Frisco Taphouse

The + was leading this complex design/build project with several design teams towards delivering a single client vision.

KasCon converted a retail storage warehouse (19,000 SF) into a one-of-a-kind brewery, restaurant and entertainment venue for longtime customer Frisco Taphouse. KasCon has worked with Frisco on four locations. For this latest project,  we coordinated with BGE on building upgrades for gas and electric with the space requiring completely new mechanical, electrical and plumbing systems. The project used high-end bar finishes and live-edge wood throughout, as well as a state-of-the-art video wall complete with a stage with sound and lighting in the concert area.  Custom lighting, tile, glass, wall graphics, wood, AV and sound proofing features were installed.  The space included three full bars, a commercial kitchen, and a brewery (20 bbl system).  KasCon coordinated all kitchen and brewery equipment as well as the associated component installations. We built a new exterior, elevated concrete patio, complete with custom rail and drink ledge features as well as fire pits and full tree tables (weighing over eight tons each), as well as new ADA sidewalk systems.  Substantial structural improvements were required for the slab and the roof.

Stanley Black & Decker

The + is working closely with the designers, construction managers and the executive team to successfully bring to life the new corporate look and feel for this campus. 

This 17,663 sq. ft., full-building renovation project was executed in phases for Stanley Black & Decker at their global tool headquarters in Towson, MD. The project included major exterior elements as well as a full interior renovation.  The design elements now serve as a model for the new look and function that Stanley Black & Decker has adopted for the campus.  KasCon constructed a custom exterior feature wall with a structural steel foundation and applied custom aluminum panels in the corporate black and yellow colors. We replaced the entire west side of the building’s twostory glass “curtain wall”. The complete interior renovation included two floors of corporate office space incorporating a modern and sleek design with a variety of different materials and textures. The space was designed with glass walls, open ceilings, woodcladded bulkheads, custom wall features, open and private office space, and large break rooms.  The common restrooms on each floor were fully renovated and stairway railings were replaced with a modern stainless-steel tubular system. 

Airport Plaza II – Ground Floor / Plaza / Parking Garage Upgrades

The + was maintaining full access for all building tenants and visitors throughout the complex, multi-phase project.

KasCon performed a full demolition and rebuild of the existing ground floor at a 12-story office building in Arlington, VA, while the building was fully occupied.  Ground floor improvements consisted of a new conference center, lounge, restrooms, kitchen, and telephone rooms, a full HVAC upgrade to the ground floor, and all new lighting and lighting controls throughout.  High end finishes included: large format stone wall panels, large format millwork wall panels and floor finishes of stone tile, vinyl and carpet.

The project also included full exterior plaza area rebuild with new colored concrete, masonry pavers / patio, landscaping, waterproofing, fencing, lighting, and paint.  KasCon was tasked with renovating the main lobby as well as the parking garage elevator lobbies in addition to all building elevators.  We built a new two-story glass and steel entry vestibule and connected it to the existing building.  The building was also outfitted with a brand new BMS system and full security controls.

Maintaining ADA access and building egress for tenants during construction was the priority for this project. KasCon was able to maintain access through a series of temporary walls, ramps, barricades and signage; shifting in a modular fashion as needed at each phase transition.

Anne Arundel County Government

The + was KasCon’s ability to fulfill the needs of eight separate County Departments while operating effectively at one central location.

KasCon renovated an existing 2-story 52,000 sq.ft. facility for Anne Arundel County Government as part of their initiative to consolidate eight different departments into one central location. This required a complete interior and partial exterior demolition of the existing building while repurposing some elements of the existing space to achieve maximum value to the County. Major structural improvements were required to get the building suited to the new use.

The project also incorporated a roof-mounted 500 kW generator to support vital operations during any power outages.

Close cooperation with the Landlord and Architectural team was paramount to keeping the project on track and within budget.

Legends Ltd. Distribution Center

The + was finding ways to value engineer the project in face of supply chain challenges to make the project feasible. This included identifying a qualified mechanical HVAC subcontractor who could design and install a cost-effective cooling system for the office.

The Legends Ltd. Beer Distribution Center located in Baltimore, MD, was an 80,000 sq. ft. design-build project that included both major warehouse renovations and the construction of a new 2-story office element. The project required lifting the existing roof 12 feet to enhance the storage capacity of the warehouse. This necessitated separation of all utilities from the roof, and major excavation, underpinning and placement of footings inside the existing structure. The enlarged footings were required to support new telescoping columns used to lift the roof structure.  Other highlights of the warehouse included the replacement of approximately 30,000 square feet of existing concrete, new concrete curbs, new walk-in coolers inclusive of vapor/freeze proof sprinklers and light fixtures as well as mechanical cooling equipment, power enhancements and new suspended LED light fixtures.

The two-story office shell was constructed from concrete masonry units and cold-form metal framing to save cost and time. New underground plumbing and electrical work was needed to create restroom and conference area locations within the office area. and a new, second floor mezzanine was built.

IntelliGenesis, LLC

The + was leading a highly-coordinated team effort to minimize changes and meet a very tight schedule.

This full building renovation project transformed a warm shell building into a 9.000 sq. ft. corporate headquarters within a very tight timeframe. This required a total team approach including the architect, tenant, landlord, and the tenant’s direct vendors. The project included many long-lead items that needed close coordination in order to achieve the tenant’s move schedule. The result was a modern, state-of-the-art headquarters for one of the area’s top government/ intelligence partners.

10730 Little Patuxent Parkway

The + was providing proactive leadership in the transformation of an iconic but dated building into a modern retail space.

KasCon was selected by a local developer to transform the iconic Princeton Sports Building into a boutique retail space on the outskirts of Columbia’s expanding downtown center. KasCon worked with the team to develop cost-effective solutions to structural engineering challenges. The building dated to the early 1970s and was framed with heavy timbers and had cedar siding over the entire exterior of the structure. Curry Architects of Towson, MD sought to streamline the exterior with HandiePlank siding, a sleek, all-black storefront, and a signage band on the street side of the building constructed of custom-made Corten steel panels. Read more

Conference room with glass wall

CTS Services

KasCon, Inc. took an entire 12,000 square foot plus building and transformed it into the new headquarters of CTS Services. The project featured reception, conference and meeting rooms as well as a state-of-the-art communication and tracking center that monitors all of the CTS activities and projects in the Mid-Atlantic area.

Church interior by KasCon commercial general contracting company

Holy Redeemer Catholic Church

This church required major renovations to restore it to its appearance when constructed at the turn of the 19th century. The oldest African-American Catholic church in Washington, D.C. required extensive repairs to the envelope as well as complete restoration of the interior plaster ceilings and walls.

Hallway with curved skylight and large window for sanctuary renovation project

Seneca Creek Community Church

This complex renovation project involved the conversion of two office buildings into one multi-use house of worship. Extensive structural work was required to create unobstructed views in the sanctuary. New mechanical and electrical systems, an entirely new interior, and extensive envelope modifications were all achieved under a partially occupied and phased construction process. A limited fixed budget made design-build the ideal approach.