Conversion of 2 Dormitory HVAC Systems from Two-Pipe to Four Pipe Systems

Conversion of 2 Dormitory HVAC Systems from Two-Pipe to Four Pipe Systems

SSM performed a detailed field survey of each building.  The existing fan coil units were located in extremely tight spaces above the ceiling.  Converting the system from a two-pipe system to a four-pipe system required detailed coordination with existing architecture and other utilities. 

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Building Conversion | Mansfield University

Foor and Associates Architects

Mansfield, PA

Mansfield University

Mansfield University

Study and preliminary design for the conversion of a 2,400 square foot lecture hall into three separate functional spaces by the installation of moveable partitions. HVAC and electrical systems needed to be reconfigured to function as three individual zones. SSM performed a survey of existing HVAC and electrical systems, determined how to modify these system to support the new architectural layout for the space, and estimated the cost of construction for the renovations. SSM also evaluated the existing structure to determine if it could support the proposed moveable partitions.

Structural Assessment for Coal Breaker Reconstruction/Stabilization

Structural Assessment for Coal Breaker Reconstruction/Stabilization

Assessed the existing condition of the timber-framed structure and provided structural engineering analysis and design to replace or reconstruct a portion of the Breaker.Assessed the existing condition of the timber-framed structure and provided structural engineering analysis and design to replace or reconstruct a portion of the Breaker.

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Structural Engineering for Adaptive Residential Reuse of Former School

AFTER: DUFFY SCHOOL APARTMENTS ADDITION

AFTER: DUFFY SCHOOL APARTMENTS ADDITION

Kramer Marks Architects | Duffy School Apartments

Florence, New Jersey

When the Marcella L. Duffy School was established as Florence School No. 1 in the 1870s, the four-classroom building was the first public school in the community.  Located in Florence, New Jersey, this project involved the development of 53 units of affordable, senior housing.  The original 1870s school building required substantial on-site inspection during construction.  A three-story wood framed addition extended the building.

The project emphasized the adaptive reuse and rehabilitation of the Duffy School into an apartment building featuring historic renovation / revitalization of the former school, completed in 1924, plus new amenities for today's lifestyle.  The sustainable design features of this project satisfy the standards of New Jersey’s ENERGY Efficient Homes and USGBC LEED© for Homes programs.

 

BEFORE: DUFFY SCHOOL APARTMENTS

BEFORE: DUFFY SCHOOL APARTMENTS

AFTER: DUFFY SCHOOL APARTMENTS

AFTER: DUFFY SCHOOL APARTMENTS

 

 

 

Structural Engineering for Adaptive Residential Reuse of Factory

BEFORE | Union Pants Mfg. Co.

BEFORE | Union Pants Mfg. Co.

Kramer Marks Architects | Mission First Housing

Bordentown, New Jersey

This project involved the development of 48 units of affordable, senior housing. The project features the adaptive reuse and rehabilitation of the former Eagle Shirt Company factory (aka Union Pants Mfg. Co.) into 21 one-bedroom apartments, and the new construction of an addition for 27 one-bedroom aparments. The building required substantial repairs due to fire damage and foundation subsidence. The three-story wood framed addition nearly doubled the footprint of the original building.Five of the 48 units will provide supportive housing or veterans. The sustainable design features of this project satisfy the standards of New Jersey's ENERGY Efficient homes and USGBC LEED for Homes programs.

BEFORE | Union Pants Mfg. Co.

BEFORE | Union Pants Mfg. Co.