Project Details

Phase 1 included the demolition and rebuilding on A-level of Hamburg Hall to relocate multiple departments in preparation for the Heinz addition.  A 3,600-square-foot, single-story addition and a 3,600-square-foot rooftop plaza were constructed between Hamburg and Smith Halls in the existing exterior courtyard space during Phase 2.  In Phase 2.5, the interiors were renovated on the second and third floors to house new classrooms, faculty and graduate student offices, and branded research centers.

  • Renovation / expansion
  • 69,305 squre feet
  • 24 months of construction
  • LEED® Gold lecture hall addition
  • Construction manager at risk

Location: Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

Owner: Carnegie Mellon University

Mascaro Advantage

Emergency generator power is critical not only for life safety but for stand-by power for research and other critical loads.  After several ideas were considered for battery system replacement and were deemed unfeasible, Mascaro explored the idea of using a relatively new, existing campus generator that was slated for replacement.  After verifying the generator was sufficient to meet the present and future load demands, a location was suggested that would not be obtrusive, allow for installation of underground utilities, and be safely exhausted.  Cost analysis proved the planned design would meet the budget and aided CMU in the decision process.

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Project Characteristics

Client, Education, Delivery Method, Renovation

Project Characteristics

Renovation, Steel & Equipment Erection, Office, Concrete