Milhouse was a partner in the O’Hare Airfield Engineers (OAE) joint venture on the design of Runway 10C-28C and Associated Taxiways at O’Hare International Airport. The project included a new 10,800-ft. x 200-ft., Group VI runway and associated taxiways, a new airport service road, two new cargo aprons, the extension of the south cargo tunnel under the new runway, and numerous enabling projects. The design and construction of this project involved numerous runway/taxiway bid packages; relocation (temporary and permanent) of a major waterway, railroad, and roadway; relocation of two cargo facilities, and relocation of Lake O’Hare.
Runway 10C-28C is O’Hare Airport’s first Group VI runway, and its completion allows air traffic to operate primarily in an east-west configuration. As an OAE joint venture partner, Milhouse’s scope included all aspects of utility infrastructure associated with the proposed runway, taxiways, and surrounding areas. Utility scope items included review and validation of existing conditions, identification of proposed conflicts, and design of proposed and relocated infrastructure.
Milhouse was responsible for the design of the following items:
Milhouse was also involved with Construction Phase Services for this project by maintaining an on-site presence at the client’s office for the majority of the project. Services provided during construction included attending weekly coordination meetings, reviewing contractor shop drawings, and responding to construction requests for information. During the construction phase, Milhouse coordinated extensively with the Chicago Department of Aviation, FAA, and project/airport stakeholders to accommodate the dynamic conditions typically encountered at O’Hare Airport. Additionally, during two of the bid packages, significant coordination was required with the O’Hare Fuel Committee regarding its concurrent project to relocate the FedEx cargo apron fuel line.
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