Yearly Archives: 2019

Congratulations to Barton Associates’ Newest CPDT, Madison A. Stine!

We are pleased to announce that Madison A. Stine, EIT, CPDT passed the Certified Plumbing Design Technician exam with American Society of Plumbing Engineers. Madison joined Barton in 2018 and has worked on several healthcare and education projects for clients such as WellSpan, RWJBarnabas Health, UPMC Pinnacle and Dickinson College. She graduated from the Pennsylvania

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Barton Associates’ Welcomes New Mechanical Designer in York

We are pleased to announce and welcome Hunter L. Shank as a Mechanical Designer to work in our York office. Hunter graduated from of the Pennsylvania State University with a Bachelor of Science degree in Mechanical Engineering with a Minor in Engineering Mechanics. Hunter brings with him several years of experience in HVAC and Fire

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Barton Associates’ Welcomes Back Michael W. Lucas, PE

We are pleased to announce and welcome back Michael W. Lucas, PE as Project Manager/Electrical Engineer to work in our State College Office. Michael was previously employed with the firm from 2011-2017 and worked on several educational projects for clients such as the Pennsylvania State University, Lock Haven University of PA and Bucknell University. Michael

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Barton Associates’ Welcomes New CADD/BIM Technician

We are pleased to welcome Ashley M. Crouse to our team as a full-time CADD/BIM Technician in the State College Office. She recently served an externship with us during her last semester of school. Ashley recently graduated with high honors from South Hills School of Business & Technology with an Associate in Specialized Technology Degree

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Barton Associates’ Announces Promotion of Corey J. Jackson

We are proud to announce the promotion of Corey J. Jackson to System Administrator/Manager! Corey has been with Barton Associates for over 12 years and will continue to be responsible to assure that all network equipment, servers, printers, plotters, and computers meet the firm’s needs and provide security and back-up for all network data.  

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Power Quality in Healthcare Facilities

Power quality can have a significant impact on a building’s electrical distribution system and the associated loads. The results of poor power quality can range from operational issues and premature failure of equipment to additional charges on your utility bill that can negatively affect an organization’s bottom line. One of the load types proven to

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Emergency Responder Radio Coverage Systems

In an emergency, firefighters rely on good communication to coordinate their efforts and keep each other safe. They may approach a fire area deep within a building and realize they need additional personnel or equipment. If your building is especially large, has thick concrete walls, or has a lot of equipment that creates interference, the

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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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