HBK Engineering, LLC (HBK) provides as-needed subsurface utility engineering (SUE) locates of existing underground utilities, including gas, liquid petroleum, electric, telecommunication, water, sanitary and storm sewer facilities as requested by/for the Illinois Tollway systemwide. To-date, HBK has overseen over 500 locates on Tollway projects including: the Elgin-O’Hare Expressway/I-390, I-294 corridor, I-355 corridor, I-490 corridor, I-88 corridor and I-90 corridor roadway improvements projects. HBK’s work includes: coordination of HBK staff, sub-contractors, sub-consultants, utility owners, Tollway staff and design/construction engineers; review of work requisitions; identification and surveying of utility facilities; cost estimating; permitting by various governmental agencies; traffic control and; coordinate/manage all SUE Data collected under HBK’s contract and data received from other Tollway consultants/contracts; and production of results documentation as directed by the Tollway.
HBK has been instrumental in training a Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (DBE) sub-consultant under the Tollway’s Mentor-Protégé program in the SUE locating process. HBK has also been increasing its DBE sub-consultants and sub-contractors work participation under the SUE contract and expect to exceed its DBE participation contract commitment prior to its completion date.