Engineers Week 2021

Founded by NSPE in 1951, Engineers Week (February 21-27) is a week to increase understanding of and interest in engineering and technology careers for the next generation.

We’re thankful to have a talented team of civil and traffic engineers here at Eriksson Engineering Associates, Ltd. (EEA)! For Engineers Week, we’re sharing the stories of how a few members of our EEA team found their passion.

Navigating Complex Projects

It’s no secret that 2020 had its ups and downs. Eriksson Engineering Associates, Ltd. (EEA) made it through by doing what we do best: navigating through complex civil engineering site design, traffic and parking, and landscape architecture projects.

EEA thanks our friends, partners, and clients for their support as we continue to expand our reach across the Midwest and upper peninsula. We’re also thankful to have provided consultation on a diverse range of projects, many of which received award recognition in 2020.

If you need a site solution in 2021 and beyond, we’re here for you! See our services for ways we can assist you with your projects needs.

EEA’s Jeff Geldmyer passes PE exam

Eriksson Engineering Associates, Ltd. (EEA) is proud to announce that Jeff Geldmyer recently passed the PE exam and will soon be granted licensure as a Professional Engineer in the state of Illinois. 

Happy Holidays and Happy New Year from EEA!

Staying true to our company culture, Eriksson Engineering Associates, Ltd. (EEA) is closing out the year by celebrating laughter and friendship.

We wish our friends, family, colleagues, clients, and partners good health and happiness in 2021.

Mike Renner and Harper College Health & Recreation Center Honored at 14th Annual IAPD Gala

Eriksson Engineering Associates, Ltd. (EEA) celebrated two achievements at the 14th Annual Illinois Association of Park Districts’ Best of the Best Awards Gala on November 12th!

Mike Renner received the 25-Year Board Member Anniversary Award for his service with the Cary Park District.

Our long-time client, Harper College, was also recognized for collaboration with the Palatine Park District on the Harper College Health and Recreation Center (Building M), receiving the Intergovernmental Cooperation Award.

EEA is proud to have provided civil engineering and landscape architecture on this award-winning project. You can learn more about EEA’s role on the project here.

Congratulations to Mike Renner, Harper College, Palatine Park District, and CannonDesign!

EEA Welcomes Back Josh Cap

Eriksson Engineering Associates, Ltd. (EEA) is excited to welcome back Josh Cap, PE!

Josh first joined the EEA team in 2014, and after briefly exploring public sector work for a year, he has returned to the firm.

He received his Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering and is a proud graduate of the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee. Josh prides himself on his responsiveness to owners, clients, and other team members. 

Welcome back, Josh!

EEA Celebrates 10 Years at Harper College

Eriksson Engineering Associates, Ltd. (EEA) is celebrating 10 years of client service at Harper College. Starting with the development of the Campus Master Plan in 2010 to guide future projects, Eriksson Engineering Associates, Ltd. (EEA) has completed more than 50 projects at the campus to date.

The anniversary especially hits home with EEA’s Principal and Director of Client Relations, Tom Petermann. “Having attended classes, played in athletic events, and worked on projects at the campus, Harper College holds a special place in my life. Seeing firsthand the campus evolve into a dynamic learning space is truly special. It inspires me to work creatively and collaboratively.”

To learn more about our featured civil engineering, landscape architecture, and traffic engineering portfolio, visit our Harper College page.

Celebrating EEA in Wisconsin

Eriksson Engineering Associates, Ltd. (EEA)’s expansion into Southeastern Wisconsin was driven by our growing number of projects in the region and team members who already call the state home. It’s now been over a year since we leased our Downtown Milwaukee office space in early 2019 and held our official office launch on August 6, 2019.  

Our team recently celebrated these milestones with a virtual happy hour complete with Wisconsin trivia.

EEA’s Stefany Adholekar Elected as SMPS Chicago Secretary for 2020-2022

The Society for Marketing Professional Services (SMPS) Chicago Chapter recently announced the results of its 2020 Board elections. Amongst its nine newly-elected Board members, Stefany Adholekar, EEA’s Marketing Manager, was elected Board Secretary for a two-year term beginning on September 1, 2020.

SMPS is a diverse community of marketing and business development professionals working together to move the A/E/C industries forward.

Stefany earlier served on the Board from 2017-2019 as the Director of Professional Development. 

Congratulations, Stefany!

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New Faces and Project News

Taylor Newton Joins EEA

We are thrilled to announce that Taylor Newton has joined the Eriksson Engineering Associates, Ltd. (EEA) marketing team! Taylor completed an internship with EEA over the spring and has jumped right into providing marketing and business development support as a Marketing Assistant. Taylor is a proud Public Relations alumna of Marquette University. Welcome, Taylor! 

727 West Madison Receives Excellence in Structural Engineering Award

Congratulations to WSP, FitzGerald Associates Architects, and all of the project team for receiving the Excellence in Structural Engineering Award in the Best Project – $50 Million to $150 Million category from the Structural Engineers Association of Illinois (SEAOI) for 727 West Madison. EEA created a cost-efficient stormwater management plan that reduced the amount of new concrete needed on the project. Photo Credit: FitzGerald

Collins Elementary School Construction 

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Construction is well underway for the two-story, four-classroom addition to Collins Elementary School at 407 S. Summit Drive in Schaumburg. EEA is providing civil engineering services on this project, which is the most significant upgrade to any of Schaumburg Township Elementary District 54’s 28 buildings this summer. The planned addition at the northeast corner of the school will increase the size of the currently 61,650-square-foot building by 6,400 square feet. The new construction is expected to closely match the design and materials of the existing building. Photo Credit: STR Partners

Cyber Security Warning during COVID-19

While working remotely, employees and employers need to be on the lookout for identity theft and phishing schemes which have spiked during quarantine.

Eriksson Engineering Associates, Ltd. (EEA) has been on high alert. A domain name that mimics EEA’s legitimate domain name has been recently registered. Imposters have been sending convincing emails to clients of EEA requesting payment for illegitimate invoices.
The domain name used for these illicit emails is EEA-LLTD.COM, which contains an extra “L.” Fortunately, our affected clients in these situations have noticed irregularities within the fake emails and have contacted us directly. If you receive these emails, please do not respond or click on links; instead, please notify EEA.  
EEA has opened an abuse complaint against this domain name holder and we hope to have a resolution shortly. In the meantime, we recommend that your IT staff blacklist the domain name, EEA-LLTD.COM, with your email server to prevent receiving any malicious or deceptive emails.
In addition to illicit emails, please also be on guard for irregular phone calls, text messages, and direct messages on your social media accounts.

Should you have any questions or concerns, please reach out to Principal/Director of Client Relations Tom Petermann or to the EEA team members you work with regularly. You can also learn more about how to protect yourself from phishing attacks on the Federal Trade Commission website.

Staff Recognition: International Women in Engineering Day

In honor of International Women in Engineering Day (INWED) this week, EEA would like to recognize our team members, Kristen Meyers, Laura Rosenbauer, and Melanie Carollo for raising awareness of women in the field of engineering.

INWED is an international awareness campaign by the Women’s Engineering Society to profile women in engineering and focus attention on career opportunities in this exciting industry.

We hope that you will take the time to read the profiles of these amazing women who are bringing creativity and innovation to their jobs every day.