Ardmore Awarded Construction Management for City of Chicago Water Main Construction Projects

Chicago — Ardmore was awarded the Construction Management contract for the City of Chicago Water Main Construction Project with the Department of Water Management due to it deep expertise in complex infrastructure projects. The overall plan will take five years to complete all of the improvements.

The Department of Water Management is in the process of upgrading the infrastructure throughout the city limits by installing new water mains to replace deteriorating pipes in order to prevent frequent breaks and leaks. The project involves the installation of the new ductile iron water pipe with necessary connections to the existing mains. This work includes any gate valves, wedge valves, tee connections, bends and all service connections necessary to be replaced. The water mains to be replaced will be abandoned in place. The project includes the installation of new fire hydrants.

Services include:

  • Order materials for delivery to project jobsite and verify utility readiness in advance of construction.
  • Verify feasibility of new pipe alignment and if necessary, establish the new alignment.
  • Determine and mark out test-hole locations to verify no conflicts with proposed alignment.
  • Maintain project files, including Daily Work Report, Daily Cost Report, and Property Incident Report.
  • Coordinate technical issues with Area Engineer and Design Section.
  • Report on Pressure Test success.
  • Coordinate and arrange for chlorination and sampling with Water Quality department.
  • Informing schools, hospitals, and businesses about water shut down.
  • Monitor safety, quality, and efficiency of work and advise foreman with recommendations.
  • Complete “As-built” Drawings upon completion of each project.
  • Coordinate with restoration engineer for street restoration and sign agreement for estimation of cost of work.

 Ardmore Associates LLC is an engineering consulting firm specializing in complex infrastructure, transportation and major building projects. Established in 2003, Ardmore Associates was founded by principals who share over 100 years of collective experience in municipal and federal facility operations, management and development. Ardmore is comprised of over 100 professional, experienced employees ranging from engineers, architects, certified construction managers, scientists and engineering technicians offering expertise in surveying; program, project and construction management; construction inspection and consulting. As a MBE/WBE/DBE, Ardmore is a strategic partner to wide array of diverse clients who trust and know the superior value of our hands-on involvement and partnership that generates solutions to protect their interests. For more information, visit

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