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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

Paul Salvatore

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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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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Burns Grows Texas Operations, Moves into Larger Houston Office

Burns continues to expand our Texas footprint, moving this month into a larger downtown Houston office. At a time of booming population growth across the Texas Gulf Coast, Burns is deepening our technical consulting and project-management services to meet the needs of our healthcare, aviation, and municipal clients. Located in the Houston Skyline District’s recently… Read More

JFK New Terminal One Rendering | Photo courtesy AlphaStruxure

Burns Supports Development of JFK New Terminal One Microgrid

John F. Kennedy International Airport (JFK) New Terminal One (NTO) is being designed for grid-independent operations. Once constructed, a privately financed microgrid will be capable of maintaining resilient power for the 2.4-million-square-foot, 23-gate facility — the largest international terminal at JFK. The 11.3-Megawatt (MW) microgrid is being delivered by AlphaStruxure, a joint venture of global… Read More

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Nashville International Airport’s Revamped Terminal Features Massive Multimedia Systems

Nashville International Airport today opened their Grand Lobby. The dramatic, state-of-the-art facility reunifies the terminal and reimagines the overall passenger experience. The completely renovated, 200,000-square-foot lobby greets passengers with two 900-square-foot, 12k-high-resolution multimedia displays. The massive digital artwork brings the Lower Broadway entertainment district directly into the terminal and celebrates the culture of Middle Tennessee…. Read More

Newark Liberty’s new, world-class Terminal A

Burns Celebrates the Opening of Newark Liberty International Airport Terminal A

The Port Authority of New York and New Jersey (PANYNJ) today opened to the public Newark Liberty International Airport’s Terminal A. The 33-gate terminal expands airport capacity by 20 percent, replacing a 50-year-old facility with a 1-million-square-foot, modern transportation hub. Travel amenities include leading-edge airport technologies, low-impact sustainability features, as well as uniquely New Jersey… Read More

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Ian Birnbaum Adds to Burns’ Project Management Expertise

Burns welcomes the addition of Project Manager Ian Birnbaum. Joining our Los Angeles office, Ian’s design and construction administration expertise will support Los Angeles World Airports’ IT Program Management Office as well as complex engineering projects across the region. Ian contributes a unique perspective from overseeing both traditional and design-build projects led by some of… 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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