CONSTRUCTION MATERIALS ENGINEERING AND TESTING SERVICES (CMET):

South Airfield Runway 10R-28L Paving, Lighting and Signing Project, O’Hare International Airport Under City of Chicago O’Hare Modernization Program, Completed in October 2015

Client: Turner-Acura-Lindhl Triventure (TAL-TV)

Total Contract Amount of the Project–Over $75 MillionSouth Airfield Runway 10R-28L Paving, Lighting and Signing Project consisted of construction of 17 inch thick Portland Cement Concrete (PCC) for 7,500 foot x 150 foot runway with CAT II / III instrument approaches, and associated 75 foot parallel, acute angled and connecting taxiways, pavement underdrain system, installation of high intensity runway edge and threshold lights, touch down zone lights, runway centerline lights, taxiway LED center line lights, medium intensity taxiway LED edge lights, elevated in-pavement runway guard lights and empty bases for Runway Entrance Status Lights.
S.A.M. Consultants, Inc., (SAM), was responsible for the contractor quality control program for TAL-TV, on a full time basis which included the services of six (6) inspectors/technicians and a full time QC Manager. SAM’s work at this project included inspection and testing of foundation soils for adequacy of support of the designed foundation elements; field testing for soil density using nuclear gauge and strength of soils to depths several feet below the foundation levels using appropriate methods; concrete testing and inspection for foundations & other structural elements, roadways and electrical ductbanks. Testing included making fresh concrete specimen for compressive strength and slump and air determination.
Some Notable Project Quantities Data:
• 115,000 Cubic Yards of Earthwork
• 137,219 Cubic Yards of Concrete Pavement
• 284,309 Square Yards of Lime Stabilization for 12” Thick Soil Subgrade
• 26,013 Tons of Asphalt (Shoulders)
• 15 Miles of Duct Bank Infrastructure
• 7.5 Miles of Pavement Underdrain
• 1.2 Miles of Storm Sewers

South Airfield Runway 10R-28L Site Preparation Project, O’Hare International Airport under City of Chicago O’Hare Modernization Program, Completed in December 2014

Project Received “2014 Contractor of the Year Award” from the Illinois Road and Transportation Builders Association
Turner-Concrete Structures-Lindahl Triventure (TCSL-TV)

Total Contract Amount of the Project – $120.0 MillionSouth Airfield Runway 10R-28L Site Preparation Project consisted of demolition of existing structures, pavement, utilities, grading, drainage and earthwork; installation of new utilities including storm sewer lines, electrical supply duct banks, water mains and sanitary sewer lines; construction of two (2) new tunnels South Access Road Tunnel (SART) for a length of 490 feet and Post Office Road Tunnel (PORT) for a length of 877 feet, including excavation and dewatering; Installation and maintenance of erosion control devices; Installation and monitoring of Geotechnical Instrumentation; Construction of Irving Park Road new retaining wall; and construction of South Access and South Perimeter Roads.
S.A.M. Consultants, Inc., (SAM) was responsible for the contractor quality control program for TCSL-TV, on a full time basis which included the services of twelve (12) inspectors/technicians, a full time QC Manager and full time QC Geotechnical Engineer. SAM’s work at this project included providing overall Quality Control services with the extensive responsibilities of evaluating subgrade / sub-base inspection and evaluation, backfill material examination, earthwork management including lime modification procedures, monitoring of Geotechnical Instrumentations including the Deep and Surface Settlement Plates, Pore Water Pressures, Inclinometers and Convergence Points as per FAA regulations; field inspection & testing of foundation soils for adequacy of support of the designed foundation elements of SART and PORT; field testing of soil density using nuclear gauges; field and laboratory concrete testing and inspection for foundations, main walls, and headwalls of SART and PORT plus other structural elements of the utilities, etc. Testing included making fresh concrete specimen for compressive strength and slump and air determination. Scope also involved performing several Non-Destructive tests for the structural elements as necessary for the strength verification which is required for the acceptance.
Some Notable Milestones of the Project
• 16 Miles of Steel Piling for the POR Tunnel Earth Retention System
• 35,500 Cubic Yards of Concrete
• 3.6 Million Cubic Yards of Soil / Earth Moved
• 39,313 Tons of Lime Used For Soil Stabilization/Modification
• 7 Miles of HDPE Inner Duct
• 6 Miles of Ductbank/Conduit
• 11 Miles of Storm Sewer Line

FedEx Cargo Relocation Project, O’Hare International Airport Under City of Chicago O’Hare Modernization Program, Completed in December 2011

Client : Power-Ujamaa JV

Total Contract Amount of the Project – $85.0 MillionThe Federal Express Cargo Relocation project consisted of the construction of three (3) buildings: (1) Sort Building which is approximately 300,000 square feet in gross area; (2) the WSC/Administration Building which is an approximately 24,000 square feet building with a 12,000 square feet footprint; (3) the A/C Maintenance Building which is approximately 14,000 square feet in gross area; and the pedestrian bridge which has a gross area of 2,500 square feet connecting the Sort Building to the WSC/Administration Building. All buildings are supported on shallow foundations with structural steel superstructure enclosed with non-structural pre-cast building cladding with composite slabs for second levels. The Sort Building and WSC/Administration Building include the installation of vegetative roof systems. The WSC Administration Building is pursuing LEED Certification. Additionally, the project included connection of utilities, paving of the parking lot and a small area of aircraft apron, site fencing, and landscaping.
S.A.M. Consultants, Inc., (SAM) was responsible for the contractor quality control program for Power-Ujamaa JV on a full time basis which included the services of five (5) inspectors/technicians and a full time QC Manager. SAM’s work at this project included providing the overall Quality Control including foundation soil evaluation and necessary remediation recommendation; field inspection and testing of soils, aggregate, concrete testing for structural elements of the building, asphalt, inspection of steel structures, fireproof testing and floor flatness testing.

Taxiway-WK and Northwest Area Enabling Projects, O’Hare International Airport Under City of Chicago O’Hare Modernization Program,

Client: Turner-Concrete Structures-Lindahl Triventure (TCSL-TV)

Total Contract Amount of the Project – Over $80 MillionProject included relocating existing Mount Prospect Road, Tank Farm Road and Willow Creek to enable the future construction of proposed Runway 9C-27C and extension of Runway 9R-27L in the North Airfield of O’Hare International Airport. Project scope included construction of proposed Taxiway-WK, Mount Prospect Road Tunnel, demolition of the existing Airport Repair and Construction (ARC) Complex, relocation of a Waste Storage Facility, relocation of Guard Post 2A, and Construction Vehicle Inspection Areas (CVIA) at Guard Post 1 and Guard Post 2A. The Work also included site and building demolition, earth excavation/embankment, roadway and taxiway paving, structures, tunnel, channel retaining walls, prefabricated equipment shelter, guard booths, reinforced box culvert installation, grading, fencing, temporary and permanent erosion control, maintenance of traffic, drainage, utilities, sanitary lift station, roadway and taxiway pavement markings, signage and lighting, and traffic signals
S.A.M. Consultants, Inc., (SAM) was responsible for the contractor quality control program for TCSL-TV on a full time basis which included the services of two (2) inspectors/technicians and a full time QC Manager. SAM’s work at this project included providing the overall Quality Control including foundation soil evaluation and necessary remediation recommendation; field inspection and testing of soils, aggregate, concrete testing for underground utilities, embankment construction including engineering fill and green areas, and pavement.

Runway 9C-27C Rehabilitation of Taxiway WQ Project, O’Hare International Airport Under City of Chicago O’Hare Modernization Program,

Client: Turner-Concrete Structures-Lindahl Triventure (TCSL-TV)

Total Contract Amount of the Project – $15 MillionThe Rehabilitation of Taxiway-WQ Project scope included the full rehabilitation of a 2,500 LF abandoned taxiway meeting FAA Design Criteria for Airplane Design Group V. The pavement design consists of a combination of full depth PCC reconstruction and bituminous pavement overlay of an existing 12.5” to 18” PCC pavement. The design also includes replacing existing turf shoulders with 35’ wide paved bituminous shoulders with new green-friendly LED taxiway edge lights.
S.A.M. Consultants, Inc., (SAM) was responsible for the contractor quality control program for TCSL-TV on a full time basis which included the services of two (2) inspectors/technicians and a full time QC Manager. SAM’s work at this project included providing the overall Quality Control including foundation soil evaluation and necessary remediation recommendation; field inspection and testing of soils, aggregate, concrete testing for underground utilities, embankment construction including engineering fill and green areas, and pavement.

Midway International Airport, Chicago, Illinois, Taxiway ‘G’ & R/W 31R Turn Lane Construction Project, Completed in 2007

Client: Rossi Contractors, Inc.

Total Contract Amount of the Project – $10.0 MillionThe project included the construction of new Taxiway ‘G’ between Taxiway ‘Y and Taxiway ‘P’ and Runway 31R Turning Pad at Midway International Airport in Chicago, Illinois. The project included the removal of some of the existing surface and subsurface elements and site improvements including removal and replacement of unstable subgrade soils, installations of new sewers and drainage and sub-drainage, placement of 4,500 tons of ATB (asphalt treated permeable base), 7,500 tons of bituminous concrete base course, and close to 7000 cubic yards of concrete for PCC Pavement 15” and 17” inches thick.
S.A.M. Consultants, Inc. (SAM) provided QC/QA geotechnical inspection and testing for subgrade and sub-base preparation for Taxiway ‘G’ and R/W 31R Turn Lane, proof-rolling the bottom of old construction removal excavations, delineating yielding areas and recommending undercuts and performing in-place soil density tests using nuclear density gauge and all related geotechnical consulting as needed. Also provided QC/QA construction inspection and testing for asphalt and PCC both at various plants and at the placement sites, including slump and air content tests and making concrete cylinders and beams. Most of the PCC concrete was placed at night with SAM providing four to five professionals (technicians and engineers). Services also included performing laboratory tests for aggregate, asphalt, and compressive and flexural strength of concrete.

O’Hare International Airport, Chicago, Illinois – Airside Slab Replacement under Chicago Airport Resources Enterprises (CARE) 2007 – Continuing

Client: Rossi Contractors Inc.

Total Contract Amount of the Project – $5.0 Million Per YearThe project involves the replacement and maintenance of deteriorating concrete slabs of aprons, sidewalks, roads, gates etc., on the Airside on a continuing basis annually since 2007 and is presently continuing.
Provided QC/QA inspection and testing for subgrade and sub-base preparation after the old failing slabs are removed, including proof-rolling the bottom of old construction removal / excavations, delineating yielding areas and recommending undercuts and performing in-place soil density tests using nuclear density gauge and all related geotechnical consulting as needed.
Also provided QC/QA construction inspection testing for PC concrete both at various plants and at the placement sites, including slump and air content tests and making concrete cylinders and beams. Services also included performing laboratory tests for aggregate, asphalt, and compressive and flexural strength of concrete.

GEO SERVICES:

ELGIN O’HARE WESTERN ACCESS Tollway (EOWA) Arlington Heights Road to Lively Boulevard, DuPage County, Illinois 2013 – Ongoing

Client: Illinois Tollway Authority / URS Corporation Now AECOM)

Total Contract Amount of the Project – $13.0 Million
Project Details:Job responsibilities involved Detailed Geotechnical Investigation (Phase II) including SGR preparation as per IDOT regulations for 1.7 miles stretch of new tollway including four bridge structures and tollway road embankments. Services included geotechnical exploration, sampling, testing and engineering by performing over 200 bore logs that involved structural borings, retaining wall borings, slope stability borings, roadway borings, bio swale, wetland and detention pond borings and pavement cores. Extensive laboratory tests and analyses were performed for the engineering parameters required for the foundation analysis & design for bridge structures, slope stability and settlement analysis. Performed slope stability analysis, settlement calculations/analysis, design of deep foundations for structural elements, and QA/QC documentation.

Bridge Replacement U.S. Route 20 (Lake Street) over West Branch DuPage River, F.A.P. RT. 21 Section 6Y-TS&N (13), DuPage County- Structure No. 022-0548 – Hanover Park, Illinois. Completed in 2014

Client: Illinois Department of Transportation (IDOT) / Terra Engineering, Ltd.

Total Contract Amount of the Project – $250,000
The project included replacing the existing culvert with a single span bridge, Lake Street (US Route #20) over West Branch DuPage River in Hanover Park, Illinois. The new bridge consists of four lanes and some elevation modifications in the road surface level entailing embankment fill on the approach slabs. S.A.M. Consultants, Inc. (SAM), services included geotechnical exploration, sampling, testing and engineering by performing bore logs that involved structural borings, retaining wall borings, slope stability borings and roadway borings. Traffic management was included in this project as the investigation was performed on a busy road. Structural Geotechnical Report (SGR) detailing the extensive laboratory tests and analyses results that will be used for the engineering parameters required for the foundation analysis and design for bridge structures, slope stability and settlement analysis was completed with QA/QC documentation.