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Gold Circle Award Profile: Kurt Anderson, 2021 Building Engineer of the Year Kurt Anderson, Chief Building Engineer with Zeller at 401 North Michigan Avenue, was named 2021 Building Engineer of the Year. Tell us about your involvement in the commercial real estate industry and Local 399. How did you start out? How long have been…

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Premier Partner Spotlight: ComEd®-Sponsored Building Operator Certification® No matter where a large building is located or what it is used for, there’s one powerful tool that will make it run more efficiently: operator education. Building Operator Certification® (BOC) is a nationally recognized, award winning, eight-day training program for commercial facility personnel focused on the energy-efficient…

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Major Renovations, Energy Efficiency, and COVID-19 Over the past several months, engineers and contractors have collaborated on new technologies and strategies to mitigate the opportunities to spread COVID-19 in their facilities. Modifications to design standards are becoming more common in the market, including new types of air filters, new applications for UV lighting, and modifications…

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COVID-19 Shutdown and Reoccupancy Water Recommendations By Brian Burgess with Global Water Technology The COVID-19 pandemic has caused fundamental changes to commercial real estate operations, especially in multi-use facilities. Water quality is one area greatly impacted that is on everyone’s radar while considering reoccupancy. By simply looking at water meters and basic water analysis, we can quickly…

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Gold Circle Award Profile: Tyler Siegel, 2020 Emerging Leader of the Year Tyler Siegel, former Associate Real Estate Manager with CBRE at 737 North Michigan Avenue (now with Edge-Funds in New York), was named 2020 Emerging Leader of the Year. How did your career in commercial real estate begin? I began my Real Estate career…

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Mayor Lightfoot Announces the Protecting Chicago Framework to Guide Chicago’s Reopening Process May 8, 2020   Mayor Lori E. Lightfoot announced the Protecting Chicago framework that the City will be using to guide Chicago’s reopening process amid COVID-19. The framework is organized into five phases and Chicago has already transitioned from phase one (Strict Stay-at-Home) to phase two (Stay-at-Home):…

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Governor Pritzker Issues Executive Order Extending Shelter At Home through May 29 May 1, 2020 On April 30, Governor Pritzker issued the following Executive Order in response to COVID-19 extending Shelter at Home through May 29. Executive Order 2020-33 WHEREAS, protecting the health and safety of Illinoisans is among the most important functions of State…

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Water System Safety April 17, 2020   As part of the COVID-19 response, the Chicago Department of Buildings is asking building operators to be mindful of water safety in buildings experiencing low or no occupancy. The CDC has published a guidance on building water systems. It can be accessed through this link: CDC Guidance for Building…

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Gold Circle Award Profile: Michael Moriarty, Building Engineer of the Year Michael Moriarty, Chief Engineer with CBRE at 353 North Clark, is the recipient of BOMA/Chicago’s 2019 Building Engineer of the Year Award. How did you get involved in the commercial real estate industry? My Dad was an engineer and member of Local 399. He encouraged…

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Navigating the Public Way By Donna Pugh, Foley & Lardner, LLP Whether you are a property owner, manager, or a tenant, failing to comply with the City of Chicago’s public way requirements will cost you time and money. If not properly permitted, public way improvements can leave property owners and managers open to liability issues.…

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