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GNA Career Forum // 05.22.2018

Our very own Dave Yefko spoke to the students at the Greater Nanticoke Area School District for Career Day about engineering.  The students had nothing but positive comments on his presentation and has already been invited to the event next year. The following are some of the comments about what they learned: I learned that […]

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Limit Down Time With a Field Fit Pre-Plan // 04.26.2018

Are you waiting for new equipment to arrive on-site only to find final connections need design adjustments? This may be causing longer than necessary shutdown times and negatively affecting your overall project schedule. Borton-Lawson utilizes the latest 3D technologies in the post-fabrication, pre-installation stage to help prepare a field fit pre-plan. From a fully immersive […]

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Don’t Let Winter Affect Your Project’s Timeline // 11.08.2017

Winter weather can often times complicate the permitting schedule and push back a project’s timeline. Field work and permitting should be an ancillary part of your projects, rather than an obstacle to completing the work. Here are some tips to get your projects moving ahead of winter weather. You don’t have to authorize the entire […]

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Seasonal Restrictions for T&E Species // 10.25.2017

Written by: Brian Derenick As the autumn leaves turn before eventually yielding to a long Pennsylvania winter, design plans are well underway for the next construction season. While Mother Nature may appear to be shutting down for the winter, this time of year is as important as any for engineers, designers and developers to remain […]

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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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