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R.M. Chin Receives Champions of Diversity Award from DFW Board

DFW International Airport presented the Infrastructure and Development Champions of Diversity Award to R.M. Chin on May 14th. From left: Suzanne Cruz-Sewell, Bobby Rodriquez, Linda Valdez Thompson, Eileen Chin, Tamela Lee, LaDonna Key.

On May 14th, R.M. Chin & Associates, Inc. (R.M. Chin) had the honor of receiving the Infrastructure and Development Champions of Diversity Award from the Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport (DFW) Board. The 2018 Champions of Diversity Awards ceremony, which took place at the DFW Grand Hyatt Regency, highlighted DFW business and community partners who are paving the way for diversity and inclusion – all while supporting the development of local AC/D/S/M/WBE businesses.

“Diversity and inclusion can only be achieved when there is a commitment and it is embraced by all levels throughout an organization. The DFW Board and staff have proven that time and time again,” said R.M. Chin President Eileen Chin. “I am grateful for the opportunities they have provided to me and my team.”

Award applicants/nominees were evaluated on their diversity percentage commitments, construction spends, firm growth over a two to five-year period, community involvement, outreach, customer experience, and participation in DFW programs.

 

About R.M. Chin:

R.M. Chin & Associates, Inc. (R.M. Chin) provides expert Owner’s Representation, Project/Program, and Construction Management services for leading public and private entities in the transportation, aviation, and buildings sectors. R.M. Chin has served the DFW Board since 2014.

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R.M. Chin President Eileen Chin receives 2018 Professional Services Award from the March of Dimes Chicago

President Eileen Chin of R.M. Chin & Associates, Inc. (R.M. Chin) was honored by the March of Dimes Chicago with the 2018 Professional Services Award at the March of Dimes Construction & Transportation Awards Luncheon on May 4th at the Palmer House Hilton. Eileen’s commitment to building a stronger and healthier Chicago is evident in her numerous civic and community affiliations.

This event marked the 24th year of the program, and served as an opportunity to recognize local leaders and projects that have made a difference in the community. Additional award recipients included Clark Construction, the Illinois Tollway, City of Chicago Treasurer Kurt Summers, James McHugh Construction Co., and GMA Construction Group President Cornelius Griggs.

During the program, more than 500 leaders from Chicago’s construction, transportation, and real estate industries participated in a fundraising activity and viewed a special presentation of one family’s story.

Since 1938, the March of Dimes has brought together key community stakeholders to address child health challenges and support healthy babies and families.

 

About R.M. Chin:

R.M. Chin & Associates, Inc. (R.M. Chin), 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: 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.