Academic Institutions

Christian Brothers Academy, CBA - Lincroft, NJChristian Brothers Academy, CBA - Lincroft, NJ

We have been called on numerous times over the past decade to provide design engineering services for a wide range of projects for the all-boys High School. KSI’s contributions include the emergency evaluation of severe roof sag under drifting snow, structural review of the numerous older wood framed buildings on site for structural stability, repair of the brother’s chapel, review and repair of the cross country team practice facility and review of the brother’s dormitory. Our strong relationship with CBA has been of great benefit to both CBA and KSI.

Drew University - Madison, NJDrew University - Madison, NJ

With the challenges of a growing student body Drew University has been proactive in maintaining and upgrading their buildings throughout the campus. KSI has maintained a successful on call relationship with Drew University aiding in both building repairs and maintenance, both planned and emergency. We have aided in the construction phase of the new addition/renovation of the University Center providing our expert service to design shoring to maintain the structural stability of the building during extensive demolition and reconstruction. We provided construction drawings for the renovations of the existing emergency response center or squad room and provided structural review of possible earthquake damage of the of on campus Methodist Archives building. Recently we provided structural design in conjunction with the planned Seminary Building MEP upgrade project.

Cannon Club, Princeton University - Princeton, NJCannon Club, Princeton University - Princeton, NJ

Built in 1915, The Cannon Club was one of the oldest eating clubs at Princeton University. The Club has a colorful history and its re-opening had been long awaited. Bringing the existing 12,000sf, three story building back to an undergraduate eating club was met with numerous structural design concerns. Major structural modifications were required throughout the entire site. A kitchen with food preparation and storage areas, cafeteria, bathroom facilities, and student residence rooms were planned to accommodate its members. It was necessary to remove existing bearing walls to meet handicap accessibility, health, safety and other building code requirements.

Acelero Learning Center - Perth Amboy, Camden and New Brunswick, NJAcelero Learning Center - Perth Amboy, Camden and New Brunswick, NJ

KSI provided design engineering services to 3 Head Start preschools in NJ. One included the structural design of a 13,000sf renovation of an existing warehouse for the conversion to a daycare facility. KSI designed the infill for a 2nd floor with gauge metal framing Wood framed roof supported by structural steel columns and walls, including new rooftop units, skylights, removal of bearing walls and new exterior window openings were also included in one of the designs.

Beth Medrash Govoha Rabbinical College - Lakewood, NJBeth Medrash Govoha Rabbinical College - Lakewood, NJ

This 20 million dollar project consisted of the demolition of the existing building and the construction of a new 45,000 sf three story facility for the Rabbinical College.  The main hall featured custom engineered steel barrel vault trusses which clear spanned 84’-0” and provided support for the main architectural element.  The composite steel beam floor supports both the great hall and the kitchen facilities along with multiple offices and classrooms.  The remainder of the building was constructed using standard open web steel bar joists supported on a steel skeleton and poured in place concrete foundations.

Monmouth University, 800 Building - West Long Branch, NJMonmouth University, 800 Building - West Long Branch, NJ

We provided Structural evaluation of the existing two story wood structure which served as an art studio and classrooms. The existing 6,000 sf building was in need of structural repair and renovation including the second floor framing down to the existing foundations.  We worked with the contractor to develop a repair plan which could be executed in phases to work around the needs of both the faculty and the university.

Deal Yeshiva - West Long Branch, NJDeal Yeshiva - West Long Branch, NJ

This project consisted of an addition to the existing school.  New construction of 20,000sf steel joist on masonry bearing walls building.  The foundations were poured in place concrete with concrete floor slabs.

Gables Elementary School - Little Silver, NJ

KSI was asked to provide a visual review and remedy of soil erosion and migration around and under the perimeter grade beams and interior foundations. We discovered the water issues of the foundation exceeded the original mandate and had begun to deteriorate the structural concrete supporting the building. KSI provided documentation and details to address the soil migration and the deterioration of the concrete structure. Our thorough review of the difficult crawl space under the building helped save the school from future structural issues.

Cedar Grove High School - Cedar Grove, NJ

KSI has performed numerous on call structural investigations for Cedar Grove High School and also provided structural engineer service for the Cedar Grove Referendum project which included extensive MEP upgrades and some Structural improvements. Included in our project list was a structural review of an existing second story exterior library wall, structural review of the connecting bridge between classroom wings and a forensic review and repair design to arrest the movement and maintain water tightness for the exterior façade at several locations. We also provided structural drawings for a school wide heating and cooling upgrade which included the placement of many new rooftop mechanical units and the reinforcement of the roof structure.

Frank Antonides School - Long Branch, NJ

KSI provided engineering design along with framing plans, details and general notes and performed the gravity design for strengthening the existing science room floor. The strengthening included a new bearing line in the basement area with new steel beams, columns and foundations. KSI met the design goal to minimize conflicts with existing utilities wherever possible.

Monmouth University, Presidents House Reconstruction - West Long Branch, NJ

This project consisted of a structural existing conditions review and report to evaluate the feasibility of structurally reinforcing the existing residence to provide for the growing needs of the college.  The large existing president’s mansion constructed at the turn of the century was structurally evaluated from head to toe.  Once the analysis was complete construction options and costs were compiled and presented to the executive board.  The existing house was eventually demolished and a new structure completed.

Monmouth University, Pollack Building Renovation - West Long Branch, NJ

Renovation of two existing stadium seating classrooms including an approximate 2000sf of space.

Princeton University, Cannon Club – Princeton, NJ

Architectural renovation of existing 12,000sf three story structure known as the Cannon Club on the campus of Princeton University.

Kean University, Administration Building – Union, NJ

20 million dollar project included the renovation and addition to the existing historic structure previously used as housing for past presidents.

Madison Avenue School Renovation -Newark, NJ

Architectural and structural renovations and the addition of emergency egress structures.

Maple Avenue School Renovation and Maple Avenue Annex- Newark, NJ

Architectural and structural renovations and the addition of emergency egress structures.

Miller Street School Renovation - Newark, NJ

A and structural renovations and the addition of emergency egress structures.

Peshine Avenue School Renovation - Newark, NJ

Addition of emergency egress stairs to the existing facility.

Patterson Avenue School Renovation - Newark, NJ

Interior renovation of existing school and the addition of new mechanical systems.

Chancellor Avenue School Renovation - Newark, NJ

Structural repair of the basement mechanical room exterior walls constructed under a main driveway.

Bloomfield High School - Bloomfield, NJ

Engineering service for the contractor to design and install temporary structural supports to remove the first floor walls of a five story structure.

Ilan High School-Eatontown, NJ

MEP design for conversion of an existing office building into a 30,000sf new two (2) story school.

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