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R.M. Chin Staff Spotlight: Logan Nelson

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This month, we recognize Logan Nelson for his contribution to the growth of our Dallas/Fort Worth Office! As the first full-time employee of the Dallas/Fort Worth office, Logan’s breadth of work has significantly evolved over the last three years. “It is exciting to see the reflection of our firm, as well as myself, with the growth of the Dallas office. Initially, I served as an Airline Liaison for the Terminal Renewal and Improvement Program (TRIP) at the Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport (DFW), focusing on the programming of airline support spaces and relocation planning. Since then, I have been working with the American Airlines Corporate Real Estate team — expanding my role to not only building interiors but also the ramp/operations side of the Airline. I also work alongside the Design/Code/Construction and Facility Maintenance departments of the Airport Authority,” stated Logan.

While being assigned to TRIP, the estimated $3.2 billion program involving the modernization of the four original DFW terminals, Logan assisted with American Airlines mainline and regional operations in Terminals A and B, as well as multiple carriers operating out of Terminal E. He also provided coordination for airline operations during their hoteling. “The most challenging portions of the moves involved ensuring flight operations were not impacted. Understanding each operator’s unique needs was imperative to keeping the airlines operating at a peak performance,” explained Logan. “The most rewarding part of the program was then seeing each airline get a new home.”

As Texas native, Logan attended Howard Payne University and moved back to the Dallas/Fort Worth nearly a decade ago. Outside of work, Logan serves as a foster parent for the Miniature Schnauzer Rescue of North Texas and shares his passion for cooking by making new dishes for friends and family.

Keep up the great work, Logan. 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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R.M. Chin’s Mike Levar serves on ACEC Engineering Excellence Awards Committee for a 2nd Term

Mike Levar, Director of Strategic Initiatives at R.M. Chin & Associates, was part of the 36-member panel responsible for selecting 36 top award winners, including the Grand Conceptor award winner for the year’s most outstanding engineering achievement. The 2018 ACEC Engineering Excellence Awards will be held on April 17 at the Marriott Wardman Park in Washington, D.C.

Mike Levar, Director of Strategic Initiatives at R.M. Chin & Associates, was part of the 36-member panel responsible for selecting 36 top award winners, including the Grand Conceptor award winner for the year’s most outstanding engineering achievement. The 2018 ACEC Engineering Excellence Awards will be held on April 17 at the Marriott Wardman Park in Washington, D.C.

Mike Levar, Director of Strategic Initiatives at R.M. Chin & Associates, served a second term on the American Council of Engineering Companies (ACEC) Engineering Excellence Awards (EEA) committee to evaluate 146 of the best engineering projects in the United States and around the world. The 36-member panel met the weekend of February 17th in Chantilly, VA, in order to select the 36 top award winners, including the Grand Conceptor award winner for the year’s most outstanding engineering achievement.

Known as the “Academy Awards” of the engineering industry, this award ceremony recognizes preeminent engineering achievements from 2017. A distinguished panel of judges, representing a variety of professions within the industry, uses criteria such as uniqueness and originality, complexity, and technical, economic, and social value. These awards affirm the vital role ACEC member firms have in enhancing the quality of life and security of our country’s infrastructure.

All winners will be honored at the EEA Gala celebration on April 17, 2018 during the upcoming ACEC Annual Convention. The Gala will be hosted by television comic and movie star Kevin Nealon.

We’re proud to have Mike Levar represent our firm in this distinguished awards program.

 

About R.M. Chin:

R.M. Chin & Associates, Inc., 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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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.