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State Route 4018 in PennDOT District 5-0 // 09.12.2017

Construction was recently completed for the replacement of two existing stone masonry arch bridges located on State Route 4018 in Washington Township, Lehigh County, PA. The bridges carry State Route 4018 over Trout Creek as well as over Tributary to Trout Creek and were built in 1881. The deterioration of these historical structures resulted in […]

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School’s Back, Power Systems & Safety to the Front // 09.11.2017

Higher Education institutions spend much of the summer executing on capital projects.  Once school’s back in session, it is again time to focus on building operations.  Over 2000 people are treated each year for injuries related to building electrical systems, and many times those affected are facility staffers.  A documented Power Systems Study provides numerous benefits for facility managers. These […]

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School’s Back, Building Operations to the Front // 09.05.2017

Higher Education institutions spend much of the summer executing on capital projects.  Now that school is back, it is time again to focus on building operations.  Commissioning is a systematic quality assurance process to verify that building systems are fully operational and perform interactively according to the design intent and owners requirements. Building Commissioning can […]

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School’s Back, Facility Management to the Front // 08.29.2017

Higher Education institutions spend much of the summer executing on capital projects.  Did you know that the initial spend on a new facility represents only 25% of the overall building’s life cycle cost?  Once school’s back in session, it is time again to focus on building operations.  Savvy facility managers and their partners are optimizing […]

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STEEM Career Linking Academy // 08.18.2017

Borton-Lawson was pleased to welcome the STEEM CareerLinking Academy to our Lehigh Valley office this week. CareerLinking Academies seeks to increase the awareness of Science, Technology, Engineering, Environment, and Math (STEEM) career pathways through project-based learning and activities for girls between the ages of 10 – 12 years old in the Lehigh Valley. Our team did breakout […]

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SR 3004 Emergency Wall Repair – Cressona // 07.24.2017

An existing stone masonry wall supporting SR 3004 adjacent to the Reading Blue Mt & Northern RR collapsed in August of 2016 and required replacement. PennDOT District 5-0 advertised the emergency wall replacement as a Design-Build project and Borton-Lawson teamed with JD Eckman, Inc. to bid the project, who was the successful low bidder on […]

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Advanced Manufacturing Engineering Technology Program // 07.12.2017

Borton-Lawson congratulates the first graduating class of the Advanced Manufacturing Engineering Technology (AMET) program at Johnson College.  Automation Specialist Matthew Peruchetti serves on the AMET Program Advisory Committee. Johnson College began the AMET program in 2015 as a way to upgrade an existing Precision Machining Technology program that would help students transition into the field with […]

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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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