University of Pittsburgh

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Project Background

Swanson School of Engineering, Benedum Hall

The Benedum Hall Upgrades and Deferred Maintenance project began as part of the University’s 12-year Facilities Plan. Benedum Hall consists of space for engineering research labs and offices, as well as computer classrooms, lounge, and conference space for engineering department students. The existing structure is a 12-story tower with approximately 24,000 square feet per floor. Phase 2A included the infrastructure requirements for the third, sixth, seventh, and eighth floors. This space is completed and is LEED registered. Phase 2B will upgrade commercial interior space for departmental areas, wet/dry research labs, and faculty and staff offices. The renovations will reduce energy usage by 17.5% and reduce water consumption by 30%.

Graduate School of Public Health

The Graduate School of Public Health includes infrastructure upgrades, space for offices (faculty and staff), support, and computer classrooms, lounge, and conference space for students. The existing structure is an eight-story tower with approximately 284,850 square feet. Phase 2 includes the infrastructure requirements for the Parran Hall portion of the facility and will upgrade commercial interior space for departmental areas, faculty, staff, and support. LEED certification is a project goal.

Hillman Library

The University of Pittsburgh hired Reynolds Consulting Engineers to perform building commissioning services for Phase 1A of renovations to Hillman Library in Pittsburgh.

This project includes complete building-wide infrastructure replacement, including all new fire suppression, mechanical and electrical systems, remediation of spray fireproofing, and architectural interior renovations. Phase 1 concentrates on exterior and interior infrastructure work in the basement, penthouse, and approximately 30,000 gross square feet of space on the 4th floor. Reconfiguration of the 4th floor will create quiet-study spaces for students, a book stack area, staff service area, a PhD study room and faculty study room, as well as modifications to shelving spacing, restrooms, elevators, and stairs as required for ADA compliance. Architectural improvements will include new finishes and furniture.

The purpose for the work is to transform the original 1968 Hillman Library into a LEED certified “library of the future” that operates 24/7.

Litchfield Tower C

Reynolds is providing commissioning services for the Litchfield Tower C common bathroom renovations and make-up air to bedrooms project.

Project Specs

Solutions: Commissioning & Engineering

Construction Cost:  Benedum Hall: $39.9 million

Graduate School of Public Health: $53 million

Hillman Library: $20 million

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