True North Consultants, Inc. and Engineering Resource Associates (ERA) partnered to provide employees with an opportunity to help develop leadership skills. The annual program of quarterly classes allows progressive skill building in communication, giving and receiving feedback, conflict management, and performance management. The goal of these classes is to coach so that the information is passed on to all employees and create a culture of learning and professional development. The first class was on effective communication. The communication process, perception and viewpoints, the difference between hearing and listening, and effective technique in asking questions were the discussion topics.
ERA provided design assistance and recommendations for the development of the Harvest Wind Ridge Farm in Douglas County, IL. Existing bridge and culvert crossings were analyzed to provide safe routes for hauling the necessary materials and equipment for construction of the 48 wind turbines. The 600’ tall turbines, the largest of their kind in North America, will provide enough clean energy to power approximately 70,000 homes.
ERA has drones! These unmanned aerial vehicles can rapidly acquire data previously inaccessible by traditional methods and in a fraction of the time. Drones provide quality results quickly and safely, and we are excited to utilize them in many of our engineering projects.
Construction is underway to complete ADA improvements at the Naperville Metra Station. ERA teamed with Kluber on this exciting project for the City of Naperville. This project will include replacing the doors on the north and south sides of the station, as well as the station walkway and adjacent sidewalk on the south side of the building. These enhancements will improve the function of the station and enhance safety for train station users.
ERA wishes marketing specialist, Carol Ksiazek, a wonderful retirement at the end of November. Thank you for serving our company for the past seven years--you will be missed!
ERA attended its second WAFSCM Conference earlier this week! We are excited about the new and exciting opportunities we are starting to explore in the Wisconsin territory! Hopefully if you were in attendance you got to play our new Duck Pull Game at our booth!
ERA recently got the exciting opportunity to create preliminary designs for a stormwater improvement project with MWRD in Northfield Township. #ERA #stormwater #engineering
ERA was chosen to design a Technical Rescue Training prop for the Illinois Fire Service Institute (IFSI) to provide a unique variety of differing training options for students. The nearly 40’ tall structure was built with steel framing around railroad cars, and includes a 10’ cantilevered platform on one side that will eventually overlook a tower installed to allow training for vertical rescue operations. Interior spaces will be added for confined space and hazardous materials training as well. The prop is currently being used to teach rope rescue techniques, as shown in the photos taken during the Phillips 66 Corporate Rescue School, when IFSI hosted people from a dozen different refineries in North America who come annually for a week-long school.
#engineering #IFSI #firefighters
ERA is currently searching for a talented Civil/Environmental Engineer to join our team. Apply on our website under the Careers tab, or email your resume to HR@eraconsultants.com today!