Philadelphia — Pennoni Associates acquired the assets of 40-person firm B.D. Abel Inc., of Wilmington, Del. The firm, which is one of the only engineering firms in the tri-state area to offer NEBB certified HVAC Testing and Balancing services, will now do business as B.D. Abel, a Pennoni Company.

“Perhaps just as important as the capabilities that the team at B.D. Abel will bring to Pennoni is the cultural match that exists between our two firms,” said Pennoni’s Chief Operating 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-effective solutions on-time and within budget.”

Founded in 1975, B.D. Abel has a strong reputation for providing engineering for laboratory and research facilities, clean room design, chiller/boiler plants, variable temperature/variable humidity environments, process and manufacturing, and electrical power design as well as standard mechanical, HVAC, and lighting design.

Adding to the unique offerings of the firm, B.D. Abel is certified by the National Environmental Balancing Bureau (NEBB) for Testing, Adjusting and Balancing of Air and Hydronic Systems. B.D. Abel is also certified by NEBB in Building Systems Commissioning for HVAC and Plumbing. B.D. Abel’s capabilities in Testing and Balancing will be an additional service for Pennoni and will be value-added to the firm’s existing client base, as well as opening new and exciting opportunities with potential clients.

B.D. Abel’s president, Robert Hayden, P.E., will now serve as associate vice president at Pennoni. The addition of B.D. Abel further strengthens Pennoni’s MEP engineering capabilities and provides an expanded client base for all Pennoni services.

“Pennoni’s commitment to superior client service aligned with our approach of targeting long–term relationships with our clients,” said Mr. Hayden. “We enjoy having to prove our value over and over again and Pennoni has been doing that longer than we have. We look forward to bringing our combined services to trusted existing clients, as well as new ones.”