Pennsylvania State University, Blair County
Keller Engineers replaced two existing parking lots on the Greater Allegheny campus of the Pennsylvania State University. Topographic survey and site assessment of the pavement and drainage piping to be replaced was performed. Keller staff prepared the design drawings and specifications for the replacement lots, including new storm inlets and piping. The parking lot for the dormitory involved replacement of an existing set of stairs with a ramp for improved ADA accessibility into the dormitory and for ease of deliveries and “move-in/move-out” days.
During construction of the dormitory parking lot, the University requested design drawings and bid documents for the replacement of a parking lot/truck court for the campus maintenance building. Keller staff performed quick turnaround on the maintenance building drawings so the client could bid and construct the lot before paving season ended.
We have teamed with Keller Engineers on several design-build projects for PennDOT. When selecting a designer, the more critical factors are trust and competence, more so than a low price. If your designer makes a mistake in quantities it can cost you a lot of money. We have stayed with Keller Engineers because we trust them to provide competent service at a competitive price. S. Scott Grannas, Vice President Grannas Bros. Stone & Asphalt Co., Inc.