Mid Atlantic Real Estate Journal — Pennsylvania — February 14 - 27, 2014 — 11C


Expands energy initiative with new hires Pennoni Associates acquires B.D. Abel, Inc. Engineering E ngineering P roject N ews

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e n g i n e e r - ing, design, and consult- ing firm an- nounced the acqui s i t i on of the assets of 40-person f i rm B . D . Abel Inc. , of Wilmington, DE. The firm, which is one of the only e n g i n e e r - ing firms in the tri-state area to offer NEBB certi- f i ed HVAC Testing and B a l a n c i n g services, will now do busi- ness as B.D. Abel, a Pen- non i Com- pany. “Pe r hap s P

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just as important as the capa- bilities that the team at B.D. Abel will bring to Pennoni is the cultural match that ex- ists between our two firms,” said Pennoni’s chief operat- ing officer David DeLizza, PE . “Their motto of “Focus on Results” is a mantra shared here at Pennoni, making sure that above all we are focused on the needs of our clients and providing creative, cost-ef- fective solutions on-time and within budget.” B.D. Abel’s president, Rob- ert Hayden, PE , will now serve as associate vice presi- dent at Pennoni. The addition of B.D. Abel further strength- ens Pennoni’s MEP engineer- ing capabilities and provides an expanded client base for all Pennoni services. In addition Pennoni is pleased to announce the fol- lowing hires to further so- lidify the firm’s energy ca- pabilities: Edward Patton, PE, LEED AP , has joined the firm as energy division manager and will work out “Craig has proven himself as a well-rounded engineer, an organized project manager, and a creative structural designer,” said principal Matthew J. Daw, PE, LEED AP . “He has been recognized for his commit- ment and contributions, which have been a critical part of the firm’s continued growth.” Swift’s current involvement ranges from renovations at Gettysburg College and Vir- ginia Tech to design for new construction at Old Dominion University, management of a multi-year continuing services

of the firm’s Pittsburgh of- fice. And Michael Cromer, PG , has joined the firm as a senior geologist and will work out of the firm’s West Chester office. Pennoni has expertise in renewable energy as well as energy efficiency analysis and design, and can evaluate the economic and operational impacts of these technologies on a client’s facility.

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Edward Patton “We are excited to expand our energy team with these new additions,” said Pen- noni senior vice president for Strategic Growth, Joe Viscuso, PE . “The energy sector is wide-ranging and changing rapidly. The addition of both Ed and Mike will allow Pennoni to keep our clients informed of the emerging tech- nologies that will benefit their operations. Ed’s knowledge and expertise in the industry will allow him to immediately step in and expand our initia- tives while Mike’s attention to client service and detail make him an excellent choice to join our firm.” n Keast & Hood names Craig Swift associate Michael Cromer

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civil and structural engineer- ing contract for the National Institute of Standards and Technology, and additional work in Haiti, including pro bono structural design for an orphanage and a school. Swift holds a Master of Sci- ence in Civil Engineering with a structural/earthquake focus from UCLA and a B.S. in Engi- neering Science and Mechanics from Virginia Tech. He is a reg- istered engineer in Maryland and California, where he also holds the Registered Structural Engineer (SE) designation. n

C r a i g D . Swi f t , PE, SE , LEED AP , an as - sociate of the firm. Based in the Wash- ington office since 2010, Sw i f t p r o -

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