Blue Ridge Trail Golf Course Clubhouse: Mountain Top, PA

Construction was completed on early 2020 on the Blue Ridge Trail Golf Clubhouse expansion project.  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

Lofts at Village Square: Scranton, PA

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.

Best Cigar Prices: Drums, PA

Best Cigar Prices, of Drums, PA, has expanded their e-commerce cigar facility.  This new project included a 3,000 sf full access retail store and lounge addition to the existing 25,000 sf facility.

The addition super-structure consists of a hybrid of structural steel and cold-formed steel stud bearing walls and joists.  The foundation is supported via a shallow concrete spread footing system.


Arena Hub 2018 Tornado Rebuild: Wilkes-Barre, PA

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

Kenwood Commons: Albany, NY

The project is involves the full-gut renovation of an existing historic 150 year old Convent in the Kenwood section of Albany, NY into a 105 luxury condos. The three existing buildings sit on a 75-acre campus, minutes from downtown Albany.  The luxury complex will include artists retreats, hiking trails, a spa, indoor pools, workout rooms, a new rooftop restaurant and other amenities.

The overall square footage is approximately 350,000 gsf.  Extensive structural work is being performed to reinforce the existing structure, build-out new apartments, support a new indoor pool, and support a new rooftop restaurant with views of Downtown Albany.