Dom Nessi

Dom Nessi Honored as Cybersecurity Thought Leader

Dom Nessi was recently honored as a Cybersecurity Thought Leader by SC Media.  The 2017 SC Media Reboot Leadership Awards honor executive and professional leaders for their unique, inventive and inspiring contributions that improve security, shape the industry, provide thought leadership, and otherwise have a positive impact on cybersecurity. The honorees were selected based on how… Read More

David Kipp Presenting at AAAE Airport Digital Media Summit

On Monday, September 11th at 3:45PM, David Kipp, PE, will present “Multimedia Digital Installations at Los Angeles and Orlando – Giving Passengers the Wow Factor” at the American Association of Airport Executives (AAAE) Digital Media Summit in Austin, Texas.  Dave’s presentation will look at airports as digital-physical environments, and will explore how airports are adopting… Read More

Erica Antoine Named Recording Secretary of WTS Philadelphia

Erica Antoine Promoted to Project Manager

Erica Antoine, PE, was recently promoted to Transit Facilities Project Manager of the Railroad & Transit Group! Erica has over ten years of experience in civil engineering and construction oversight for various types of railroad and transit projects, as well as transportation facilities and infrastructure. Her project experience includes design and construction management of transit… Read More

Burns Ranked MEP Giant for 4th Year in a Row, Moves Up 8 Spots

Burns was ranked #47 on the 2017 MEP Giants list, a list published annually highlighting the nation’s top engineering firms ranked by mechanical, electrical and plumbing (MEP) and fire protection design revenue. This is Burns’ fourth consecutive year on the MEP Giants list. Consulting-Specifying Engineer’s (CSE) MEP Giants program lists the top 100 MEP and… Read More

Burns Designing Microgrids for New Jersey Town Center Microgrid Program

In the aftermath of Superstorm Sandy, New Jersey policy makers have undertaken a series of initiatives and passed legislation to protect the people and infrastructure from future extreme weather events. The latest of those efforts, the New Jersey Town Center Microgrid Program, seeks to enhance power reliability and resilience during grid emergencies. Thirteen “town centers”… Read More

Consolidated Rental Car Facility (CONRAC) rendering at Bradley International Airport

Bradley International Airport Improves Traveler Experience with Consolidated Rental Car Facility

A major shift in airport accessibility over the past several years is the implementation of Consolidated Rental Car Facilities (CONRAC) at medium and large hub airports. This strategy checks all of the boxes for many airport initiatives, including a better passenger experience, greater passenger throughput, consolidation of lease space, and an overall seamless transition from… Read More

Airport Communications Centers, Redefined

Airport Communications Centers, Redefined: ACRP 10-20

Communication Centers are an essential piece of the connected and responsive digital airport. Often called the “nerve center” of airports, communication centers are undergoing radical transformation, driven by nascent information and applied intelligence technologies. More than ever, airport operators rely on these communications centers for everyday operations, public safety/security, and emergency response, and use them… Read More

Amtrak Sunnyside Yard - photo credit: Mitch Waxman

Burns Involved in Design of New Microgrid for Amtrak

Burns is currently working on the design of a microgrid to serve Amtrak critical operations at Penn Station and Sunnyside Yard in New York.  Burns is a subconsultant to Booz Allen Hamilton. In the last decade, extreme weather events have flooded substations, downed power lines, taken power plants off-line and otherwise left millions of people… Read More

Dom Nessi Moderating Panels at Annual SMART Airports Conference

Dom Nessi, Senior Technology Advisor at Burns, is moderating three sessions at the 2017 SMART Airports & Regions Conference and Exhibition in Charlotte, North Carolina.  On Friday, August 4, Dom will moderate a Chief Information Officer Panel, as well as sessions on Smart Connected Airports, and “The Airport Lab”, which focuses on the future of… Read More

Mike Calabrese Appointed Vice President of ASHRAE Philadelphia

Michael Calabrese, PE, CEM, LEED® AP, was recently appointed to the 2017-2018 Board of Governors as Vice President of the American Society of Heating, Refrigerating and Air-Conditioning Engineers (ASHRAE) Philadelphia Chapter. Mike is a Senior Mechanical Engineer with Burns’ Energy and Utilities Group. ASHRAE is a global society advancing human well-being through sustainable technology for… Read More


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