Joseph W. Pegnetter

Joseph Pegnetter Appointed 2-Year Director of ASHE Harrisburg

Joe Pegnetter, PE, was recently appointed 2-year Director of the American Society of Highway Engineers’ (ASHE) Harrisburg Chapter. He was installed for his 2-year term at the ASHE Awards Banquet on Thursday, May 11th. Joe is a Bridge Project Manager for Burns. ASHE provides a forum for members and partners of the highway industry to… Read More

Matthew Burns Speaks at Culture & Talent Conference

On Friday, May 12th, Matthew Burns participated in the “Creating Engaging Cultures” panel at the 2017 Midatlantic Employers’ Association’s (MEA) 2017 Culture & Talent Conference in Conshohocken, PA.  Matt, along with two other business leaders, discussed how high-performance workplace cultures have helped their companies achieve business success.  Matt highlighted unique ways that Burns employees live the… Read More

Michael Walton Named to CSE 40 Under 40 List

Mike Walton, PE, was recently named to Consulting-Specifying Engineer’s (CSE) 2017 40 Under 40 List!  This award is given to 40 nonresidential building industry professionals age 40 and younger who stand out in a variety of personal and professional aspects in their lives.  CSE’s 40 Under 40 awardees exemplify the best and the brightest in… Read More

Burns Ranked 2017 ENR Top 500 Design Firm

Burns was recently ranked a 2017 Top 500 Design Firm by Engineering News-Record (ENR) for the 5th consecutive year! ENR’s Top Design Firms list ranks the 500 largest U.S.-based designs firms, both publicly and privately held, based on design-specific revenue. Burns has moved up over 100 spots – from #455 to today’s ranking at #319… Read More

Philip M. Gonski, PE

Phil Gonski Presenting on Microgrid Design & Economics and Arc Flash at PSPE Conference

Phil Gonski, PE, is presenting at the upcoming 2017 Pennsylvania Society of Professional Engineers (PSPE) Boot Camp Central Conference, taking place in Harrisburg, PA, May 7-9. On Tuesday, May 9th at 2:35pm, Phil will present “Microgrid Design and Economics”. At 3:45pm, Phil will give another presentation, “Arc Flash Hazards in the Workplace”. PSPE Boot Camp… Read More

IEEE Philadelphia Section Chapter of the Year Award 2017

Jonathan Schimpf Accepts Section Chapter of the Year Award from IEEE Philadelphia

The Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) Philadelphia recently selected the Power & Energy/Industry Applications (PES/IAS) Joint Chapter to receive the IEEE Philadelphia Section Chapter of the Year Award.  As Chapter Chair, Jonathan Schimpf, PE, Railroad & Transit Project Manager at Burns, accepted the award on behalf of his Chapter at the IEEE Philadelphia… Read More

Burns Helps The College of New Jersey Renew Combined Heat and Power System

Burns recently completed design and construction phase services to renew The College of New Jersey’s (TCNJ) controls system for the campus’ existing combined heat and power (CHP) combustion turbine package. Burns assisted the original equipment manufacturer in removal of the existing unit control panel, replaced manifold piping to gas and liquid fuel modules, and was… Read More

Burns Welcomes Vice President – New York Region, Joseph Mizrahi, PE

We are thrilled to welcome Joseph Mizrahi, PE, as Vice President – New York Region!  Joe will manage our New York office, and will focus on strengthening relationships with our existing clients, as well as building relationships with new organizations.  A strategic visionary, Joe comes to Burns with extensive expertise in engineering design, construction, and… Read More

Kingsboro NY Prize Microgrid

Burns Designing Microgrid for New York Power Authority as Part of NY Prize Initiative

Burns is conducting a detailed engineering of an estimated 17 MW microgrid for the New York Power Authority, working on behalf of the Office of Mental Health.  When complete, the microgrid will provide power reliability and resilience for a major central Brooklyn healthcare cluster along Clarkson Ave.  The “Clarkson Avenue Microgrid” will serve Kingsboro Psychiatric… Read More

David Smith Leading Workshop at 2017 New York Power Summit

On Tuesday, April 25th, David Smith will lead the New York Power Summit’s Post-Conference Workshop “Streamlining Microgrid Development, Design and Implementation”.  This workshop will showcase opportunities to streamline microgrid processes in order to increase infrastructure resilience, and will explore technical solutions to successful microgrid deployment.  Dave will discuss business and financial opportunities to facilitate effective… Read More


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