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Burns Designs Resilient Back-Up Power for Princeton University’s New ES & SEAS Complex

Burns is leading a collaborative effort to provide resilient power for a new 660,000-square-feet complex on Princeton University’s campus. In close coordination with the university’s facilities staff, Burns is leading a team of specialists to design and oversee construction of two 2-Megawatt (MW) generators. Design techniques will mitigate noise and automate emergency back-up power, complying… Read More

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Burns Supports Federal Review of Chicago Red Ahead Program

Burns serves as a Federal Transit Administration (FTA) Project Management Oversight Contractor for the Chicago Transit Authority’s proposed Red Line Extension Project. CTA is proposing a 5.6-mile extension of the Red Line Dan Ryan branch as part of the Red Ahead Program, a comprehensive initiative to modernize and add new service on Chicago’s most-traveled rail… Read More

Newark Liberty International Airport’s New Terminal A

Burns Oversees Digital Journey at Newark Liberty International Airport’s New Terminal A

Newark Liberty International Airport is nearing completion of New Terminal A. The $2.7-billion redevelopment program replaced the airport’s oldest terminal with a modern, 1-million-square-foot facility complete with state-of-the-art technology amenities. Serving as the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey (PANYNJ) owner’s representative, Burns supported PANYNJ with realizing their vision of creating an exceptional,… Read More

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Burns Supports St. John’s University Decarbonization Efforts

Burns is supporting the electrification of St. John’s University Law School as part of a larger shift off fossil fuels. Acting as the engineer of record, Burns is designing replacements for the law school’s steam fired absorption machine and steam fired domestic hot water systems. The upgrades will facilitate campus-wide efforts to lower carbon emissions… Read More

Burns’ Guide to Airport Electrification white paper cover page

Burns’ Guide to Airport Electrification

Electrification is bringing unprecedented change to airports across the country. Electrical loads may soon double — at minimum — as adoption of electric vehicles, electric heating sources, and even electric aircraft reshape power consumption. Long-term electrical master planning is more important than ever before. Airports will need innovative new strategies that add power capacity, maintain… Read More

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Burns Designs Philadelphia Water Treatment Facility Upgrades

Burns is providing multi-disciplinary design services to support Philadelphia Water Department (PWD) expand maintenance facilities at one of the city’s main drinking water treatment plants. Burns will manage design and oversee construction for a maintenance facility replacement project at the Belmont Water Treatment Plant, a facility serving 250,000 customers in West Philadelphia. Planned improvements will… Read More

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Burns Leads Mount Sinai West Mechanical Upgrades

Burns is providing engineering design services to support a chiller system replacement at New York City’s historic Mount Sinai West. Burns is designing replacement of the hospital’s centrifugal chillers, condenser water, and chilled water pumps. The design process involves: Detailed phasing plans to ensure continuous chilled water supplies Evaluation of necessary piping upgrades to accommodate… Read More

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Orlando International Airport Terminal C Opens to the Public

Burns is proud of our role bringing to life the leading-edge technology systems on display at Orlando International Airport’s Terminal C. Burns led technology, multimedia and special-systems engineering for the $2.8-billion project, the first LEED®v4 airport campus. Amenities and enhanced systems throughout the 15-gate terminal expand airport capacity by 25 percent, expedite passenger processing, uphold… Read More

Electric vehicle charging | Photo courtesy of U.S. National Renewable Energy Laboratory

Burns Supports Federal Government’s Zero-Emission Fleet Transition

The federal government is undertaking the largest investment in electric vehicle charging infrastructure in U.S. history. President Joe Biden’s Executive Order 14057 requires federal agencies purchase 100 percent zero-emission light duty vehicles by 2027, eventually limiting all vehicle procurement to only zero-emission models by 2035. Federal agencies and the U.S. Postal Service together operate nearly… Read More

Burns’ Guide to Decarbonizing College Campuses

Electrification is transforming colleges and universities, establishing higher education institutions as leaders on the forefront of sustainability.  For many, decarbonization’s greatest challenge will be a large-scale overhaul of campus heating systems. Achieving carbon neutrality will involve new power sources, large-scale retrofits of mechanical systems, more energy-efficient buildings, and a new generation of smart controls. Decarbonization… Read More


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