News and Events
11/10/2014 Every year, Historic Annapolis, an organization that works to save and preserve the architectural legacy of Maryland’s capital, celebrates outstanding projects that uphold the city’s historic character. Annapolis Elementary School was awarded the organization's 2014 Preservation Award for the superlative work and special sensitivity given to the building’s historic preservation during a comprehensive renovation.
KCI provided project management and design services to replace the existing two-lane structure carrying US 21 over the Catawba River with a 1,000-foot-long, four-lane steel beam bridge. During construction, contractor Lane Construction worked with KCI in designing a lifting frame system to launch 60-ton girders laterally from the existing bridge, avoiding impacts to the river and uncertainty associated with mobilizing barge mounted cranes over the shallow river bottom.
KCI just passed a major milestone—our silver anniversary, 25 years of employee ownership. On December 15, 1988, the employees of Kidde Consultants Inc. completed a leveraged buyout from our parent company Hanson Trust PLC—a British company who had purchased the Walter Kidde company in 1987.