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Chapter News ALA Minnesota ALA Illinois Former Minneapolis mayor and current executive director of Generation Next, R.T. Rybak discussed "Overcoming the Seven Development Challenges in the Twin Cities," on Tuesday, Sept. 22nd at The Urban Growler to ALA members and guests. ALA Illinois Takes a Rare, Inside Look at DuPage Stormwater Management at Elmhurst Quarry On September 16th ALA members and non-members met for lunch on the outdoor patio of Fitz's Pub in Elmhurst, IL, then traveled a short distance for a unique opportunity to view the Elmhurst Quarry along Route 83 in Elmhurst. In his presentation, Rybak reviewed some of the unique development opportunities in the Twin Cities, addressed current challenges and trends and the impact of local development. A discussion session followed the presentation. "R.T. has the amazing ability to create opportunities where no one has previously looked," says Russ Peterson, CID and founding partner at Clever Architecture in St. Paul and president of the ALA Minnesota. After a distinguished career in journalism, commercial real estate, internet publishing and politics, Rybak is now working to get all children college and career ready through the United Way's Generation Next. He also guides young minds on development and politics in his class entitled Mayor 101 at the University of Minnesota's Humphrey Institute. Sarah Hunn, Chief Project Engineer and Mary Mitros, Stormwater Outreach Coordinator for Dupage County presented the history of the quarry and how DuPage County uses it to manage floodwater today. With a capacity of 2.7 billion gallons, the Elmhurst Quarry is the largest of four mechanically-operated and 12 gravityoperated flood control facilities in DuPage County. Using a predetermined operating plan, DuPage County Stormwater Management staff allows floodwater to enter the Quarry until water elevations recede enough to pump the water back into Salt Creek. The Elmhurst Quarry was founded in 1882; only a year after Elmhurst itself was incorporated. Crews quarried, and then mined, for limestone at the site for more than 100 years until it was converted into a landfill for clean construction debris. Legal Services for Architects. Following massive flooding throughout the area in 1987 and a subsequent study of the surrounding Salt Creek Watershed, DuPage County purchased the Quarry in 1992 to use it for flood storage. The Quarry was then converted into a flood control facility that began functioning in 1996. ALA is planning to offer more tours of unique landmarks and other significant architecture in 2016. Stay tuned. 776816_Whyte.indd 1 06/11/15 11:59 pm Sabo & Zahn ATTORNEYS AT LAW 401 N. Michigan Ave. Suite 2050 Chicago, IL 60611 (312) 655-8620 (312) 655-8622 fax construction attorneys 775779_Heley.indd 1 11/2/15 4:09 PM 775784_Sabo.indd 1 Winter 2015 | Licensed Architect | 35 11/3/15 7:28 PM

Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of Licensed Architect - Winter 2015

President’s Letter
Legal Issues The New Construction Industry Arbitration Rules
ADA Advice Accessible Showers: The Devil is in the Details
Conference Recap
ALA New Members
Continuing Education Architectural Coatings: Field Performance and the Application Process
Chapter News
Second Chances: Evaluating Repair Approaches for Historic and Contemporary Window Systems
Insurance Information “Go” “No-Go” Project Evaluation
Firm Management Want To Be More Profitable? Here’s How
Index to Advertisers

Licensed Architect - Winter 2015