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Does Pipeline Age Really Matter?

By Anya Litvak | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette PITTSBURGH (AP) — Thirty years of watching metal fail, often spectacularly, and Mehrooz Zamanzadeh has developed some go-to mantras. “Mother Nature doesn’t like what she didn’t make,” he likes to say. That means when a man-made object is exposed to the environment — say, a metal pipeline is buried […]

Dreisilker Electric Celebrate Founder’s 90th Birthday

Dreisilker Electric Motors, Inc. recently announced the 90th birthday of its company founder, Henry Dreisilker. Vision and Innovation Henry immigrated to the United States in 1954 and began working for a small motor repair and appliance business. Very quickly, Dreisilker began to foresee a need to provide solutions for building management. Within a year, he […]

Coresite: Providing the Beating heart of chicago’s financial power

By John Fanning Filed under the category of “be careful what you wish for” is the too-common lamentation uttered by operating building engineers that “If it wasn’t for the constant requests from building tenants, their job would be so much easier.” So how much easier would it really be to operate a building with no […]

Touring Union Station

By John Fanning There are few landmarks in Chicago better known that Chicago’s Union Station, but there is probably none that have been featured as often in movies and television shows. The reason for this can be summed up in a single word — majestic. Envisioned by the man whose visionary architecture dominates Chicago’s Lakefront, […]

Cogen at Ronald McDonald House New York City

What began in 1974 as a Shamrock Shake-driven fundraiser to help families with sick children is today a network of 322 Ronald McDonald Houses in 57 countries. The first Ronald McDonald House® (RMH), in Philadelphia, was meant to serve as a “home away from home” for families spending time in the city for cancer treatment. […]