Yearly Archives: 2019

Changes to PA UCC Code: Lighting Code Changes 2009 vs 2015 IECC

“Hearing can be deceiving, seeing is believing, but feeling – that’s the naked truth” is a phrase which can be applied to many highly anticipated events in life. For the building industry, Pennsylvania’s long-awaited jump to the 2015 (2018 in Philadelphia) ICC International Codes last October was one of these greatly anticipated events. Historically, anticipation

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Barton Associates’ Lighting Design Recognized by the Illuminating Engineering Society

We are pleased to announce that Barton’s Jennifer Harrington, PE, LC; Kiley Johns, EIT, LC; and Yancy Unger, PE was recently honored with a 2019 Certificate of Merit from the Illuminating Engineering Society (IES) Philadelphia Section for the lighting design of the Pennsylvania State University’s New Recital Hall and Music 1 Building Renovations at University

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Changes to PA UCC Code: Electrical Code Changes to the IBC and NEC

As has been discussed in previous editions of “Insights”, Pennsylvania has recently updated their baseline building codes from the 2009 International Codes to the 2015 International Codes. Along with that change comes not only revisions contained in the International Codes themselves, but also updated references to other standards including the 2014 National Electrical Code (previously

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We’re Presenting at the 2019 AICUP Member Meeting on Collaboration!

Please join Steve Bobb, Director of Projects at Dickinson College, Carson Parr, AIA, LEED AP BD+C, Partner at RLPS Architects and Michael Rader, PE, CEM, President & CEO at Barton Associates as they present at the 2019 AICUP Member Meeting on Collaboartion. Presenation: A 2nd Life for a 50-Year Old Building When: June 19, 2019

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Changes to PA UCC Code: Plumbing Code Changes 2009 vs 2015 IECC/IPC

Change. Whether good, bad, or somewhere in between, we must accept change and constantly adapt in order to move forward, grow and even improve. Changes in the International Plumbing and Energy Conservation Codes are no exception. The Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, except for the City of Philadelphia, adopted the 2015 International Codes the past October, superseding

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Changes to PA UCC Code: Mechanical Code Changes 2009 vs 2015 IECC/IMC

The change from the 2009 International Codes to the 2015 International codes in Pennsylvania, except for the City of Philadelphia, ushered in many substantial changes when it comes to mechanical system design, construction and operation. Similar to other code updates, the hike toward sustainable design and operation continues in these common areas: increased equipment efficiency

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Changes to Pennsylvania UCC Code: The Overview

The Pennsylvania’s Uniform Construction Code (UCC) first began being enforced in April 2004. Fourteen years later, Act 35 of 2017 updated the code requirements to the 2015 International Codes. Application of this new standard began for all projects without a signed construction contract on October 1, 2018. The grace period for permit application for projects

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Barton Associates’ Announces Promotion of Robert J. Allen, PE, CPD

We are proud to announce the promotion of Robert J. Allen, PE, CPD to Regional Technical Director of Plumbing/Fire Protection Engineering! Robert has been with Barton Associates for over 21 years. In his new role, he is responsible for providing technical leadership to the plumbing/fire protection engineering staff within the York Office. He will directly

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We’re Speaking at the Spring KAPPA 2019 Conference!

Please join us at the Spring 2019 KAPPA conference hosted by Millersville University Presentation: Mold and Moisture in Schools Presentation: Stephen Oskin, PE, LEED AP and Michael Rader, PE, CEM When: March 13 @ 10:40 am Where: Lancaster County Convention Center Objective:  This presentation offers an overview of mold and moisture control, focusing on educational facilities in the Mid-Atlantic

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Barton Associates’ Welcomes New Mechanical Designer

We are pleased to announce and welcome Cole D. Romanoski as a Mechanical Designer to work in our York office. Cole graduated from of the Pennsylvania College of Technology with an Associate’s Degree in Computer Aided Design and received his Bachelor’s Degree in Engineering Design Technology. He has three years of experience in Mechanical Drafting

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