A New Life for Lehigh University's Williams Hall

Vacant since 2010 when the departments it housed moved to the Gold LEED certified STEPS Building, for which Barry Isett & Associates was the site/civil engineer, Williams Hall has been reimagined as a one-stop-shop for student services as well as renovated academic space. Construction is now underway on the 63,000 SF, four-story building which will become the home of the offices of the Dean of Students and Student Affairs as well as the departments of Modern Language & Literature, Religion Studies, and Sociology & Anthropology.

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Wilkes-Barre Veterans Affairs Medical Center - New Canteen and Retail Store

The expanded canteen and retail store will serve patients, staff and visitors at the Wilkes-Barre Veterans Administration Medical Center. Veterans residing throughout northeastern and central Pennsylvania and southern New York State receive out-patient and residential care for a wide range of medical needs at the Center.

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Special Inspections Required? Look No Further...

Isett is an APPROVED Special Inspections Agency


An important part of construction today is the assurance of code compliance, especially in terms of the special inspections.  All municipalities require special inspections during construction of all commercial building projects with structural components, such as: the foundation, steel framing details, and concrete placement.  These inspections are in addition to those performed by the building code official. 

As an approved agency, Isett can act as the Special Inspector for the work we design, or that which was designed by others. 


Our inspectors, under the aegis of Isett’s Structural Department, are highly capable and competent in the trades they inspect.  They can provide real-time response to conditions in the field, saving the owner valuable time.  Isett’s Special Inspection team consists of multi-licensed Professional Engineers; ICC certified Special Inspectors; and technicians who have extensive qualifications, experience, and are very knowledgeable of current building codes and inspection practices.  The more on-site presence that the Special Inspector has allows more opportunity to identify potential issues that may compromise structural integrity, safeguarding both the client’s budget and the occupant’s welfare.