Spring 2019 5 Fridays – 497-516: Innovating Trucking Logistics to Serve McCormick Place in Conjunction with the Future Burnham Lakefront Site

CRN
27786
Meeting Days/Time
Fridays 10:00 am to 12:40 pm
Sponsor
Farpoint Development
Instructors:
Phil Lewis (INTM) (plewis1@iit.edu) and Bo Rodda (Undergraduate Education with expertise in Smart Cities, Internet of Things and Architecture Systems & Technology) (rodda.bo@gmail.com)
Appropriate Majors
All interested students are welcome

A new logistics center, associated with redevelopment of the Michael Reese site that will be known as Burnham Lakefront, will develop the vertical capacity of the land east of the Michael Reese site and south of McCormick Place, known as the Marshaling Yards. This includes (a) the necessary queuing space for trucks waiting to unload cargo for conventions, (b) access routes to each of McCormick Place’s docks for unloading cargo to specific exhibition spaces within the convention center, and (c) enough parking to accommodate an estimated 875 trucks for their highest volume convention as well as approximately 2,100 spaces for cars. The crux of this challenge will be to develop a logistical algorithm(s), information technology schema, automated sensing and signaling, and other systems and processes to effectively and efficiently manage vehicle traffic flow and staging under a variety of operating conditions. This IPRO project continues the work of a fall 2018 IPRO team.

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