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From a 1941 Wind Tunnel to A 2012 Semi-Anechoic Sound Chamber: Modine Tech Center

The Chief Engineer had the privilege to travel north across the great Bears-Packers divide to tour Modine Manufacturing Company’s Tech Center in Racine, WI. Arthur B. Modine founded Modine in 1916 after patenting the Spirex radiator. The company moved to Racine in 1930. The current Tech Center was originally constructed in 1941 to house a [...]

Decreasing Crime Near Miami’s Famous Blue & Green Diamond Condominiums

The Blue & Green Diamond Condominiums in Miami Beach, FL are located on a pristine beachfront property on Miami Beach’s famed millionaire’s row. Each tower is 45 stories and has 315 luxury units. Private parking is available for residents and their guests. The living quarters offer spectacular views of the Atlantic Ocean, Intracoastal Waterway and [...]

Mackinac Island: Victorian Charm In Modern Era

By Anick Jesdanun Producers of the 1980 movie “Somewhere in Time” didn’t need to build elaborate sets to depict the tale of a playwright who travels back to 1912 to find romance. They simply filmed on Mackinac Island, a Great Lakes enclave that retains its Victorian-era charm thanks to its ban on motor vehicles. Motor [...]

From Merchandise Warehouse to Data Warehouse: 601 W. Polk

As anyone who has worked with commercial buildings for awhile will tell you, every building takes on a history worth telling about. So when Dan Carey, a board member of the Chief Engineers called us and told us about a building in Chicago’s near south area that was over a century old, we knew that [...]

Bradford White Training Facility Raises the Bar

Hi-tech training facilities have almost become the industry standard for manufacturers and large rep firms. At Bradford White’s manufacturing facility in Middleville, Michigan, a cutting edge facility has been in the works since mid-2010. Bradford White’s intent for the LEED Gold- certified ITEC (International Technical Excellence Center) wasn’t simply to raise the bar as a [...]