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Wolf Lake Boardwalk Ribbon Cutting

The weather was perfect yesterday for the ribbon cutting at the Wolf Lake Boardwalk project, which is believed to be the longest pedestrian bridge in the Midwest!


Job Openings

McHugh is looking for qualified individuals to fill the following positions:

Senior Project Manager - Infrastructure
Project Manager - Infrastructure
Project Engineer
Project Manager - Rail
Project Engineer - Rail
Superintendent - Rail
Superintendent - Concrete

Progress at 1KFulton

Here's a picture from Chicago's Fulton Market neighborhood where our 1KFulton concrete crew poured level 5 this week - 387 cubic yards of concrete in 5 hours.


LPM Apartments Opening This Summer

LPM Apartments will be opening its doors this summer! For more information on these luxury apartments check out www.RentLPM.com.


April Birthdays

Happy birthday to all the April babies: Bik Kit Tam (3), Bryon Emory (5), Tim McDermott (7), Mike Harkin (12), Billy Middendorf (14), Connie Poehler, Mark Smit, Jim Harvilchuck, and Josh Gahan (27), and Kirill Bgashev and Joel Kuna (30).

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After Years Of Planning, Wolf Point Construction Finally Begins

The McHugh/Clark Joint Venture has begun work on the bKL designed Wolf Point project located on the Chicago River. Check out the construction photos and renderings here: http://bit.ly/1gMO6ya

Structural Concrete Requirements Under Revision: ACI 318 Standard

Reorganized standard will focus on improved ease of use, logic, information flow, and construction reqirements.

The American Concrete Institute (ACI), an organization whose mission is to develop and disseminate consensus-based knowledge on concrete and its uses, is finalizing a completely reorganized ACI 318-14: Building Code Requirements for Structural Concrete. ACI 318 is one of the most essential and valuable standards with respect to the design of concrete structures, and is published every three years. The announcement was made at the World of Concrete convention in Las Vegas, NV USA.


50 Things You Probably Didn't Know About Chicago

The Windy City will blow you away...

1. Spray paint was invented in Chicago in 1949. 

2. Chicago River is the only river in the world that flows backward. 

3. Chicago is home to Lincoln Park Zoo, one of the world's last free zoos. 

4. The Art Institute of Chicago holds the largest collection of impressionist paintings outside the Louvre in Paris. 

5. The first blood bank in the United States was created in Chicago in 1937. 


Mission Statement

Our Mission: To provide a seamless and positive project experience with excellence and innovation.

Word of the Day

13 Things You Never Knew About Home Safety

Secure your home with these expert-vetted home safety tips that turn burglars into bunglers. 

1. Store valuables in your child's sock drawer rather than in your nightstand.
Thieves often scour the master bedroom but tend to leave children's rooms untouched. 

2. If your front entrance contains decorative glass, install your security keypad so that is not visible from the doorstep. 
That way, burglars won't be able to peer in and see if the alarm is set. 

3. A mail slot goes against the wood grain, weakening the horizontal integrity of a door making it easier to kick in. 
Opt for a mailbox, or install your slot near the bottom of the door, no higher than a quarter of the way up. 


8 Steps To Fall Asleep Fast

Of course you wish you were sleeping. It's just not happening. And here you are, in the wee hours of the morning, staring at the insides of your eyelids. So how do you snag at least a few hours of Zz's before the birds start chirping? We asked the experts. 

1. Get out of bed. 
When you lie awake in bed, you send yourself the wrong message. "You're basically training your body not to sleep in bed, but to lie there and not sleep," says Harneet Walia, a doctor in the Cleveland Clinic's Sleep Disorder Center. "And your mind can get conditioned to that." If you are unable to sleep for about a 15-or 20-minute stretch, leave the room, and try something relaxing and non-stimulating. Listen to music, read a book or take a bath. 

2. Practice yoga, or meditate. 
Call to arms your favorite relaxation techniques. Try a calming yoga pose. Simply note the rising and falling of your breath, and focus on the parts of your body where you feel these slow inhales and exhales, whether its in the lungs, abdomen, tip of your nose, or elsewhere. 


Richard Branson's Top 10 Tips for Success

He is one of the most successful people in the UK and an icon of entrepreneurship. His latest project is Virgin Galactic, which he hopes one day will become a space tourism company. Here are his top ten tips for success:

1. Follow your dreams and just do it. 
Follow your dreams, get involved in life, in the things that interest you. If you're going to create a business, make sure it is your hobby, your passion, or something you really enjoy. You will live a much better life that way. Don't just set out to do something for the sake of making money. A lot of people have great ideas, but only a few of them put them into practice. 

2. Make a positive difference and do some good. 
The first thing you have to do if you want to become an entrepreneur is to basically have an idea that is going to make a positive difference to other people's lives. A business is simply that. It's also great for the staff of a company that they can feel good about a company that is actually getting out there and doing some good. 

3. Believe in your ideas and be the best. 
You definitely need to believe in your idea. You've got to have a passion for it and inspire other people to have a passion for it too.