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Baltimore Basilica and Everyman Theatre Keast&Hoodprojectsearntwo Baltimore Heritage Awards W ashington | Philadelphia — Keast & Hood

Wursta, P.E. is heading up the new office Traffic Planning and Design opens Doylestown, PA office

Doylestown, PA — Traffic Planning and De- sign, Inc. (TPD) announced

of a project. “We recognized several years ago that using BIM is a true benefit to our clients,” said Robert Cottone president and CEO of IMC Construction. “Being able to quickly pull ma- terial quantities, pricemultiple design options and proactively rectify system conflicts before construction with 3-D models significantly advances the project teams understanding of the project. It also assists with coordination among the disciplines which ultimately saves time and money. “Using this technology has become a standard practice throughout our preconstruction and construction departments. We are definitely appreciate of and applaud the extra effort these staff members have made to enhance their skills and, in turn, our service to our clients,” he added. The Autodesk Certi- fication programwas developed to objectively validate the skills and knowledge of anyone who uses Autodesk software. n College Foundation, serving as president. He is a past president of the Partnership Transportation Manage- ment Association (TMA) in Montgomery County, and is currently the president of the Bucks County TMA. Phil is a member and past director of the Engineer’s Club of Philadelphia . Along with providing quality Transportation Engineering and related services since 1989, TPD is consistently recognized for dedication to improving quality of life for both staff members and surrounding communities. The company was ranked among the Top 15 Best Places to Work In PA for eight consecutive years and was hailed by Civil Engineer- ing News magazine as one of the Best Civil Engineering Firms to Work for in the United States for ten consecutive years. Since 1989, TPD has recog- nized the direct link between developing a staff of top-notch professionals and providing su- perior quality and service to our clients and ultimately the trav- eling public. From PA offices in Pittsburgh, Pottstown, Har- risburg, Allentown, and now Doylestown, and a NJ office on the Camden Waterfront. n

t h e o p e n - i ng o f t h e firm’s new- est office in Doylestown. TPD’s new of- fice is located at 253 West State St. in t h e d own -

Co. , a structural engineering firm with offices in Philadel- phia, PA, and Washington, D.C., was recently honored with two 2013 Baltimore Heri- tage historic preservation awards. The Basilica of the National Shrine of the As- sumption of the Virgin Mary (Baltimore Basilica) received a Restoration &Rehabilitation Award. Everyman Theatre received an Adaptive Reuse & Compatible Design Award. Both projects were nomi- nated by Cho Benn Holback + Associates. Keast & Hood Co. has worked on numerous projects with the firm in recent years, including both of the award winners. “We are proud of the rec- ognition and very flattered to have been nominated for these awards by one of our colleagues,” said Keast & Hood Co. principal Matthew J. Daw, PE, LEEDAP . “Both the rehabilitated basilica and the renovated theater will continue to play vital roles in Baltimore’s community and architectural heritage.” The Basilica of the National Shrine of the Assumption of the Virgin Mary, known as the Baltimore Basilica, was completed in 1821 by architect Benjamin Henry Latrobe. Ke- ast & Hood Co. provided post- earthquake structural assess- ments in the aftermath of the August 2011 earthquake, and provided continued service to the Archdiocese of Baltimore for documentation and speci- fications of repairs. Repairs included masonry crack injec- tion, cementitious anchor rod pinning, repairs to cladding materials, and related finish work including plaster and painting. The restoration was completed in April 2013. Everyman Theatre was built in 1911 and served a theatrical purpose for nearly 90 years. After closure to the public for 18 years, the Everyman Theatre organization received the building as a donation from Bank of America and the Harold Dawson Trust. Keast & Hood Co. provided structural engineering for the renovation and reuse of the building, in- corporating a 250-seat studio theater stacked beneath a 200- seat black box theater with new scene shops, costume and prop facilities, and classrooms.

Philip W. Wursta

town section of Doylestown. This office will enable TPD to provide top-notch services to our growing list of clients in this area, including mu- nicipalities such as Bensalem Township and Warminster Township. Philip W. Wursta, P.E. is heading up the newDoylestown office. Wursta has extensive project management experi- ence in transportation and traffic engineering. He served as municipal traffic engineer for numerous municipalities throughout Bucks and Mont- gomery Counties during his career. Specific experience in- cludes development, design and review of traffic signal systems, highway access plans, and site configurations in Pennsylvania and New Jersey. Wursta sits on the Board of Directors of The Bucks County Community

The Basilica of the National Shrine of the Assumption of the Virgin Mary

IMCConstruction earns BIM Technology Certification

MALVERN, PA — IMC Construction’s leadership in the use of Building Infor-

mation Mod- eling (BIM) t e chno l o gy h a s a g a i n been demon- strated with all members of our Virtual Design and Construction

Everyman Theatre

Aside from the complexities of archaic structural systems found within the building, the team was tasked with signifi- cant acoustical challenges pre- sented by an operating metro train tunnel 50 feet below the building foundations. The renovated theater reopened in January 2013. Baltimore Heritage Restora- tion & Rehabilitation Awards recognize excellences in the restoration or rehabilitation of historic commercial, institu- tional, or residential buildings while maintaining the basic historic function of the build- ing. Adaptive Reuse & Com- patible Design Awards recog- nize excellence in the adaptive reuse of historic structures or

excellence in compatible new construction connected with the repair, restoration, or re- habilitation of the structure’s historic context. Awards will be presented at a celebration June 30, 2013 at Mill No. 1 in Baltimore. Founded in 1960, Baltimore Heritage is Baltimore’s non- profit historic and architectur- al preservation organization. Baltimore Heritage annually recognizes Baltimore’s best historic preservation projects and the accomplishments of local preservation leaders with its Preservation Awards and annual Awards Celebration. Keast & Hood Co. is a struc- tural engineering firm founded in 1953. n

Robert Cottone

(VDC)Department achieving Revit 2013 Professional Cer- tifications in Autodesk, one of the leading BIM software platform. In an effort to better serve its clients, IMC Construction has implemented BIM to enhance communications, coordination and accuracy. The firm’s ser- vices and capabilities range from conceptual models for budgeting and estimating; to complete systems modeling showing all architectural, MEP, structural aspects of a fa- cility and as-built facility man- agement models on completion

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