Gary/Chicago International Airport

Gary/Chicago International Airport

Program Management
Gary, IN

Ardmore Roderick served as a subconsultant to provide program management services to extend the runway at Gary/Chicago International Airport. The program consisted of issuing 20 construction contracts to relocate two miles of railroad tracks for Canadian National Railroad, construction of an overpass on Airport Road, construction of an overpass for train traffic, construction of a 1/4 mile long box culvert that will support train traffic and work associated with extending the runway.

This program also required coordination with utilities and three railroads to relocate numerous high tension power lines, multiple gas, oil and communication lines. Ardmore Roderick’s specific  responsibilities included the development and implementation of the program budgets, bid packages and program procedures. 20 design packages, two construction management contracts and 20 construction contracts were issued after board approval. The team obtained railroad agreements from CN, CSX and NS, prepared the program schedule, budget and utility agreements.

Our survey personnel worked on various airfield improvement projects during the span of the contract term including: Runway 2R/20L Extension; Runway 10/28 Overlay; Main Apron Drainage; Fuel Farm Hardening; and Multiple Scattered Sites.

Ardmore Roderick established horizontal and vertical survey control throughout the airport’s project areas. Pre-design topographic surveys were performed for the Runway 2R/20L Extension, the Runway 10/28 Overlay, and various other project sites. These surveys required the accurate, and sometimes high-density, survey data to be collected and presented to the design engineer in a detailed AutoCAD format. The surveyed items included runways, taxiways, access roads, sidewalks, bike paths, fences, waterways, grass areas, buildings, utility structures, and all specialized airport signage, markings and lighting.