PJ Dick

benedum hall upgrades and deferred Maintenance


Client Name: University of Pittsburgh
Location: Pittsburgh, PA
Delivery System(s): CM at Risk
SF: 390,000-sf
Cost: $115.7 million
Completion Date: 2015
Certification: LEED Gold
Architect: Edge Architecture Inc.


PJ Dick provided Agency Construction Management services under contract to the University of Pittsburgh and the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania’s Department of General Services for the renovations and additions to the University of Pittsburgh, Benedum Hall Engineering Building on the Oakland Campus. The existing building consists of a 390,000 total sf. The building interiors are being renovated in Phase II to provide state-of-the-art laboratories and a total fit-out of four floors. The complete building infrastructure was upgraded to allow for a “plug and play” strategy for future building modifications, and all new MEP systems. Phase I renovation consisted of renovating approximately 192,500-sf and providing an addition of 43,000-sf. Two new mezzanines were added on the sub-basement level and 2nd Floor Auditorium level.