Newark Broad Street Station | Photo courtesy of Adam Moss/Flickr

Burns Oversees New Jersey Transit Distributed Generation Program

Burns is providing construction management services in support of a New Jersey Transit (NJT) program to overhaul back-up power systems across multiple bus maintenance, train station, and ferry terminal facilities. In the event of a power outage, the distributed generation upgrades will ensure at minimum two weeks of resilient operations for six NJT locations: Burns… Read More

Amond World Microgrid | Rendering courtesy of Scale Microgrid

Burns Supports Design of Solar Powered Microgrid for Almond Storage Facility

Burns is supporting the design of multiple off-grid Distributed Energy Resources (DER) powered storage facilities to serve almond producers in California’s San Joaquin Valley. Supporting Scale Microgrid Solutions, Burns will guide Amond World on design and construction of a cold storage facility that can maintain quality for 50 million pounds of freshly harvested almonds. Burns… Read More

Erica Antoine and Phil Gonski ENR MidAtlantic 2023 Top Young Professionals

Erica Antoine and Phil Gonski Named ENR Top Young Professionals

Two of Burns’ rising stars continue to shine! Congratulations to Project Managers Erica Antoine, PE and Phil Gonski, PE for their recognition among the Engineering News-Record (ENR) Class of 2023 Mid-Atlantic Top Young Professionals. Erica and Phil both epitomize Burns’ commitment to achieving client success through projects that deliver social and environmental progress and to… Read More

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Joe Vigilante Presents at 2023 NEC/AAAE Conference

Joe Vigilante, PE will be presenting on the future of electric mobility at the 2023 Northeast Chapter, American Association of Airport Executives (NEC/AAAE) Airports Conference, March 6 in Hershey, Pennsylvania. Joe’s session, “Vertiports: Realizing the Future of Urban Air Mobility (UAM)” will discuss how the advent of lightweight, short-range aerial craft technology, known as electric… Read More

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René Rieder Presents at 2023 Airport Planning, Design & Construction Symposium

René Rieder Jr., CPP, PSP, ASC will be presenting at the 2023 Association of Airport Executives (AAAE)/Airport Consultants Council (ACC) Airport Planning, Design & Construction Symposium — focusing on security considerations of Advanced Air Mobility (AAM) operations.  Alongside security experts from the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) and National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA), René’s session… Read More

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Burns Advises Northeast Corridor Rail Operators, Advancing Next-Generation Train Controls

Burns is consulting Southeastern Pennsylvania Transportation Authority (SEPTA) on development of the rail operators’ Advanced Civil Speed Enforcement System (ACSES). The next generation of train controls, known as ACSES III, imagines enhancing the precision and reliability of current safety measures. When ground-based transponders are missed, an on-board database will provide supplemental updates on rail conditions… Read More

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Paul Salvatore Leads Burns’ New England Expansion

Burns continues our Northeast expansion with the welcomed addition of Paul Salvatore as Director, Boston region. Paul’s transportation industry expertise is built upon decades of experience overseeing integration and implementation of complex safety and operational technologies. Prior work includes development of transit solutions for systems across the United States, China, Taiwan and Mexico. “I am… Read More

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David Smith to Present at 2023 CampusEnergy

David Smith will share findings from a higher education client’s recent electrification project at the 36th Annual Campus Energy Conference, February 28th in Grapevine, Texas. Dave’s session, “Decarbonizing College Campuses through Infrastructure,” will explore how a fully electric chiller plant shifted our client off natural gas while maintaining system reliability. Burns helps our clients navigate… Read More

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Melsie Ordoñez Joins Burns’ Growing South Florida Team

Burns welcomes the addition of Project Manager Melsie Ordoñez, PE, CxA, LEED® AP. Melsie is an accomplished mechanical engineer with more than two decades of specialized healthcare, aviation and institutional project experience. Focusing on Burns’ rapidly growing base of South Florida clientele, Melsie will guide clients throughout design and construction of large-scale heating, ventilation and… Read More

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Transit Leader Alva Carrasco Accelerates Burns’ West Coast Expansion

Burns welcomes public transportation leader Alva Carrasco as Director, Los Angeles Region. Alva is widely respected for her ability to guide large-scale capital programs throughout planning, design and construction milestones. Alva’s expertise resolving complex project implementation challenges will benefit a wide range of Burns’ rail, transit and aviation clients. Alva is among the transportation industry’s… Read More


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