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Princeton & Wyanet Bridges Featured at SEAOI Event

On April 23, the Structural Engineers Association of Illinois (SEAOI) held their 12th Annual Bridge Symposium featuring Lance Larson as part of the team presenting on the Princeton & Wyanet Bridge Replacement project.

Take a look at the presentation - great video on slide 27!


E2's Designer Showcase

Fifield and E2 Apartments are hosting their 
Designer Showcase next month. Take a look at their new video!

A View from Wolf Point

Check out the view from the tower crane at Wolf Point! Not a bad looking city!

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Spin to Break the Cycle 2015

We had a great time participating in World Sport Chicago's Spin to Break the Cycle event this weekend at the House of Blues! Both Magellan Development and bKL Architecture were there spinning along side us! Thanks to the McHugh team - Dan Jatis, Mike Meagher Kate Schaefer, Joe Shapiro, Eamonn Connolly, Tom Conroy, Caroline Maude, Caitlin Mackowiak, Chris Johansen and Shelly Griggs for coming out to support this great cause!


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May Birthdays

Happy birthday to all the May babies - Aravind Chabbi (1), Mike Spanos (3), Bill Derges (5), Kevin Walsh (8), Nick Kowalczyk and Ron Sinopoli (13), Willie Guyton and Kip Turner (16), Brett Szabo (17), Mat Angel (18), Pat Seery and Mark Solner (19), Kathleen Untalan (22), Alex LaTrobe (23), Alonso Juarez, Rob Muzenjak, and Randy Perdue (24), Josh McHugh and Caroline Maude (26), Elizabeth Theis and Blas Belmonte (27), and Eamonn Connolly (29).

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5 smart tech trends transforming the job site

Manhattan Construction’s use of 360 cameras on the DFW International Airport modernization and improvement project has greatly reduced the need for client/team visits to the massive site, and has improved existing site coordination efforts. Team members access the images via a digital floor plan of the job site. Users can take a virtual tour of the site by scrolling through the series of images. Courtesy Manhattan Construction.


Timber high-rise residential complex will tower over Stockholm waterfront

BUILDING DESIGN + CONSTRUCTION - The four towers, 20 stories each, will be made entirely out of Swedish pine, from frame to façade. 

Ask the Expert: Coffee and Health

The Summary

-Drinking up to six cups a day of coffee is not associated with increased risk of death from any cause, or death from cancer or cardiovascular disease.
-Some people may still want to consider avoiding coffee or switching to decaf, especially women who are pregnant, or people who have a hard time controlling their blood pressure or blood sugar.
-It’s best to brew coffee with a paper filter, to remove a substance that causes increases in LDL cholesterol.
-Coffee may have potential health benefits, but more research needs to be done.


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5 Tips for Driving Safely in the Rain

Singing in the rain is fun. But driving? For some people, it’s anxiety-producing. According to the U.S. Department of Transportation, there are around 707,000 automobile crashes each year due to rain, resulting in approximately 3,300 deaths and 330,200 injuries. But being behind the wheel and a rain-splattered windshield doesn’t have to be a white-knuckled, nerve-racking experience. Brent Praeter, a supervising instructor at D&D Driving School, Inc. and a member of the Driving School Association of the Americas, both in Kettering, Ohio, offers these tips for driving in a downpour.


4 Things You Can Do This Week to Be a Happier Person

There’s more to leading a healthy lifestyle than following an eating and exercise plan. Finding happiness in your everyday life can also make a positive impact on your overall health. According to a study in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, happiness has a positive effect in lowering cortisol levels, the stress hormone that is related to health conditions like type 2 diabetes, hypertension, and autoimmune diseases. But if you aren’t feeling that happy on a daily basis, what can be done to change that? 


6 Simple Ways You Can Build Self-Confidence and Succeed

I recall the first time I made a speech in front of an audience, while I was still in school. My legs were shaking and my heart pounded. And my brain kept shouting that I could not do it and could not even drag myself to the stage. I was really lost until my professor told me that if I did not get up on stage, he'd fail me. Instantly rising, I marched toward the stage. I delivered my presentation without any problems. When my speech was done, I knew I was meant to talk to big crowds; my confidence level had increased.