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Burns & McDonnell Expands Capabilities in Mid-Atlantic Region


Burns & McDonnell Expands Capabilities in Mid-Atlantic Region

Four Experienced New Hires Add Depth and Services in Key Market Sectors

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ARLINGTON, Va., Aug. 8, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- Burns & McDonnell has expanded its team in the Mid-Atlantic, adding experienced professionals to grow capabilities and market presence in several key facility design and construction service areas. Scott Chewning, Michael Hathorne, Nick Thornsbury and Eric Venable all recently joined Burns & McDonnell and will serve clients across the region. Learn more about services available.

Burns & McDonnell has expanded its team in the Mid-Atlantic. Scott Chewning (top left), Michael Hathorne (top right), Nick Thornsbury (bottom left) and Eric Venable (bottom right) all recently joined Burns & McDonnell and will serve clients across the region.

"We are growing our team to meet the needs of clients in key markets," says Jeff Ganthner, regional office manager. "These experienced professionals bring years of experience in the commercial, manufacturing, industrial, mission critical, land planning and design and construction/design-build sectors. Adding to the depth of our team will help us be better partners and provide a higher level of service to clients. They know what our clients expect and how we can best tackle their challenges."

New team member located in the Arlington, Virginia, office:

Michael Hathorne, PE, CxA, associate mechanical engineer
Hathorne has more than 23 years of experience as a mechanical engineer working with federal and commercial design contracts. Hathorne's project experience includes mechanical systems design of mission critical facility building and site infrastructure for new, renovated and expanded facilities requiring constant reliable operation.

New team members located in the Norfolk-Hampton Roads (Chesapeake, Virginia) office include:

Eric Venable, PE, project manager
Venable brings more than 22 years of experience, primarily in the maritime industrial markets. With a focus on port and ship facility design and construction, Venable excels at program management for maritime and industrial clients. In his role, Venable leads a team providing architectural and engineering design and construction of marine manufacturing and ship facilities.

Nick Thornsbury, PE, construction project manager
Thornsbury's more than 20 years of experience brings a diverse set of skills through his role as a contractor and consulting engineer in the construction industry. Thornsbury leads a team providing a robust suite of construction services focused on alternative construction delivery, including design-build, engineer procure construct (EPC), and program and construction management services.

Scott Chewning, PE, LEED AP, project manager
Chewning has 20 years of experience in managing detailed design for a variety of federal, commercial, industrial, higher education, retail, housing authority and residential projects located primarily in central Virginia and the greater Hampton Roads area. Chewning, a civil engineer, leads a design team providing master planning and land development services for a diverse set of clients.

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About Burns & McDonnell
Burns & McDonnell is a family of companies made up of more than 6,000 engineers, architects, construction professionals, scientists, consultants and entrepreneurs with offices across the country and throughout the world. We strive to create amazing success for our clients and amazing careers for our employee-owners. Burns & McDonnell is 100 percent employee-owned and is proud to be on Fortune's 2018 list of 100 Best Companies to Work For. For more information, visit

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