Some News on Regional Projects

By the time the details ofWestPennHospital’s emergency room expansion hit the newspapers the construction was already underway on the critical systems. The Highmark investment is energizing capital spending and planning throughout the system. The $18 million ER is being delivered as a design/build by Astorino. The firm also has been commissioned to design other components of the upgrades and expansion, which includes a total of 300 new beds. That much new capacity should run $300 million or more.

In other hospital news, UPMC awarded their $5 million emergency room expansion at Magee Women’s Hospital to Mascaro Construction.

Mascaro and PJ Dick are submitting bids to Mylan Labs on Nov. 22 for the construction of its new 250,000 square foot headquarters in Southpointe.

The three finalists for the construction management of CMU’sNano-Bio-EnergyTechCenterare being interviewed Nov. 21. Construction of the building isn’t scheduled until early 2013 but the university expects to select a CM from among Jendoco Construction, Mosites/Gilbane Jt. Venture and Turner.

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