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.

Pathways Baptist Church – Commercial Kitchen

The + was working together as one team to create a state-of-the-art commercial kitchen in a very difficult space with limited access.

KasCon created a complete, state-of-the-art commercial kitchen for our long-time client, Pathways Baptist Church. This kitchen allows the church to provide food service and catering for a 400+ person social hall which KasCon had built years earlier. Pathways’ experienced professional chefs had very specific design requirements to allow their talent to thrive.  KasCon assembled a team including architectural, mechanical, electrical, and food service consultants to partner with the church’s own in-house team to help achieve the church’s vision. The project encountered logistical and layout challenges as we had to fit all the desired into an existing irregular space with limited access. The installation of an in-ground 1,000-gallon grease interceptor inside of the space while avoiding underground existing structural elements was a hurdle we overcame. The project was completed without the disruption of ongoing church operations

Meadow Creek Building Extension and Site Work

The + was the ability to deliver a successful project on-time and on-budget during a complex occupied site renovation in spite of permit issuance, weather and material delays. 

KasCon performed and managed the site redevelopment and exterior/structural construction of this new fitness location within an occupied site with adjacent tenants.  This project required site demolition of a bank drive-through and adjacent parking, sidewalks and landscaping.  After demolition, KasCon built a new foundation and exterior walls to enclose the existing drive-through roof (separate from the building).  KasCon removed two openings from the existing pre-cast panel building to connect the new addition area.  Structural steel was required to support the building panel openings as well as deal with the wind and weight on the new exterior walls.  The exterior façade was built with new brick and stone to match the existing building along with  new glass storefront.  The mechanical, electrical and plumbing was extended into the new addition area.  The overall site was redeveloped with new sidewalks, new parking, paving and striping and new landscaping.

 

Hope Christian Church

The + is being able to turn a warehouse with structural columns into a worship center with good sight lines and an open feel. This project involved the conversion of former warehouse and office space into a state-of-the-art worship center. Hope Christian Church took possession of an 80,000 sq. ft. building in Beltsville, MD and soon realized that they needed a larger sanctuary. KasCon, in conjunction with Waldon Studio Architects, put together a team to create a new 10,000 sq. ft. Sanctuary and 4,000 sq. ft. Ministry Boulevard. The project required the removal of three structural columns to allow for better sight lines and a more open feel. The project also incorporated a new A/V and TV broadcast center for the church to produce programs for worldwide distribution.

FX Studios & Under Armour Performance Center

The + was ensuring FX Studios continued to provide uninterrupted services to their clients throughout the project.  This project included a phased renovation of FX Studios & Under Armour Performance Center’s first fitness/wellness facility located in Hunt Valley, MD. The challenge of this project was finding a way to allow FX Studios to maintain service to their fitness/ physical therapy clients while renovating the gym and locker rooms. By relocating the fitness equipment into two large rooms, KasCon was able to fast-track the renovation in two phases over just two weeks. This allowed FX Studios to continue serving their fitness and physical therapy clients without interruption throughout the project.  Read more

Corporate interior project of conference room constructed in harmony with the historic qualities of the building

XL Health

This multi-floor, multi-phase renovation was performed for one of Maryland’s premier health management organizations. The project, located in historic Camden Yards, included the construction of a custom inter-connecting stair, a complete conference facility and data center. The modern elements of the project were constructed in harmony with the historic qualities of the building.

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.

Exterior of car dealership showcasing glass and steel structure built by KasCon commercial general contractors

Moore Cadillac

This project showcases KasCon’s ability to perform new building construction on an extremely active site as well as its ability to renovate a large occupied interior space while maintaining operations. Multiple buildings were constructed on the dealership site followed by a 72,000 square foot interior reconstruction. Extensive remodeling and total replacement of finishes were performed in a phased manner to allow the dealership and support offices to remain operational throughout the construction duration.

Veterinary hospital surgery and procedure rooms

Columbia Animal Hospital

The construction of this veterinary facility was performed in a two-phase operation allowing the business to remain open to its clientele throughout. The work included both surgery and procedure rooms. Extensive custom casework was used to optimize space and provide a practical and attractive environment. A small building addition was incorporated into the work.

Gymnasium for basketball

Chesapeake Science Point

This building addition provided the charter school with essential gymnasium facilities required to satisfy the high school curriculum. An aggressive schedule was necessary to assure the gymnasium would be functional for the fall semester.  Work was performed on an active, occupied school site. The masonry and steel supported structure utilized insulated composite roof panels. Interior work included gymnasium, rest room and locker facilities, poured floor, bleachers, basketball hoops and other sports equipment.