Case Studies Region: Northeast

Ryan Miranda – Bristol County Agricultural High School

Est. reading time: 5 mins

How many U.S high schools have automatic battery-operated bathroom faucets that recharge when people wash their hands? Now, how many of those schools have robotics to milk cows? Bristol County Agricultural High School in Dighton, Massachusetts, can boast of both—and more—thanks to a $104 million campus renovation and expansion that was nearing completion as Ryan […]

Doug Dolinar – Guidemark & LimnTech Scientific

Est. reading time: 4 mins

A bright orange traffic cone measures a measly 28 inches tall and weighs just pounds. Yet, a row of these can be all that stands between workers and large 18-wheelers and other vehicles barreling down highways at speeds often exceeding 80 miles per hour. “Sometimes trucks are going so fast that they can actually blow […]

Michael Amoroso – Summit Health

Est. reading time: 4 mins

Michael Amoroso is a bit of a Renaissance man, with interests ranging from high finance and engineering to physics and philosophy. As director of facilities at Summit Health, a New Jersey-based for-profit healthcare system, he’s bringing that intellectual dynamism to his work—and helping usher in changes that will keep Summit competitive in the 21st century. […]

Tom Pascarella – Tilles Center for the Performing Arts

Est. reading time: 5 mins

Tom Pascarella had just started in the production department of the Tilles Center for the Performing Arts when a traveling act known as “Children of Uganda” passed through in 2001. In the show, which confronts poverty and social injustice in Uganda, the children play music and tell stories from their homeland.   Pascarella will never forget […]

Joe Bleehash – University of Pittsburgh at Greensburg

Est. reading time: 4 mins

Driving onto the University of Pittsburgh at Greensburg campus, one of the first things people see is the new life sciences building. The two-level building is topped by large high plume dilution fans, which are exhaust systems for chemical hoods in laboratories. Fans like this are typically hidden to make buildings more aesthetically pleasing, but […]

David Miller – Olean General Hospital

Est. reading time: 4 mins

David Miller and his team at Olean General Hospital were more than halfway through renovating a new psychiatric inpatient area when the COVID-19 pandemic forced them to pivot. Instead of completing the area for its intended purpose, they reverted it to a sub-acute rehab area. While that involved undoing work that had already been done, […]

Paul C. White—CEO, Paul White Company

Est. reading time: 4 mins

Known for its verdant forests, rocky coastline and picturesque lighthouses (and lobster, of course), Maine has long been a popular destination for tourists—despite its relatively sparse population. But after a two-decade-long decline, the state has enjoyed a recent surge of inhabitants.   In a state that was already experiencing an acute housing shortage, the need […]

Frank Settleman – Chesapeake Contracting Group

Est. reading time: 4 mins

The old brick warehouse served its purpose on Baltimore’s Inner Harbor for over a century, storing tobacco and other goods before falling into disrepair. But its location prime in a part of the city that’s undergoing creative renewal, a developer looked beyond the cobwebs a few years ago and reached out to an Annapolis-based contractor […]

Daniel Switzer – Wagner College

Est. reading time: 5 mins

He might be part of a disappearing breed, though one might wonder why. After all, there’s something to be said for on-the-job learning, which is how Daniel Switzer came to be director of facilities at Wagner College in 2018 after 20 years in related roles. He also may have been born for the position. “I […]

Billy Demory – Frederick Health

Est. reading time: 4 mins

In 2021, when Billy Demory first spoke to Blueprint, he was tackling the construction and the redesign of heating, ventilation and air conditioning systems for Frederick Health’s new Critical Care Pavilion. At the time, COVID-19 cases were stubbornly high, and the goal was to minimize airborne risks in the hospital. A year later, he proudly […]

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