Blog Archives: Buildings & Campus


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  |  Budgeting & Funding  |  Facility Planning & Management  |  Lighting


Avoiding ESCO/GESA Contract Pitfalls

Posted by Bryan Haag on Monday, June 20, 2016

So, you’ve decided that a performance/energy service contract or Guaranteed Energy Savings Agreement (GESA) is the best way to fund your facility or utility project…great! They are a... Read More

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Categories: Buildings & Campus

Tagged: Energy Planning & Management  |  Budgeting & Funding  |  Facility Planning & Management  |  Engineering


Financing Campus Central Utility Energy Projects: Your Goose That Lays Golden Eggs

Posted by Bryan Haag on Thursday, February 04, 2016

It isn’t any secret to facility managers that campus central utility projects can offer quick paybacks and sizeable annual savings for your campus, through energy reductions. Furthermore, those... Read More

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Categories: Buildings & Campus

Tagged: Energy Planning & Management  |  Environmental  |  Mechanical  |  Engineering


Preserving History & Nature; Building Character

Posted by Lenette Wells on Monday, January 18, 2016

Our historic buildings and natural places hold both intrinsic and economic value. They are the heart, and soul of our communities, that give them their distinguishing characteristics. As we... Read More

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Categories: Buildings & Campus

Tagged: Architectural  |  Space Utilization  |  Facility Planning & Management  |  Engineering


Engaging in Advocacy

Posted by Scott Compton on Thursday, July 30, 2015

As licensed professionals, architects and engineers are governed by federal, state and local laws. Those laws are constantly changing in ways that affect our practice.  In every legislative... Read More

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

Tagged: Architectural  |  Engineering


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