Carnegie Mellon University Baker Hall Classroom Addition
This project reflected a construction tightrope - a busy street along side of the worksite, classes and faculty offices on the other side,
with the project nestled in between. The challenge was to create an addition below grade to a structure without a basement. Also,
incorporating a historic, freestanding spiral staircase into the entrance design meant excavating by hand to ensure the staircase didn't
crack or move during construction.
Beth Shalom Synagogue
Fire damage restoration included completely demolishing and rebuilding the community center and school with expanded resources, such
as new chapels, more libraries and an additional schoolhouse floor. The front faced was also rebuilt to capture the look of the original
synagogue. The project presented a special challenge: with a limited time frame, both phases were completed in time for the high holy
days worship and and children returning to school as scheduled.
U.S. Army Reserve Training Center
The contractor used a unique "tilt-up" construction strategy to expedite the schedule and reduce construction costs. The three-building,
state-of-the-art complex incorportated demanding technical requirements of the Corps of Engineers without compromising creative
architectural design standards. Exterior masonry, glazing systems and standing seam metal roofing highlight the project, which was
completed on time and under budget.
Washington & Jefferson College Howard J. Burnett Center
Four stories and 55,000 square feet of classrooms, specialized program areas and administrative offices incorporate state-of-the-art
technology. But using stone from a New England quarry for the exterior meant challenges in coordinating various work schedules. Teamwork
and constant communication among the contractors, project manager, superintendents and union construction professionals allowed this
winter project to be completed on time and without disrupting college activities.
St. Bonaventure Church
Because the contractor provided a Guaranteed Maximum Price (GMP), the owner was able to add items near the end of the project that were
originally thought to be too expensive. Residential housing and an operating school facility flanked the worksite. Careful site planning and
communication were essential so construction didn't interfere with the church or ongoing operation of the school.
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