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Amy Jenkinson Promoted to Director of Aviation at R.M. Chin & Associates

AJenkinson3430R.M. Chin & Associates, an M/W/DBE firm providing expert Owner’s Representation, Project/Program, and Construction Management services, announces the promotion of Amy Jenkinson to Director of Aviation. In this role, Amy will work to expand R.M. Chin’s national aviation presence and areas of expertise, manage the execution of aviation projects, and supervise technical staff.

Amy has 25 years of experience developing and delivering major aviation programs and has held roles at some of the nation’s largest airports, including Chicago O’Hare, Atlanta Hartsfield, and Boston Logan. She currently serves as Managing Director for R.M. Chin’s Airport Owner’s Representative contract with the Chicago Department of Aviation where she oversees approximately $1 billion in capital projects at O’Hare and Midway International Airports.

“With Amy’s strong business acumen, I am very optimistic about the future of the R.M. Chin’s aviation sector. She also has a leadership style that promotes engagement and respect, which will help R.M. Chin as we continue to grow our team,” said Eileen Chin, President of R.M. Chin & Associates.

Amy earned a Bachelor of Science in Airway Science Management from the Florida Institute of Technology in Melbourne, FL.

She is featured as one of Crain’s Chicago Business People on the Move for January.

Connect with Amy on LinkedIn.

About R.M. Chin:
R.M. Chin & Associates, Inc. is a Chicago-based M/W/DBE firm providing expert Owner’s Representation, Project/Program, and Construction Management services for leading public and private entities in the transportation, aviation, and buildings sectors.

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R.M. Chin Staff Spotlight: Mike Beverly

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R.M. Chin & Associates provides comprehensive Owner’s Representative services to the Chicago Department of Aviation for capital improvement projects at the Chicago O’Hare and Midway International Airports. This month, we recognize Mike Beverly for his outstanding service to Midway’s Modernization Program.

“I like being assigned to Midway because I get to be involved with a variety of projects. Midway is a unique airport because there are only two commercial air carrier runways. Any work in the bullseye has a 4-hour work window to complete all activity and open the runways on time to air traffic,” stated Mike.

Mike currently serves as Resident Engineer on Midway’s new $104 million security checkpoint project which will slash wait times for passengers, incorporate the latest TSA technology, and create a new architectural gateway for the airport. This project also begins Midway’s most significant capital upgrade in nearly two decades.

“I’m excited to be working on the new security checkpoint and bridge project. This project involves expanding the passenger bridge over Cicero Avenue, the major north/south thoroughfare in the area. I look forward to the building work (caissons, micropiles, bridge piers, and steel erection) since this portion will be challenging to construct with minimal impact to people accessing the airport,” said Mike.

Mike also recently served as Resident Engineer on the $19.5 million Runway 4R-22L Rehabilitation which involved the creation of a new taxiway extension.

When he’s not at Midway, Mike enjoys fishing, hunting, and planning his next family vacation.

Keep up the great work, Mike. We’re proud to have you on our team!

 

About R.M. Chin & Associates:

R.M. Chin & Associates, a M/W/DBE firm, provides expert Owner’s Representation, Project/Program, and Construction Management services for leading public and private entities in the transportation, aviation, and buildings sectors.

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Construction underway on the I-74 Mississippi River Bridge

This is not a drill! R.M. Chin & Associates, Inc. (RMCA) is providing project management and program controls for this collaborative Iowa Department of Transportation and Illinois Department of Transportation project to replace the I-74 bridges over the Mississippi River as well as interchange ramps and local roadway improvements in Davenport and Bettendorf, Iowa, and Moline, Illinois. From left: Mike Levar, Director of Strategic Initiatives and Program Controls Manager; Eileen Chin, President of RMCA; David Mallery, Program Controls

This is not a drill! R.M. Chin & Associates, Inc. (RMCA) is providing project management and program controls for this collaborative Iowa Department of Transportation and Illinois Department of Transportation project to replace the I-74 bridges over the Mississippi River as well as interchange ramps and local roadway improvements in Davenport and Bettendorf, Iowa, and Moline, Illinois.
From left: Mike Levar, Director of Strategic Initiatives and Program Controls Manager; Eileen Chin, President of RMCA; David Mallery, Program Controls

This is not a drill! Now that the I-74 Mississippi River Bridge project is in the construction phase, workers are indeed drilling shafts for the foundational system of the new basket handle twin arch bridge, located just East of the existing suspension bridge. Once the foundation work for the new Westbound Arch is complete, crews will then begin to build the Westbound Arch structure in late summer of 2018 followed by the Eastbound substructure work in 2019.

Eileen Chin, President of R.M. Chin & Associates, Inc. (RMCA), was onsite the week of November 13th to meet up with the firm’s Iowa team and witness the shaft drilling. “I’m always proud to see my team’s work firsthand. Remarkable progress has been made and RMCA’s Mike Levar and David Mallery are in the thick of it, making sure all project components remain on schedule,” said RMCA President Eileen Chin. “Thanks to the Illinois and Iowa Departments of Transportation for this opportunity.”

RMCA is providing project management and program controls for this collaborative Iowa Department of Transportation and Illinois Department of Transportation project to replace the I-74 bridges over the Mississippi River as well as interchange ramps and local roadway improvements in Davenport and Bettendorf, Iowa, and Moline, Illinois. The full project is expected to be complete by 2021.

 

About RMCA:

R.M. Chin & Associates, Inc. (RMCA), a M/W/DBE firm, provides expert Owner’s Representation, Project/Program, and Construction Management services for leading public and private entities in the transportation, aviation, and buildings sectors.

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Chicago-to-Quad Cities Passenger Rail in Sight

As a subconsultant to Quandel Consultants, R.M. Chin & Associates is providing Program Management support to the Illinois Department of Transportation Bureau of Passenger Rail Corridor Management for the Chicago to Quad Cities Rail Project. From left, W. Robert Moore; Quandel Consultants, Faheem Hussain, R.M. Chin & Associates.

As a subconsultant to Quandel Consultants, R.M. Chin & Associates is providing Program Management support to the Illinois Department of Transportation Bureau of Passenger Rail Corridor Management for the Chicago to Quad Cities Rail Project. From left, W. Robert Moore; Quandel Consultants, Faheem Hussain, R.M. Chin & Associates.

After years on hold, the much-desired passenger rail network between Chicago and the Quad Cities is under way. As a subconsultant to Quandel Consultants, R.M. Chin & Associates, Inc. (RMCA) is providing Program Management support to the Illinois Department of Transportation (IDOT) Bureau of Passenger Rail Corridor Management for the Chicago to Quad Cities Rail Project.

Originally part of the Rock Island Railroad network, passenger service between Chicago and the Quad Cities ceased in 1978.  Therefore, the re-introduction of this rail corridor is a key element for improving connectivity between these two major Midwest hubs. Once complete, this service route will connect Chicago to the Quad Cities via two rail lines, BNSF and Amtrak. The proposed service will begin at Chicago Union Station and terminate at the new Moline Multimodal Station. Other intermediate locations will include La Grange, Naperville, Plano, Mendota, and Princeton.

One component of the project is the reconfiguration and expansion of the BNSF Railway Company (BNSF) Eola Rail Yard between Aurora and Naperville. RMCA Construction Inspector Faheem Hussain recently oversaw the inspection of the new railroad reconfigurations at the Eola Rail Yard, which included new track, switches, and signals. RMCA additionally provided inspection of the detention ponds, culverts, storm sewer system, pavement, and access roads and will soon be tasked with overseeing the track rehabilitation effort along the Iowa Interstate Railroad Mainline between Moline (near MP 180) and Wyanet (near MP 129).

“RMCA recognizes the importance of improved passenger transportation from Chicago to Quad Cities. We’re proud to be on the Quandel team, led by Principal and Chief Engineer Bob Moore, PE, and appreciate the opportunity to grow our expertise in this sector,” said RMCA President Eileen Chin.

IDOT serves as the lead agency for this project and is working in partnership with the Federal Railroad Administration. Additional project partners include Amtrak, BNSF, Iowa Interstate Railroad Ltd., Illinois Commerce Commission, and key representatives from cities and communities in the corridor path.

 

About RMCA:

R.M. Chin & Associates, Inc. (RMCA), a M/W/DBE firm, provides expert Owner’s Representation, Project/Program, and Construction Management services for leading public and private entities in the transportation, aviation, and buildings sectors.

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R.M. Chin Staff Spotlight: John Nino

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R.M. Chin & Associates, Inc. (RMCA) provides comprehensive Owner’s Representative services to the Chicago Department of Aviation (CDA) for capital improvement projects at the Chicago O’Hare and Midway International Airports. The RMCA personnel are senior subject matter experts with expertise in a wide-range of engineering disciplines. This month, we recognize John Nino for his outstanding service to the CDA’s Capital Improvement Program.

A Senior Resident Engineer and Field Inspector, John Nino provides materials inspection and oversees and documents construction activities. John recently completed the Air Handling Unit Replacement Project at the O’Hare Heating and Refrigeration (H&R) Plant, which involved the removal and replacement of four air handling unit systems, along with adjacent pumps, chilled, low, and high temperature water piping, controllers tied into the building automation and fire alarm system, ductwork, valves, pumps, heat exchangers, and replacement of cooling coils in other units.

John also served on the $11 million Easting Cooling Tower Project, as well as the H&R Roof Replacement, Terminal 5 (T5) Roof Replacement, and Chiller project – all at O’Hare.

“The most memorable and challenging project I’ve completed so far has been the T5 Roof Replacement at O’Hare. It was a challenge because of T5 being a multi-level building. Add to that being sandwiched between Airside gates and the ATS People Mover. The arch and all of the recesses made moving material on the roof, and the debris off the roof, very difficult. The O’Hare Chiller project was also an amazing career opportunity for me. It was the first time I worked with air skates. That project also involved moving an 80,000-pound vessel using 6 air skates at 100 PSI. It’s something you had to have witnessed to believe,” stated John.

RMCA is proud to provide unique project opportunities to our staff. Keep up the great work, John!

 

About RMCA:

R.M. Chin & Associates, Inc. (RMCA), a M/W/DBE firm, provides expert Owner’s Representation, Project/Program, and Construction Management services for leading public and private entities in the transportation, aviation, and buildings sectors.

 

 

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R.M. Chin Runs the Runway

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R.M. Chin & Associates strongly believes in contributing to the communities where we work and live. On September 17th, members of the R.M. Chin team participated in the 5th Annual Midway Fly Away 5K Run and Walk – raising more than $3,000 for Special Olympics Chicago.

Sponsored by Special Olympics Chicago and in partnership with the Chicago Department of Aviation and Southwest Airlines, this unique, family-friendly race permitted runners, walkers, supporters, and volunteers to view regular airport and airline operations while participating on a secure portion of the runway near one of the Southwest Airlines hangars at Midway International Airport.

“R.M. Chin has been serving Midway Airport for over 25 years. It’s our responsibility to support the airport and its community,” said Eileen Chin, President of R.M. Chin & Associates. “Thank you to all my team members, the Midway Airport team, and the Special Olympics for such a great event.”

The event’s benefits will go towards the year-round programs enjoyed by more than 7,500 Special Olympics Chicago athletes.

About RMCA:

R.M. Chin & Associates, Inc. (RMCA), a M/W/DBE firm, provides expert Owner’s Representation, Project/Program, and Construction Management services for leading public and private entities in the transportation, aviation, and buildings sectors.