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New Pittsburgh Office Places Burns at Center of Railroad Innovation

Burns establishes a Center of Excellence in Pittsburgh for our railroad power and signal systems team. The Steel City, with its long history of railroad innovation, is the ideal location for the Burns Center of Excellence for Railroad Systems. The Pittsburgh office is dedicated to helping maintain, improve and expand railroad and transit infrastructure programs… Read More

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Tamara Nicholson Named to Mass Transit’s 40 under 40 List of 2020  

Tamara Nicholson, PMP, was named one of Mass Transit’s 40 under 40 of 2020! This award is an annual recognition noting outstanding individuals under the age of 40 making a difference in the public transit industry. This year, Mass Transit received a record number of nominations from individuals whose contributions have shown a capacity for… Read More

Washington, D.C.

Burns Engineering Expands Strategic Operations in Washington, D.C.

Burns today marks the expansion of our Mid-Atlantic operations with the official opening of the company’s Washington, D.C. strategic office. To more efficiently deliver specialized engineering services for critical infrastructure, rail, transit and aviation projects throughout the Washington Metro region, this new operation will further position Burns for rapid growth among new and existing municipal,… Read More

Burns Jumps 7 Spots in 2020 MEP Giants Ranking

Burns was recently ranked #33 on the 2020 MEP Giants list! This list is published annually by Consulting-Specifying Engineer (CSE) to highlight the nation’s top engineering firms ranked by mechanical, electrical, and plumbing (MEP), and fire protection design revenue. This ranking represents a 7-spot jump from last year’s spot at #40. CSE’s MEP Giants program… Read More

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Regis Gaughan Joins Burns to Lead Healthcare Practice

Burns continues our healthcare practice expansion with the welcomed addition of Regis Gaughan, PE, Director of Healthcare. Regis is an industry leader in planning and design, and is widely respected by medical and life sciences clients across the United States, Asia and the Middle East. Regis specializes in inclusive and engaging processes, convening project stakeholders… Read More

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Burns Ranked Top Workplace Fourth Year in a Row

Burns was recently ranked a 2020 Top Workplace! This exciting recognition is a testament to the emphasis we place on our unique company culture. The Top Workplaces awards honor the very best employers, as decided by each company’s employees. Our team is motivated, engaged, and truly sees Burns as a great place to work –… Read More

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Ryan Breier Named to Progressive Railroading Rising Stars of 2020 List

Ryan Breier was named one of Progressive Railroading’s (PR) Rising Stars of 2020! This award recognizes individuals under the age of 40 who are making a positive impact on the rail industry. This year, PR’s Rising Stars program received over 100 nominations from individuals who work for Class I, regionals, short lines, passenger railroads, transit… Read More

Burns Ranked in Top 300 on ENR’s Top 500 Design Firm List

Burns Ranked in Top 300 on ENR’s Top 500 Design Firm List

Burns was recently ranked #262 on the 2020 Top 500 Design Firm by Engineering News-Record (ENR) – up over 25 spots from last year’s ranking. ENR’s Top Design Firms list ranks the 500 largest U.S.-based design firms, both publicly and privately held, based on design-specific revenue. Burns has steadily climbed in the rankings since the… Read More


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