Yearly Archives: 2020

Barton Associates’ Welcomes Three Interns

We are pleased to announce and welcome three new interns, Hannah Starolis, Sarah Paschl and Samuel George. Hannah is joining our York team this summer and is a third-year student at York College majoring in Mechanical Engineering with a minor in Mathematics. Prior to college she attended Berks Career and Technology Center where she studied

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Barton Associates’ Team is Growing!

We are pleased to announce and welcome Mitchell D. Lauer as a Mechanical Designer to work in our York office and W. Luke Feczko as a Mechanical Designer to work in our Pittsburgh Office. Mitchell and Luke both recently graduated from Messiah College with a Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering. They will be responsible

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Barton Associates’ Welcomes New Mechanical Designer in State College

We are pleased to announce and welcome Anthony D. Ludwar, EIT as a Mechanical Designer. Anthony recently graduated from the University of Wyoming with a Bachelor of Science in Architectural Engineering and received his Engineer-in-Training Certification. He previously interned with Powder River Heating and Air Conditioning, a design build HVAC and plumbing company and Norton

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Ultra-Violet HVAC Components

A search for “ultraviolet light” on Google™ will yield no less than 91 million search results. UV light sanitizers, industrial UV sanitizers, and thousands of other products show up. These results are an impressive show of our society’s ability to provide millions of pieces of information, all in our living room or office, in just

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Enhanced Filtration

Our next installment in this series on reducing airborne contaminants is focused on increasing the effectiveness of new and existing filtration systems. Some of the concepts in this article are long-proven items, and some are on the forefront of innovation. This article is to provide information for available products, not to recommend a specific approach,

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Airborne Contaminant Mitigation

Since early 2020, it seems just about everyone has an opinion on viruses, disease transmission and what should be done as a society, as a business owner, and as a private citizen. We here are Barton Associates are not healthcare workers, epidemiologists, or even medical students. We are just a group of engineers who believe

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Operation and Maintenance Considerations Before Re-Occupancy

A large portion of commercial, educational, and healthcare facilities have been either partially occupied or unoccupied for several weeks, even months. With extended periods of unoccupancy, building systems can become stagnant, potentially resulting in adverse effects on air systems, domestic water systems and building materials. Most of us know the smell of dust burning off

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Preparing for the New Normal?

Everyone is probably tired of hearing how unprecedented these times are and how the picture of what the “new normal” will look like seems to change on a daily basis. Beyond all of that, we will get back to some sense of normalcy and, when we do, we need to be ready. So what does

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Optimizing Effectiveness of Temporary Isolation Rooms

The recent COVID-19 pandemic events have forced healthcare providers around the globe to find creative ways to isolate infected patients from other patients and healthcare providers, often relying on temporary modifications to their facilities heating, ventilation and air conditioning system to create negative pressure spaces. Often facility managers are forced to work within the confines

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Barton Associates’ Welcomes Senior Mechanical Designer in Pittsburgh Office

We are pleased to announce and welcome Christopher D. Carroll as a Senior Mechanical Designer. Christopher comes to Barton with over 29 years of experience in HVAC design and construction service support for numerous educational and healthcare projects as well as performing arts facilities, high rise hotels and office buildings. He graduated from of the

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