February 28, 2019
Market News

The Master Builders' Association announced its Building Excellence Awards winners for 2018 at the Evening of Excellence tonight. The winners were:

New Construction Over $25 Million
Point Park University New Pittsburgh Playhouse -  PJ Dick Inc.
New Construction Between $10 and $25 Million
Central Catholic High School Zupancic Family STEM Center -
PJ Dick Inc.
New Construction Under $10 Million
Orchard Hill Church Chapel Addition - Burchick Construction
Renovation Construction Over $10 Million
CMU Hamerschlag Hall Maker Wing - Rycon Construction
Renovation Construction Between $10 and $25 Million
Benter Foundation Offices - Jendoco Construction
Renovation Construction Under $5 Million
East Liberty Presbyterian Church, Building Our Future - 
Landau Building Company
Excellence in Craftsmanship Interior
Southern Tier Brewing Company - Landau Building Co.

Project News  

The Allegheny County Airport Authority unveiled the first views of the developed design for the Terminal Modernization Program last week. The $1.1 billion project will proceed in 2 major pieces. One includes the new parking garage, ground transportation center, car rental center, and related facilities, for which the ACAA is working with Turner Construction to award a CM contract. The larger piece will be the landside/airside terminal work, which includes a new terminal building, for which PJ Dick/Hunt AECOM have been selected. No contracts for construction management have officially been awarded.  The roadway and enabling packages are scheduled to get out to bid around year's end, with bids hoped for on building packages by mid-2020.

The bid market continues to be competitive. Bids came in last week on the North Allegheny McKnight Elementary. As was the case with the Franklin Elementary, the $17 million total of the apparent low bidders was below the published estimate. Nello Construction was the low general. 

In follow up on some other projects, Landau Building Co. was selected for the $1.4 million Sarah Heinz House job. Rycon Construction was awarded the $1 million Carnegie Library of Homestead renovation. University of Pittsburgh will be interviewing PJ Dick, Mascro/Barton Malow and Walsh Construction for its $100 million student rec and wellness center. Pitt has also received architectural RFQ's for its 350,000 square foot On Bigelow Square academic building. Massaro Corp. is putting together its GMP for the $3 million Washington Presbyterian Church.

  To keep up to date with the market check out  BuildingPittsburgh .  
People News

Mosites Construction Company welcomed Shane Antonik as project engineer in December, 2018.  Shane attended West Virginia University and graduated in 2015 with a degree in Civil Engineering, Mining Engineering, and a minor in Economics.
Aaron Dye has joined Independence Excavating Inc. as a project engineer.  Aaron is a graduate of WVU with extensive environmental and geotechnical experience. 
Independence Excavating Inc. added Brandon Ulishney as a general foreman. 

Coming Events

Builders Guild, Partners4Work, Pittsburgh Gateways Construction Career Event, March 4

MBA Young Constructors Kickoff, March 13

Build On: Careers in Construction & Allied Industries, March 14

NAIOP Pittsburgh Annual Banquet, March 28
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