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Fire Suppression Test for Continental Airlines

What happens during the maintenance or repair of jetliners with thousands of gallons of fuel in its tank when one spark could cause a catastrophe? The Port Authority of NY & NJ (PANYNJ) requires regular testing of the suppression systems in the airplane hangars at Newark Liberty International Airport for just that reason. Once the system is engaged, the hangar doors automatically close and fire retardant foam is pumped in, filling the hangar with Aqueous Film Forming Foam (AFFF). KSI Consulting Engineers designs fire protection systems and alarms. On this project, KSI Consulting Engineers is the Engineer of Record for the replacement of the three (3) foam pumps that supply the system for this particular hangar.

 

KSI Professional Engineers, LLC Welcomes Peter Crocitto, EIT to their Team!

KSI Professional Engineers, LLC is starting 2012 off right with a new addition to their team. KSI is proud to welcome Peter Crocitto, EIT to their growing team of professionals. Mr. Crocitto holds a Master of Engineering degree and a Bachelor of Civil Engineering degree from Rensselaer University. He currently holds an Engineer in Training, EIT certification and will be pursuing Professional Engineer accreditation and LEED certification in the near future.

Peter brings a strong body of knowledge from Rensselaer and his own work experience to our firm. His strong work ethic and professional conduct have proven valuable in building relationships with Architects, Contractors, NJDOT, PANY, PANYJ, and the NJ Turnpike Authority among others. Peter will participate in projects across a wide range of sectors.

For more information about Peter or KSI Professional Engineers, LLC please check out our press release.

KSI Engineers give back to their community by sharing their talents and expertise.

James Sarno, P.E. LEED A.P.James Sarno, P.E. LEED A.P., a Senior Partner of KSI Consulting Engineers, LLC is sharing his knowledge with New Jersey College students. Jim is an adjunct at Brookdale Community College in Lincroft, NJ. This semester Jim is teaching the entry level engineering class, Engineering Mechanics I – Statics.

In addition to Brookdale Community College, Jim has been asked by Suzan Globus, principal of Globus Design Associates to lecture at Kean University. A special class of Earth Science, Interior Design and Industrial Design students will have the chance to sit in on Jim’s energy modeling lecture. Jim’s energy modeling lecture is relevant to all three majors as they assess the energy impact on their design solutions and decisions. Jim is excited to bring his 16 years of design experience and practical application to the classroom for the benefit of the next generation of energy conscious engineers.

Anthony Ceseri, EITAnthony Ceseri, EIT - KSI’s in-house musician, celebrates his 5th year with the firm. Anthony, a graduate of NJIT and Villanova University is an engineer by day and a talented vocalist and guitarist by night. Over the past few years Anthony has spent his summer vacations fine tuning his musical abilities at the prestigious Berklee School of Music in Boston. Not only has Anthony has been known to appear at some of the most challenging structural inspections for KSI Professional Engineers but he has also been asked to grace the stage at the famous Stone Pony in Asbury Park.

Cosmopolitan - Allentown,PAElizabeth Crawford, P.E. completed one of the toughest obstacle courses on the planet. Elizabeth and her team of 13, completed the Tri-State, Tough Mudder in three and a half hours! Participants challenged their toughness, teamwork, fitness, strength, stamina, and mental grit all in one place, in one day. Through sponsors and individual donations Tough Mudder teams support the Wounded Warrior Project and raise money to help provide direct programs and services to meet the needs of injured service members and their families.

In a salute to our Wounded Warriors, all entries take the Tough Mudder pledge at the start line. “I understand that Tough Mudder is not a race but a challenge. I put teamwork and camaraderie before my course time. I do not whine – kids whine. I help my fellow Mudders complete the course. I overcome all fears”. KSI proudly supports Elizabeth, her team and Wounded Warriors.

KSI Consulting Engineers, LLC Find Solutions in Even the Tightest Spots

A new take on, “Fits Like a Glove”…. James Sarno P.E., LEED AP was asked by St Dorothea’s in Eatontown, NJ to replace the 45 year old Heating & Cooling system that serves the Church. The parish had some special requirements - limit the down time, operating systems chosen should be as energy efficient as possible and most importantly, stay on budget and any improvements would not require any structural changes to the building. This meant that the old system had to be removed through the existing 9 foot by 4 foot areaway that leads down to the Mechanical Equipment Room in the Basement. In addition, all of the new components had to fit through the same opening as well. Although there may have been some Holy intervention KSI feels the success of the installation was all attributed to smart engineering, proper coordination with the respective vendors and successful contractor on the project to form a cohesive team that communicates well. Check out the video of the installation of the new HVAC system.

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