Land Development

Musser Gap Trail Design, Ferguson Township, Centre County, PA

View from Bridge toward 45 Cropped

Stahl Sheaffer Engineering designed the site plan for a recreational trail that provides an important and safe connection for pedestrians and bicyclists between Penn State campus and the Centre County bikeway system to Rothrock State Forest. The trail begins at the Musser Gap parking area at the base of Rothrock, and runs through Penn State property, crossing State Route 45 and Slab Cabin Run and continuing to the site of the new Whitehall Road Regional Park. Site engineering included trail design, HOP, stormwater, signage, pavement markings, and a bridge over Slab Cabin Run. Drainage is controlled through the use of roadside vegetative swales, cross culverts, turnouts, and earthen berm level spreaders.

Stahl Sheaffer Engineering Principal Rod Stahl co-presented the Musser Gap Greenway project with Penn State and Clearwater Conservancy at the recent KAPPA Conference. View the video here:

Stahl Sheaffer received a Community Conservation Commendation from Clearwater Conservancy for leadership in this effort.

Structural Engineering

Renovation of Greenberg Sports Complex, University Park, PA


Stahl Sheaffer Engineering provided engineering design for the conversion of the previous Penn State ice rink building to lab space, including the addition of a new composite steel framed second floor within the existing space, extending the mechanical room to add a second floor, and a new entry with lobby, elevator and grand staircase. The existing structure was reused to the greatest extent possible, and the new floor was laterally isolated from the existing structure with its own lateral force resisting system. Stahl Sheaffer modeled the building in Revit.


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