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2014 Community Service Award

Evanston North Shore Branch of the NAACP announces Michael Sutton as the Community Service Award recipient.  The award will be presented at the Freedom Fund Banquet on November 1st, 2014.

2014 ACEC Engineering Excellence Awards Merit Winner

Infrastructure Engineering, Inc. won a Merit Award for its prime work on the "Kedzie Avenue over Marquette Park Lagoons" project which was designed for the Chicago Department of Transportation.  IEI provided project managment, civil and structural design services. 

2014 Outstanding Leadership Award

Bradley University's Department of Civil Engineering and Construction Council (CEC) awarded Michael Sutton with the Outstanding Leadership Award. It was recived at the CEC Annual Banquet on May 5, 2014.

2013 Engineer of the Year Award

Suburban Minority Contractors Association (SMCA) awarded Michael Sutton with the Engineer of the Year Award.  It was received at the Millennium Builders Awards Banquet on November 14, 2013.

2013 ACEC Engineering Excellence Awards Merit Winner

IEI's Wacker Drive Viaduct Utility Relocation project was selected as a Merit Award winner.  IEI provided construction inspection services for CDOT from the south side of Van Buren Street to the north side of Randolph Street.

2011 ACEC Engineering Excellence Awards Merit Winner

IEI's North Point Marina ADA Renovation project was selected as a Merit Award winner.  IEI provided engineering services for the design and construction administration for ADA compliant ramps and floating walkways.

2010 ACEC Engineering Excellence Awards Honor Winner

IEI's joint venture team was named the Honor Winner for the O'Hare Runway 10C-28C East Mass Grading Project.  As the lead engineer, IEI designed the drainage of the South Airfield. 

2010 ACEC Engineering Excellence Awards State Finalist

Working as the prime consultant for the Metropolitan School District of Lawrence Township, IEI designed both the Lawrence North and Lawrence Central High School football fields.   

2010 ACEC Engineering Excellence Awards Honor Winner

The Stormwater and Deicing Runoff Management project for the New Indianapolis International Airport was selected for the Honor Award.  IEI provided design and inspection services.  

2010 ACEC Community Leader

ACEC Illinois awarded Michael Sutton the top award, 2010 Community Leader, for his civic involvement.

March of Dimes Professional Award

The March of Dimes nominated Michael Sutton for the Professional Award for his civic and professional contributions in the construction and transportation industry.

2009 Outstanding Business Award

The Illinois Black Chamber of Commerce selected IEI as the 2009 recipient of the Outstanding Business Award.

2009 Business Leader of Color 

Chicago United named Michael Sutton, president of Infrastructure Engineering, a Business Leader of Color.

2009 Professional Award

The March of Dimes nominated Michael Sutton for the Professional Award for construction and transportation.

2008 ACEC Engineering Excellence Awards National Finalist

The I-355 South Extension from I-55 to I-80, an Illinois Tollway project was a national finalist for ACEC Engineering Excellence Awards. IEI provided the maintenance of traffic engineer for the project.

2008 Merit Award for the North Tri-State Master Plan

The North Tri-State Master Plan project received a Merit Award for Outstanding Studies, Research and Consulting Services. The civil design services included existing drainage, concept drainage study, and utility retaining wall design.

2008 Merit Award for the Open Road Tolling Program

IEI won a Special Project Merit Award for its work on the Illinois Tollway Open Road Tolling Program for Dixon and DeKalb Plazas 66 and 69. IEI provided Construction Engineering and Inspection Services.

2007 Regional Minority Construction Firm of the Year

The Minority Business Development Agency and the Minority Enterprise Development Council selected Infrastructure Engineering, Inc. as the Regional Minority Construction Firm of the Year. IEI was honored for the firm's significant achievements and contributions to the business community.

2007 Public Works Award of Merit Winner for the McCormick Place West Expansion

The McCormick Place West Expansion was named Public Works Award of Merit winner in the Midwest Construction Best of 2007 Awards program.

IEI provided civil design services for this design build project, including production of multiple design packages and phases. The design elements included roadway geometrics, pavement, storm/sanitary sewer system, site utility coordination, site grading, stormwater detention and traffic study.

2007 Outstanding Civil Engineering Achievement for the Chicago Skyway Interchange Bridge

The Chicago Skyway Interchange Bridge over I-90/94 was honored with this prestigious award by the Illinois Section of the American Society of Civil Engineers. IEI provided Assistant Resident Engineering Services and Phase III Construction Engineering Services for the project.



United Airlines Ground Equipment Maintenance Building

Infrastructure Engineering, Inc. provided site development engineering services for the construction of a new 155,575 s.f. Ground Equipment Maintenance Building. The project was honored with the following awards:

  • National Recognition Award 2003 - Presented by American Council of Engineering Companies (ACEC)
  • Honor Award 2003 - Presented by Consulting Engineers Council of Illinois (CECI)

2003 Best Plan for the Grant Park Framework

IEI provided transportation and traffic engineering services to the Chicago Park District for a comprehensive traffic/transportation program for Grant Park. The developed program explains the park layout and clearly identifies the range of available activities for park users. IEI was responsible for traffic analysis and traffic impacts in and around Grant Park for different alternatives developed by the consultant team architects. The award was presented by Friends of Downtown.

Rehabilitation of the Alfred Caldwell Lily Pool Project Wins Awards

Infrastructure Engineering, Inc. provided civil engineering design for the rehabilitation of a historic 1.5-acre naturalistic sanctuary to the Chicago Park District. The project won the following awards:

  • Honor Award 2003 - Presented by Illinois Chapter American Society of Landscape Architects (ASLA)
  • Distinguished Building Award 2003 - Presented by Chicago Chapter of the American Institute of Architects (AIA)
  • Preservation Excellence 2003 - Presented by Commission on Chicago Landmarks
  • Preservation Award for Landscape Restoration 2002 - Presented by Richard M. Driehaus Foundation
  • Gold Award 2002 - Presented by Landscape Contractors Association