ESI Consultants, Ltd. and our staff are actively involved in several professional
organizations through memberships and even leadership positions that provide us
with opportunities to strengthen and build upon our knowledge base. These memberships
allow our staff to keep current on their fields of expertise and in order to provide
our clients with the most professional, high quality services. We have included
a list and some useful links below of just some of the professional organizations
that help us maintain our Excellence, Service and Integrity:
The American Council of Engineering Companies (ACEC) is the voice of America's engineering
industry. Council members – numbering more than 5,300 firms throughout the country
– are engaged in a wide range of engineering works that propel the nation's economy,
and enhance and safeguard America's quality of life. These works allow Americans
to drink clean water, enjoy a healthy life, take advantage of new technologies,
and travel safely and efficiently. The Council's mission is to contribute to America's
prosperity and welfare by advancing the business interests of member firms.
The American Council of Engineering Companies of Illinois is a not-for-profit statewide
association of 210 consulting engineering and land surveying firms engaged in the
private practice of engineering. Member firms engage in the disciplines of civil,
electrical, mechanical, geotechnical, and structural engineering, as well as surveying.
ACEC-IL is also a member of the American
Council of Engineering Companies with 51 member organizations and over 5,500
Chapters are the essential element in APWA's service delivery system for its members.
They offer one of the most immediate, easy and a cost-effective opportunity to exchange
information with colleagues and to keep up-to-date on the latest public works technologies
and management trends. Organized within nine regions, APWA's 67 chapters are located
throughout North America and serve virtually every metropolitan area, state, province
and region on the continent.
Founded in 1852, the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) represents more
than 144,000 members of the civil engineering profession worldwide and is America's
oldest national engineering society
Founded in 1881, AWWA is the authoritative resource on safe water, with more than
60,000 members worldwide sharing knowledge on water resource development, water
and wastewater treatment technology, water storage and distribution, and utility
management and operations. AWWA provides knowledge, information and advocacy to
improve the quality and supply of water in North America and beyond and advances
public health, safety and welfare by uniting the efforts of the full spectrum of
the water community.
The mission of the City Club of Chicago is to provide a forum for the discussion
of civic and public affairs in Chicago, the metropolitan area and the State of Illinois.
Thus, membership is open to all individuals, companies, and organizations interested
in civic responsibility, public issues, and networking opportunities. Through the
years, the City Club is proud to have maintained a membership, which has and still
includes many of the city and state's foremost civic leaders in business, government
and community affairs.
CMAA is leading the growth and acceptance of construction management as a professional
discipline that can add significant value to the entire construction process, from
conception to ongoing operation. Membership in CMAA includes more than 6,000 firms
and individuals. Owners, engineers, architects, contractors, educators, students...everyone
with a stake in the construction industry's success. All parties to a project are
vitally interested in excellence of execution--including rapid completion, high
fidelity to specifications, conscientious cost control, and optimum use of all resources.
Professional construction management delivers these values.
The Illinois Association of County Engineers is the collective forum of the 102
appointed county officials in direct charge of county highway transportation in
Illinois. Since 1914, the Association has served to provide for the exchange of
ideas and information aimed at improving the county highway engineering profession
and county highway engineering services to the public.
The Illinois Association of Highway Engineers, founded in 1936, is an organization
for transportation professionals of the Illinois Department of Transportation and
its affiliates. We are a chartered, non-for profit, non-sectarian and non-union
organization. The Association's program and activities are governed solely by its
members through a Board of Directors elected from and by local Chapters. Membership
in the Association is strictly voluntary. All eligible personnel are encouraged
to join and to help in the accomplishment of mutual objectives.
Members receive so much value when they invest in the Illinois Chamber: expert staff
guiding our policy development and advocacy, councils engaging members in specific
business issues, products and services that no other association can offer, and
opportunities to be involved in shaping our state's future.
The Illinois Road & Transportation Builders Association (IRTBA) was formed in 1938
to promote the transportation needs of the state and is now the largest statewide
organization of companies designing, building and maintaining the state highways,
transit systems, railways and aviation systems. The core purpose of IRTBA's existence
is: "to protect, improve & promote the transportation design & construction industry
in Illinois." Our success is shared equally by all contractors and designers, regardless
of their specialty.
Founded in 1930, ITE is a community of transportation professionals including, but
not limited to transportation engineers, transportation planners, consultants, educators
and researchers. Through meetings, seminars, publications and a network of nearly
17,000 members, working in more than 90 countries, ITE is your source for expertise,
knowledge and ideas.
With a community comprising 78 local affiliates, more than 18,000 member companies
and organizations, and more than 140,000 LEED Professional Credential holders, USGBC
is the driving force of an industry that is projected to contribute $554 billion
to the U.S. gross domestic product from 2009-2013. USGBC leads an unlikely diverse
constituency of builders and environmentalists, corporations and nonprofit organizations,
elected officials and concerned citizens, and teachers and students.
UDPREP is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization dedicated to restoring and protecting
the Upper Des Plaines River Watershed through stakeholder education, collaboration,
and technical assistance. We bring people together to share ideas and discover partnership
opportunities. We work with community leaders to identify grant prospects and develop
strong proposals. And we work with the top professionals in the region to promote
sound restoration plans and projects.
In 1980, the West Central Municipal Conference was founded as the regional council
of governments (COG) serving the communities of west suburban Cook County. The membership
roster then consisted of 15 municipalities, as the organization patterned itself
after other COGs in existence throughout the Chicago metropolitan area.
The WCMC membership today totals 37, which includes 36 municipalities and one township.
These communities are contiguous and wholly located in Cook County. The WCMC region
of nearly 200 square miles is characterized as the mature "inner ring" of suburbs
uniquely situated between the City of Chicago and collar counties surrounding Cook.
The residential population of more than 550,000 is diverse, both in terms of its
racial and ethnic composition.
The Will County Governmental League (WCGL) is a not-for-profit organization comprised
of 32 municipalities and the County of Will. The League provides a forum for municipalities
to discuss and resolve regional issues of mutual concern. The WCGL scope of activities
includes transportation, legislation and intergovernmental relations.