our young engineers, Chris Sedlacko, has officially received his professional engineering license. Chris is a Bradley University graduate and has been with ERA since 2013. Chris started with ERA out of our Champaign office and moved to our Warrenville headquarters in early 2015. He works primarily with our Structural Engineering department and hopes to continue on the path towards becoming a licensed structural engineer.
Some of our ERA staff had the pleasure of testing out DuPage County Forest Preserve's new and improved golf course, The Preserve at Oak Meadows, last week. We feel privileged to have worked on such a unique project with the outstanding leadership and vision from the Forest Preserve. The project successfully addressed improvements for golf, stormwater, and environmental issues all in one project! We highly recommend giving this course a try before summer ends!
Two projects designed by ERA recently completed construction this spring at the Urbana-Champaign Sanitary District’s Northeast Plant located in Urbana, IL. A new aluminum stair system was designed to provide safe access for the UCSD maintenance staff to the adjacent Digester covers. Also, deteriorating roads within the plant were reconstructed with improved drainage ditches and successfully started and finished without interruption to plant deliveries.
ERA continues to provide Phase 3 Construction Phase Services for The Brook residential development project for Lennar Homes located in Bolingbrook, IL. Services include construction land survey layout and SWPPP erosion control observation for this multi-family housing development. Lennar is constructing a 288 unit high-end apartment complex on twenty-one acres. The development consists of nine 3-story buildings, detached garages and a clubhouse/pool.
Warrenville, IL—ERA is excited to share a status update on an awesome cause our company was fortunate enough to be a part of this past fall called The Water Project. The Water Project helps bring clean water to sub-Saharan African communities through new wells, rehabbed wells, sand dams, rainwater catchment systems and/or spring protections to schools, medical clinics and villages. The project uses indigenous workers from the local community so they can keep the costs down and employ local help. Funds raised were specifically used for creating a clean spring water protection point for a small community in Kenya that became active as of January this year.
This initiative was lead by local students at Plainfield South High School by raising funds through participating in a “Water Challenge” last fall. This involved a two-week period of giving up their beverage of choice and applying that savings to their pledge. In doing so, it also brought personal awareness and appreciation for the clean water we so often take for granted. In addition to ERA sponsoring the cause, several ERA employees also participated in the “water challenge.”
For more information on The Water Project and more information on the project in Kenya visit this link. https://thewaterproject.org/community/projects/kenya/spring-protection-and-sanitation-platforms-project-4591
Presentation given by Jenny Loewenstein (Senior Project Engineer) and Cody Frovarp (GIS/Public Outreach Specialist) at the 2017 IAFSM Conference.