Tunnel Business Magazine

DEC 2018

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TUNNELINGONLINE.COM 1 6 TBM: TUNNEL BUSINESS MAGAZINE // DECEMBER 2018 C O V E R S T O R Y The Albany Park Tunnel project, which was completed earlier this year, was selected by The American Council of Engineering Companies (ACEC), Il- linois chapter, for a 2019 Engineering Excellence Award. The tunnel earned an Honors Award in the water resources project category. Projects receiving an Honors Award from ACEC-Illinois will now be consid- ered for the Lincoln Grand Conceptor award, and are eligible for consideration for an ACEC national award, both of which will be named next year. The project team included Kenny Con- struction (contractor), City of Chicago Department of Transportation (owner), The Robbins Compan c (tunnel designer) and WSP (construction manager). "It was a privilege to work with this team of professionals on the Albany Tunnel project, and this recognition from our peers is really special," said Sonny Jaramilla, resident engineer who led the project for WSP USA. Honor Awards recognize original and innovative projects for exceptional en- gineering that exceed the needs of the client, benefit the public welfare with economic and sustainable design consid- erations, demonstrate a high degree of merit, and add value to the engineering profession. Flood Diversion Located about 150 ft below Foster Av- ft Albany Park Storm Water Diversion Tunnel was designed to carry storm wa- ter from the north branch to the north channel of the Chicago River through a series of tunnels and shafts. The passive system uses gravity to carry the storm water overflow away from Albany Park. Tunnel Protects Chicago Neighborhood from Flooding A Chicago storm water diversion tunnel designed to correct a chronic flooding problem that has plagued the city's Albany Park neighborhood over the past decade has been recognized for its effectiveness and ingenuity.

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