School of Computing and Information at University of Pittsburgh

The School of Computing and Information Renovation Creates a New Collaborative Environment for the University of Pittsburgh

Barton Education provided MEP engineering and construction services for a 4-story, 12,000 square-foot renovation to convert a medical office/lab space building into a highly functional office space for the University of Pittsburgh’s School of Computing and Information.

The project involves replacement of all MEPF infrastructure within the recently acquired office building, including the electrical and domestic water services and incorporation of a new overflow roof drain system. The facility was designed with full sprinkler system that includes a pre-action system in storage areas. The HVAC system serving the facility is a variable refrigerant split system with heat pumps allowing simultaneous heating and cooling of different parts of the building while maintaining energy efficiency, as well as accommodating the tight floor to floor elevations.  Electric baseboard heaters will provide supplemental heating at exterior walls with large openings, the vestibule, garage, and stairwells. Electrical systems include high efficiency LED lighting fixtures with occupancy and daylight controls systems, technology and audio-visual infrastructure, secured access, and monitoring and fire detection and alarm.

Project Overview

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Total Cost

$5.5 million


January 2023

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