The Chicago, Illinois Office
Leading the IEI Team in Chicago
“Teamwork among ourselves and through client partnerships has been key to developing a strong identity and reputation in the Chicago area,” says Operations Manager Clint Ferguson.
Clint helps spearhead the company’s corporate headquarters efforts in Chicago, Illinois by utilizing his diverse civil engineering design and inspection experience, which includes the following: Transportation Engineering ranging from bridge design, interchange design, roadway design, ADA ramp design, traffic signals and signing design, to traffic analysis and studies; Storm Water Management of projects encompassing urban and rural roadways and culverts to large scale municipal projects including sewer separation, septic tank elimination program (STEP) projects, and combined sewer overflow (CSO) projects; Construction Services including daily inspection of highways and roadways, ADA ramps, resurfacing and striping . Clint has also worked on several architectural projects including some of the most recognizable projects in both the City of Indianapolis and City of Chicago.
The Chicago office is a diverse group of approximately 50 design professionals, construction professionals and professional support services staff. IEI’s design and construction inspection group provide prime and sub-consultant efforts for Phase 1 (Planning), Phase 2 (Detail Design) and Phase 3 (Construction Inspection) efforts with multiple agencies including the following: Illinois Tollway, Illinois Department of Transportation (IDOT), Chicago Department of Transportation (CDOT), Chicago Department of Water Management (DWM), Metropolitan Water Reclamation District (MWRD), Chicago Public Schools, (CPS) and multiple other agencies and consultants.
One South Wacker Drive, Suite 2650
Chicago, IL 60606
Integrity in all business relationships. Excellent talent. Innovative solutions.
This is what you can expect from IEI. We custom tailor our approach and expertise to meet our clients’ project requirements. Our engineering services include preliminary and final design and engineering, program management, and construction engineering and inspection. IEI has completed projects as both a Prime Consultant and through Strategic Teaming in multiple disciplines including multi-lane freeway/expressway reconstruction, bridge design, intersection improvements, resurfacing, drainage and utilities improvements, traffic signals, mass transit studies, as well as resident engineering and program management services.
Working with our clients, IEI cultivates various types of engineering projects from conception and planning, through implementation. Our goal is to create the infrastructure necessary to build and connect communities, improve quality of life, and encourage economic development. Our diversified portfolio includes airport, harbor, highway/roadway, site development, structural, traffic, water management, airport, harbor and mass transit services.
IEI & Chicago
With 20 years of infrastructure expertise in the Chicago area, IEI has demonstrated our ability to deliver projects as a prime consultant, sub-consultant and joint venture partner. Due to our relationships and quality project delivery, agencies and consultants repeatedly select IEI as a partner. We know how to work with our clients and partners to deliver high impact municipal infrastructure projects and programs.
IEI Chicago has grown steadily in business, but also in our community involvement. Our Chicago employees serve on many local committees and boards. IEI’s own non-profit foundation, founded as Universal Agape and now called Infrastructure Engineering Foundation, serves disadvantaged children and families. Additionally, IEI annually participates in and supports several school programs and food banks such as After School Matters, Greater Chicago Food Bank, and other initiatives throughout Chicago. IEI and its employees strongly support, and participate in multiple Christmas programs such as Christmas in the Chicago 9th Ward Toy Giveaway, Christmas HOPE and other initiatives that have resulted in nearly 1,000 children experiencing receiving Christmas gifts and toys.
- Chicago Riverwalk Civil Site Design (CDOT)
- Wood Street Phase I and II (IDOT District 1)
- Maggie Daley Park Civil Site and Structural Design (CPD)
- Design and Inspection Upon Requests (ISTHA)
- C*NECT Citywide Program Management (CDOT)
- Civil Site Program Management (CPS)
- Sewer Design and Watermain Inspection (CDWM)
- Wacker Drive Advanced Utility Relocation Inspection (CDOT)
Commitment to Growth and Leadership in the Chicago Market
Since our current inception as Infrastructure Engineering, Inc. (IEI) in 1998, IEI has grown steadily capabilities, capacity and impact in the Chicago area. IEI is now one of the largest minority owned firms in the Midwest, and is committed to providing opportunity and inclusion for other minority and women owned businesses.
IEI’s President, Michael Sutton, founded the National Organization of Minority Engineers (NOME) to provide a platform that minority businesses can access and utilize in order to break down the barriers that prevent attainable opportunities. Michael’s work with NOME along with others in the organization has resulted in the ability of many to realize the dream of owning and operating a successful business. NOME hosted its first Leadership Summit in 2015, here in Chicago with resounding success. IEI understands and advocates for the inclusion of minority and women owned businesses, and knows what meaningful participation in large infrastructure projects will mean to those businesses and our community.