Carnegie Equipment, Blair County
This project included the construction of a new16,000 SF showroom and office facility, and conversion of an existing building to a warehouse space.
The site contained approximately 300’ of paved frontage which had to be revised to create two distinct driveway entrances to comply with PennDOT’s standards.
Because the finished floor elevation is below the base flood elevation, the existing building was located inside a floodplain: therefore, the new addition could not be structurally connected to the existing building. The new building was designed to float along the face of the existing building.
Stormwater discharge was originally proposed to cross Sixth Avenue and discharge to a stream culvert; however, a 36” diameter bore pipe under the road would have been needed. During the design process, the basin discharge pipe was re-routed through the neighboring Penelec substation property, which required an easement through the First Energy corporate office. A General Permit-4 was needed for direct pipe discharge to the stream.
Keller Engineers is the easiest engineer that our Township has worked with. All their engineers and employees are really friendly and helpful. Karen Cregger, Secretary/Treasurer Southampton Township, Bedford County