Arena Hub 2018 Tornado Rebuild – Wilkes-Barre, PA


Project: Arena Hub 2018 Tornado Rebuild – Wilkes-Barre, PA
Damage: Approximately $18 Million

On June 15, 2018 an EF2 tornado struck the heart of Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania’s commerce center and caused at least $18 million dollars in damage.   The commercial hub is considered one of the busiest shopping centers in Northeastern Pennsylvania.
Keystone Structural Group, in conjunction with Miller Rosentel Associates, were requested by the shopping center ownership team to conduct structural survey inspections, assessment reports, repair plans and specifications for recoverable buildings.  KSG’s engineers were able to quickly determine structural soundness of the damaged buildings and provide the shopping center owner with plans to rapidly repair and reopen. 

Damaged/Impacted businesses included:

+  Dick’s Sporting Goods  +  5 Below  +  Avenue Store  +  Eddie Bauer  +  Men’s Warehouse  +   Michaels  +   Oshkosh B’gosh  +   Petsmart  +   Staples  +   TJMaxx  +  Ulta Beauty

Eco House – Shelter Island, NY


Project: Eco House – Shelter Island, NY
Photos by Evan Joseph

Our Eco House project, located off the coast of the Peconic River, between the North and South forks in Long Island, New York is complete. This spectacular project included a 2,025 sf main building with a 1,400 sf stand alone pool house. The project is green and includes electric car charging stations, solar panels, radiant heated floors and steel cantilevered canopies that provide shade on hot summer days.

Keystone Structural Group provided structural engineering services for this project.  The main superstructure of house is constructed out of concrete, the facades articulated by design to create a pattern, but mostly used for rapidity of construction, durability, and ease of upkeep. The upper portion of the Pool house is cladded with Cedar horizontal variable width and depths siding boards.