Mascaro has provided construction services for renovations to the historic Heinz Hall since 1994. Work included interior repainting that involved substantial gold leaf refurbishing and marbleizing. The ceiling area was decked to allow extensive plaster patching and deco painting to be done. The wall covering was replaced and other miscellaneous improvements were made. The existing 2,850 seats were removed, refurbished, and realigned for better sightlines. The garden plaza, situated directly over an under plaza and maintenance area was totally redone, including replacement of the waterproofing system.
- 60,000 square feet
- Schedules varied from 2 weeks to 6 months
- Construction manager at risk
Location: Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
Owner: Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra
To achieve the strict deadline, two shifts of craftsmen were employed, including Saturdays and Sundays as necessary. This required the coordination of 17 major subcontractors, and allowed a smooth turnover to Heinz Hall. In addition to being completed on time, a substantial portion of the contingency money in the tight budget was returned to the owner along with savings gained from work performance.