24A — September 11 - 24, 2015 — M id A tlantic

Real Estate Journal


M id A tlantic R eal E state J ournal

Langan provides traffic and parking solutions at venues

Ann Bailey, CCIM, represents tenant in 2,500 s/f lease NAI Emory Hill leases space to Solid Ground Church

L EWES, DE — Solid Ground Church recently signed a lease with NAI Emory Hill for a new location at 33739 Marsh Rd. in Lewes. The Christian Church is mov- ing from its portable location at the Cape Henlopen Senior Center in October. NAI Emory Hill Lewes broker Ann Bailey, CCIM , represent- ed Solid Ground Church in the lease for 2,500 s/f in the build- ing on Marsh Rd. The landlords are Mr. & Mrs. Clifford Todd. n

Heinz Field; Pittsburgh, PA

minute counts, and seemingly insignificant details can make a huge difference to ticket holders and concert goers,” said Dan Disario , principal and leader of Langan’s Trans- portation Practice. “We take a holistic approach that encom- passes everything that affects the game day experience. Our national team is tuned in to community issues, has expe- rience navigating within the local regulatory framework, and is knowledgeable of nearby private development, all of which are critical elements to optimizing stadium traffic and parking.” Langan is one of few firms that offer transportation event management services, and is among the leaders in applying the latest in information tech- nology solutions. Disario’s team develops mobile applications, designs route-specific maps for venue websites, and utilizes social media platforms as well as push notification systems to distribute live traffic and parking information on event days. Importantly, Langan’s transportation solutions are not just applicable to large stadiums and arenas, but also smaller-scale, concert-specific venues. n with a Bachelor in Engineer- ing Technology. His respon- sibilities include overall site, road, stormwater manage- ment, and utility design, site grading, agency and client coordination, and construc- tion phase services. Steven Fortunato, PE , civil engineer, is a graduate of the University of Dela- ware with a Bachelor of Sci- ence in Civil Engineering. His responsibilities include overall site, road, stormwa- ter management, and utility design, site grading, agency and client coordination, and construction phase services. n

PHILADELPHIA, PA — What do sports fans fear more than their favorite team losing? Traffic and parking conditions before and after the game. Langan ’s specialized Trans- portation Event Management Group works with major clients across the country to help re- lieve the pain too often felt by folks trying to get to and from sporting events and concerts. In doing so, the firm has become a key player on the team that enhances the overall “game day experience” associated with franchises in the NFL, NBA, NHL, and Major League Baseball, among other leagues. Langan kicked off this spe- cialized practice over a decade ago at the New Meadowlands Sports Complex in New Jer- sey (now MetLife Stadium). Success there led to long-term relationships and special as- signments with multiple ven- ues at the professional and collegiate levels along the East Coast and in the Midwest. Our fully integrated transportation group offers expertise in traf- fic engineering and analysis, parking design and operations, micro-simulation modeling, and game day observations and coordination. “Much like in sports, every MARYLAND — Becker Morgan Group announced two of their engineers passed the Professional Engineer Examination to become Li- censed Engineers. To ob- tain licensure, an individual must fulfill education and experience requirements, and pass the Fundamentals of Engineering Exam and the Principles and Practice of Engineering Exam, set forth by the National Council of Examiners for Engineering and Surveying. Jonathan Richard, PE , civil engineer, is a graduate of the University of Delaware

33739 Marsh Rd.

PWC NY Showcases NY’s Innovative Design Professionals NEW YORK, NY — On Tuesday, September 15, 2015, Professional Women in Construction NY (PWC) will present New York’s In- novative Design Profession- als, showcasing a national and global group of industry leaders who will explore the role NYC’s design community plays in shaping the built en- vironment in the region and beyond. The event, which in- cludes a B2Bmarketplace con- necting various segments of the architecture/engineering/ construction industry, runs from 5:30 to 8:00 pm at Club 101, 101 Park Ave. at 40th St., in New York City. PWC’s newly appointed executive di- rector, Chelsea LeMar will be introduced at the event. Spon- sorships and exhibit tables are available; buffet dinner included, cash bar. Tickets are $95, $85 PWC members; $100 all tickets at the door. www. pwcusa.org; pwc@pwcusa.org or call 212.486.7745. n Business continuity in a technology-dependent world

continued from page 2A run the business. Additionally, any offsite backup storage and servers must truly be remote – another location within the building is not adequate. • Functioning and up- to-date software . This one may seem obvious, but it is important. If data backup and storage software applications are not properly installed and maintained, even the best failover plan will fail. • Proper planning and communication . Failover systems only work if people know when and how to access them. Who will authorize the switch to the replicated serv- ers? Do employees know how to log into the system? From the outset, companies need to put a clear and well-communicated plan in place. It is imperative that all failover procedures are well documented and ac- cessible. • Regular process review and testing . No organization wants to be faced with testing their recovery capabilities for the first time when disaster strikes. Business continuity plans should be put through their paces regularly with both planned and unplanned drills. Additionally, a designated team should review the plan regularly to be sure it accom- modates any operational and staffing changes. • Ongoing monitoring . Are backups completing suc-

cessfully? Are they being cor- rected if there is an issue? Hardware and software should be checked frequently, on a set schedule. A note on data loss, downtime and the cloud Every company understands the importance of backing up its data. The most cautious organizations traditionally run two sets of in-house servers – one for production and one for replication. They also conduct full backups to tapes at regular intervals, and store those tapes off-site as an important last resort for data recovery in the event that a fire, flood or other disaster destroys the in-house equipment. While this process protects against data loss, having a cur- rent copy of a company’s infor- mation alone does nothing to prevent downtime. This is an important distinction of busi- ness continuity, which ensures that data is not only available but instantly recoverable – en- abling an organization to keep functioning during a disaster vs. simply recovering from it after the fact. Until now, only companies with big budgets could afford to maintain the remote backup servers and workstations needed to ensure truly seamless operation. Now, replicated cloud serv- ers provide a comprehensive platform for data storage as well as access. In the event of an interruption, the cloud

server and everything on it is immediately available. They also provide built-in cost sav- ings. Cloud solutions are rela- tively inexpensive. And users can cut expenses significantly by eliminating redundant in- house and external servers, as well as the pricey “juke box” devices designed to store hard copies of backup tapes. And in terms of access, employees can work from anywhere they have an Internet connection. Moving the plan forward Orchestrating an effective business continuity solution requires understanding an or- ganization’s distinctive needs and designing a system to accommodate them. With so many moving parts, this pro- cess can be challenging. How- ever, it is well worth the effort. Many companies choose to work with technology part- ners who can help them map out, implement and monitor their failover plan. This works to ease the decision-making burdens of choosing the right backup model, identifying crit- ical data and functionality, and ensuring successful backups. The bottom line is that proper planning can protect against devastating losses and provide peace of mind that operations can continue uninterrupted in nearly any situation. Michael Mullin is the president of Integrated Business Systems. n

Richard, Fortunato of Becker Morgan Group obtain engineering licensure

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