O’Hare Modernization Program

  • O’Hare Modernization Program
  • O’Hare Modernization Program
  • O’Hare Modernization Program
  • O’Hare Modernization Program
  • O’Hare Modernization Program
  • O’Hare Modernization Program
  • O’Hare Modernization Program
  • O’Hare Modernization Program

Overview

Client: Chicago Department of Aviation

Location: Chicago, IL

Description

The City of Chicago committed to increasing the capacity at O’Hare International Airport by 60% and decreasing delays by an estimated 79% by implementing an $8 Billion capital investment plan. This plan was approved by the FAA in October 2005 and involves the reconfiguration of the airfield and added terminal space. The plan includes the addition of four runways, the lengthening of two existing runways, and the decommissioning of two existing runways to configure the airfield with six parallel runways. Four major projects have successfully been completed. In 2008, the OMP commissioned a 3,000-foot extension to O’Hare’s busiest Runway 10L-28R, a 7,500-foot-long runway and a new north air traffic control tower. All three projects opened on time or ahead of schedule and nearly $40 million under budget. This was possible because of the diligent Construction Management services provided and clear communication between all parties.
O’Hare remains an active airport while construction activities are taking place, requiring detailed coordination of all activities with several entities, both public and private.

d’Escoto, Inc. was part of the O’Hare Modernization Project Construction Management team (OMP-CM) on the following projects:

  • Completion of new Runway 9L-27R and Associated Taxiways

  • Completion of North, Central and South Detention Basins

  • Completion of Mount Prospect Road and Security Guard Post #1

  • Completion of new Runway 10R-28L, associated Taxiways and ground vehicle tunnels

  • Extension of 3,000 LF Runway 10L-28R and Associated Taxiways

  • Construction of new Runway 10C-28C, associated Taxiways, and ground vehicle tunnel

  • Construction of new Daytona Beach Pump Station

  • Construction of new Runway 9C-27C

  • Extension to 3,000 LF Runway 9R-27L and additional Taxiways

  • New North and South Air Traffic Control Towers

  • Construction of new lighting control vaults

  • Decommissioning, relocation, and commissioning of new FAA facilities

  • Construction of two Aircraft Rescue and Fire Fighting (ARFF) Facilities

  • Construction of the new Central Deicing Facility and Control Tower

  • Construction of Taxiways Z/J and Tank Farm Road

  • Completion of United Airlines Employee parking lot and security checkpoints

Services Provided

d’Escoto, Inc. provided construction management and inspection as part of the O’Hare Modernization Project Construction Management team (OMP-CM). Our staff also included Resident Engineers, Lead Inspectors and Schedulers which were responsible for the construction oversight of contractors for these major projects. Along with other tasks, the d’Escoto team was responsible for the following:

  • Coordination between Operations, Airlines, FAA, and other stakeholders
  • Verification and documentation of all material quantities, quality assurance, safety checks, and daily schedule coordination
  • General inspection on all construction labor and subcontractor work to ensure quality and workmanlike installation
  • Observation of electrical installation to assure circuits and grounding adhere to construction document requirements
  • Review of contractor schedules for contract compliance, progress, and time impact analysis
  • Coordination of construction project schedules with the master program schedule
  • Utilized latest version of Primavera P6 Professional for schedule, cost, manpower and quantity reporting throughout the course of the program