April 14, 2021
Last month, we were notified by the Chicago Building Congress (CBC) that the Epstein-designed and engineered O’Hare Emergency and Standby Power Systems project was named a finalist in the Infrastructure and/or Industrial category for the CBC’s annual Merit Awards. Yesterday, April 13th, we, along with a representative from our client, the Chicago Department of Transportation, virtually interviewed in front of the CBC’s eight-person jury, giving an overview of the project, challenges faced, solutions developed as well as answered questions from the jurors.
We are extremely proud of this project, which ensures power is available to safely operate the airport during an emergency power interruption. Additionally, this new system is more computer driven and digitally based and increases capacity from 8-10 megawatts to 18 megawatts. As a result, O'Hare has greater system functionality and efficiency during emergencies.
We will find out on May 18th during the CBC’s live virtual awards ceremony if our project was selected. If we are fortunate enough to be selected, this award will be our second in a row in this specific category, as our design and engineering efforts for Riverview Bridge was selected last year.