Boring Beneath the Chicago River

Jim Jackson, Vice President at HBK Engineering, spoke with us about the many challenges for designing, excavating and installing of utility infrastructure around Chicago. River crossings via older bridges, roads and tunnels pose a particular challenge in the city. Also, layers of older and abandoned infrastructure may be encountered during boring beneath the Chicago River …

Surveying the Streets of Chicago

Doran Durling, Safety Manager of HBK Engineering, shares some of the basics on acquiring distance and height/elevation information from objects while surveying the streets of Chicago. In addition, he explains how this information is transmitted to the HBK offices for further use in upcoming underground utility design and excavation projects. View more of our featured …

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