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Celebrating Bob Andres’ Career

Celebrating Bob Andres’ Career

On September 19, Civiltech staff celebrated the retirement of Bob Andres, P.E., PTOE (pictured center), one of Civiltech’s founders! Current and former staff joined clients and members of Bob’s family to share stories, honor his contributions to the firm, and provide...

Drone and Tell

Drone and Tell

As part of Civiltech’s in-house learning program, drone pilots Ernest Williams and Adam Wuellner gave a presentation on Drones for Data Collection. Their presentation covered the use of photogrammetry software, with which they are capable of producing 3D renderings,...

Thinking Big at the Morton Arboretum

Thinking Big at the Morton Arboretum

Civiltech’s Planning and Traffic Studies teams joined the Morton Arboretum staff for a collaborative and hands-on Design Charette for the Arboretum Access Study project. The Civiltech team presented “think big” concepts allowing a deep dive discussion with the staff....

Civiltech Named A Best Firm To Work For

Civiltech Named A Best Firm To Work For

Civiltech is thrilled to be designated as a Best Firm to Work For – 2019 by Zweig Group! Thanks to the entire staff who contributes to the Civiltech culture and makes it a wonderful place to come to work each day.

Civiltech Named A Top Design Firm

Civiltech Named A Top Design Firm

Civiltech is pleased to be featured in ENR Midwest Top Design Firms 2019 coming in at number 59, moving up from number 69 in 2018!

Civiltech Leads Tollway 3D Design Project

Civiltech Leads Tollway 3D Design Project

Civiltech was the lead on the Illinois Tollway’s first 3D design project. Peter Layer and Nathan Murphy presented work process, lessons learned, and CADD Standards from the pilot project on Tuesday, April 23 at 10:00 as part of the 2019 Illinois Association of...

Middlefork Savanna Trail Connection Wins Award

Middlefork Savanna Trail Connection Wins Award

Civiltech’s Middlefork Savanna Trail Connection received a Special Achievement Award in the category of Special Projects as part of the ACEC Illinois 2019 Engineering Excellence Awards. The award was given at the ACEC Gala held Friday, March 1. Attending the event...

Knowledge Sharing At Civiltech

Knowledge Sharing At Civiltech

Civiltech was featured in the February 2019 issue of Civil Engineering, the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) Magazine. The article describes the use of social intranets among AEC firms for the purpose of managing and sharing knowledge across their...

Chicago Scholars Event

Chicago Scholars Event

On January 3, Chicago Scholars hosted their Winter Exploration Event titled “Careers that Make an Impact.” Mike Folkening participated as one of three panelists. Civiltech intern and Chicago Scholars alum Cyan Baker also participated in the breakout group sessions....

Forging a Path for Women in Engineering

Forging a Path for Women in Engineering

With a record number of women recently elected to Congress and in pursuit of governorships, some have called 2018 the “Year of the Woman.” As Civiltech celebrates our 30 year anniversary, we are proud to say that we have been hiring, promoting, and advancing women...

Celebrating 30 Years

Celebrating 30 Years

Civiltech's 30th anniversary took place on Friday, October 12, 2018. We celebrated with a week full of festivities, including fun daily events to remember 1988, appreciate our founders, recognize our current staff, and celebrate the Civiltech of 2018. The events...

Reaching New Heights: A Look at Civiltech’s Drone Program

Reaching New Heights: A Look at Civiltech’s Drone Program

One evening in 2012, Civiltech’s Adam Wuellner settled in to watch the sci-fi film, Prometheus. A scene where the crew of the spaceship Prometheus unleashes small, spherical “pups” to explore the network of tunnels on an alien planet which allowed the crew to...

A Professional Journey: Becoming a Right of Way Appraiser

A Professional Journey: Becoming a Right of Way Appraiser

The land acquisition process is part of many projects that expand or enhance a municipality’s transportation network. This component of a transportation improvement often requires the acquisition of private property for public use. The law not only requires just...

Civiltech Ranks Among Top Design Firms

Civiltech Ranks Among Top Design Firms

Civiltech is thrilled to be featured in ENR Midwest's list of Top Design Firms 2018! The ENR Midwest Top Design Firms list, ranks the largest U.S.-based designs firms, both publicly and privately held, based on design-specific revenue.

A Winning Awards Season

A Winning Awards Season

Civiltech was honored to receive a Special Achievement Award presented by American Council of Engineering Companies of Illinois (ACED-IL) as part of the 2018 Engineering Excellence Awards Competition. Civiltech provided Phase I and Phase II engineering services on the...

Expanding Our Expertise

Expanding Our Expertise

Expressways and roadways are the backbone of regional and metropolitan transportation networks. However, to thrive, these networks must also encompass or be connectable to neighborhoods, business districts, as well as community and regional destinations....

IL 390 Opening

IL 390 Opening

Civiltech representatives attended the official Ribbon Cutting Ceremony for the opening of the newly completed eastern segment of the IL 390 tollway. Speakers and ribbon cutting participants included representatives from Illinois Tollway, Illinois Department of...

Chicago Scholars Diversity Award

Chicago Scholars Diversity Award

Civiltech is proud to be featured in Chicago Scholars Third Quarter CEO Newsletter. Civiltech and our Chicago Office Director, Mike Folkening, were honored to be selected for the Chicago Scholars Diversity Award. Thank you, Chicago Scholars & Dominique Jordan...

Safely Bridging the Gap

Safely Bridging the Gap

Bridges are very critical elements of our highway system, whose failure can be costly and deadly. In 1967, there was a sudden collapse of the Silver Bridge, a pin-connected link suspension bridge over the Ohio River at Point Pleasant, West Virginia, with loss of 46...

ASCE YMG Bags Tournament

ASCE YMG Bags Tournament

Civiltech sent 2 teams to the annual ASCE Young Members Group Bags Tournament and was also an event sponsor. Team Maddie/Jeff proceeded to the Elite Eight, eventually losing to the event's overall winning team. Team John/Stephen played well but struggled with tough...

An Intern’s Journey

An Intern’s Journey

As part of our community outreach efforts, Civiltech actively promotes and participates in high school mentoring programs. Also, within the company, we believe in the benefits of a robust internship program. When these two efforts collide, the result is exciting and...

The Benefits of Hydrologic/Hydraulic Modeling: A Case Study

The Benefits of Hydrologic/Hydraulic Modeling: A Case Study

In the field of water resources engineering, hydrologic and hydraulic modeling is a tool commonly used for engineering analysis and to evaluate the benefits of proposed improvements. Hydrology represents the quantity of water (runoff) generated from a specific area or...

Today’s Technology: Tomorrow’s Roads

Today’s Technology: Tomorrow’s Roads

The transportation industry is constantly evolving and improving as demonstrated by Civiltech’s recent Quentin Road (US 12 to IL 22) design for the Lake County Division of Transportation. At the forefront of the industry, Civiltech has already taken steps to...

Engineering a Way Out of the Mud on US Route 6

Engineering a Way Out of the Mud on US Route 6

Civiltech is helping IDOT bring a long-awaited improvement to the south suburbs. We were selected to perform construction engineering for the US Route 6 (159th Street) Reconstruction from Will-Cook Road to just west of US Route 45 (LaGrange Road) in the Village of...