Burns Welcomes René Rieder Jr., Aviation Security Expert

We are thrilled to welcome René Rieder Jr, PSP, CPP, ASC, to the company! René joins Burns as a Principal Security Specialist. He is based in our New York office, and will lead Burns’ security efforts across the country. With over 20 years of expertise in innovative aviation security system design, René is a recognized… Read More

Positive Train Control

SEPTA Positive Train Control Featured Innovative Smart Transportation Infrastructure Project

SEPTA’s Positive Train Control (PTC) has been highlighted as an “Innovative Smart Transportation Infrastructure” project in the March/April 2019 issue of Engineering, Inc.’s magazine. The SEPTA Regional Rail system is particularly complex, consisting of 13 rail lines and 155 stations that span 474 track miles, and provides service to and from Center City Philadelphia. Burns… Read More

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

Burns was recently ranked #289 on the 2019 Top 500 Design Firm by Engineering News-Record (ENR) – up over 30 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

Burns Named 2019 Top Workplace

Burns has been awarded a Top Workplaces 2019 honor by The Philadelphia Inquirer! This is the company’s third consecutive year on the Top Workplaces list. The list is based on employee feedback gathered through a third-party survey administered by Energage, LLC, a leading provider of technology-based employee engagement tools. The anonymous survey measures several aspects… Read More

Brian Phillips Appointed to PA State Aviation Advisory Committee

Brian Phillips, PE, Vice President – Aviation, was recently appointed to the PA State Aviation Advisory Committee. “I am honored to have been selected to the PA Aviation Advisory Committee, where I will be an advocate for airports in the state, and will have the opportunity to bring issues to the Committee so that we… Read More

Burns Opens New Washington DC Office

We are excited to announce the opening of our new office in Washington DC! This office will allow us to better serve our clients in the Washington metropolitan area. Derek Brown, Senior Railroad & Transit Project Manager, leads our team of talented experts in DC. Our new space ensures we continue to deliver specialized engineering… Read More

Dimitri Dumerlin Joins Burns’ New York Office as Project Manager

Burns is excited to welcome Dimitri Dumerlin to the team as Project Manager in our New York office. Dimitri brings nearly 20 years of experience in engineering design for mission-critical facilities including hospitals and other healthcare facilities, and central plants. An adept problem-solver, Dimitri excels at analyzing his clients’ needs, prioritizing essential infrastructure upgrades, and… Read More

Denver Int’l Takes Deep Dive into Power System to Ensure Reliability & Resilience

See how Denver International Airport is improving power quality, reliability and resiliency on day-to-day operations and beyond. Burns’ Dave Smith explains how microgrids can improve resiliency and potentially allow airports to save–or even make–money. Read the complete article on pages 22-25 of the March-April 2019 issue of Airport Improvement Magazine here.

ACEC/PA Honors Burns as 2019 Transportation Winner at Annual Awards Gala

Press release Harrisburg, PA (March 11, 2019) – The American Council of Engineering Companies of Pennsylvania (ACEC/PA) named Burns as the 2019 Transportation winner for the completion of the Positive Train Control for SEPTA project, at the organization’s annual Diamond Awards for Engineering Excellence Gala at the Lancaster Marriott at Penn Square. “Burns Engineering utilized… Read More

Devonne Jackson featured in WTS Philadelphia Member Spotlight

Devonne Jackson, PE, Project Manager – Aviation, was recently featured in WTS Philadelphia’s Member Spotlight – an initiative that recognizes true achievers in the chapter. See Devonne’s video. WTS Philadelphia has been focused on promoting the development and advancement of women in the transportation industry in the tri-state region since 1979. Congratulations, Devonne! We are… Read More


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