New Technical Director Builds on EEA Quality Control

TomHill_04Thomas Hill, P.E. is pleased to take the QA/QC reins from former technical director and now Sr. Project Manager George Dreger, P.E., LEED Green Associate. With more than 18 years of engineering experience at EEA, Tom has been an integral part of design teams working on a broad range of projects through northern Illinois and the Chicagoland area. Tom has extensive experience on institutional, education, healthcare projects with both public and private development clients. His theoretical and applied engineering skills empower him to support and direct technical staff to find the right balance of cutting-edge innovation with established engineering principles. Tom has been a technical leader with EEA staff for many years, GeorgeDreger_34but now looks forward to the new challenges of broadening his influence to all projects. In his short time as technical director, Tom has already expanded on quality assurance strategies, ensuring the team stays informed on new regulatory changes to best serve clients and owners.

George will return to direct project management, continuing to develop relationships with longtime clients. He will remain an important technical resource at EEA, supporting Tom as the new director and serving as a mentor to other EEA team members.

EEA Enhances South Suburban Expertise with New Team Member Rick Sinnott

EEA is excited to welcome Rick Sinnott, P.E., P.L.S., to the team as a Senior Project Manager.  Rick brings more than 30 years of broad experience in civil design and project management for private and public projects. He has developed key relationships with public officials, developers, contractors, other designers and end users throughout Illinois. Pulling from experience designing numerous stormwater management facilities in northeast Illinois, Rick served on the Will County Stormwater Management Committee to develop a county-wide stormwater management ordinance.

Rick’s strongest experience lies in areas south and southwest of Chicago on projects in a variety of market areas. Rick continued to donate his time and expertise as chairman of the Mokena Site Plan/Architectural Review Committee for 15 years. He has also served as a member of the SouthWest  Suburban Home Builders Association’s legislative committee, contributing to matters pertaining to conservation design and stormwater management and quality.

Rick’s knowledge and experience of development regulations in areas throughout the state of Illinois will enhance the expertise EEA provides to its clients.  His technical background in surveying and civil site design, spearheaded by his degree from the Illinois Institute of Technology, reinforces EEA’s focus on advocating for the client from start to finish.  Rick brings vast knowledge of the project process to help clients prepare for unexpected challenges and provide unique solutions to achieve overall project goals and efficiency for end users.

Contact Rick to learn how he can help with your next project!

CANstruction Time!

We’ve brainstormed, planned, made adjustments, raised money and planned some more, but the day has finally arrived—CANstruction Build Night. This effort, creatively named CANstruction and benefiting the Greater Chicago Food Depository (GCFD), is an effort to bring various organizations together for one common cause—to help increase awareness for and make a dent in hunger in the Chicagoland area.

Since April, members of the EEA team have been working with colleagues at FitzGerald Associates Architects to design and plan a structure made entirely of canned food. Teams must brainstorm, desire, fundraise and construct their structure to be displayed at the Chicago Merchandise Mart from August 14 through September 8. This year, we bring you “baCANa split”, a modern twist on the traditional dessert and a celebration of memories made during shared meals.

A special thank you to our sponsors who helped us not only purchase our cans but provide an additional financial donation to the GCFD:

StormTrap | Virginia Tile Company

ARCO/Murray | Peerless Wholesale Liquors | USG | Power Construction | ECS Limited | Allsteel Office | Istvan Walker

International Contractors, Inc. | Hydro International | Belgravia Group | KJWW Engineering | Gage Consulting Engineers | Kohler Co.

Peter Dinschel | Shaw Inc. | American Chartered Bank