ChicagoGeolocation: 41.8857, -87.645

In 2006, Terracon opened its Chicago office located in the West Loop on Lake Street. The office started out as an environmental and facilities office. In 2008, the Naperville office relocated a geotechnical engineer and a materials engineering and testing project manager in order to serve the downtown market. The Naperville and Chicago offices work very closely with one another. The Chicago Terracon office provides geotechnical engineering and construction materials testing services for construction projects. The Chicago office also works on environmental site assessments and remediation as well as due diligence assessments.

650 W. Lake St., Suite 420
Chicago, IL 60661

Phone: (312) 575 0014
Fax: (312) 575 0111




Linda Yang, P.G., Office Manager
Vicki Zak, Business Development Specialist

Key Projects

Astoria TowerGeolocation: 41.8781, -87.6298
The 30-story, high-rise building designed by FitzGerald Architects is located in the upcoming South Loop neighborhood of downtown Chicago and will house 241 condominium units, 10 parking levels and retail spaces at ground level. Terracon provided geotechnical engineering and construction materials engineering and testing services during all stages of the construction. Full-time testing services for concrete and reinforcing steel were provided during the Tower portion (11th floor up) of the building. Deck concrete was placed in a four-day pour cycle. Eighteen different concrete mix designs…

City of Chicago – Department of EnvironmentGeolocation: 41.8781, -87.6298
Terracon is an approved environmental consulting vendor for the City of Chicago Department of Environment (CDOE) and has been retained by CDOE to complete a wide range of projects including Phase I environmental site assessments, Phase II limited site investigations, as well as Illinois Environmental Protection Agency (IEPA) site remediation program reporting to obtain an IEPA issued no further remediation letters. On these projects, Terracon has worked closely with CDOE and other city agencies to interpret the assessment data and compose remedial action to address impact resulting from…

McCook Reservoir InstrumentationGeolocation: 0, 0
The McCook Reservoir Project is a 10 billion gallon reservoir at the Metropolitan Water Reclamation District of Greater Chicago’s facility located in LaGrange, Illinois.  The reservoir will be built in two stages to allow the first stage to be completed and fully functioning while rock is being quarried from the Stage 2 area.  The project helps with combined sewer (sanitary and storm) overflows (CSO) that cause flooding and watercourse contamination in Chicagoland.  Rock quarrying at Stage 1 of the project is currently ongoing and instrumentation has been installed by various firms over…

Redevelopment of Office BuildingGeolocation: 41.8781, -87.6298

As part of a site acquisition and redevelopment program, Terracon was retained by LaQuinta Corporation to perform a due diligence assessment of a nine-story office building in downtown Chicago. Terracon's initial services included a Phase I ESA and asbestos survey of the existing structure which was used as an office building. Based on the findings of the Phase I, a limited site investigation was conducted to evaluate potential site impacts due to an abandoned-in-place underground storage tank and subsurface soil conditions. The limited site investigation revealed soil impacts due to…