In the Wake of Disaster: Recovery

By John Fanning A catastrophic event in your facility is something that most engineers simply don’t want to think about.  But one thing for sure is that the worst time to start thinking about recovering from a catastrophe is the day after one happens. To be sure, disaster recovery is something that the average facility […]

Illinois International Port — Sailing Into The Future

By John Fanning Let’s start with a simple thesis: The City of Chicago was founded on trade and will remain the Midwest giant of the United States so long as trade remains central and unencumbered. Not everyone these days might agree with that statement. Some would argue that in today’s world, the only trade route […]

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 […]