Burns uses Smart Infrastructure strategies that blend physical and digital infrastructure to enhance resiliency, sustainability, safety, capacity, and efficiency.  For years we have helped our clients navigate the promise of infrastructure that responds and adapts.

The infrastructure that provides today’s most essential services must be reliable, adaptive, efficient and resilient. In a word: smart. Smart Infrastructure uses sensors, communication networks, software, controls, and automation capabilities leverage data to enhance resiliency, sustainability, safety, capacity, and efficiency.

AviationEnergyHealthcare, and Rail/Transit are high-consequence, critical infrastructure sectors in constant evolution.  In these sectors, disruption – whether natural or man-made – can be catastrophic to life and our economy, and drives our critical need for robust infrastructure. As we expand, rebuild and upgrade our nation’s high-consequence infrastructure, owners and public sector agencies are increasingly considering Smart Infrastructure strategies that blend physical (equipment, buildings, transmission/distribution networks, power grids), digital (computers, software, networks and sensors) and even biometric identifiers into systems that can detect, understand and respond to their environment.

Our Capabilities Include

Smart Airports

  • Access control, video surveillance & perimeter security
  • Distributed Antenna Systems (DAS)
  • Dynamic signage
  • Operations & emergency command centers
  • Passenger experience technologies
  • Security
  • WiFi and WiFi wayfinding

Smart Buildings

  • Building automation
  • Energy optimization
  • Enhanced building controls
  • Integrated MEP design

Smart Energy

Smart Transit

  • Dynamic signage/scheduling
  • PTC & CBTC
  • Railroad communications
  • SCADA
  • Systems integration
Questions About Our
Smart Infrastructure Services?
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Michael P. Walton, PE
Vice President,
Facilities & Infrastructure – Philadelphia Region