INFO-STRUCTURE
Celebrating our 45th Year : 1973 -2018
Fall 2018
RECENTLY COMPLETED PROJECTS:

Highland Meadows
Senior Residence
Beacon, NY
An excellent example of adaptive reuse, our Highland Meadows Senior Housing project involved the repurposing of an existing medical facility in Beacon into a much needed comfortable, inviting senior center.


Photo by: Swartz Architecture

Greenwich Historical Society
Greenwich, CT
Alterations were made to the historical Toby Building and Bush Storehouse and an addition was made to the two-story Archives Building. The Toby Building alterations included reinforcement of the existing timber framed floors for the use of a new museum shop and meeting rooms. The Archives Building addition is 4,600 square feet and includes a Lobby/Reception area, a roof terrace, gallery space, archive storage and an elevator.



Rendering by: David Scott Parker Architects

Putnam Hospital ER
Carmel, NY
Putnam Hospital was in need of alterations and additions to its Emergency Department in order to serve its patients with the best possible medical care. TDEG designed a new ambulance entrance and its cover, and separated this entrance from the ambulatory entrance. Additions were made to provide a larger waiting room and registration space, and the ambulatory drop-off approach was enhanced to be more functional to the needs of the patients.



UNDER CONSTRUCTION:

North Bellmore Library
Bellmore, NY
The expansion of this library is underway and includes a 4,500 square foot addition and a new community room. There will also be an expansion of the children's library.
35 Old Quarry Road
Ridgefield, CT
The mixed-use building at 35 Old Quarry Road includes 16 apartment units over a self-storage center. The 30,000 square foot building has been designed to be environmentally-friendly with solar panels on the roof to provide energy for the common areas of the building.
23-29 Vitti Street
New Canaan, CT
The new buildings under construction replace a dilapidated, one-story service building. The rear residential building will have eight, one and two-bedroom condo units. The two-story steel framed commercial building at the front of the lot will house a physical therapy office on the ground floor and medical offices on the second floor.
AWARD WINNING PROJECTS:


TDEG was fortunate to have been involved in the following award-winning projects:

2018 AIA WESTCHESTER / HUDSON VALLEY DESIGN AWARDS:

High Honor Award

Rippowam Cisqua School
Bedford, NY
Architect: KG+D Architects
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Citation Award

Elegant Banquets/Le Chateau
South Salem, NY
Architect: KG+D Architects

Photo Courtesy of VO Photographers

Citation Award

 JFK Elementary School
Brewster, NY
Architect: KG&D Architects

Photo by: Molly Richardson

2018 AIA CT DESIGN AWARD:

Excellence Award - Preservation,
Restoration, Adaption Category

Round House
Wilton, CT

Architect: Mack Scogin Merrill Elam Architects
TECH CORNER:

Repairing a Unique Architectural Façade with Specialized Mortars

For the past few years we have been working on the investigation and repair of a unique building in Dutchess County NY that is part of an office complex designed in the early 1960’s by the renowned architect Paul Rudolph. Paul Rudolph was known for designing spatially complex structures that include overhanging concrete elements. At the time that the office complex was underway Mr. Rudolph was the chair of the Yale School of Architecture and was completing the Yale Art and Architecture Building, one of his best known works, that was later renamed Rudolph Hall.
The unique building, pictured on the right, was constructed in 1964 and the façade includes glass curtain wall and cast-in-place architectural concrete façade. The cast-in-place concrete façade is supported by the structural steel building frame and, in some locations, encases the structural steel spandrel beams. The exposed surfaces of the concrete façade panels are patterned with horizontal formwork lines and also with vertical ribs that were bush-hammered after casting to provide a fractured profile with exposed aggregate. 
The investigation and testing we performed found the building façade to be in generally good condition with localized deterioration resulting from moisture infiltration and corrosion of embedded reinforcing steel and steel framing. As you would expect, the deterioration is limited to the upper portion of the building due to the protection provided to the lower levels by the cantilevered “upside down wedding cake” configuration.
TDEG designed and specified the concrete repairs using specialized repair mortars that are physically compatible with the 50 year-old concrete. Equally important is the skill of the specialty contractor who has been able to match the color, texture, and pattern of the unique architectural façade. The picture on the right shows an “after” picture of a portion of the repaired façade. Can you spot the patch?


What's Happenin g at TDEG:

TDEG Donates to Middle Schools
TDEG has donated 45 DVD's to middle schools in both Connecticut and New York. The film is a " giant-screen film about engineering, takes viewers on a journey of discovery from the world's tallest building to a bridge higher than the clouds. Along the way, the audiences witness how today's engineers are shaping the world of tomorrow." To view more about the film, click here:







TDEG Employees Run Marathon
On Saturday, October 13, 2018, the Hartford Eversource Marathon celebrated its 25th year. On that day the streets of Hartford, East Hartford, South Windsor and West Hartford were filled with runners of all levels from all over the country. Congratulations are in order for three employees from TDEG who ran in the race this year. Bruce Richardson and Ryan Walsh each ran the Half Marathon. Tim Ma ran the Full Marathon and had an impressive time of 4:17:26! Tim is pictured here at the race.