Joseph Ford Promoted to Aviation Project Manager

Joseph Ford, RCDD, was recently promoted to Project Manager in our Aviation Group! Joe has twenty years of expertise in the design, documentation, installation, and project management of technology systems for small to large-scale construction projects for airports, transportation facilities, data centers, tenant fit-outs, greenfield commercial offices, high-rise residential buildings, hospitals, and colleges and universities…. Read More

Mark Adams Presenting on Enhancing Airport Wayfinding for ACC Institute Webinar

On Thursday, January 18th, 1:00-2:30 pm, Mark Adams, RCDD/NTS, will present “Enhancing Airport Wayfinding for Aging Travelers and Persons with Disabilities” for the Airport Consultants Council (ACC) Institute.  The online training program will be led by Mark and James R. Harding, Jr., SEGD, Principal at Gresham, Smith and Partners. Independent travel in airports for aging… Read More

Burns Helps DRPA Achieve Full-ADA Compliance for PATCO System

Burns is currently overseeing construction at six train stations for Delaware River Port Authority (DRPA) that will make the PATCO system the first fully-ADA compliant legacy transit system.  The installation of elevators and related improvements at 12th/13th Street and Locust, City Hall, Collingswood, Westmont, Haddonfield and Ashland stations will create a barrier-free travelling experience. Burns,… Read More

Burns Helps Yeager Airport Repair Runway, Install EMAS

Due to a mechanical slope failure on the Runway 5 End at Yeager Airport (Charleston, WV), the airport was forced to temporarily displace the threshold and render all electronic navigational aids out of service until a repair occurred.  The Schnabel-led team designed a new retaining wall and engineered material arresting system (EMAS), and removed the… Read More

Burns Ranked EC&M Top 40 Electrical Design Firm

Burns was recently ranked #17 on the 2017 Electrical Construction & Maintenance (EC&M) Top 40 Electrical Design Firms list, a list published annually highlighting the nation’s top players in the design field based on electrical design revenue. This is Burns’ third consecutive year on the EC&M Top 40 list.  Our improved ranking each year is in line with… Read More

Phil Gonski, PE

Phil Gonski Presenting at IEEE Women in Engineering Forum USA East

On the morning of Friday, December 1st, Phil Gonski, PE, will be presenting at the 2017 Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) Women in Engineering (WIE) Forum USA East at the Royal Sonesta Harbor Court in Baltimore, Maryland. Phil will be discussing how IEEE helps women in engineering create a support network to find… Read More

Derek Brown

Derek Brown Joins Burns as Railroad & Transit Senior Project Manager, Enhances Leadership

Burns is thrilled to welcome Derek Brown to the company! Derek joins the Burns Railroad & Transit team as Senior Project Manager. Derek brings 35 years of experience, providing innovative and forward-thinking solutions for numerous large-scale command and communication system integration projects. An industry-recognized and published railroad and transit technology expert, Derek is known for… Read More


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