A Couple of Big Results

Results from two different processes gave the industry a little ripple on Thursday afternoon.

Penn Hills School District opened bids on its new elementary school and found very competitive low bids. Kusevich Construction was the low general contractor at $27.7 million but their low base bid was only $36,000 below second low bidder Massaro Corp. (that’s roughly one-tenth of a percent). There are alternates that could change the final results. Stay tuned for that. Low bidders for the other prime contracts on the $38.7 million project were: Clista Electric on the electrical, Information Technology for the tech, D & G Mechanical on the HVAC, Enders Plumbing on plumbing, and Preferred Fire Protection for the sprinklers.

The bigger ripple was caused by the selection of Turner Construction as CM on the $294 million Center for Innovative Science that UPMC is planning adjacent to the Hillman Cancer Center on Centre Avenue and Morewood. That project is still being designed but work should get underway in mid-summer.

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