Foundations are installed, steel framing is erected and the roof decking is in place!
Keystone Structural Group has been involved as consulting engineer on the transformation and redevelopment of the Birney Plaza, located in Moosic, PA. In recent years the plaza has been redeveloped under new ownership, and updated with a new Ace Hardware, Shop Rite Grocery Store, Dollar Tree, Dunmore Candy Kitchen, NAPA Auto Parts, and complete façade and interior renovations on the remaining store fronts. KSG was involved with many of the new store construction and renovation projects.
The developers latest improvement is the demolition of an abandoned standalone structure and construction of a new Mavis Tire store. Keystone Structural Group provided structural engineering for the new building, which is anticipated to be complete in late 2022.
Firm Principal, Anthony Shulde, was recently featured and interviewed in Construction Business Review. Check out the article link below to learn how KSG is growing into a leader within the niche modular engineering industry.
Hanna Moussa Jabbour, P.E., has joined Keystone Structural Group in June of 2021. Hanna joins the firm as a Structural Engineer with 5 years of geotechnical and structural engineering experience working with reputable engineering firms in the New Jersey/New York region.
Please join us in welcoming Hanna to Keystone Structural Group.
Masters of Engineering, Structural Engineering – Lehigh University
Masters of Science, Geotechnical Engineering – Lehigh University
Bachelor of Sciences, Public Works – Lebanese University
Construction, rehabilitation and renovation work on The Lofts at Village Square is now complete!
This historic building was construction in 1916, on the corner of Meadow Ave. and Maple St. in South Side section of Scranton, and was the former home to the South Scranton silk mill factory and Giant Floor showroom.
Keystone Structural Group provided structural engineering services for rehabilitation / strengthening design work, elevator shaft inspections and design of a new lobby entrance addition to the building.
The term “they don’t build them like this anymore” rings true for this building. Over its 105 years of life, this building has seen many business and thousands of employees come and go. The structure has been used as a silk factory, trouser maker facility and a showroom for a flooring company. The building has been sitting vacant for years, until recently when purchased by the developer. The developer set out on creating high end apartments with a modern-industrial design concept accentuating the buildings original brickwork, architectural details and large arching windows.
Once the structure was gutted, KSG along with the project architect Joe DeScipio, AIA, thoroughly reviewed the existing building for deficiencies. The bones were good, as they say. After over a century of demanding usage and later life neglect, it was found that the buildings existing multi-wythe brick walls and timber framed floors and columns were in good condition. The 40,000 square foot structure only required structural repair to three deteriorated columns in the basement. The structure was temporarily shored and new columns were installed, strengthening the building for another century of service. Additional engineering included load analysis of the building, inspection of the old elevator shaft to determine its capabilities of supporting a new elevator, framing framing work, and the addition of a new double height entrance space.
At completion, the project totals over 40,000 square feet with 37 high end 1 and 2 bedroom apartments and is fully occupied. The building includes fitness rooms and a lounge, off-street parking, and all apartments include in-unit laundry and appliances.
Construction is complete on the major clubhouse expansion project at Blue Ridge Trail Golf Club. The project included a new exterior patio, major grand ballroom addition and renovations to the existing clubhouse.
KSG’s engineers provided structural engineering services for the project.
Construction is progressing well on the new Hanover State Police Headquarters building. Upon completion, the new building will total over 55,000 square feet. The building will house the headquarters for State Police Troop P Wyoming and will include a training center with a 19,000 square foot indoor gun range.
KSG’s engineers provided structural engineering services and continues to play a critical role in the construction process.
Keystone Structural Group’s operations remain fully functional during the COVID-19 pandemic. Our staff and engineers have the technology to safely work remotely and efficiently. Our engineers are available by: phone, conference call, video chat and email.
The Pennsylvania Department of Community and Economic Development has deemed certain operations of our firm “life-sustaining” allowing us to service clients whose operations are critical to the health and safety of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania.
Tina Marie Merli, PE , joined Keystone Structural Group in March of 2020. Tina Marie joins the firm as a Senior Structural Engineer and has practiced structural engineering academically and in design practice for over 20 years. Throughout her career she has been employed by several reputable engineering firms and has practiced within her own privately held company designing commercial, educational, healthcare and industrial structures.
In addition to design career, she was a senior instructor in the Building Engineering Technology/Architectural EngineeringTechnology Program (BLET/AET) at the Scranton campus of Penn State University.