INDEPENDENCE Charter School west
BSI Construction has recently completed the Renovations and Alterations to the Marian Building on the campus of Independence Charter School West located at 5600 Chester Avenue in West Philadelphia. The Marian Building is one of the four buildings on the ICS West Campus which was originally the home of the Most Blessed Sacrament Church and Catholic School. Marian Building is a 100-year-old four story granite and limestone existing school building. BSI Construction performed selective demolition throughout the building including the structural demolition to create an elevator shaft. Each of the four floors of the building was completely renovated for new classrooms, toilet rooms, and offices. To create a modern learning facility, the building required new domestic & fire suppression water services, sanitary sewer, new elevator, and gas service. The building was equipped with two Dedicated Outside Air Systems that provide fresh air exchange throughout the building. All new finishes were installed throughout including ceramic tile walls and welded vinyl floors in the toilet rooms, vinyl composite tile in classrooms, millwork, new doors & hardware, telecommunications





“We were extremely fortunate to have BSI as part of the team from the start of the project. They worked extremely hard to ensure that construction stayed on schedule and on budget, which was additionally challenging during this past year of 2020. Their transparency, honesty, knowledge and skill provided a genuine comfort level for our client and ourselves, and kept everyone informed of every step along the way. I have never worked on a project where a request for information came with options for potential solutions until I began working with BSI, which shows not only their experience but their willingness to be an integral part of the team. In the end, BSI delivered a superior renovation that reflects our client’s needs for 21st century learning environments.”

Troy C. Hill


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12 Months


Blackney Hayes Architects


Construction Management


November 19, 2015