This education facility houses classrooms, music education rooms, a 900˗seat auditorium, 1,365˗seat gymnasium, library, support space, and labs. Work added to the original scope included the construction of a chapel, connected to the school and a grotto, modeled after the Notre Dame Grotto, to display the refurbished Virgin Mary statue from the former St. Nicholas Church.
- New construction
- 173,000 square feet/two level
- 25 months of construction
- LEED© Silver
- Preconstruction, general prime contractor
Location: Cranberry Township, Pennsylvania
Owner: Diocese of Pittsburgh, Property Planning and Development
The use of Building Information Modeling (BIM) assisted in the planning and scheduling of construction sequencing and benefitted the overall schedule. An example of where BIM played a key role was the installation of the auditorium ceiling components. The curved-wood ovation reflector panels were suspended from ceiling and anchored to the roof deck. Residing above the panels were the MEP systems, i.e., ductwork, piping, fire protection, electrical, lighting, etc. Using BIM, the team was able to easily locate the systems and successfully secure the panels.
"As with any project, specifically one of this size, inherently difficult schedule and associated challenges, there were numerous issues and conditions that arose that could have quickly derailed the successful completion of the project... Consequently, as a result of their dedication, commitment, professionalism, professional staff, coordination, teamwork, and their 'build with the best' attitude, the project was a success as demonstrated by the numerous awards and accolades received from the professional community."
Brandon Miles, Horizon Properties Group