For more than 25 years, Burns has provided specialized engineering expertise for complex higher education, research facility, laboratory, and critical infrastructure projects. We are personally invested in helping our clients achieve their important growth goals, while helping to economically maintain existing infrastructure.

College and university campuses are sources of pride to the institutions, and offer a competitive advantage in attracting and retaining top faculty and students. We understand that college campuses are an important asset, and also recognize the impact campuses have on operating costs and energy consumption. We believe successful institutions of higher learning support a collaborative approach to education, and are proud to play a role in educating and inspiring the next generation of leaders.

Our Capabilities Include

High-Performance Buildings

  • Academic and Administrative Spaces
  • Auditorium and Assembly Buildings
  • Archive and Museum Facilities
  • Athletic and Recreational Buildings
  • Central Plant and Utility Infrastructure
  • Laboratories and Research Facilities
  • Libraries
  • Performing Arts Buildings
  • Student Activity and Dining Centers

Central Plant and Utility Infrastructure

  • Central Heating and Refrigeration Plants
  • Cogeneration
  • District Heating and Cooling
  • Energy Storage
  • Power Distribution
  • Renewables
  • Utility Operator Control Centers

Smart Campus Energy Systems

  • Advanced Microgrids
  • Smart Building Technology
  • Advanced Metering Infrastructure
Burns’ project team was knowledgeable about the equipment being installed and was able to respond to any issues during construction. Burns offers great value and readily solves any problem! Burns brings a wide base of knowledge and experience to any project with very talented people who understand any issues. They are always the first firm on the client’s bid list.
Jessica Binda-Rischow - Temple University
Burns is comparable to the best firms. They listen to what we want, compile a thorough and detailed design, and give us just what we want.
Anthony Gattone - Rowan University
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Bruno Fiorentino, PE
Bruno Fiorentino, PE
Vice President,
Technical Quality