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University of Dayton’s First LEED Project Certified

A big congratulations goes out to the University of Dayton for receiving their first LEED certified project through the U.S. Green Building Council.  The University of Dayton and GE Aviation teamed together to build the GE Aviation Electrical Power Integrated Systems Center also known as EPISCenter.  The project received LEED gold certification from the Council.  The $53 million EPISCenter Project provides high tech facilities to allow commercial and government researchers to test electrical power systems in airplanes. The 138,000-square-foot facility employs 70 research personnel.  That employment figure could grow to 200 research employees within five years.

The Kleingers Group provided civil engineering, surveying, landscape architecture and zoning entitlement services on the project.  Our contribution to the LEED design included high efficiency parking stall layouts and the design of sustainable rain garden infrastructure throughout the site.  We would like to thank our fellow team members on a successful project:  Hastings & Chivetta Architects, the University of Dayton, Heapy Engineering, Shell & Meyer, and CityWide Development.

Photo Credit: GE Aviation

Kleingers Participates in Dayton Minority Business Partnership Program

Dayton Chamber of Commerce Focus Magazine

The Kleingers Group recently participated in a special program coordinated by the Dayton Chamber of Commerce Minority Business Partnership intended to introduce high school students to careers in engineering, architecture, design and construction. A number of Dayton-area design and construction professionals developed an after-school program with topics related to design and construction. Seventeen students at Thurgood Marshall High School met once a week for 10 weeks this fall to learn about site planning, building and interior design, scheduling, cost estimating, financing, construction methods and other topics taught by local design and construction professionals. Ameen Bakare from The Kleingers Group taught the first session on site design back in September.

Recently, the students completed the course with a field trip to Miami University. The students toured the Western Residence Hall projects that are currently under construction. They also visited the Schools of Engineering and Architecture. Jim Kleingers accompanied the students on the trip.

Germantown Village Project Celebrates Grand Opening

The Kleingers Group recently attended the Grand Opening Ceremony for Germantown Village, a new mixed-income, affordable housing community that is the first phase of a multi-phase revitalization initiative underway in the historic Germantown-Broadway area of Dayton. Kleingers provided the civil engineering, surveying, and landscape architecture design services for this exciting downtown Dayton project. This first phase of Germantown Village comprises five buildings with a total of 60 apartment homes. The buildings vary in height, two-story and three-story, and apartments range from one bedroom to three bedrooms. The $12.8 million development is financed by a variety of sources, including equity raised by the sale of low-income housing tax credits allocated by the Ohio Housing Finance Agency. The Project rendering above is provided courtesy of Project Team Member CR architecture + design.

Below is a video of the grand opening ceremony:

Germantown Village Dayton Ohio

Say Hi to the Newest Big Boys

Big Boy PhotoKleingers was the site designer for the new Frisch’s restaurants recently constructed throughout the greater Miami Valley area.  We made sure any post construction observation visits were scheduled around lunch time!