- Phone: (630) 851-4566
- Fax: (630) 851-4870
The Aurora, Illinois operation of ESI is located just outside of Chicago and is the founding office for the company. The Aurora office offers expertise in nearly every ESI discipline and specialty area, including:
The professional staff is very experienced, most with over two decades in their field, with the vast majority having advanced degrees and specialized certifications in their area of expertise. This group of industry-recognized experts has published over 700 articles and technical/industry organization presentations. The staff is active in technical organizations and standards development committees, with many being active leaders, chairs, or co-chairs.
Our 46,000+ square foot Illinois facility is the largest in the ESI system and one of the most up-to-date multidisciplinary testing, laboratory, and inspection facilities in our industry - ideally suited for hosting individual and multi-party inspections of all sizes. This facility includes a spacious 11,000 square foot high-bay space with 24-foot ceiling heights, and two dedicated inspection rooms totaling 2000 square feet. It also includes dedicated photographic, animation, graphic arts, and trial exhibit studios, run by full-time ESI technical staff, and an extensive engineering and technical library run by a full-time professional research librarian.
Our conference rooms and inspection areas feed into our large, well-equipped, metallurgical, optical, scanning electron microscopy (SEM), mechanical, and electrical laboratories. These labs, considered by many to be second to none, offer many different testing, inspection, measurement, and computational analysis capabilities, including the following, which are run by ESI engineers and technicians:
Lifting and loading platforms are commonly used to move heavy equipment, materials, cargo, and/or people, and can be found in a wide variety of commercial, construction, industrial and manufacturing operations. These platforms are often purpose-built, hydraulically or electrically operated, and designed with a range of safety mechanisms, including fall protection systems. When a tanker truck driver fell from an elevated height and sustained injuries during a loading operation, ESI consultants Dennis B. Brickman, Erick H. Knox, Daniel H. Kruger, Rod A. Brewster and Joel A. Lueck were asked to investigate what happened and whether the fall occurred from the loading platform or the tanker truck.
Anand Shah, Dennis B. Brickman, Joseph Grzetic and Joseph Eganhouse embarked on an effort to determine common causes of failure in elastomeric resistance bands used in exercise programs.
ESI was well‐represented at the 28th Annual Occupational Ergonomics and Safety Conference – a leading international forum for practitioners and researchers involved in the design and analysis of safe human work systems.