Anthony Frassetta Authors Article on “The 5 Ds of Perimeter Protection”

Anthony Frassetta, RCDD, PSP, recently authored an article titled “The 5 Ds of Perimeter Protection” for ICT Today, the official trade journal of BICSI.  Frassetta says that developing a comprehensive risk mitigation program requires extensive planning, and a thorough understanding of security needs, existing conditions, threats and vulnerabilities, as well as proper identification of assets… Read More

Raj Alexander at Forefront of Communications-Based Train Control Technology

Rajee Alexander, PE, recently attended the APTA Rail Conference where he participated as a key member of IEEE 1474 Working Group #2, working side-by-side with other transit operators, engineers, academics, and OEMs to develop the industry standards and best practices around the next generation of Communications Based-Train Control (CBTC) technology. Raj is a Senior Communications… Read More

Burns Welcomes Tracey Lober to the Project Management Oversight Team

We are excited to welcome Tracey Lober, PE, to Burns as a PMOC Project Manager! Based in our St. Louis office, Tracey will support Burns’ Project Management Oversight contract with the Federal Transit Administration (FTA) to ensure that major capital programs are completed within schedule and budget. Tracey brings to the team nearly 30 years… Read More

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


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