Education is the building block to the future, and creating an effective, inviting, stimulating learning environment for your minds is equally as crucial. Relying on the experience of the union construction industry places your project in the hands of professionals. Our union contractors and craftsmen expertly complete a project with the priority of not disrupting the institution's schedule or classroom instruction.
And, in these cost-conscious times, our strict attention to safety and use of highly skilled professionals ensure that the job will be done on time and within budget. Our commitment to excellent performance means you get value from every dollar invested in the project, from the largest of institutions to the smallest of classrooms.
Southwest Butler YMCA (Rose E. Schneider Family YMCA)
Providing Family Fun with Health and Wellness
The Rose E. Schneider Family YMCA located in Cranberry Township is an 80,000 square-foot facility situated on 20 acres. Amenities include an indoor aquatic center with a 25-yard, five-lane pool, a family recreational pool with sprays, water jets, fountains, slides, and whirlpool. Additional features are a warm water therapy pool, sauna and steam rooms, gymnasium, fitness center, and rock climbing wall.
Project: YMCA and Wellness Area
Owner: Butler County Family YMCA
Architect: RSSC Architecture
General Contractor: Landau Building Company, Pittsburgh, PA
Robert Morris University School of Nursing & Health Sciences
Robert Morris University School of Nursing and Health Sciences Brings Hospital Setting to the Classroom
Robert Morris University (RMU) is a fast-growing, suburban university located approximately 14 miles west of Pittsburgh, near Pittsburgh International Airport. As part of its’ continuing expansion of academic offerings, RMU relocated a predecessor program and developed the new School of Nursing and Health Sciences facility.
The 37,000 square-foot, two-story structure contains classrooms, lab rooms, offices, and the Dean’s Suite. The ground floor includes high-fidelity rooms that imitate a real hospital infirmary for nursing simulations. Pseudo exam rooms are connected by observation control rooms for professors to monitor students in these simulated experiences.
The RMU School of Nursing and Health Sciences is LEED-certified.
Project: School of Nursing and Health Sciences
Owner: Robert Morris University
Architect: Ross Bianco
General Contractor: Landau Building Company
Benedum Hall and Eberly Library
Focus Points of Waynesburg University
These concurrent projects have become hallmarks of Waynesburg University, a private university located in Waynesburg, PA. Benedum Hall involved two phases; a cooler addition with complete renovation of the serving area of the cafeteria and an expanded seating area, elevator addition with new entry and ornamental stair connecting the building with the University’s walkway system, creating a covered plaza beneath the addition.
The addition has an arched masonry façade in which Halfen concealed masonry lintels, of varying sizes, were coordinated and integrated with the arch rowlock brick above the windows and limestone bands to create the updated campus standard colonial brick look. Both projects included extensive site improvements including concrete and brick paving, concrete and brick walls, landscaping, and decorative lighting.
The Eberly Library Project involved additions and renovations including a new elevator for accessibility. The renovations were a challenge structurally as significant cutting and reinforcing of existing load bearing masonry walls up to two feet thick were required. Varying floor to floor heights and a mezzanine level with a unique structural design further complicated the work. Also, the outside grade required that the existing building foundations be shored and underpinned to construct the addition.
The addition included a large quantity of interior wood trim work as well as large, custom made wood windows to match those on the existing building.
The Project: Benedum Hall and Eberly Library, Waynesburg University
Owner: Waynesburg University
Architect: The Design Alliance
General Contractor: Burchick Construction Company
Sennott Square - University of Pittsburgh
Sennott Square Expands Teaching and Support – University of Pittsburgh
Sennott Square marked a prominent addition for the University of Pittsburgh. Located in the heart of Oakland on Forbes Avenue, this building houses several colleges and departments in addition to providing increased classrooms and support space. The first floor of the building is leased for general retail use. A two-story below ground parking garage helps to alleviate the current parking shortage in the Oakland area.
The building was constructed in a multiple prime contract format because of Department of General Services funding. Burchick Construction, with four major contracts, served as the general contractor for the project managing 23 different prime contractors completing work in sequence and coordination.
Among the construction highlights; the forming, placement, and finishing of over 10,000 cubic yards of concrete for the two-story below ground parking garage, exterior structural stud and sheathing system which comprised the shell of the building and was clad with a masonry veneer, sourcing and installation of GFRC decorative cornice located at the top of the building around the entire perimeter.
Project: Sennott Square, The University of Pittsburgh
Owner: University of Pittsburgh / PA Department of General Services
Architect: Johnson Schmidt Associates
General Contractor: Burchick Construction