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Alvin H. Butz, Inc. completes Breidegam Connector at The Lutheran Theological Seminary of Philadelphia

Allentown, PA, July 29, 2016 . . . Alvin H. Butz Inc., part of The Butz Family of Companies, recently completed the Breidegam Connector at The Lutheran Theological Seminary at Philadelphia.

The Breidegam Connector joins The Brossman Center to the historical Krauth Memorial Library providing ADA handicap accessibility to the library. Constructed in 1908, the Krauth Memorial Library is the only public building on the 14-acre Northwest Philadelphia campus that was not handicap accessible.

Demolition occurred at the openings for The Brossman Center as well as the existing Library facade for basement, first and second floor entry points. The existing library stairs were demolished at the new entry points.

"This beautiful new addition to our campus links our two learning facilities into one integrated center of theological education. Apart from the functionality of making the library accessible to people with disabilities, the additional space gives us opportunities for displaying the many important historical artworks and artifacts the Seminary has in its archives," says John Heidgerd, Chief Financial Officer of The Lutheran Theological Seminary at Philadelphia.

Features of the 3,000 square foot structure include:

  • Structural steel building frame, columns and beams
  • Code compliant mechanical, HVAC, lighting and fire safety systems
  • Dual-operating elevator
  • Site improvements
  • Utility relocations

"We are excited to be part of this project," says Greg Butz, President and CEO of Alvin H. Butz, Inc. "The Lutheran Theological Seminary has been a client of ours for more than 18 years and we value our relationship and the successful projects we've completed together."

An official dedication ceremony was held on June 2.


ABOUT THE BUTZ FAMILY OF COMPANIES: The Butz Family of Companies, consisting of Alexander Building Construction Co., Alvin H. Butz, Inc. and Shoemaker Construction Co., provides exceptional, comprehensive construction management and design/build services, led by a strong commitment to complete customer satisfaction with special attention to safety, quality and value. The firm possesses significant experience in the construction of healthcare facilities, colleges/universities, corporate office buildings, manufacturing facilities, sports and entertainment venues, government buildings, K-12 schools and retail buildings serving Pennsylvania, New Jersey and northern Delaware.



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