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The Chiefs Salute Over 50 Years of Service Excellence

You can’t spend over a half century as a leader in your profession without impacting the entire industry in which you serve. So when we learned that Walter C. Dobson, the Chief Engineer at Citicorp Plaza was retiring after 54 years as a Stationary Engineer and Chief Engineer, we had to make a special trip […]

New Technology Solves Age-Old Problems at Fort Sill

Built during the Indian Wars, Fort Sill served as the base of operations against Cheyenne, Comanche and Kiowa Indians. After decades of warring with “native hostiles,” it was there, on February 17, 1909, that Geronimo, the great Apache Indian chief, died of pneumonia. Today, Fort Sill is not only a National Historic Landmark, but also […]

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 […]