Providing Pittsburgh with Architecture and Engineering Solutions Since 2017
Bringing Solutions to Pennsylvania’s Infrastructure Needs
The Thrasher Group is dedicated to providing solutions to infrastructure problems across southwestern Pennsylvania. Our Canonsburg location opened its doors in 2017 and we have steadily grown our presence in the area ever since. This team of professionals works with both public and private clients, providing a full range of architecture and engineering services. With experts serving the Water Resources, Energy, Buildings and Facilities, Transportation, and Land Development markets, Thrasher’s Greater-Pittsburgh team is ready to take on a wide variety of challenges as your community partner.
Canonsburg ~ Greater Pittsburgh Service Offerings
Our key personnel – and the entire Thrasher staff – contribute to the many service offerings available in Pennsylvania. Some of the most widely employed areas include utility engineering, architecture, environmental services, surveying and mapping, and construction services.
Water Resources / Utility Engineering
Water Resources/Utility Engineering: Thrasher was founded on serving the public utility sector and we continue to provide utility engineering work to municipalities and private clients of all types. Our engineers are highly skilled professionals who are dedicated to performing at the top of their craft. No matter your water resources needs, Thrasher’s got it. Some of our utility services include:
- Temporary water line design
- Water and sewer line extensions
- Water and wastewater treatment plants
- Water and sewer system upgrades
- Stormwater services
- MS4 permits
Architecture: Our Buildings and Facilities team has licensed architects all across the Mid-Atlantic region. Thrasher’s Pennsylvania architecture work specializes in the following areas:
- Municipal buildings
- Government buildings
- Office buildings
- Recreation facilities
- Educational facilities
- Industrial facilities
- 3D modeling
Environmental Services: Thrasher strives to provide our clients with the services and expertise needed to identify and minimize impacts to natural resources while avoiding costly project delays. Some of our environmental services include:
- Wetland delineation
- Rare, threatened, and endangered species surveys
- Voluntary remediation programs
- Phase I and II Environmental Site Assessments
- Brownfields redevelopment
- NEPA permitting
Survey and Mapping
Survey and Mapping: Thrasher has one of the largest survey teams in the region. We provide both boots-on-the-ground, traditional survey work and highly specialized geospatial services, such as:
- UAV mapping
- Aerial photography
- Boundary work
- Quantity surveys
- Aerial mapping
- Roads layouts
- Paving layouts
- Quality assurance/quality control
- Construction administration
- Materials testing
- Cement technologies
Access to Thrasher’s Full Line of Services
While these are the areas our Pittsburgh-area staff specialize in, they are supported by the entire Thrasher team, with the full range of Thrasher’s services available for our Pennsylvania clients. Whether you need to rehabilitate your town’s sidewalks, plan a brand new mixed-use development, or design a state-of-the-art office building, Thrasher’s got it.
Our team has an ever-growing portfolio of projects across the state of Pennsylvania and into the greater Mid-Atlantic region. A sampling of some of our recent successes and ongoing projects in the area can be found below:
Greene County Memorial Hospital Foundation EQT Recreation Center
Thrasher was hired to oversee the construction of the Greene County Recreation Center located in the EverGreene Technology Park in Waynesburg, PA. This 60,000 square foot recreation facility includes an indoor soccer field, basketball courts, multipurpose rooms, a 6,000 square foot fitness area, and an elevated walking/ jogging track.
Thrasher provided a variety of services during construction. Our team provided an architectural consultation, including verification of design specifications, inspections, and final inspection of all work relative to the construction and work performed. We also made recommendations in areas concerning contracting and total project coordination. Most importantly, Thrasher performed scheduled site inspections and provided written reporting on items covered during inspection to ensure success of the project.
Confidential Client Water System
Thrasher was tasked with the hydraulic modeling, surveying, overall design and permitting for a new buried HDPE water system intended to transfer fresh water from a river intake to well pads up to 5 miles away and flowback water from well pads to a centralized storage facility. The route of the water lines included two (2) necessary horizontal directional drills (HDD) in order to cross local municipal roads and streams at two different locations. The first drill was 600 feet in length and the second was 500 feet. As part of the design work for the HDD, entry/exit angles, pipe bend radius, pull forces required, allowable stresses, and pipe buckling were all evaluated.
A Mid-Atlantic Powerhouse: Providing a Regional Presence
While this office is located in Canonsburg, Thrasher’s professionals reach far beyond the Greater Pittsburgh area to provide a full range of engineering and architectural services to both private and public clientele. Our service area covers a large portion of the state, including northeastern, central, and southern PA.
In addition to the staff located in Pennsylvania, Thrasher has offices in Bridgeport, Charleston, Beckley, Martinsburg, and Scott Depot, West Virginia; Canton, Ohio; Fredericksburg, Virginia; and Oakland, Maryland. These offices combine for more than 300 total employees with a breadth and depth of expertise that is unmatched.