Yearly Archives: 2014

Barton Associates’ Welcomes Kessler as Project Manager/Senior Electrical Engineer

With over 26 years of experience in Electrical Engineering, Karl is rejoining Barton after 15 years with Hayes Large Architects. He has extensive list of experience in design, planning and management of educational, healthcare, commercial and institutional projects. Karl graduated from the Pennsylvania State University with a Bachelor of Science degree in Electrical Engineering Technology.

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Doing More With Less

Making or exceeding your enrollment goal is a good thing, right?  Well, maybe… Colleges and Universities, especially private institutions, have continued to increase their offering of discount rates to help drive enrollment. This means that, even though enrollment goals have been met, there is less overall revenue to meet rising facility maintenance and operation costs.

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Is Your HVAC System Ready for Your Next Joint Commission Survey?

The Joint Commission is increasingly placing emphasis that hospital facilities meet the requirements of The Joint Commission Standard EC.02.05.01, specifically the control of airborne contaminants through proper air pressurization of critical spaces. The Joint Commission reports that 47% of all hospitals in 2013 and 53% of all hospitals in 2014 have received non-compliance scores for

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Reading School District Project Wins Awards

Our Commitment to Making Buildings Work Continues to be Recognized and We Are Honored Amanda E. Stout Elementary School & Benners Courts – Berks County, PA Will G. “Bill” Rouse III Awards For Excellence, Urban Land Institute, Philadelphia District Council Construction Project Awards for Outstanding Preservation, Restoration or Rehabilitation Projects, Pennsylvania Historic Preservation Awards Special

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Portable Power Distribution Center

When looking for a quick, temporary way to distribute power to several devices one might use a power strip. But what if you need a quick, temporary way to distribute power to an entire facility? When the Pennsylvania State University began a project to build 18,000 square feet of temporary lab space within 24 trailer

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Are You Ready for 2014 FGI Guidelines?

The 2014 Guidelines for Design and Construction of Hospitals and Outpatient Facilities (published by The Facility Guidelines Institute) is on the street. Starting in December, the Pennsylvania Department of Health Division of Safety Inspection and Division of Acute and Ambulatory Care will be referencing this edition for all project plan and occupancy approvals. The 2014

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Barton Associates’ Welcomes Stanton as Senior Mechanical Engineer

Jarod F. Stanton, PE, LEED AP has been hired as a Senior Mechanical Engineer to work in our State College office. Jarod has over 9 years of experience in HVAC, plumbing and fire protection design projects with a focus on Healthcare, Educational, and Independent Living facilities. He is a graduate of the Pennsylvania State University

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Barton Ranked as a MEP Giant for the Fourth Straight Year!

Barton Associates is honored to be among the nation’s top mechanical, electrical, plumbing and fire protection design firms. We apply focus, dedication, practicality, precision and longevity to each project we deliver and live by these principles to help us achieve our mission-We Make Buildings Work. The 2014 MEP Giants report published by Consulting-Specifying Engineer ranks

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Barton Associates’ Promotes Three Key Staff Members

Adam Warriner, PE, LEED AP was named Mechanical Practice Area Leader and Director of Mechanical Engineering, Richard I. Koval, PE, LEED AP was named Regional Technical Director for Electrical Engineering and Kelly L. Fry, MBA was named Marketing Manager. Adam is now responsible for the overall direction and technical guidance of the firm’s Mechanical Engineering

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Barton Associates’ Welcomes Schultz as CADD Technician

Scott Schultz has been hired as a CADD Technician in our York Office. Scott graduated this month with academic honors from York Technical Institute (YTI) with an Associate of Specialized Technology Degree in Computer Aided Drafting and Design. Scott received the President’s Award which is given to graduates whom exemplified superior commitment, enthusiasm, and leadership

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