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.
Land survey construction layout staking and storm sewer installation is continuing this week at Funway Entertainment Center located in Batavia, IL. Underground improvements will make way for a new state of the art go-cart track and miniature golf course among other improvements.
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Nearly 2,000 ft of concrete curb poured last week for Stafford Place a 27-lot residential development located in heart of downtown Warrenville, IL.
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ERA Completes Construction Engineering Research Laboratory Building Reinforcement Project
Construction recently completed on ERA’s building reinforcement design for the addition of a 30’x40’ bi-fold hangar door at the Construction Engineering Research Laboratory (CERL) in partnership with the University of Illinois. The TESS building houses a three-dimensional “shake table” that tests the ability of systems, facilities, and equipment to survive under realistic conditions of shock, vibration, and earthquake ground motion. The much larger door opening allows engineers to assess the seismic vulnerabilities of a wide variety of configurations that were previously not possible due to access limitations.
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.
Engineering Resource Associates, Inc. (ERA) is a consulting firm providing civil engineering, structural engineering, environmental science, and surveying.