Aggressive 16-week construction of 16 stories consisting of ADA renovations, electrical services, and the shut down of two city blocks
Situated in Pittsburgh on the corner of Third Avenue and Wood Street, this public housing project was publically bid and awarded to Mosites Construction Company. Floors 1-6 are for office space and floors 7-16 provide housing for individuals.Work primarily consisted of ADA renovations, new fire alarm system, new HVAC, new electrical service, riser piping repair, new branch piping on each floor, and new chillers. The schedule was aggressive and coordinated by Mosites to renovate 16 stories of occupied housing in only 16 weeks, allowing only three weeks per floor with only one week of overlap for tenant relocation. Mosites renovated two additional stories of common space; the first floor lobby, and ground floor cafeteria. Mosites partnered with the mechanical subcontractor to remove and replace the cooling tower on the 7th floor. The hoisting plan for the new equipment required Mosites to shut down two city blocks along Third Avenue, setup a 500 ton over-the-road crane, and 33 blind picks over the 16-story building down to the 7th floor mechanical penthouse. The event took place on a weekday lasting 14 hours to set the new equipment.