The eyes of government, business and taxpayers are fixed upon your project when you undertake the challenge of building a sports or entertainment facility.
The new structure or renovated facility must reflect high quality and best value for the investment. And, the project is often under the scrutiny of tight time and
budgetary constraints. Only a team of union contractors and craftsmen can deliver superior results under this pressure.
The union construction industry routinely produces experienced, motivated, skilled and safety-conscious professionals for sports and entertainment facility
projects. A union partnership means professional management of the jobsite to leverage the most from materials and manpower. Union craftsmanship means
the facility's useful life is extended, while future maintenance costs are minimized.
UPMC Sports Performance Complex
This project combined in one location the needs of two football teams, one professional and one collegiate, and a comprehensive sports medice facility. Workers
were challenged by a fast-tracked, 16-month schedule created to meet end-user requirements due to demolition of their former facilities. Challenges also
surfaced from the project's location, an old steel mill flanked by a river and a busy rail line, as well as utility easements to the east and west. Despite these and
many other roadblocks, the facility opened on time and on budget.
Some other sports and entertainment projects include:
Sixty different trade contractors worked together to meet tight deadlines and budget constraints. One-third of the 1.5 million sqare feet in enclosed space
that holds restaurants, lounges, a Great Hall, interactive games and a video wall. Two acres of natrual grass sit atop heating elements. Despite numerous
challenges associated with a project of this magnitude, it was completed under budget and in time to host opening day of the professional football season.
Challenges were common during the development of this 650-seat theater. But from the discovery of existing adverse conditions on a site requiring over-excavation,
and the installation of large composite steel and concrete trussed spanning the rear of the auditorium, to supporting the barrel-vaulted roof and creating well-crafted
finishes, the project team retained the design visions of the owner and the design team. And nto only did the theater open on time, but also a short puchlist saved
the owner tens of thousands of dollars.