Fire escape design through MRH with an architect for the Wanda building in Lake Placid. This building used to be a theater and has now been converted to commercial space on the first floor and apartments on the second and third floor. The building experience a fire a couple of years ago requiring the apartment tenants to move. The second and third floor apartments were gutted and repaired, remodeled in order to meet current building codes. As part of the code compliant rebuild a new fire escape needed to be installed to service the second and third floors. In order to design the fire escapeRead More →

Attached is a series of photos for the construction of a boardwalk at Stewart State Forest in Newburgh, N.Y. This was a design build collaboration with the installer – Techno Metal Post Hudson Valley and MRH Engineering. The boardwalk was installed across a wetland to an island located in the wetland. A second boardwalk was added from the island to the mainland on the other side of the island. Techno Metal Post’s Helical piles are environmentally friendly and can be used in wetlands to accommodate the installation of pedestrian walkways and look-outs. Minimal disturbance to the wetland was accomplished during the boardwalk installation. The installationRead More →

Shoring System Design for a Storm Drainage Culvert

Shoring is a process of temporarily supporting a building or structure with props when it is in danger of collapse during repairs or alterations. Shoring System Design requires taking all variables into consideration and designing a system that is safe and accomplishes the required task. A culvert repair project in Richmondville, New York required a shoring design for a storm drainage culvert repair. This project entailed the rebuild of a concrete culvert that was damaged by Hurricane Sandy. The existing culvert is located under Route 7 and continued under existing buildings supported by the concrete walls of the culvert. Due to the amount of stormRead More →