Streetlight Replacement Program

Baxter & Woodman is designing lighting improvements along Milwaukee Avenue (Illinois Route 21) from Albion Avenue to Greenwood Avenue for the Village of Niles. The design includes removal of existing lighting and design of a new street lighting system with LED fixtures. The improvements include use of a compatible wireless...


Northwest Urbana Streetlight Replacement

The City of Urbana selected Baxter & Woodman to provide design engineering services to upgrade their aging streetlight infrastructure in the northwest section of the City.  Baxter & Woodman evaluated the existing conditions, determined necessary improvements, and developed sustainable alternatives with associated costs to upgrade the lighting system while optimizing...


Pervious Concrete Commuter Parking Lot

Baxter & Woodman, Inc. completed Phase III Construction Engineering for a 332-space commuter parking lot at The Glen of North Glenview Metra Station in the Village of Glenview, Illinois.  The majority of the parking lot was constructed with pervious concrete pavement with the main aisle turning areas constructed with full-depth...


Combined Heat & Power Improvements

The  Downers Grove Sanitary District hired Baxter & Woodman to implement energy efficiency and electrical generation improvements at the District’s 11 MGD Wastewater Treatment Center (WWTC) to achieve the ultimate goal of energy neutrality. As a step toward this goal, the District pursued a combined heat and power (CHP) improvements...


Geothermal Heating System

In 2012, the Fox River Water Reclamation District decided to build a new Administration & Laboratory Building to serve the entire District. The new building was built at the West Plant site. Baxter & Woodman assisted with the design of a geothermal system for the new building. The term “geothermal” has historically...


Parking Lot 13

Parking Lot 13 accommodates 180 vehicles and is located in downtown LaGrange, adjacent to the Metra rail lines. The parking lot was in a distressed condition, with pavement and curb settlement and failure throughout the entire parking lot.  Also, the layout of the existing parking lot created multiple points of pedestrian traffic  crossings....


Wastewater Treatment Plant Aeration System Improvements

According to the Consortium for Energy Efficiency, water and wastewater facilities account for up to 35% of municipal energy usage. Aeration systems are notorious for high energy costs due to the large equipment size and inherent inefficiencies of the process. Typical wastewater treatment plants’ activated sludge aeration systems account for about...


Davis St. Reconstruction/Lighting

The City of Hammond reconstructed Davis Street on the north side of town as part of their 1st District Infrastructure Improvement Initiative. Baxter & Woodman, Inc. designed the installation of a new street lighting system with 16 ornamental pole and fixture LED light assemblies instead of the City’s standard High Pressure...


Oak Street Water Main Lining

The Oak Street water main lining was part of a large transportation project. The Village of Glen Ellyn planned to replace about 2,200 feet of 6-inch diameter water main on Oak Street, from Western to Main Street. The water main in this area was from the 1960s decade and had...


Green Infrastructure Improvement Plan

Baxter & Woodman helped the Village of Kenilworth adopt a 10-Year Capital Improvement Plan in 2012. One of the key components of the Plan involved finding a better way to retain and treat stormwater runoff at the individual street level.  This will reduce stormwater velocity, reduce necessary sewer sizes, and...