IDCS has performed Vulnerability and Risk Assessments of the electrical and control systems for wastewater and water treatment facilities. These have ranged from small pump stations to entire water reclamation districts. In most cases, the assessments involved review of existing plants and their histories, on-site visits at facilities, and discussions of condition with operating staff. In order to ensure thorough and consistent analysis across the team, pre-prepared checklists and survey documents were developed and coordinated across all team members. The products of these reviews are then summarized in a report, distributed to all parties, and finalized. These reports can then be used for development of operating procedures, remedial designs, incorporated into existing master plans, or full project plans.
IDCS was subcontracted by DHI to assist in feasability assessments of energy neutral operations at the John Egan and Hanover Park Water Reclamation Plants. Our role is to provide assessments of the capabilities of the existing instrumentation and the expandability of the each facility's control system.
IDCS was a sub-consultant on the City of Evanston Water Utility electrical hazard assessment. The project included the assessment of the entire water treatment facility, and furnishing the required field markings (labels) for the electrical distribution equipment.
The Jefferson Barracks Tunnel will be responsible for conveying sewage to the Lemay Water Treatment Plant (Lemay WTP) as well as storing potential combined sewer overflow (CSO) and storm sewer overflow (SSO) during a wet weather event.
IDCS was contracted to perform Electrical Engineering Services for the Condition Assessment of the South Water Purification Plant
IDCS was contracted to work on six operable IDOT bridges over the Des Plaines River in Joliet, IL. Each of the six bridges is subject to both automobile and pedestrian traffic, while the thoroughfare below is subject to varying levels of maritime traffic, both commercial and private in nature (e.g. freight barges and sailboats).
IDCS worked as a sub-consultant to SpecPro for power studies for an Air Force base located in Minot North Dakota. Utilizing SKM software IDCS completed a short circuit study which included over 300 bus points from the incoming service entrance to the panelboard distribution level.
Tyndall AFB Medical Center is a 50,000 square foot building contained over 70 distribution panels in various stages of life, as well as 30 transformers. The scope of this project was to update and eliminate panels and transformers where possible and create a new efficient electrical distribution system.
IDCS was a sub-consultant to Black & Veatch for the Lemay Water Treatment Plant (WTP) Secondary Improvements Project. This project includes the design of process improvements to increase the secondary treatment capacity from 167MGD to 210MGD, in order to meet new consent decree requirements.
The Consent Decree requires increasing influent pumping capacity to the Lemay WWTP to 340mgd by December 31, 2015. The District's preferred alternative for providing additional pumping capacity is to design a second (redundant) force main from Lemay Pump Station No. 1 to the Lemay WWTP.
The Fox Metro Water Reclamation District was previously upgraded in the 1980's. After a catastrophic medium voltage cable failure, the age of the equipment came to the forefront of management.
IDCS evaluated six of the largest and/or most critical MWRDGC pumping stations which pump raw sewage from the sanitary sewer system to three wastewater reclamation plants.
Intelligent Design and Construction Services, LLC was a subcontractor providing electrical, instrumentation and CAD services during construction.
The Chicago Department of Water Management (CDWM) and AECOM developed energy saving solutions for converting the Springfield Avenue Pump Station from steam to electric power. This conversion process is estimated to have saved 17,000 tons in CO2 emissions.
Tunnel and Reservoir Plan (TARP) is the system which MWRDGC developed in 1972 as a cost-effective way to comply with Federal and State water quality standards in the 375 square miles of combined sewers in the Chicagoland area (including 51 suburbs).
The project was a complete study and rehabilitation of a major pump station serving the Upper Des Plaines River service area, and installation and control of a bypass to the TARP System to accommodate emergency events. IDCS was responsible for all Electrical and Instrumentation studies, as well as design and construction services on this major project.
The FMWRD had an aging electrical system, was beginning to expand processes, was in the process of standardization and a new plant was being built, South of the existing one. IDCS was tasked with evaluating the existing systems, as well as discussing the current modifications and future plans.
IDCS was retained to write and present a report to the Fox Metro Water Reclamation District regarding supervisory control and data acquisition (SCADA) systems. The report outlined different network topology options, such as loop, ring, star and hybrid.
Intelligent Design and Construction Solutions, LLC was subcontracted by MWH for the City of Chicago Department of Environment (CDoE) to visit and assess solar array sites. These sites varied in nature from Chicago Public Schools, to community centers, to a heritage museum.
IDCS assisted in the cost estimate and electrical layout for both 5 and 15 kV, 9000HP variable frequency drive and motor replacements at this 300 foot deep tunnel pumping station.
Intelligent Design and Construction Services, LLC completed a site investigation in order to create an existing single-line drawing.