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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

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Burn Designs Mechanical Systems for Philadelphia Wastewater Facility

Construction is underway on a new Philadelphia Water Department preliminary treatment facility. Once complete, the project will increase system capacity and further improve water quality in the Delaware River and local waterways. Part of the city’s Green City, Clean Waters program, the new facility allows PWD to divert up to 300-million gallons per day (mgd)… Read More

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IEEE Appoints Philip Gonski 2023 USA Board Secretary/Treasurer

The Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE)-USA is one of the country’s largest technical organizations, supporting professional advancement for 150,000 members across the country and advocating policies that expand societal benefits of technology. Burns Project Manager Philip Gonski, PE was recently appointed secretary/treasurer on the IEEE-USA Board of Directors, deepening his long-standing involvement with… 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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University of Pennsylvania Enhances Steam System Redundancy

The University of Pennsylvania recently completed construction of a redundant steam distribution pipeline, improving reliability, safety and performance for the campus-wide heating system. A high-efficiency district energy system connects Vicinity Energy’s Philadelphia steam-generation plant to the university through multiple access points. To bolster steam-supply redundancy and to enhance building comfort, Burns provided mechanical design and… Read More

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Anthony LoCicero Serves as SEAA Awards Judge

Burns Project Manager Anthony LoCicero III, PE, LEED® AP is honored to serve as a judge for this year’s Steel Erectors Association of America national awards program. SEAA recognizes the country’s most exemplary structural steel projects. The Project of the Year awards give special consideration to projects that uphold the industry’s high expectations for safety,… Read More

Michael P. Walton, PE

Mike Walton, PE Energizes Burns’ Facilities Engineering Services

Burns announces the promotion of Mike Walton, PE to the role of Vice President, Facilities and Infrastructure. Mike leads Burns’ industry-leading suite of advanced-power, zero-emission mobility, and high-performance facility engineering services. Working across disciplines, Mike has a unique ability to bring design solutions to life, effectively communicating with his team, partners and clients to overcome… Read More

Bryan Mehaffey, Vice President, Southeast Region

Bryan Mehaffey Expands Burns’ Healthcare, Aviation Services Throughout the Southeast

Burns announces the promotion of Bryan Mehaffey as Vice President, Southeast Region. Bryan oversees complex engineering projects for airports, hospitals, and other large and critical facilities throughout Florida and the southeastern U.S., producing some of our industry’s most-innovative design solutions. During a time of unprecedented challenge facing the nation’s healthcare system, Bryan made it his… Read More

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Burns Oversees University of Pennsylvania Air Conditioning Upgrades

The University of Pennsylvania recently completed improvements to the last five dorms on campus without air conditioning. As a subconsultant to CICADA Architecture, Burns performed feasibility studies, design and construction-administration services for the two-year project. Engineering services included mechanical, electrical, plumbing and structural disciplines. The university extended campus chilled water services to reach King’s Court,… Read More

Burns Wins Excellence Award for Pier Reconstruction

Burns was honored with an “Outstanding Project Award” by the Delaware Valley Association of Structural Engineer’s (DVASE) 2018 Excellence in Structural Engineering Awards for the Port of Philadelphia Pier 84 Outshore End Refurbishment project. The project – a rehabilitation of the outshore end of a 98-year old pier on the Philadelphia waterfront, currently in use… Read More


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