Blog Archives: Buildings & Campus


COVID-19 & HVAC: How to Reduce Your Risks

Posted by Stuart Heisey on Thursday, August 13, 2020

While there is little to suggest that HVAC systems are significant contributors to the spread of disease, there are things that can be done with HVAC systems to reduce risk in occupied spaces. While... 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 01, 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 03, 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


What Does Energy Production Look Like in 2050?

Posted by Jeff Euclide on Friday, October 06, 2017

When I was taking a fuel science course at Penn State in the 80’s, it was right after the first energy crisis, with long lines at the gas pump and schools shutting down because of insufficient... Read More

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Categories: Buildings & Campus  |  Oil & Gas Infrastructure

Tagged: Energy Planning & Management  |  Natural Gas


Pennsylvania's Act 129 Lighting Rebate Summary Guide

Posted by Chris Darosh on Thursday, September 22, 2016

monthly savings and rebates!?! sounds too good to be true…Before we get too far into the nitty-gritty details on how to recoup some of the dollars you’re investing in energy-efficient... Read More

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Categories: Buildings & Campus

Tagged: Electrical  |  Energy Planning & Management  |  Budgeting & Funding  |  Facility Planning & Management  |  Lighting


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