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Hospitality and Convention Centers

ESD Project Takes Center Stage at Theatre Opening

ESD’s relationship with Chicago’s award-winning theatre group began in the early 1990s and continues with an opening night production of Anton Chekhov’s Seagull, the play that will open Steppenwolf’s new in-the-round Ensemble Theater in Honor of Helen Zell. (Learn more about Steppenwolf Theater project.)

How Fresh Is Your Building’s Water?

Plumbing engineers may be putting building occupants at risk unintentionally by following water conservation guidelines and equipment recommendations. (Ensure your building’s water is safe.)

Edgar Talks Design Tech for Cabling

The video podcast show, Let’s Talk Cabling!, recently invited an ESD expert to discuss the benefits of 3D modeling for designing cable installation projects. (View video podcast.)

Avoiding Hot Water Issues

The January meeting of the American Society of Plumbing Engineers (ASPE) Chicago Chapter will feature a presentation on scald prevention due to the industry’s shift away from low-temperature hot water distribution. (Read More)

ESD Plays Role in Steppenwolf Theatre Expansion

While the completion of the new $54 million theatre campus takes center stage, ESD takes a well-deserved bow for providing the mechanical, electrical, plumbing (MEP), and fire protection design and implementation for the new facility. (Read More)

ESD Earns Multiple Illinois ASHRAE Excellence in Engineering Awards

Recognized for outstanding engineering, three different ESD projects were awarded 2021 Illinois ASHRAE Technology Awards. (Read More)

The Seemingly Impossible is Made Possible in McCormick Place

Rapidly turning a convention center into a makeshift health-care facility during a pandemic is no easy task. (Read More)

ESD Projects Build Bridge to the Future

This year, ESD successfully implemented the Bridging Method at both the Wintrust Arena at McCormick Square and the Marriott Marquis Chicago Hotel – adjacent projects that are integrated with McCormick Place in Chicago.

ESD Overcomes Challenges in Big Navy Pier Project

The millions of visitors who visit Navy Pier will get the chance to spend the night there in 2019.