Blog Archives: Buildings & Campus


Ceiling Fans: Summertime Savior or Super-Spreader?

Posted by Stuart Heisey on Friday, May 21, 2021

With the warm temperatures arriving in the northeast, you may be thinking about turning on those ceiling or box fans, to bring some much-needed relief. But does that additional air movement and... Read More

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Categories: Buildings & Campus

Tagged: Mechanical  |  Health & Safety  |  COVID-19


Maximizing COVID Mitigation Projects on Campus

Posted by Stuart Heisey on Monday, April 26, 2021

Use data-driven strategies to tackle urgent challenges with long-term vision Are you trying to upgrade your spaces to get your students and instructors back to full-time in-person learning... Read More

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Categories: Buildings & Campus

Tagged: Mechanical  |  Budgeting & Funding  |  Facility Planning & Management  |  Engineering  |  Health & Safety  |  COVID-19


COVID-19 & HVAC: How to Reduce Your Risks

Posted by Stuart Heisey on Thursday, August 13, 2020

Aerosol spread of COVID-19 has been confirmed by the CDC as a transmission source. There are things that can be done with HVAC systems to reduce risk in occupied spaces. Additionally, every one of... Read More

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Categories: Buildings & Campus

Tagged: Mechanical  |  Health & Safety  |  COVID-19


Building Humidity: Issues, Problems, & Causes

Posted by Stuart Heisey on Friday, July 31, 2020

Why is humidity suddenly such a common problem?Are you a building owner or facility manager that has experienced high levels of relative humidity in your buildings or high volumes of complaints about... Read More

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Categories: Buildings & Campus

Tagged: Mechanical


How to Implement a GIS Program on the Modern Campus - Webinar On Demand

Posted by Katie O'Regan on Wednesday, July 1, 2020

My colleague, Leo Scott, Jr., AICP, and I hosted a webinar to discuss how GIS can help colleges and universities tackle the challenges presented by rapidly evolving campuses and pedagogy. We covered... Read More

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Categories: Buildings & Campus

Tagged: GIS Mapping


Preventing Humidity Issues in Vacant Buildings

Posted by Stuart Heisey on Friday, April 3, 2020

During these unprecedented times, schools, offices, restaurants, hotels, and many other businesses and organizations are shut down. One of the biggest questions now faced by facilities staff: what to... Read More

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Categories: Buildings & Campus

Tagged: Mechanical  |  Engineering  |  COVID-19


Act 50 PA One Call Updates: Not Just for Excavators Anymore

Posted by Christine Gunsaullus on Tuesday, June 12, 2018

We’re all familiar with the Pennsylvania One Call System. My first two co-op jobs at Aqua PA and Sun Pipeline introduced me to the “Call Before You Dig” rules, and over the years,... Read More

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Categories: Buildings & Campus  |  Industrial & Manufacturing  |  Municipal Infrastructure  |  Oil & Gas Infrastructure  |  Entech, Engineering, & Beyond

Tagged: Regulations


De-Icing Without Damaging Historic Masonry

Posted by Joshua Kiehl on Thursday, March 15, 2018

As winter arrives, bringing with it ice and snow, historic building owners are faced with the additional challenge of keeping walkways and steps around their facilities safe for pedestrians and clear... Read More

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Categories: Buildings & Campus

Tagged: Architectural  |  Historic Preservation


SRBC Registration of Grandfathered Water Uses

Posted by Mary Peters on Monday, November 27, 2017

More than 1,300 facilities received a notice this month from the Susquehanna River Basin Commission (SRBC), outlining their new program to register unapproved water withdrawals and consumptive water... Read More

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Categories: Buildings & Campus  |  Industrial & Manufacturing  |  Municipal Infrastructure

Tagged: Potable Water  |  Regulations


OSHA 1910 Updates: Don’t Trip Up!

Posted by Christine Gunsaullus on Tuesday, November 14, 2017

Earlier this year, while writing specifications for a storage tank rehabilitation, I pulled up OSHA Section 29 CFR Part 1910.23 online and stared in disbelief. This standard used to provide design... Read More

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Categories: Buildings & Campus  |  Industrial & Manufacturing  |  Municipal Infrastructure  |  Oil & Gas Infrastructure

Tagged: Regulations


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