New Key Hire

New Key Hire – Christina Samodulski, PE  – Principal/Director of Electrical Engineering

PWI Engineering is pleased to announce the hiring of Christina Samodulski, PE as a Principal and Director of Electrical Engineering. Christina is dedicated to the acute healthcare market and will help facilitate the firm’s sustainable growth strategy in the healthcare sector.

GBCA Award for Best Healthcare Project

GBCA Award – Best Healthcare Project: Jefferson Health New Jersey – Silvestri Patient Tower 

We are honored to be part of the design team for this GBCA Award for Best Healthcare Project. Kudos to P. Agnes Inc.CallisonRTKLO’Donnell & Naccarato.

The first phase of this project included the construction of an 836-car parking garage. This initial phase includes the construction of a temporary parking lot, the relocation of underground utilities, the construction of an underground retention basin, and the relocation of the municipality’s sanitary lift station. The second phase of this project features the construction of a new patient tower. The 270,000 SF, seven-story Silvestri Tower at Jefferson Washington Township Hospital features 90 private rooms; a main hospital entrance with covered drop off; 2-story light-filled hospital lobby with a café and other visitor amenities; family space in room and waiting areas; Registration, pre-admission testing, gift shop and coffee shop; hospital cafeteria with outdoor seating; same-day surgery unit & recovery room (PACU); Central Processing Distribution Center (CPD); 1st floor Diagnostic Center with 29% shell space, 2nd Floor 100% shell space for future surgical suites; 3rd Floor Critical Care Floor; 4th & 5th floors – General Acute care Patient Floors; 6th floor – 100% shell space for future General Acute Patient Floor; 7th floor – Penthouse; and Roof with Helipad. family space in room and waiting areas; Registration, pre-admission testing, gift shop and coffee shop.  

2022 New Jersey Alliance for Action Award

The New Jersey Alliance for Action honored 18 major capital construction projects totaling $5 billion.

PWI was one of the major  partners to receive this award for a 4.6MW Combined Heat and Power project for Morristown Medical Center located in Morristown, New Jersey.

This and other selected projects, reflect the most impactful of current daily activities in major construction and infrastructure initiatives in the state. The projects honored cover mass transit, healthcare, academia, aviation, water supply, bridges, gas, electric, and other categories.

Congratulations to all the major partners on the team: Cogen Power Technologies, Morristown Medical Center, Atlantic Health System, Bette & Cring Construction Group, Holt Construction, Solar Turbines, JJ Crewe & Sons, Cleaver Brooks, The Barham Group, Bay Crane, Allan Briteway Electrical Contractors, Inc., J. Fletcher Creamer & Sons, Inc., PWI Engineering, Industrial Contracting & Rigging Company, Inc.,  and Philadelphia Equipment Company.


Mercury Rising – Part 1

Bradley Bathgate, PE
President and Practicing Principal at PWI Engineering

With all of the talk of Combined Heat and Power, CHP, Cogeneration, Cogen, and Distributed Generation there are a lot of medical facilities and academic institutions that want to reduce the costs of producing energy, reduce their carbon footprint, and make a resilient infrastructure. Feasibility studies are the start of this process, and in our company’s opinion one of the most important parts. Don’t ever fall for the free feasibility study. This study will be the road map to the future. I always make the analogy that if you are having a medical problem, you go to the doctor that is going to give you the best advice that is proven with experience, not the one on the corner giving out the free advice. Find the firm that has the most experience and will give you a study that you will feel comfortable sitting in front of your boss and asking for millions of dollars, and possibly putting your job on the line. Read more “Mercury Rising – Part 1”

The Additional Considerations for N+1 with CHP at a Hospital.

Bradley Bathgate, PE
President and Practicing Principal at PWI Engineering
I was recently asked about the reliability of CHP at a hospital and what the thoughts were about having redundant units, known as N+1, or a standby CHP System. Although resilient and reliable at first thought, the ramifications of N+1 for constant power/thermal generation can be costly in the beginning and throughout the life of the plant. With CHP you are now integrating yourself more into other parts of the energy and infrastructure industries than before with the traditional systems. Let’s break things down to better grasp understanding.

Read more “The Additional Considerations for N+1 with CHP at a Hospital.”

Continued Increase in Demand for Engineering Courses Welcomed

As skill shortages continue, Engineers Ireland has welcomed a 10 per cent increase in the number of students receiving a round one offer to study a Level 8 engineering course.

The professional membership body for engineers in Ireland encouraged those who received a CAO offer of an engineering course to accept their offer and pursue a career in a rewarding sector that provides limitless opportunities.

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New Jersey’s Leading Infrastructure Project Award

NJ Alliance for Action paid tribute to more than 400 contracting, developer, engineering, higher education, utility, labor and other leaders for billions of dollars worth of ongoing construction work at New Jersey’s Leading Infrastructure Projects. PWI was the recipient for the Cooper University Hospital’s Combined Heat and Power (CHP) Plant in Camden, New Jersey. Brad Bathgate was the Project Manager and accepts the award on behalf of PWI. (Pictured left end)
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Engineering Reports: A New Broad Scope Open Access Journal

We undoubtedly live in one of the fastest evolving times, with scientific and technological advances permeating our daily lives at a relentless “race-for-space” -like pace. The diversity, breadth, and implications of this new technological revolution are unprecedented. Some refer to this era as the dawn of the Fourth Industrial Revolution or the Second Machine Age; a time of changes and disruptions characterized by pioneering digital technologies that tightly connect physical, digital, and biological worlds.
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Lancaster County is a rapidly growing region and home to over 500,000 residents that make up its 200,000 family households. As the only trauma center in the area, Lancaster General Hospital’s vision was to serve as a fully-functioning sanctuary in the event of any natural disaster or power interruption—to be known as “The Light on the Hill.” The loss of electricity is