AECOM has been cleared for takeoff for the next leg of its work on O’Hare International Airport’s massive modernization program.
The engineering firm secured a building permit for a four-story, 1,500-square-foot structure on the airfield that will house a dispatch center for de-icing operations. The project is expected to cost $9 million.
F.H. Paschen S.N. Nielsen & Associates is the general contractor.
AECOM is the program manager for the modernization program at the airport, a years-long, multibillion-dollar undertaking to reconfigure the runway layout, add new runways, construct a new air-traffic-control tower and update other maintenance and support facilities.
The city recently announced yet another phase in the ongoing overhaul of O’Hare, an eight-year, $8.5 billion project to add gates and concources and reconfigure the terminals.