Altoona City Hall Renovations

Client: City of Altoona
Year Completed: 2002
Project Cost: $4,500,000

Altoona City Hall is one of the most architecturally significant buildings in the city. Erected in 1924, the building was in need of significant repairs and restoration. City Council chose Pathline to manage the renovation project to ensure that historical building elements were properly maintained as new building systems were incorporated.

The project included the following elements:

  • Restoration of original architectural elements, including moldings, light fixtures, mahogany doors, brass trim and stairways
  • Installation of new code compliant (BOCA) building systems, including air conditioning, boilers, heat distribution system, plumbing fixtures, fire alarms, sprinklers, elevator, bathrooms and ADA accessibility
  • Complete four-story office modernization and renovation for consolidation of all city functions
  • New aluminum windows/panels, and facade, stair tower and entrances renovation.
  • Site improvements, including sidewalks, parking lots, curbing and access.

Pathline furnished all project management services including on site inspection and construction administration. The PA Bureau of Historic Preservation is considering Altoona City Hall for a building preservation award.

Dale Summit Transfer Station & Recycling Center

Client: Centre County Solid Waste Authority
Year Completed: 2002
Project Cost: $8,500,000

Pathline served as project manager for Centre County's state-of-the-art transfer station and recycling facility. Pathline provided management services. Considered one of Pennsylvania's most advanced recycling facilities, the project included the following elements:

  • The expansion of the recycling building center, including tipping apron, bin storage and process area, process conveyance equipment, elevated sorting, product handling/storage and materials packaging
  • A new maintenance building, consisting of a pre-engineered metal building and relocation of the existing facility
  • The total retrofitting of the existing pre-engineered maintenance building into a new administrative office
  • Complete renovation of the existing administrative office building into a new interpretive/visitors center.
  • Other miscellaneous work such as a new access road, the relocation and addition of new weighing scale and scale house, site service road modifications, site traffic signalization, site utilities and stormwater management

The project included the use of "green" building materials, including floor and wall coverings and pavements, among others. The existing transfer station and recycling activities were completely maintained during construction, which involved considerable coordination.

Boyle Stadium Artificial Turf Athletic Field & Track Improvements

Client: City of Stamford, CT
Year Completed: 1997
Project Cost: $1,000,000

The Stamford municipal stadium is the host to athletic functions for all city schools and other public events. Because of the age of the field and associated poor drainage conditions, the City entered into a design-build agreement with Southwest Recreational Industries, Leander, Texas for a new Astroturf© field and rubberized running track. To protect its interests, Stamford contracted with Pathline and Stephen T. Parks & Associates, Landscape Architects to provide on-site management services during construction. Pathline undertook the following activities:

  • Monitored fast track 12-week schedule to completion for the football season
  • Supervised installation of subgrade preparation, subbase installation and materials testing
  • Monitored unique J-Drain drainage system and other subsurface drains
  • Supervised installation of E-layer underlay paving operation and associated remedial work
  • Oversight of sewing of artificial turf and mark-off yard markers
  • Detailed documentation package including daily quality assurance reports, photographs, on-site project meetings and minutes, and results of substantial completion/punch list

This highly successful project was completed on time and under budget. This first class facility is considered one of the best examples of renovating an older complex with newer technology and thereby increasing its serviceability.