Yearly Archives: 2017

Who Is Deciding What Goes Into Your Facilities?

Managing the construction of new facilities or renovation and maintenance of existing facilities with multiple design and construction firms can be a daunting task even for the most experienced owner. One way to help eliminate miscommunication and set expectations of all project stakeholders is to have written design and construction standards. If you own, operate

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Barton Associates’ Welcomes Mechanical Designer in Pittsburgh Office

Barton Associates, Inc. is pleased to announce and welcome Joshua A. Cillo as a Mechanical Designer to work in our Pittsburgh Office. Joshua has over 17 years of experience in the construction and engineering industry. He is a graduate of ITT Technical Institute where he received an Associate in Specialized Technology Degree in Computer Drafting and

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Barton Associates’ Welcomes New Employee

Barton Associates, Inc. is pleased to announce and welcome Jason E. Dillow, PE, LEED AP as a Mechanical Engineer to work in our Pittsburgh Office. Dillow also has over 19 years of experience in the industry and has extensive project experience in implementing large multi-faceted design projects including clients such as the Department of Defense

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Hybrid – A Mixture of Functions

When used as an adjective, “hybrid” is defined as something “of mixed character, composed of mixed parts”. In today’s society, the term is regularly used to describe cars, genetically modified plants, dog breeds, or any combination of two distinct styles. In the healthcare industry, the word hybrid is generally used to describe a mixture of

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Calm Before the Storm – Is Your Hospital Prepared?

The severity of recent natural disasters across the nation, along with the Emergency Preparedness Requirements for Medicare and Medicaid Participating Providers and Suppliers issued by the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services in 2016, has made emergency preparedness a point of emphasis for healthcare facility managers across the nation. On November 15, 2017, participating healthcare

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Our Surgeons Want What Temperature in Their Operating Rooms?!

Does this question sound familiar? Every facility manager has probably muttered, or at least thought, this question at some point. With surgeons performing longer and more complex surgeries, requests for colder operating room temperatures has increased and it is not uncommon for surgeons to request room conditions that are outside of “normal” parameters. The question

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Barton Associates’ Welcomes New CADD Technician

We are pleased to welcome Brian R. Fayman to our team as a CADD Technician in our State College Office. He recently served an internship with us this past summer. Brian is a recent graduate of the South Hills School of Business & Technology with an Associate in Specialized Technology Degree in Engineering Technology. Brian

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Understanding Building Energy Usage

Fall is almost here and winter isn’t too far behind, so let’s make sure your building and wallet is ready for it! It’s important to understand how your monthly energy use is broken down by your building systems. Below represents a pretty typical breakdown for a building: As you can see the biggest single consumer

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Barton Associates’ Welcomes New Penn State Graduate

We are pleased to welcome Matthew C. Torello to our team as a full-time Mechanical Designer in our York Office. He recently served an internship with us for the past two years. Matthew is a recent graduate of The Pennsylvania State University with a Bachelor of Architectural Engineering with a focus on Mechanical Engineering. During

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Barton Associates’ Joseph Pawell Wins IES Illumination Award

We are pleased to announce that Joseph M. Pawell of our State College office has received a 2017, Philadelphia Section, Philaments IES Illumination Award for the lighting design at the Pennsylvania State University’s Morgan Academic Center at University Park, PA. The Illuminating Engineering Society’s Illumination Awards recognize projects for their ingenuity and originality, as well

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