UPMC Center for Innovative Science Moves Ahead

A request for qualifications was issued to a dozen firms last week for the construction management of the new $294 million Center for Innovative Science (CIS)associated with the Hillman Cancer Center. The RFQ is due Thursday with a request for proposals going out to the short list of firms next week. The project is in design development and includes a re-purposing of the 150,000 sq. ft. Ford Motor (AKA Reidbord shirt factory) building at the corner of Baum & Morewood. The exterior is getting a makeover now by Mascaro Construction.  There will also be new construction of a 200,000 research facility on Centre Ave. behind the Ford building site.

Mascaro is one of the firms asked to respond. They are apparently teaming with Gilbane Building Co. Also invited are PJ Dick – who is teaming with Barton-Malow – Clark, dck, Hensel Phelps, Mortenson, Skanska, Turner & Whiting Turner. Other local contractors that could end up as partners with the out-of-town firms include Massaro, Mosites & Rycon.

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