Farnsworth Group Shines at ISPE Convention

August 12, 2016…Farnsworth Group staff excelled at the recent Illinois Society of Professional Engineers (ISPE) Convention.


C. Neil Finlen, PE, a Farnsworth Group Principal, won the ISPE Professional Engineering Management Award. The recipient of the Professional Engineering Management Award, according to ISPE selection criteria, “shall have provided leadership in achievement of technical goals, encouraged and inspired technical and professional achievement, and demonstrated a continuing concern for professional ethics.”  Finlen is the Manager of the Land Development and Civil Section based in Farnsworth Group’s Bloomington office.  His section provides the planning, design and construction guidance for residential, commercial and institutional developments in addition to identifying and responding to the needs of municipalities, water and sewer districts and homeowners organizations.


Kevin N. Hannel, PE, an Engineering Manager in Farnsworth Group’s Civil Section, and John C. Zeman, PE, SE, a Senior Engineer in the Company’s Transportation Structural Section, were inducted into the Order of the Engineer.  The Order is the roster of engineers in the United States that have publicly accepted the “Obligation of an Engineer.”


Four Farnsworth Group staff also presented a profile of three different projects as part of the conference’s education sessions.  Joe Mikulecky, PE, an Engineering Manager in Farnsworth Group’s Civil Section, presented a summary of the Illinois American Water Company 1.0MG Composite Elevated Tank Jacking.  Steve Smith, Farnsworth Group’s Renewable Energy expert, highlighted the Farmington School 756 KW Solar Project, which offsets more than 30 percent of the school’s electrical load.  Finally, the Boneyard Creek Rehabilitation Project was presented by Engineering Manager John Dabrowski, PE, and Senior Engineer Anthony Jansen, PE, both from Farnsworth Group’s Civil Section in Champaign.


ISPE, established in 1886, is a professional association representing the interests of over 2,500 engineer members from all fields of practice.  Headquartered in Springfield, ISPE includes among its membership licensed professional engineers, licensed structural engineers, licensed land surveyors, engineer interns, graduate engineers and engineering students.


Farnsworth Group Expands Chicago Presence to Tinley Park

As a continuation of Farnsworth Group's expanding services and presence in the greater Chicagoland area, the Company is establishing an office presence in Tinley Park, IL, a southern suburb located about 40 miles from downtown Chicago.

The Tinley Park office will be located at 18311 N. Creek Drive, Suite F.  The new office will complement our existing greater Chicagoland offices including Shorewood, IL, and our downtown Chicago office located in the Riverside Plaza building.

Leading the Tinley Park office will be Ken Chastain, an urban planning professional who has more than 30 years experience in the civil engineering and municipal planning environment in Chicago.

Farnsworth Group No. 170 on ENR Top Design Firms List

Engineering News-Record has released its annual Top 500 Design Firms list, and Farnsworth Group has landed at No. 170.  This marks the Company's highest ranking ever on the list.

Farnsworth Group has moved up 75 places since 2014 when it ranked No. 245. The Top 500 Design Firms list ranks the 500 largest U.S. based engineering, architectural and environmental design firms, both publicly and privately held, based on annual revenue at home and abroad by each company.

To see the complete ENR listing, click here.

Farnsworth Group, Inc., an employee-owned company, is a full-service engineering, architecture and survey firm, offering clients more than 450 professionals located throughout a nationwide network of offices including Illinois, Missouri, Colorado, Wisconsin, California, Texas, Georgia and Indiana.

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