Metra Station Expansion, Renovation, and Replacement

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Architecture

As Globetrotters’ in-house architectural studio, it is GEC Design Group’s belief that the quality and character of the built environment has a direct and tangible benefit to the quality of life of a building’s occupants as well as that of the surrounding community. We provide design services for new facilities, retrofits and renovations of existing facilities, and restoration and preservation of historic buildings.

Architecture Services Include:

  • Architectural Design
  • Historic Preservation
  • Interior Design
  • LEED Certification
  • Master Planning and Urban Planning
  • Programming and Space Planning
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Architecture Services Include:

  • ADA Compliance
  • Architectural Design
  • Building Envelope / Façade Renovation
  • CADD Services
  • Demolition Planning and Design
  • Feasibility Studies and Condition Assessments
  • Historic Preservation
  • Interior Design
  • LEED Certification
  • Master Planning and Urban Planning
  • Permit Assistance and Review
  • Programming and Space Planning
  • Security Design
  • Signage and Wayfinding/Graphics Design
  • Sustainable/Green Design
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University Center

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Engineering

Globetrotters provides a full-range of engineering disciplines for both facility and transportation infrastructure projects. We actively pursue and maintain an expertise in “leading edge” products and technology to offer and anticipate creative, sustainable, and economical design solutions and opportunities.

Engineering Services Include:

  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Electrical Engineering
  • Civil Engineering
  • Structural Engineering
  • Transportation Engineering
  • Telecommunications Engineering
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Engineering Services Include:

  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Building Management Systems
  • Commissioning
  • Energy Management
  • Environmental
  • Environmental HVAC
  • Fire Protection
  • HVAC
  • LEED Design and Certification
  • Permit Review
  • Piping
  • Plumbing
  • Refrigeration
  • Electrical Engineering
  • Cathodic Protection
  • CCTV
  • Commissioning
  • Elevators and Escalators
  • Fire Alarm Systems
  • Lighting
  • Power Distribution
  • Public Address Systems
  • Security Systems and Planning
  • Civil Engineering
  • ADA Sidewalk Ramps
  • Bike Paths and Trails
  • Hydrology and Hydraulics
  • Landscaping
  • Retention/Detention Ponds
  • Runway Design
  • Sewer Engineering
  • Site Planning and Development
  • Stormwater Management
  • Streets and Highways: Phases I, II, & III
  • Streetscaping and Irrigation
  • Structural Engineering
  • Transportation Engineering
  • Telecommunications Engineering
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I-90 Bridge Deck Reconstruction over the Des Plaines River

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Construction Management

Globetrotters’ award-winning construction management team has been recognized by IDOT and ACEC – Illinois for its exceptional performance. We understand the importance of consistent and open communication with project stakeholders to minimize the effects of construction and ensure its timely completion.

Construction Management Services Include:

  • Construction Observation and Inspection
  • Documentation
  • Materials Coordination
  • Owner’s Representation
  • Resident Engineering
  • Surveying
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Construction Management Services Include:

  • As-Built Drawing Preparation
  • Change Order Preparation and Processing
  • Commissioning Systems
  • Construction Observation and Inspection
  • Contract Administration
  • Contractor RFI Review and Resolution
  • Documentation
  • Fiber Optic Cable Installation
  • Materials Coordination
  • Onsite Materials Testing and Quality Assurance Testing
  • Owner’s Representation
  • Permitting Assistance
  • Prepare As-Built Drawings
  • Progress Schedule Review
  • Project Close-Out and Post Construction Review
  • Punch List Preparation and Monitoring
  • Resident Engineering
  • Surveying
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Property Management of O’Hare Airport’s Terminal 5

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Facility Management

Globetrotters has extensive experience managing large, high traffic facilities operated by institutional clients that are open to the public and involve strict security protocols, immediate response, and 24/7 services. In addition to maintaining exceptional standards and tenant relations, Globetrotters understands the importance of representing the client and city.

Facility Management Services Include:

  • Concessions Management
  • Custodial Management
  • Maintenance Management
  • Operations
  • Preventive Maintenance
  • Retail Management
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Facility Management Services Include:

  • Concessions Management
  • Custodial Management
  • Leasing Authority
  • Maintenance Management
  • Operations
  • Preventive Maintenance
  • Property Advisory
  • Retail Management
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DuPage Covered Bridges Tax Credit Development

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Property Management

Globetrotters has developed, rehabilitated, and managed both market rate and affordable residential housing properties since 1983. We have strong capabilities in leasing, tenant relations, and emergency response, as well as substantial knowledge of HUD regulations and compliance with low income housing tax credit (LIHTC), Section 8, and Class 9 requirements for affordable housing.

Property Management Services Include:

  • Acquisition and Development
  • Brokerage and Lease Negotiation
  • Maintenance and Custodial Management
  • Real Estate Consulting
  • Resident Services and Outreach
  • Tax Credit Compliance
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Property Management Services Include:

  • Acquisition and Development
  • ADA Accessibility Upgrades
  • Brokerage and Lease Negotiation
  • Condition Assessments
  • Maintenance and Custodial Management
  • Real Estate Consulting
  • Resident Services and Outreach
  • Tax Credit Compliance
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State of Illinois Fiber Optic Network

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Information Technology

A cutting edge professional firm, Globetrotters provides a full array of IT services including application development, disaster recovery system, data centers, fiber optics, GIS, and network management. Our project managers and staff have experience managing complex projects, designing sophisticated systems, and maintaining IT infrastructure.

Information Technology Services Include:

  • Computerized Facility Assessment System
  • Database Management
  • IT Infrastructure Design
  • Management Consulting
  • Network/Servers Infrastructure
  • Web-based Project Management System
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Information Technology Services Include:

  • Building Information Modeling (BIM)
  • CADD/GIS
  • CADD System Application Development
  • CADD System Integration and Customization
  • Cloud Hosting and Disaster Recovery Systems
  • CMMS
  • Computerized Facility Assessment System
  • Credit/Debit Card Payment Processing Services
  • Database Management
  • Electronic Documentation
  • Engineering Applications
  • Engineering Document Management System
  • IT Infrastructure Design
  • Management Consulting
  • Mobile Applications
  • Network/Servers Infrastructure
  • Specialized Website Development
  • Web Application Development
  • Web-based Project Management System
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Municipal Code Compliance Building Permit Plan Reviews

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Permit Review

Globetrotters has performed building permit plan reviews to ensure municipal code compliance since the City of Chicago’s program was outsourced in 2003. A full complement of professional disciplines is provided by Globetrotters to meet the permit review process objectives, including: Architectural, Plumbing, Electrical, Ventilation, Refrigeration, Fire Prevention, Accessibility, Environmental, Sewer, Water, Structural Foundations & Retention Systems Globetrotters’ staff also perform independent reviews of other consultants’ plans as part of the Department of Buildings’ Structural Peer Review Program.

Permit Review Services Include:

  • Small to Medium Projects (Standard Plan)
  • Medium to Large or Complex Projects (Developer Services)
  • Foundation and Superstructure
  • Core and Shell
  • Full Building Review
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Permit Review Services Include:

  • Small to Medium Projects (Standard Plan)
  • Medium to Large or Complex Projects (Developer Services)
  • Foundation
  • Foundation and Superstructure
  • Superstructure
  • Core and Shell
  • Full Building Review
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