Congratulations to the Penn State School of Music for Award-Winning Renovations on the New Recital Hall!
Stahl Sheaffer Engineering is honored to have provided civil engineering for the renovations to Penn State’s Recital Hall, which recently received the Ingrid P. Holtzman Award from the Borough of State College for providing a quality design project to the community. This award recognizes a project that “substantially enhances, promotes, or maintains the aesthetic appearance of the Borough” and was presented at the Authorities, Boards, & Commissions (ABC) dinner in April 2019. The new 400-seat Recital Hall serves as Penn State’s primary venue for solo recitals and chamber music performances at University Park.
Stahl Sheaffer worked with the Bostwick Design team to provide the site design and permitting for this project, which included land development services for stormwater management design, erosion control plans, utility connections, grading, site layout, and design of walls for the stairs and terraced seating area.
Since the firm’s founding in 2006, Stahl Sheaffer has completed approximately 500 projects with Penn State. Read more here about Stahl Sheaffer’s site and structural engineering capabilities for higher education.
Stahl Sheaffer Engineering Once Again Ranked as a Top 500 National Design Firm by Engineering News Record!
Principals Rod Stahl, Jeff Sheaffer, and Aaron Fayish express their “sincere thanks and appreciation to our clients for the trust they have placed in our firm and staff, which has enabled us to reach this milestone for the second year in a row.”
Stahl Sheaffer's core civil and structural engineering disciplines include building, bridge, roadway, and site design as well as survey and construction inspection. Investments in technology and expertise include survey-grade mobile LiDAR scanning, aerial mapping, geotechnical services, asset management, GIS solutions, and the qualified staff to ensure project success.
Stahl Sheaffer Sponsors NFF/CHOF Scholarship Awards for PA High School Students
The National Football Foundation & College Hall of Fame (NFF/CHOF), Central Pennsylvania Chapter, presented 15 high school students with scholarships at its annual scholar-athlete awards dinner. The awards recognize scholar-athletes nominated by their coaches who have demonstrated success on the field and in the classroom as well as a commitment to community service. Read more here.
Stahl Sheaffer sponsored a $1,000 scholarship, which was awarded to Philip Davis of Milton Area High School. Philip was selected to receive the award based on three criteria: (1) academics (40%), (2) football ability/performance/attitude (40%), and (3) leadership and citizenship (20%).
Over 400 attendees gathered at the Penn Stater on March 17 to recognize the achievements of 52 high school and nine college football players from their performances during the past season. Since initiating the awards banquet in 1998, the Central Pennsylvania Chapter has awarded a total of $248,000 in scholarships while honoring 755 scholar-athletes from high schools located in its 25-county coverage area.
We would like to recognize our PLS staff members and all surveyors everywhere for National Surveyors Week.
Click here to find out what inspired a few of our surveyors.
Congratulations to Penn State's Office of Physical Plant!
March, 2019 - The American Council of Engineering Companies of Pennsylvania (ACEC/PA) has named The Pennsylvania State University's Office of Physical Plant as the 2019 Client of Distinction at its annual Diamond Awards for Engineering Excellence. This award recognizes those public- and private-sector individuals or groups who make outstanding contributions to advancing and growing the consulting engineering profession. Read more here.
On behalf of the ACEC firms who work for Penn State, Stahl Sheaffer nominated Penn State on the basis of the ACEC/PA criteria: (1) fair business practices, (2) a visionary approach to partnering, (3) influence on issues of importance to consulting engineers, and (4) utilization of ACEC/PA firms. Penn State focuses on advancing engineering, both for industries in which engineering is crucial and for engineering students who will join the workforce.
The award was presented at the Diamond Awards event held at the Lancaster Marriott on February 28, 2019.
Stahl Sheaffer Engineering, LLC, announces the addition of Mary Haynes, P.E. to our State College, PA office. As a Project Manager in the Building Structures group, Ms. Haynes will provide engineering design services for new construction, renovation, and fall protection. She will enhance Stahl Sheaffer’s building design capabilities by leveraging her experience with multi-family housing and the PHFA process, structural steel connection engineering, and stair framing design.
Ms. Haynes graduated from The Pennsylvania State University with a Bachelor of Architectural Engineering with Honors, a Master of Architectural Engineering, and a Master of Business Administration. She brings 11 years of engineering experience, and will continue to grow Stahl Sheaffer’s capabilities in residential, senior living, educational, commercial, and industrial structures. She has extensive experience with multi-story wood construction and as a specialty engineer for delegated designs.
Ms. Haynes is an active contributor to the AEC industry. She recently co-authored two papers, “Best Practices for Masonry Resilience Based on Performance During the 2018 Wilkes-Barre Tornado” and “What We Wish your Students Knew About Masonry: the Industry’s Perspective,” to be presented at the 13th North American Masonry Conference in June.
The addition of Mary Haynes to the Building Structures group highlights recent significant expansion in terms of personnel and geographic coverage. In addition to Ms. Haynes, Mansoor Khan brought his 27 years of experience in structural design to Stahl Sheaffer this month to support the staff in developing structural designs, performing assessments, and performing project quality assurance reviews. The addition of Greg Wilhelm, P.E., in Pittsburgh last year established a local presence for structural engineering projects in western Pennsylvania, Ohio, and West Virginia.
New Professional Engineer (P.E.) License
Paul Frey, P.E., - Bridge Designer
New Professional Engineer (P.E.) Licenses in Multiple States
Jeff Sheaffer, P.E., CBSI, NCTI - Principal