O’Hare International Airport, Chicago, IL

The City of Chicago and Department of Aviation (CDA) has consolidated the Capital Improvement Program (CIP) and O’Hare 21 Terminal Area Plan (TAP) into one program, valued at over $8.9 Billion. Program components, continuing to be defined and refined, include at O’Hare; a new International Terminal, renovations of Terminals 1 and 3, runway reconstruction and maintenance, and at Midway: terminal parking, curbside improvements, baggage handling, security, and concessions improvements, and ground vehicle circulation and parking.

The Program Management team completed the transition in early 2018 and is now implementing the CIP and TAP aspects of the program. GSG engineers, scientists, and inspectors provide services consisting of contract administration, project controls, planning, design, and review, environmental planning and studies, hazardous materials surveys, constructability reviews, and field services such as construction, asbestos abatement oversight, and inspections.

GSG and the Program Management team collaborate with the CDA Program and Project Managers, designers, and contractors to identify design and construction issues and develop recommendations. This may include new guidance, details, and specifications for design projects, and inspections, resolution of deficiencies, and enforcement during construction activities.