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Pete Dombrowski joins the team in new Chicago Office

Fuhrmann Engineering, Inc. is pleased to announce that Pete           Dombrowski, P.E., S.E. has joined the firm as of March 7, 2016, asPete Dombrowski Picture 2 the Executive Vice President. Fuhrmann Engineering, Inc. has also opened an Office at 111 West Jackson, Suite 1700, Ofc 17071 Chicago, Illinois 60604.  (630) 220-2016

Pete comes to Fuhrmann Engineering with 20 years of experience in the field of Structural Engineering.  Recent projects include work at both O’Hare and Midway Airports, bridge modifications to the Lake and Randolph Street viaducts, bridge rehabilitations for the Forest Preserve District of Cook County.

Mr. Dombrowski has completed the in-depth NHI two-week course for Safety Inspections of In-Service Bridges.  His extensive experience with post tensioning systems, field safety training, and construction inspection has aided with his ability to provide cost effective and constructible designs.

His building experience includes all sizes of structures utilizing a range of various materials.  Project responsibility has included proposal writing, contract negotiation, project management, shop drawing reviews, design and drafting, field inspections, construction/contractor field support, and Design-Built projects.  Areas of exceptional expertise are with construction engineering and creative solutions to constructability.

Pete received a bachelor’s degree in Civil Engineering from Purdue University and a master’s degree in Civil Engineering from the University of Illinois, Chicago.  He is licensed in Illinois as a Structural Engineer.  Licensed as a Professional Engineer in Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Maryland, Michigan, Missouri, Oklahoma, Texas and Wisconsin.

Mr. Dombrowski is an active volunteer, constantly engaged in both professional and community organizations.  He is currently serving as an elected member of Township High School District 211 Board of Education.

Pete Dombrowski and Fuhrmann’s Chicago Office are available to assist with your project’s needs.  We look forward to providing our experience and expertise for the successful completion of your project.

Fuhrmann Engineering announces New Discipline – Mechanical Engineering – John M. Prince

Fuhrmann Engineering, Inc. is pleased to announce that John M. Prince, P.E. has joined the firm as of January 5, 2016 as a Senior Project Manager.  With the addition of Mr. Prince, we add a new Discipline to our services, Mechanical Engineering.  Fuhrmann Engineering, Inc. is now able to better serve our client’s needs by offering Mechanical Engineering services along with the civil and structural engineering, and land surveying services we have been providing for many years. 

Mr. Prince comes to Fuhrmann Engineering with more than 30 years of Professional Engineering experience, with an emphasis on Higher Education Infrastructures.  He is also several years experienced in residential and commercial design with an emphasis in sustainability and LEED accreditation.

Mr. Prince received a bachelor’s degree in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Illinois and is currently licensed in Illinois as a Professional Engineer. 

Mr. Prince joins our Champaign Office and is ready to assist with any Mechanical Engineering needs you may have. 

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Fuhrmann Engineering announces New Office in Champaign and Additional Staff

Fuhrmann Engineering opened an office in Champaign at the University Research Park.  Leading the team at the Champaign office  is Ellen Hedrick, P.E. who joined Fuhrmann Engineering in January 2015.  Ellen has over 25 years of professional civil engineering experience.  She is experienced in coordinating, planning and designing Phase I and Phase II contract plans and documents.  She has served as project manager on numerous projects for state and municipal clients.

In May, 2015, Jenni Marner, P.E. also joined the team at Fuhrmann Engineering.  Jenni has worked extensively with Ellen previously as a design engineer on many projects.

rp-featured-e1434737682535The new office is located in the University of Illinois Research Park in the Atkins Building, 1800 South Oak Street, Suite 104, Champaign, IL 61820. Phone (217) 840-8191.

Fuhrmann Engineering Announces Springfield Office Remodel

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Earlier this year Fuhrmann Engineering went under an extensive remodel which included not only a major renovation, but a new addition as well.   This past September we moved back into our freshly remodeled office space.

Gina Fuhrmann, President of Fuhrmann Engineering commissioned Interior Designer, Jeanne Lashmett of JML Interior Design ( to take on this major renovation project. Together the two collaborated on a new and exciting design that would make a huge impact on the existing space. The new space is Urban Contemporary to reflect Fuhrmann Engineering’s progressive work ethic and forward thinking ability.

The new space has an energizing vibe from the moment you step in the door! With a vibrant color palette of cobalt blue, turquoise, pristine white and progressive gray, it promises to provide an energetic and lively environment buzzing with activity.

Just as the team of contractors and interior designer worked collaboratively and strove for excellence  through hard work and dedication, so too will  Fuhrmann Engineering strive to bring those characteristics to your projects as well.

If you are in the neighborhood, please feel free to stop in, we will be glad to give you a tour! The vibrant colors and intriguing decorations show off the new space as a fun, clean, inviting place to not only work but visit as well!

*** And while you’re there, make sure not to  miss the 6′ long slide rule!!!***

Big Win: DBE Subcontracting Role on Interstate 57 & 74 Interchange

Prime consultants Crawford, Murphy & Tilly and Bacon, Farmer, Workman were awarded Phase II of the Interstate 57 & Interstate 74 Interchange Reconstruction on the recent IDOT Professional Transportation Bulletin.  FUHRMANN ENGINEERING was one of several sub-consultants on the winning team and will be providing civil and structural services.

For more information on phase I of the project, please visit:

Big Win: DBE subcontracting role on Tollway’s I-90

ISHTA recently announced the selection results for PSB 14-1.

Prime consultant Burns and McDonnell was awarded one of the largest projects on the recent bulletin, the I-90, Roadway, Retaining Wall and Bridge Reconstruction and Widening,  East of Oakton Street to East of Lee Street for Construction Management Services.  FUHRMANN ENGINEERING was one of several sub-consultants on the winning team.  FUHRMANN’S President, Gina Marie Cianferri-Fuhrmann announced “We are excited to be apart of the Burns and McDonnell team!  Our past proven success, with ISHTA projects, and this win is another validation that our Construction Inspection team is solid!  

Welcome Peter Wagner, P.E., P.L.S. to FUHRMANN ENGINEERING

Dear Clients:

 We are pleased to announce that Peter Wagner, P.E., P.L.S., has joined FUHRMANN Engineering Inc. as Senior Project Manager on October 6th, 2014.

As Senior Project Manager, Peter’s responsibilities will include Transportation and Drainage Engineering, Municipal Engineering, Commercial and Residential Land Development, Business Development and assist in Land Surveying.

Peter comes to FUHRMANN Engineering with more than 20 years’ experience, having served with The Illinois Department of Transportation, Martin Engineering and John Raynolds. He was Bureau Chief of Land Acquisition for the Illinois Department of Transportation as well as Policy Engineer for the Division of Local Roads. Peter was Chief Engineer for Martin Engineering and John Raynolds.

Peter received bachelor’s degree in Civil Engineering from Bradley University and is currently licensed in Illinois as a Professional Engineer and Professional Land Surveyor.


Fuhrmann Engineering Traffic Counts

Jamie Setting Traffic CountersFuhrmann Engineering Crews were busy the month of July, August, and September in District 6 setting Traffic Counters for our prime consultant DLZ.

One of Fuhrmann’s crews, lead by Jamie Shaw (pictured), has been setting counters in Schuyler, Brown, Adams, and Hancock Counties, all in District 6.

Fuhrmann Engineering Crews were also busy the month of July, August, and September in Districts 5 and 7 setting Traffic Counters for our prime consultant Terra Engineering.

Fuhrmann Engineering’s other crew, lead by Dan Fenton, has been setting counters near Vandalia in Fayette County and near Paris in Edgar County.

Road Tubes, Hi-star Counters, or Miovision Cameras are placed across the roadway for 24 hours.  Traffic volume, vehicle classification, and vehicle speed data are gathered.

The data, along with GPS data points are collected in the field. The data is reviewed and compiled into a database for submittal to IDOT.  At the end of each collection year, Annual Average Daily Traffic (AADT) data collected is posted to IDOT’s website  Getting Around Illinois.