Becica Associates is pleased to announce that the Haddonfield residents approved all three components of the 2016 Bond Referendum! This is an exciting time for the Haddonfield Public Schools, residents and most importantly the students! Read all about the voting results and the Board of Education’s enthusiasm published by The Haddonfield Sun. Supporting documents for the Referendum can be found here.
Cherry Hill Public Schools, Cherry Hill, NJ
Originally built in early 1960s and known at the time as New Jersey’s most inexpensively built school building, the original facade consisted of un-insulated glass in an aluminum store front system. Over the years numerous renovation projects further depleted the facade’s ability to resist water and air penetration. BA studied various renovation options leading up to the recommendation to replace the aluminum store front with an externally insulated rain screen metal panel covered steel stud wall system replacing continuous fenestration with high performance punch windows. The facade replacement project has greatly reduced building heating loss.
A capital repair project of 928,000 square foot distribution center for automobile parts to correct over 28,000 feet of concrete fractures/cracks in 130,000 square feet of precast-prestressed concrete wall panels. Repairs were necessary to protect the durability and structural safety of the wall panels, the weather resistant integrity of the building envelope and restore the originally intended aesthetics of the façade.
Becica Associates provided design and construction administration services that integrated new library space into existing facilities for the Cherry Hill Board of Education. The Carusi library addition (photo on left) is 10,000 square feet and the Rosa library addition (photo on right) was 6,300 square feet. Features included an open plan concept, reading room, computer room, office/work room, conference room, library data system, indirect lighting and air conditioning.
Becica Associates provided design and construction administration services for the New Jersey Schools Construction Corporation for the Early Childhood Center as an Annex to the existing Buckshutem Elementary School. Alterations to the existing building and reconfiguration of the site were also part of the project. The completed facility consists of 24 Pre-K classrooms and a K -5 Elementary School that accommodates 382 students.
Becica Associates provided condition assessment, forensic engineering, design and construction administration for this 20-story residential condominium building in Ventnor, New Jersey, that houses 324 units built in 1970. Pedestrian hazards created by falling concrete from balcony beam soffits prompted BA’s involvement. BA completed a number of investigations including load testing of balconies to determine the cause of the failures. Design for balcony repairs included replacing edge beam concrete while maintaining existing balcony slabs, new balcony coatings, guard rails and sliding glass doors.
Additional projects included pool deck repairs, a new front entry Porte Cochere, roof replacement, roof top cooling tower replacement and mechanical penthouse exterior wall over cladding.
Becica Associates provided pre-design, design, and construction administration services on this 194,900 square foot roof cover replacement and a new photovoltaic (PV) array. BA implemented a two-phase approach for this project. During phase one, a condition assessment of the existing roof and exterior rising walls was performed to determine the scope of work and roof replacement selection. A fiberglass reinforced modified bitumen roofing system, with a puncture and fatigue-resistant membrane with high tensile strength, was selected to provide a durable and long lasting roofing surface. During Phase 2, the photovoltaic solar panel system pictured here with the capacity of producing 200 kilowatts of output was installed on a steel-framed canopy over existing parking lot areas.
Becica Associates provided design services for a 22,000 square foot addition and renovations to the existing facilities. The completed facility was expanded to include: New science, art and music classrooms, gymnasium/multi-purpose room, full service kitchen, locker rooms, toilet rooms, physical education office, and staff room and new front canopy entrance. Renovations included: Roof replacement and complete facade renovation and HVAC replacements, new bus loop, barrier-free curb ramps and sidewalks, storm drainage and utility systems work.
Becica Associates was engaged by New Jersey School Construction Corporation to evaluate the adaptive reuse and expansion of an existing office building into a 615 student Early Childhood Center for the Millville School District. Alterations included reconfiguring 61,000 SF of space to accommodate 29 classrooms, parent and teacher meeting rooms, gross motor skills rooms, a full service kitchen, a wellness center, administrative and support areas. New construction included a 23,000 SF addition containing 12 classrooms as well as a multi-use space. Restoration included a complete facade replacement.