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TGRWA is the Structural Engineer of Record for a new 410,000 square-foot data center that is nearing completion in Franklin Park, Illinois. The 3-story building is steel-framed with spread footings, while the nearby auxiliary structures rely on a combination of spread footings, drilled piers, and H-piles for foundations. Though this building is in Chicagoland, where… [Read More]

LondonHouse Chicago Receives AISC ideas2 Merit Award

TGRWA is pleased to see LondonHouse Chicago receive an AISC ideas2 Merit Award in the “Greater Than $75 Million” category. The American Institute of Steel Construction (AISC) recognized nationally thirteen projects in 2019 with the ideas2 award, which is described by AISC as “the highest honor bestowed on building projects by the U.S. structural steel… [Read More]

TGRWA Welcomes Two New Hires

TGRWA is excited to announce two recent structural engineering hires. Corey Aumiller EIT (2016) and Emilio Mondragon EIT (2019) received Masters degrees in Civil (Structural) Engineering from University of Illinois – Urbana/Champaign. In addition, Corey brings three years of experience as a structural engineer in the Chicagoland area. Both have also completed summer internships with… [Read More]

TGRWA Projects – Obama School

TGRWA was the Structural Engineer of Record for 25,000 square-feet of additions to the Barack Obama School of Leadership and STEM in Park Forest, IL. A structural highlight of the additions was the gymnasium, a 10,000 square-foot space constructed with steel joists spanning 90 feet to precast bearing walls. The challenge of the gymnasium was… [Read More]

TGRWA Welcomes Two New Hires

TGRWA is excited to announce two new structural engineering employees starting June 2018. Adam Dasoqi EIT received his bachelor’s degree with honors in Civil Engineering from University of Illinois – Chicago and his master’s degree in Structural Engineering from University of Illinois – Urbana/Champaign. Lucas Diemer EIT received his bachelor’s degree in Civil Engineering and… [Read More]

TGRWA Projects – Shake Shacks

TGRWA is pleased to announce that construction is progressing on a number of new Shake Shack restaurants all over the country, including: Kansas City, MO; Nashville, TN; and Wrigleyville in Chicago. TGRWA has served as the Structural Engineer of Record for over 50 projects across 14 states for the rapidly-growing burger chain, including 11 projects… [Read More]

TGRWA Projects – MC Restaurant

TGRWA is excited to see another project nearing completion! The new restaurant/retail building, totaling around 20,000 SF, is located in Wauwatosa, WI. It’s a steel-framed structure for gravity and lateral resistance, and it bears on shallow spread footings. The myriad of slopes and elevation differences, combined with the radial shape, required uncommon connections and steel… [Read More]

TGRWA Projects – Wheeling Town Center

TGRWA is excited to see construction of the structural system for Wheeling Town Center nearing completion. The 6-story residential building with an adjoined parking garage, located in Wheeling, IL, provides nearly 575,000 square-feet of usable space. This includes 301 residential units and 595 parking stalls. Light gauge bearing walls supported on shallow foundations comprise a… [Read More]

TGRWA Projects – Rosemont Ballpark

Construction is nearing completion for the Rosemont Ballpark in Rosemont, IL, home of the Chicago Dogs baseball team. TGRWA is the Structural Engineer of Record for the $60 million, 6,300-seat stadium set to host its first home game in May, 2018.  Enclosing the field on the north and west sides is a continuous 2-story, steel-framed… [Read More]

TGRWA Projects – 50 W. Monroe

Selective demolition is in progress for the renovation of three 100+ year old buildings at 50 Monroe in Grand Rapids, MI. A previously-applied façade is currently being stripped off to reveal the historical load-bearing brick masonry walls. The design intent is to modernize the buildings while celebrating their pasts. Each of the three existing buildings,… [Read More]