Archive for March 2015

IPL calls in HBK to inspect manholes

On Monday March 23rd, following last week’s explosions, local Indianapolis news station WTHR channel 13 reported IPL has called in extra man power to help inspect 1,260 manholes in downtown Indianapolis. IPL spokesperson Brandi Davis-Handy stated, “We want to make sure that for not only those who live and work downtown, but for visitors that they understand that this is a safe and reliable network

HBK to provide technical expertise to CityWorks Program

On Monday March 23rd, UI Labs announced the release of their second program, CityWorks, which will focus on improving urban infrastructure. HBK is excited to be part of this program and will provide technical expertise. UI Labs Executive Director Caralynn Nowinski said in a statement”Infrastructure forms the backbone of our cities, our economy and our society,” . “The goal is to use Chicago as a test

HBK Successfully Completes Contract Compliance Audit for Major Utility

HBK Engineering, LLC recently participated in a contract compliance audit conducted by a third party on behalf of one of the nation’s leading competitive energy providers. The audit period spanned two years from September 2012 to August 2014 and reviewed all components of contract compliance related to invoicing.  The conclusion of the audit confirmed that “HBK exhibited a high degree of compliance in applying the contract

Corned Beef and Cabbage at Drury Lane

On Friday 13th, HBK employees joined others for Dan Cronin’s 24th Annual St. Patty’s Day Corned Beef & Cabbage Dinner at Drury Lane Oak Brook. Everyone enjoyed performances by authentic Irish dancers and music played by the Shannon Rovers Bagpipes.

HBK’s continued support for the NCAA Swimming Championship

HBK Engineering was invited to measure and certify the length of each lane of the University of Iowa Swimming Pool to comply with NCAA and USA Swimming Championship standards.  Eric Withrow and Jim Langel from HBK used robotic Total Station survey equipment to certify the pool to ensure that it is ready for the NCAA Men’s Swimming Championships on March 26-28, 2015.  If a World

The Greater Chicago Damage Prevention Council Breakfast ( GCDPC)

GCDPC  kicked off their 17th Annual Damage Prevention Excavator Breakfast on Tuesday March 3rd. The event was hosted at UIC and over 250 attendees  listened to a professional safety presentation and safety tips for digging. Attendees also visited vendor booths and participated in door prizes. On behalf of HBK, thank you to all who attended. Remember to “Call Before You Dig.”           

HBK takes the Plunge with ComEd Coolers

HBK joined the ComEd Coolers this past weekend to take the Plunge into Lake Michigan. Joined by thousands of “warm- hearted” people, HBK and ComEd Coolers jumped in the lake to support Special Olympics Chicago. The Special Olympics Chicago program is the largest in the State of Illinois. The Chicago Program alone is larger than 26 other complete State programs. Chicago is the birthplace of Special Olympics and