Ardmore Awarded Project Management with Jacobs Engineering for Chicago Public Schools Capital Improvement Program

Chicago — As a sub-consultant to the Program Manager Jacobs Engineering Group, Ardmore, a specialized engineering firm, will provide project management services for all school rehabilitation projects (currently over 80 schools) and field inspection services for all Area 3 & 4 projects (40 schools) and “Job Order Contracting” projects (23 schools).  The construction is expected to be $110 million plus $10 million in design fees.

The Capital Improvement Program organizes the planning and implementation of facilities’ renovation projects on behalf of the Chicago Public Schools Board of Trustees.  Overall, the project will be logistically challenging since it will remain open and operational throughout the entire process. Eight phases are planned at this time to meet the community needs.

Ardmore will oversee the complete removal of a 78,000 sq. ft. building envelope and replacement with a terra-cotta rains-screen envelope with new windows and a new roof system. In addition to the much needed façade replacement, the interior lobby will be renovated with a new terrazzo floor, and there will be modifications to the circulation desk and the monumental stair. Plans include a new railing system and stringers to improve it aesthetically and to bring it in to code compliance. The project scope will also include upgrades to the fire alarm system and the security system.

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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