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PSPE Keystone Northeast Chapter Officers // 06.21.2017

Borton-Lawson continues to actively support the Keystone Northeast Chapter of the Pennsylvania Society of Professional Engineers (PSPE) by coordinating events with local professionals and students, attending workshops, and volunteering for Chapter officer positions. Four Borton-Lawson employees were recently elected, re-elected, or assumed roles on the Chapter’s Board. Congratulations to Brian Mattern, Mary K. Hudson, Brian Palmiter and Christopher Hetro […]

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ASCE Pittsburgh Younger Member Forum // 06.08.2017

The ASCE Pittsburgh Younger Member Forum (YMF) provides an opportunity for young civil engineers to become familiar with the civil engineering community and get involved in ASCE early in their careers.  The YMF also allows younger engineers to build their professional network, give back to our communities, and interact socially. YMF provides younger members with […]

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Flat Gravel Pad Detention Basin // 05.01.2017

Did you know that Range Resources (RRC) recently presented their “Flat Gravel Pad Detention Basin” to the Marcellus Shale Coalition’s Surface Use Committee at the last member meeting? Karl Matz, PE and Mike Hazlett, PE from Range presented on their experience with the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection’s (PADEP) Alternative BMP Approval process. RRC spent more than a […]

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Tom Lawson Keynote Speaker at Wilkes University Engineering Banquet // 04.17.2017

Borton-Lawson Executive Vice President Emeritus Thomas Lawson was the keynote speaker at Wilkes University’s Engineering Banquet and Order of the Engineer Ceremony. Mr. Lawson’s  presentation was titled “Design and Construction: Bloomsburg Flood Management Project.”  His talk focused around the recently-completed flood wall in Bloomsburg, and the challenges he and his team faced on the project. Borton-Lawson served […]

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Pennsylvania DEP Flood Protection Workshop Presentation // 04.12.2017

Borton-Lawson’s Water/Wastewater Manager Samantha Albert joined Sayre Borough Manager David Jarrett to present at the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection’s Flood Protection Conference and Workshop. The presentation focused on the recently-built Oliver Lane Stormwater Pump Station. Borton-Lawson was responsible for the design, bidding and construction administration services of the project.     The September 2011 flood damaged […]

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Celebrating National Surveyors Week // 03.23.2017

This week marks National Surveyors Week, a time set aside by the profession to promote public recognition of surveying and honor the role surveyors play in the nation’s economy. National Surveyors Week aims to highlight both surveyors’ contributions throughout history and the new technologies that are influencing the future direction of the profession. Our survey team works […]

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ASCE Philadelphia YMF Social // 02.02.2017

Borton-Lawson was proud to be one of the sponsors of  the Younger Member Forum (YMF) of the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) Philadelphia Section annual winter social. The event brought together over 150 engineers in the local Philadelphia area. The ASCE Philadelphia Younger Member Forum (YMF) is an organization for members of the American Society of […]

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Think About Energy Briefing // 01.20.2017

Borton-Lawson joined Cabot Oil & Gas, UGI Energy Services and Pennsylvania Lt. Governor Mike Stack earlier this week for the Think About Energy Briefing held at Lehigh Career & Technical Institute. The event featured three panel discussions: “Pennsylvania’s Energy Revolution,” “Fueling the Region,” and “Natural Gas: Working for Businesses and Families.” Borton-Lawson’s Scott Bush was part of […]

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A Day in the Life of Our Surveyors // 01.09.2017

Borton-Lawson’s Survey Manager Chad Keating takes us behind the scenes to look at what a typical day is like for his teams. The work life of a surveyor is one of variety, whether it be in project types, work conditions or skills required. A typical day for our surveyors starts at 6:30am, when they begin to load their […]

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Keystone Northeast Chapter of PSPE // 01.06.2017

The Keystone Northeast Chapter of the Pennsylvania Society of Professional Engineers (PSPE) recently hosted their December Holiday Luncheon. Borton-Lawson’s A.J. Speicher, P.E. conducted the technical instruction portion of the meeting which counted for 1.0 PDH (professional development hour). Mr. Speicher’s presentation was “Building Commissioning: A process to Save Energy” and described the commissioning process, how […]

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