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WVU Rockefeller Neuroscience Institute Dedication

On Wednesday, May 16th, a dedication ceremony was held for the WVU Rockefeller Neuroscience Institute Center for Innovation, located in Morgantown, WV. The institute was founded by Senator John D. Rockefeller IV, West Virginia senator 1985 – 2015, who was one of the speakers to perform the dedication, which was also the commencement of the inaugural WVU Rockefeller Neuroscience Institute Summit. Other speakers at the dedication included E. Gordon Gee, President of West Virginia University; Albert L. Wright, Jr., President and CEO of West Virginia University Health System; Ali Rezai, M.D., Executive Chair, WVU Rockefeller Neuroscience Institute; and Clay Marsh, M.D., Vice President and Executive Dean of WVU Health Sciences.

Landau Building Company’s team completed an addition to the atrium of the RNI Center for Innovation and other interior renovations, working hard to meet the dedication ceremony deadline.  It took a heroic effort from all involved to make this happen, eliminating five weeks from the construction schedule to be ready for this event.

The renovations, which prepared for the arrival of Dr. Ali Rezai, a world-renowned neuroscientist and neurosurgeon, included 1,448 SF on the first floor, 2,331 SF on the second floor, and 3,527 SF on the third floor. The scope of work included the Human Performance Research Center, including a state-of-the-art fitness center, floatation recovery rooms, cryostimulation therapy room, light therapy rooms, a mind gym that uses Virtual Reality for research, and sleep pods to study Circadiam rhythm and sleep.  The LIFU MRI suite allows transcranial magnetic stimulation that is being used to treat disorders ranging from Opioid addiction to fighting Alzheimer’s disease.  The building addition houses a grand entrance with a 30’ mural entitled “The Boundless Brain” created by Dr. Greg Dunn and Dr. Brian Edwards, which is a hyperdetailed representation of a quarter million neurons of a sagittal slice of the human brain.

WVU Medicine created a great video highlighting the institute’s story, which you can watch here.

 

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Building Excellence Awards Winners!

Landau is thrilled to announce two wins for the 2018 Master Builders’ Association Building Excellence Awards! Southern Tier Brewing Company – Pittsburgh won Best in Interior Craftsmanship, and East Liberty Presbyterian Church “Building Our Future” Renovations won for Renovation Construction Under $5 Million. Southern Tier has become a popular spot on the North Shore, and East Liberty Presbyterian Church is a staple in the East Liberty Community. Landau is proud to have contributed to their success, and we are proud to be recognized for our hard work in making their dreams come true.

The 2018 Master Builder Association (MBA) awards were presented at the 2019 Evening of Excellence at the Heinz Field East Club on Thursday, February 28th.

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2018 MBA Building Awards Finalists

Landau Building Company has two project finalists for the 2018 MBA (Master Builders Association) Building Excellence Awards this year! Southern Tier Brewing Company – Pittsburgh is a finalist for Best in Interior Craftsmanship, and East Liberty Presbyterian Church – “Building Our Future” renovations is a finalist for Renovation Construction Under $5 Million. Southern Tier and East Liberty Presbyterian Church are well-known throughout the Pittsburgh community, and we are proud to showcase our contributions on both projects.

All of the award winners and finalists will be announced at the MBA Evening of Excellence on February 28th, 2019 at the Heinz Field East Club. The Evening of Excellence is one of the biggest nights in our region for the construction industry, celebrating everyone’s skills and hard work throughout the year.

Southern Tier Brewing Company-Pittsburgh

East Liberty Presbyterian Church

 

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New Hire: Noel Rangel

Landau welcomes Noel Rangel as Project Engineer!

Noel graduated from the University of Pittsburgh with a B.S. in  Civil Engineering, and he is a member of the American Society of Civil Engineers and the Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers. Noel has experience working as a Resident Project Representative for a civil engineering firm and interned for an international steel piling supplier.

In his spare time, Noel enjoys running, reading, hiking, camping, and cooking.

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Honored at the 2018 Passavant Hospital Foundation Gala

Landau Building Company was among those honored at the Passavant Hospital Foundation Legacy of Caring Gala. The Foundation recognized Landau’s contributions over the past 28 years, totaling to $51,600.

Landau has been proud to be affiliated with the Foundation and is humbled by the recognition. The gala was truly a wonderful night, especially hearing about the contributions made by the other honorees, including doctors, nurses, and affiliated individuals.

In attendance was past president Roy Landau, who assumed leadership in the 1970’s and first established relations with the Foundation, as well as current president and Roy’s son Jeff Landau, who continues to support the Foundation.

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New Hire: Lindsey Grasinger

Landau would like to welcome Lindsey Grasinger as Project Engineer. Lindsey graduated from Penn State Harrisburg with a B.S. in Structural Design and Construction Engineering Technology. She grew up flipping houses with her parents and enjoys crafting, gardening, and baking in her spare time. Lindsey is also getting married in December, and we wish her the best!

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2018 Customer Appreciation Event

On Friday, September 21st, Landau held its annual Customer Appreciation Shoot at Millvale Sportsmen’s Club. We were lucky with beautiful weather again and had a great time with everyone who attended.

A special thank you to AG Mauro Company, Allen & Shariff, Blumling & Gusky, Carl Taylor & Sons, Construction Tool Services, DeWalt Service Center, Fallon Electric, Hanlon Electric, Paul Lumber & Supply, RAM Acoustical Corporation, Seubert & Associates, and Triad Engineering, all of whom donated great raffle prizes to our event. All proceeds from the raffle and the 50/50 benefited the Passavant Hospital Foundation.

More pictures from the shoot can be found here.  

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Wheeling Hospital Continuous Care Center

Marks-Landau Construction, a wholly owned subsidiary of Landau Building Company, is pleased to announce the completion of the $23.1 million Wheeling Hospital Continuous Care Center in Wheeling, WV.

The new 106,330 SF, three-story nursing facility replaces the smaller care center that was adjacent to the hospital.  The building consists of 144 private resident rooms, country kitchens with restaurant-style dining areas on each floor, family/patient lounge areas with televisions and fireplaces, chapel, activity rooms, therapy gym, bathing spa, clinical support spaces, hair salon, and a commercial kitchen that supplies the building’s food service venues. Because of its location on the hilltop behind the hospital, many rooms offer beautiful views of the West Virginia mountains.

One of the main design goals was to create a more residential atmosphere that would make occupants feel more at home. The owner was extremely pleased with how the design and construction goals came together and has already received multiple compliments on the facility.

Residents were welcomed on Friday, July 27th.

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Intern – Derek Miller

Thank you to our summer intern Derek Miller for all of his hard work!

Derek joined Landau this summer as a project engineer to begin learning the ropes of construction. Derek is studying Civil Engineering and will be entering his junior year at Pitt.

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Promotion – Doug Brenneman

Congratulations to Doug Brenneman on his promotion from Project Engineer to Project Manager!

Doug started at Landau in 2014 as a Project Engineer and quickly became an asset to the company. He transitioned into the Estimating department for a time where he gained an understanding of the preconstruction process. This further strengthened his skills when he returned to project engineering and now enhances his abilities as a Project Manager. Doug has assisted on some of Landau’s largest projects, including the $23M Bishop Michael J. Bransfield Continuous Care Center, the $15M United Hospital Center Orthopaedic and Spine Center, the $7M Robert Morris University School of Nursing, and various others.

In his spare time, Doug is an avid hunter and camper.

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