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On this page, you'll find a collection of recent news articles or feature stories highlighting engineers and engineering projects in Illinois.
John LaPlante, city’s first transportation commissioner, dies after battle with coronavirus
Chicago Sun Times, March 22, 2020
Bob Johnson, SE and SWE-Chicago outreach chair Elenora Chakraborty discusse the Chicagoland 'Engineers Week' celebration including various engineering outreach efforts to students.
Avila Media, December 19, 2019
SEI President Glenn Bell on the Vision for the Future of Structural Engineering
ASCE, October 22, 2019
Vista Tower’s Engineering Feats: Blair Kamin Explains
WTTW, September 10, 2019
For Willis Tower, another title has fallen: highest roof in Western Hemisphere
Chicago Sun-Times, August 1, 2019
America’s Roads and Bridges Cost Too Darn Much
Bloomberg, July 26, 2019
Architecture Vs. Engineering: Solutions for Harmonious Collaboration
RedShift, May 3, 2018
The proposed rules for performing structural peer reviews are open for public comment.
This 16-minute documentary by filmmaker Nathan Eddy explores the story behind the James R. Thompson Center in Chicago, including its inception and design, the controversy surrounding its opening, its fall into disrepair, and the current debate over its future.
SEAOI's own Bob Johnson was present at the ribbon-cutting for the new reservoir.
Officials Dedicate First Stage of McCook Reservoir
ABC 7 Chicago, December 4, 2017
McCook Reservoir Opens, Seeks to Alleviate Flooding
Chicago Tonight, WTTW, December 4, 2017
SEAOI Member Homa Ghaemi was interviewed on Tech Scene Chicago, a radio program that focuses on trends and technology-related events in and around Chicago. On the November 3 episode, Homa is interviewed by host Melanie Adcock about structural engineering and the events and programs at SEAOI.
Riverwalk, River Point win awards for structural engineering
Loop North News, July 25, 2017
First for Chicago's skyline: Open floor to cope with wind, keep residents from getting queasy
Chicago Tribune, July 24, 2017
Several SEAOI members are quotes in this article about wind engineering and the planned Vista Tower in Chicago.
150 North Riverside claims its place in Chicago’s skyline
Chicago Curbed, April 28, 2017
Fazlur Khan, pioneering Chicago structural engineer, honored in Google doodle
Chicago Curbed, April 3, 2017
Behind the limelight: Why structural engineers are important
BW Lightbulb, February 21, 2017
Bridging Urban America: The Story of Ralph Modjesky
This documentary film was released in 2016 and received screenings at several engineering-related conferences and events.
Wells Street Bridge at 95 Years
Chicago Loop Bridges, January 19, 2017
New 35th Street bridge between Bronzeville and Chicago’s lakefront opens
(Featuring the work of SEAOI member John Hillman)
Curbed Chicago, November 10, 2016
Happy 100th Birthday, Lake Street Bridge!
Loop North News, November 4, 2016
Chicago's Historic Lake Street Bridge Turns 100 on Sunday
DNA Info, November 1, 2016
100 Years and Counting at the W. Lake Street Bridge
Chicago Loop Bridges, October 18, 2016
How Did the Red Line Get Under the Chicago River?
DNA Info, October 10, 2016
Plan to repaint Damen bridge red casts light on joyful power of color
Chicago Tribune, October 10, 2016
LondonHouse wins award for transforming 93-year-old Loop building
Loop North News, October 5, 2016
'Invisible' engineer? Not if Bob can help it
(A fantastic article and interview with Bob Johnson, SEAOI member and outreach volunteer, about his passion for bringing the work of engineers into the public eye, and for putting the "E" back in STEM education.)
Builtworlds, August 24, 2016
Blue Island Bridge Reopens after $8 Million Rehabilitation
(SEAOI Member Brad Noack of H.W. Lochner was the SE for this project.)
Daily Southtown, August 4, 2016
Structural Engineers of Illinois Recognize Special Awards Winners
Chicago Construction News, June 28, 2016
Chicago Projects Win Structural Engineering Awards
Curbed Chicago, June 27, 2016
LondonHouse, 150 North Riverside receive structural engineering awards
Loop North News, June 23, 2016
The Man Behind the Wonders: Bill Baker Reveals the Secrets of Structural Engineering
Industrial Prime, June 22, 2016
Rail supplier news from Herzog, Miller Ingenuity, Masabi, CarMath, Hanson and CH2M
Progressive Railroading, June 17, 2016
Research Explores Ways To Overcome STEM Fields' Gender Gap
NPR, Morning Edition, June 15, 2016
Engineering Is Not a Science: How Ove Arup changed the design of the modern world
Curbed.com, June 8, 2016
An Exclusive Bridge Club: Chicago’s River Bridges Turn 100
Chicago Tonight, WTTW Channel 11, May 10, 2016
Student Engineers are Building a Steel Bridge to Utah
IIT Students are headed to the National Steel Bridge Competition in Utah.
Builtworld, May 9, 2016
What are those huge barges on the Chicago River? They're finishing the Riverwalk
Chicago Tribune, April 14, 2016
INSTITUTION OF STRUCTURAL ENGINEERS NAMES ROBERT HALVORSON ITS 2016 GOLD MEDALIST
Chicago Tribune, April 11, 2016
studio gang clads writers theatre near chicago with timber lattice
*Writers Theatre is a finalist in the 2016 Excellence in Structural Engineering Awards.
Designboom, February 16, 2016