News & Insights

Barton’s New 2024 Promotions

It is a very exciting time at Barton as we are excited to announce four of our employee-owners have been promoted for their hard work and dedication. Congratulations to Roger Thies, Stephen Oskin, Kenneth McLain, and Kyle Courtney.  “The new leadership structure marks the beginning of the next phase in the evolution and growth at … Read more

Don’t Let Lead Times Create Bad Times

If you are considering a new building or a major renovation in 2024, you are already too late.  You may even have difficulty finishing in 2025.  For structural materials, mechanical equipment, electrical gear, and many other critical building components, the time from when it is ordered until it arrives on site has increased dramatically since … Read more

Meet Barton Associates Talented 2024 Interns

We are pleased to introduce and welcome Barton Associates’ interns Elizabeth Duffy, Nicole Esselstyn, Isabelle Willison, Roman Rennebeck, Chloe Cipar, Reagan Warenda, Lauren Heisler, and Logan Kresge to the team!   “We are excited to announce the hiring of Elizabeth, Nicole, Isabelle, Roman, Chloe, Reagan, Lauren, and Logan for internships with Barton Associates this spring … Read more

Weighing a Delayed Project Start? Consider Changes Coming in 2024 

Significant changes are set to affect the building industry this year. National changes like refrigerant phase-outs due to global warming potential, and regional changes, like the tri-annual code updates. While increased cost of capital may have some owners thinking about delaying projects, other factors should be considered to have a full picture of what that delay … Read more

Mary Taylor Earns LEED AP BD+C Accreditation

We are pleased to announce that Mary I. Taylor, EIT has passed her exam to earn her LEED AP (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design Accredited Professional) BD+C accreditation! Administered by the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC), the LEED AP BD+C credential denotes professionals with expertise in the design and construction phases of green buildings … Read more

John A. Funkhouser Joins Our Electrical Team

We are pleased to announce that John A. Funkhouser is joining our York office as the newest member of our Electrical Engineering team! “We’re extremely excited to welcome John to our Barton team, as he brings a wealth of knowledge and experience to our electrical bullpen!” said Wesley L. Stiles, Director of Electrical Engineering. John … Read more

Barton Associates, Inc. Welcomes Darren C. Narango

We are pleased to announce that Darren C. Narango is joining our York office as the newest member of our Information Technology team! “Very happy to have Darren join our team! The help and resiliency Darren will provide will be crucial to business operations and future growth” said Corey J. Jackson, Systems Administrator/Manager. Darren comes … Read more

Solar Energy: Bright Idea or Not?

As energy resources become more scarce and global political issues threaten energy security and standards of living, the developed world has been focusing on alternative sources of energy. These sources of energy have ranged from renewable natural gas and “clean coal” to naturally renewable sources such as wind and solar. With any new energy transition, … Read more

Compounding Pharmacy Design, Construction, and Operation: Pharmacy Certification Standards

Certification that the cleanroom is operating within the ranges set forth is the final step before occupancy and use of the pharmacy.  The goal of the HVAC systems design is so that the users have a functional system that meets their requirements which they have verified is safe for compounding. United States Pharmacopeia (USP) <797> … Read more

Tawnie A. Platts, hired as Construction Services Administrator

We are pleased to announce Tawnie A. Platts is joining our York Office as a Construction Services Administrator! “We are delighted to have Tawnie join our team as we continue our efforts to provide our customers with the best possible service and solutions.” said Jonathan B. Slagel, Vice President. Tawnie comes to Barton with over … Read more

Compounding Pharmacy Design, Construction, and Operation: Pressure, Temperature, and Humidity

Compounding hazardous drugs is a chemically volatile process, which means that tight control of air pressure, temperature, and humidity is required. Thus, when designing compounding areas, it is critical to determine an acceptable time delay before alarming and when and how often to report these values when out of compliance. Most mechanical systems are not … Read more

Michael H. Ginder, PE, LEED AP becomes an NFPA Certified Emergency Power System Specialist for Health Care (CEPSS-HC)

We are pleased to announce that Michael H. Ginder, PE, LEED AP has passed his exam to become an NFPA Certified Emergency Power System Specialist for Health Care (CEPSS-HC).  The National Fire Protection Association created the CEPSS-HC credential in response to the U.S. Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) rulings requiring facilities to develop … Read more

Compounding Pharmacy Design, Construction, and Operation: Changes Coming Fall 2023

Compounding pharmacies require tight temperature, relative humidity, and pressurization control to operate in compliance with the current standards. Those standards are set to change in the coming months, and we’ve put together a series of articles to help navigate the new requirements. Balancing and actively controlling the airflow to achieve the correct pressure relationships in … Read more

Joshua D. Lange Earns Professional Engineer License

We are pleased to announce that Joshua D. Lange earned his Professional Engineer (PE) license from the Pennsylvania State Registration Board for Professional Engineers, Land Surveyors and Geologists. The license allows him to prepare, sign, seal and submit engineering plans and drawings for public and private clients as well as municipalities and authorities. Josh first … Read more

Michael H. Ginder, PE, LEED AP named Director of Electrical Engineering – Healthcare

We are excited to announce that Michael H. Ginder, PE, LEED AP has been promoted to Director of Electrical Engineering – Healthcare! “As Barton continues to expand into new healthcare markets, Mike’s experience and healthcare expertise will be critical to ensure that our team continues to deliver high-quality solutions for our clients demand,” said Barton’s … Read more

Barton Associates Adds to Growing Engineering Team

We are excited to announce that Barton’s Sarah C. Kane and Adelaide L. Pearce have recently transitioned from interns to full-time employees. Adelaide and Sarah had both interned with Barton for the past year. Adelaide interned at our York office, while Sarah served in our State College office. After completing their internships, they both have … Read more

A Collaboration – Patient Care Area Classifications and Risk Assessments

There is an aspect of healthcare facility design that neither the design team nor the healthcare facility can avoid in any project – the classification of patient care areas and associated risk assessments. The Facility Guidelines Institute (FGI) Design and Construction for Hospitals, and FGI Design and Construction for Outpatient Facilities, and NFPA 99, The … Read more