THE FIRM: Founded in 1991, Environmental Design International inc. (EDI) is an MBE/WBE/DBE certified, professional engineering firm headquartered in Chicago. For federal contracting purposes, EDI is certified as a Woman owned small business (WOSB); Economically Disadvantaged WOSB (EDWOSB); and Small Disadvantaged business (SDB).


EDIís team of 65 engineers and scientists offer a variety of environmental, engineering, industrial hygiene, and survey services to clients within the private and public sector.  EDIís growth and success is attributed to EDIís focus on the diverse needs of our clients. Repeat business from Fortune 500 Companies to governmental agencies at the local, state, and federal levels, is a strong indication that EDI project teams have more than the technical knowledge to meet and exceed client demands. Clients turn to EDI for complete project management services. From preliminary planning, and on through design, permitting, construction management, and reporting, our staff will respond with an uncompromising commitment to quality. EDI understands that to truly make ourselves stand apart from the others, it takes a mix of hard work, technical excellence and outstanding client service.



Environmental Consulting: EDI has established a solid record of performance in helping our clients solve their environmental cleanup, compliance, and pollution prevention issues. EDI has addressed EPA Brownfield sites, state remediation programs, state UST programs, and other development sites. EDI has completed thousands of Phase I and II Environmental Site Assessments (ESAs), provided Underground Storage Tank/Above Ground Storage Tank (UST/AST)-related services, (Superfund) RCRA/CERCLA site work and related services for banks, industries, commercial institutions, investment funds, government agencies, and private individuals. EDI has designed and directed numerous soil and groundwater remediation efforts beginning with specification design and ending with agency closure. These efforts are as simple as soil excavation and disposal, to detailed remediation systems. EDI has successfully completed hundreds of soil and groundwater investigations for clients ranging from private property owners to the USEPA. These investigations require thorough knowledge of federal, state, and local regulations. EDI is also experienced in community relations for high profile environmental cleanup projects.

Industrial Hygiene: EDI has conducted thousands of asbestos and lead-based paint surveys, indoor environmental quality samplings, mercury and mold investigations; provided environmental recommendations and design development for remediation/ abatement for many sites, as well as provided on-site project management with air sampling professional services during asbestos, lead and mold remediation/abatement. Our services include investigations of hazardous materials in buildings to be renovated or demolished, recommendations on findings, remediation specifications development, and remediation oversight.


Civil and Construction Engineering: EDI offers full services associated with engineering planning, preliminary and final design documents, and construction inspection and observation. EDI has significant site design experience in a variety of urban and suburban contexts. This experience spans a broad range of sites for facilities including educational institutions, parks, airports, hospitals, and retail developments. Design services include: horizontal and vertical geometrics, grading, demolition and material re-use, stormwater drainage design, sanitary sewer systems, water main design, detention/retention systems, construction cost estimating, technical specifications, required State and Local Agency permitting, and Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) design. EDI engineers have also completed intersection design plans, pavement marking design, parking facilities, and peer reviews of design documents completed by other design professionals.


Survey: EDIís premier, state-of-the-art services range from an ALTA/ACSM Land Title Survey and 3D Scanning Control, to Topographic and Boundary Surveying. Our surveying staff completes all work within well-defined standards of practice. In order to meet these numerous standards, and our own quality standards, we require quality review prior to any deliverable and during the execution of fieldwork. All of our licensed staff members have passed NCEES Principles and Practice examinations, as well as specific jurisdictional exams in any States that they are licensed to practice. Our field staff has received the 40-hour HAZWOPER hazardous site training, with annual 8-hour refresher courses to meet OSHA requirements. In addition, they receive safety training and certification that meets Contractor Safety requirements for railroad and construction projects.



IAEP Corporate Membership



Available to corporations, foundations, educational institutions, government agencies, trade groups, and other organizations supporting the environmental profession and have one or more employees or principals who meet the requirements of General Membership. Corporate Members receive all the benefits of membership. In addition, the Corporate Member receives:

  • A General Membership for one of its qualified staff members;
  • Attendance at Seminars for up to five staff members at the Membership Rate;
  • Allowed to post job listings at a reduced rate;
  • A Corporate Profile on the IAEP website.


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