Educational Projects

Nittany Apartments V, University Drive, Schuylkill Haven, PA

The projected consisted of the design and construction of approximately twenty-eight thousand (28,000) square foot, three-story apartment building (slab on grade), to be located on the Pennsylvania State University Schuylkill Campus, North Manheim Township, Schuylkill Haven, PA. 

In analyzing the construction process and time requirements, Heim Construction proposed, designed and bid on incorporating architectural precast concrete for the building’s exterior. A bid opening scheduled for 14 August and a completion date of 1 June took the construction period dead through the winter months. The inclusion of precast concrete mitigated the winter weather and allowed construction to accelerate through the winter cycle.

The project was completed on time and on bid.

West Chester University’s College of Business and Public Management

The Business & Public Management Center looks to both the past, present, and future through mindful interpretation. A campus characterized by early and mid-century Collegiate Gothic, the exterior fa├žade reflects upon this language of pointed arches and buttresses. The Church Street archway entrance to the building will be similar to the entrance-way into Philips Memorial Hall, the noted college building on High Street.

The new five-story 90,000-square-foot academic building for West Chester University’s College of Business and Public Management opened to students and faculty in January 2017. There will be 21 classrooms on the first three floors. Also included in the building are lecture halls, student lounges and meeting rooms. The top floors will have faculty and administrative offices for the 10 departments that make up the School of Business and Public Policy.

The building accommodates the departments of accounting, criminal justice, economics and finance, geography and planning, management, marketing, and public policy and administration, and houses the Cottrell Entrepreneurial Leadership Center, Center for GIS and Spatial Analysis, and Center for Social and Economic Policy Research. Two floors of faculty offices cap three floors of classrooms and meeting rooms. Voith & Mactavish Architects, LLP, designed the facility to reflect the traditional Collegiate Gothic architecture of campus and the present and future of academic teaching and learning. The streamlined traditional exterior combines with a contemporary interior to support collaboration, incorporate advanced technology, and establish hierarchy.

The day to day trade coordination was challenged because of the labor group various affiliations. Heim Construction personnel managed the daily operations by maintaining a vigorous open communication stream. Everyone was briefed on current and future scheduling and expectations. Dealing with the trades as a team, minimized the obstacles that one would encounter in this type of environment.


With a desire to provide free and open access to information, providing over fifty thousand (50,000) learning units, the Orwigsburg Area Free Public Library opened its new doors on Saturday 11 November 2017.
Heim Construction Company became involved in the vision back in May 2017. An engaged Board of Directors and staff worked to incorporate a fresh space, community and kid oriented free library.
With media such as DVD’s, Audio Magazines, movies to watch, music, computer access, learning stations while hosting clubs and other programs that provide access to information, knowledge in an environment that grabs you the moment you enter the walls.
Congratulations to all the volunteers and supporters, we at Heim Construction Company are proud to have our name associated with your dream.
Heim Construction Company has an extensive background in constructing new facilities for the educational arena. We have constructed facilities for Universities as large as ninety-thousand square feet housing faculty offices, lecture halls, student lounges and meeting rooms.

Constructed student housing using the design-build method optimizing construction techniques, time savings, material selections and value engineering for Owner savings.

We maintain an on-call status with many institutions that rely on Heim Construction to come in and facilitate repairs and additions as needed.
Heim Construction Co.
1020 Chestnut Road
Orwigsburg, Pa 17961

Phone: 570.968.4445
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