Chicago's Unique Building, Innovative HDD Approach

By Jeff Griffin, Senior Editor | September 2008 Vol. 63 No. 9
Due to extremely tight space restriction. Mid America was forced to use a smaller HDD rig, but completed the bore on schedule.

During drilling, backreaming and pullback, maintaining control of the ever curious public was a daily task.

Mid America subcontracted the two HDD installations from Evans Construction, Chicago. The Spire's developer is Shelbourne Development Group, Chicago.

Based in Aurora, IL, Mid America Underground focuses on all facets of horizontal directional drilling and trenchless construction, including sewer and water, electrical, pipeline and communications projects. The company operates 12 HDD drill rigs ranging in size from 7,000 to 500,000 pounds of pullback.

Contractor: Mid America Underground, (630) 897-5882
Drill rig: Vermeer Corp., (888) 837-6337,