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The Move Beyond Building Automation Systems to a More Secure Energy Infrastructure

By Brad Witter, EVP of Technology and Operations at Blue Pillar, Inc. Building Automation Systems (BAS) have long been touted as the end-all, be-all systems for facilities management and building operational needs. If it is not BAS, then supervisory control and data acquisition (SCADA) systems have been a preferred, alternative choice.

Building For Resilience: After The Tsunami A look at disaster recovery and earthquake technology in Japan.

By David Killick EDITOR’S NOTE: For years, David Killick, The Chief Engineer Magazine’s Asian Corespondent , has been filing exclusive stories for the readers of The Chief Engineer Magazine. For this feature issue, David has ventured into zones still devastated by the tsunami in Japan.

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 [...]