Tuesday, December 11, 2012

Morgan-Keller Completes Schmucker Hall Renovation

Morgan-Keller recently completed a four-story, 20,000 SF, environmentally efficient historic preservation of Schmucker Hall located on the campus of the Lutheran Theological Seminary in Gettysburg, PA.  The building was converted into the state-of-the-art Voices of History Museum that will depict the first day of the Battle of Gettysburg, 1863-era medicine, religion, and African American life during the Civil War.

Schmucker Hall, built in 1832, is nationally significant for its role in the American Civil War. Its location on Seminary Ridge was the site of the first day of the battle of Gettysburg on July 3, 1863 and it served as a hospital throughout the three day battle.

The cupola atop the building provided Civil War Union generals an observation vantage for viewing the approach of the Confederate troops from the West and is today an icon for American Civil War enthusiasts and scholars.  Additionally, it served as a dormitory, administration offices, and classrooms for the oldest Lutheran Seminary in the United States. The significance of Schmucker Hall has been recognized through its inclusion in the National Register of Historic Places.

The project involved the rehabilitation of the exterior and interior to reflect its appearance at the time of the Civil War while allowing for increased utilization as a museum.  The cupola was restored for limited public access. The project also included installation of a state-of-the-art environmental system including geothermal wells, security system, fire suppression system, handicapped access, elevator,  staff and public restrooms, and electrical and mechanical systems.

Morgan-Keller Construction is one of Maryland’s largest and most respected commercial builders, with offices in Frederick and Columbia. Now in its 57th year of operation, M-K’s resume of recently completed projects includes retail centers, office buildings, fire stations, hotels, healthcare,  biomedical, and several senior living facilities. For additional information, visit our website at www.morgankeller.com.

Wednesday, October 10, 2012

Morgan Keller Construction is selected as a Charter Partner of Accelerent Baltimore

Morgan-Keller Construction is proud to announce that we have been selected as a Charter Partner of Accelerent Baltimore in the General Contracting category. Accelerent is a business development platform designed to serve the middle market business community. Every partner company is exclusive to its business category, and Accelerent brings them together in a variety of environments to build new relationships and generate new business. Accelerent provides training, tools, strategy, and support to generate measurable results for its partners. To find out more about Accelerent, go to http://www.accelerent.com/

Morgan-Keller Construction is one of Maryland’s largest and most respected commercial builders, with offices in Frederick and Columbia. Now in its 57th year of operation, M-K’s resume of recently completed projects includes office buildings, fire stations, retail centers, hotels, healthcare / biomedical, and several senior living facilities. To find out more about Morgan-Keller, go to http://www.morgankeller.com/.


Friday, August 24, 2012

Morgan-Keller Receives Best Places to Work Award

Congratulations to the entire Morgan-Keller team on being named the recipient of the Family-Friendly Business/Best Places to Work, in the Major Employer category. The award was presented Tuesday evening at the Delaplaine Visual Arts Education Center. The program is sponsored by Frederick County Business Development and Retention Division, City of Frederick Department of Economic Development, Frederick County Workforce Services and the Frederick County Chamber of Commerce.

You can read the full story in the August 22 Frederick News Post Business section, pg. B5.

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Thursday, July 12, 2012

Morgan-Keller’s Securetilt® Prototype featured in NAIOP's National Publication

Morgan-Keller’s SecureTILT Prototype was featured in NAIOP’s Summer 2012 Development Magazine, a publication with a national circulation.

Leveraging the combined experience of DVA Architects, LJB Inc., MK Concrete Construction, and Hinman Consulting Engineers, the team has developed a standard for up to five-story tilt wall construction that meets the DOD standards for progressive collapse avoidance and medium level blast protection.

The article entitled “Protecting Buildings From Structural Impacts” highlights the significant benefits of this program, including a savings of 20 percent below a traditional structural steel and precast model.

Besides a three-month shorter construction schedule, a key savings in the SecureTilt® prototype is the elimination of exterior columns or beams due to the use of load-bearing concrete panels.

The image below shows a SecureTilt® Design.

Monday, May 7, 2012

Morgan-Keller Construction to exhibit at the Hagerstown-Washington County Chamber Business Expo

Come visit Morgan-Keller Construction (Booth #36) at the Hagerstown-Washington County Chamber Business Expo to be held on Friday, May 11th from 10am – 5pm at Hager Hall Conference and Event Center. This is the area’s only business-to-business expo featuring free admission and over $2500 in giveaways. Educational sessions will be provided by Hagerstown Community College and a keynote presentation "Preparing America to meet the Emergent Challenges of a 21st Century Global Economy" will be given by SkillSoft expert Michael J. Murphy.

Click here for more information and to register.

Thursday, April 26, 2012

Morgan-Keller Construction Receives ABC – Baltimore Metropolitan Chapter Award

Morgan-Keller’s Laurel - Beltsville Senior Activity Center project received an ABC (Associated Builders & Contractors) - Baltimore Metropolitan Chapter Award of Excellence on Thursday, April 19th at the Marriott Waterfront Hotel in Baltimore. The project won a Merit Award in the New Project - $5 - $10 Million Category.

The judging teams represented a cross section of the industry, including architects, owners, and other construction leaders. Projects were judged on the following criteria: budget, challenges, complexity, creativity, positive community impact, project management, references, safety, scheduling, and workmanship.

The Laurel-Beltsville Senior Activity Center is a single-story, low-profile 23,500 SF facility of contemporary design nestled into a wooded six-acre site adjacent to the Laurel Regional Hospital Complex in Laurel, MD. It is owned and operated by The Maryland-National Capital Park and Planning Commission and the Center was designed by Waldon Studio Architects.

This state-of-the-art senior activities building is a steel framed structure founded on concrete footings and is enclosed with various materials including large glass curtain walls, corrugated metal siding, EIFS, cultured stone masonry walls, and a multi-level TPO roof. The fully accessible building, designed without stairs to make it easily accessible for seniors with limited mobility, includes a lobby, snack bar, fireplace lounge, and game tables. Additional amenities include fitness, ceramics, exercise, arts and crafts, hobby woodcraft, and billiards rooms; a computer lab; and conference room. The design also includes a great room with a stage, catering kitchen, and an operable wall system that allows the room to be divided into four smaller rooms.