Mount Kisco Public Library|
Calgi Construction Management
116 Radio Circle, Ste. 305, Mount Kisco, NY 10549
Lothrop Associates LLP Architects
200 Summit Lake Drive, Valhalla, NY 10595
Location: Mount Kisco, New York
Date Bid: Nov 2007 Construction Period: Feb 2008 to Aug
Total Square Feet: 18,690 Site: 1.15 acres.
Number of Buildings: One.
Building Size: First floor, 9,345; second floor, 9,345;
total, 18,690 square feet.
Building Height: First floor, 11’; second floor, 11’; floor to
floor, 15’; total, 42’.
Basic Construction Type: New/Structural Steel.
Foundation: Cast-in-place, pier & grade beam, pile caps.
Exterior Walls: CMU, brick, curtainwall. Roof: Metal.
Floors: Concrete, fill-on metal deck. Interior Walls: Metal
Structural Engineer: Joseph D. Goldreich P. E., F. ASCE Engineer
of Record - 19 Brandon Drive, Mt. Kisco, NY 10549
General Contractor: Rok-Built Construction, Inc. - 1725 Front
Street, Yorktown Heights, NY 10598
Mechanical & Electrical Engineer: Damiano Barile Engineers, P. C.
- 77 Tarrytown Road, White Plains, NY 10607
Site Engineer & Landscape Architect: Insite Engineering,
Surveying & Landscape Architecture, P. C. - 3 Garrett Place, Carmel, NY
The recently completed Village of Mount Kisco Public Library is an
18,500-square-foot facility constructed to compliment the existing
Municipal buildings, Village Hall and the former Post Office that are on
the National Register of Historic Buildings. The new Library occupies
the site of the former smaller Library that was demolished as part of
the project. This new facility nearly doubles the size of the former
44-year-old outdated and outgrown Library and serves the needs of the
10,000 residents of this centrally located Westchester County community.
Completed in August of 2009, the Library held its grand opening on
September 12, 2009. The new 2-story facility, designed by Lothrop
Associates, LLP, Architects, is divided into two wings with a glass
atrium entrance lobby between the two wings. The North wing includes the
Reference Area and the South wing is the Children's Library. The
Children's Library has a scaled facade of a historically significant
building in the town. The new facility also includes expanded collection
rooms, a 1,300 square foot community room, a semi-circular children's
reading room, young adult area and services as well as study rooms,
staff lounges and administrative offices.
Additionally, the new library has many sustainable features including a
Geothermal heating and cooling system consisting of thirty, 8-inch wells
drilled to a depth of approximately 480 feet below grade, heavily
insulated exterior walls and roof and water efficient plumbing fixtures.
Energy efficient light fixtures effectively utilize natural daylight
through the use of large windows that permit large amounts of daylight
into the library. The upper transoms of these windows are equipped with
special glass that projects the natural light deeper into the library.
When the natural light enters the library, daylight sensors lower the
electric light levels to conserve energy.
Because of sub-surface ground conditions, the library's foundation
system consisted of grade beams and pile caps supported on two hundred
and ten, 10-inch diameter, 30-ton bearing piles driven to an average
depth of approximately 55 feet below grade.
The site posed numerous challenges due to its location in a heavily
regulated regional watershed and its close proximity to state and local
regulated wetland areas and floodplain boundaries. Insite Engineering,
Surveying & Landscape Architecture, P.C., the project's site engineers
and landscape architects, had to work very closely with the New York
City Department of Environmental Protection and New York State
Department of Environmental Conservation to develop a plan which
minimized disturbances to the wetlands and provided an environmentally
sensitive plan for the site. The building's stormwater runoff was
directed to a series of stormwater management areas designed to filter
pollutants through the use of infiltration and rain gardens heavily
vegetated with native vegetation. Grass swales and vegetated filter
strips were utilized to filter site runoff prior to discharge to the
adjacent wetland areas. As the 30 Geothermal wells were to be installed
in an area adjacent to the wetlands area, additional permitting had to
be obtained through the NYSDEC.
Calgi Construction Management was hired by the Village of Mount Kisco to
serve as the project's Construction Manager. Calgi Construction
Management provided the pre-construction / bidding phase and the
construction phase services. As New York State mandates Multiple Prime
Contractors on all public work projects, Calgi, during the construction
phase, managed, coordinated and scheduled the work of the 5 Multiple
Prime Contractors involved. As a result, a much needed, more efficient
library has been delivered that the Village is extremely proud of.