LANDAU BUILDING COMPANY
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As general contractors, it is our job to have a proactive culture with regards to safety on the job site, remembering always that the well-being of everyone involved in the project is our primary responsibility.
An example of this occurred recently at The Waldorf School in Bloomfield, a city-designated historic landmark from the late 1800s that was converted into a school/daycare facility. Landau was hired to do renovations which included the removal of a three-story brick chimney. Before construction began, the local EMS was invited to tour the site in order to become familiar with the building and the layout. By touring the facility, the local fire department and EMS services became familiar with the site which enabled them to develop a plan on how to reach employees quickly and what equipment they would need on hand.
We are thrilled to announce that our project at Allegheny Country Club won the 2016 MBA Best in Craftsmanship Award!
We want to thank Justin Kolanz, John Means, and Bill Paul from Allegheny Country Club, as well as Dave Urbansky and Jim Wallis from Perspectus Architecture for your patience and design ideas throughout construction. Of course, the project could never have been successful without Superintendent Emory Lukacs and Project Manager Andrew Marsic, both of whom displayed extraordinary dedication and perseverance throughout the renovations. It felt like every day presented a new challenge for the team, but it was handled efficiently and professionally. A special thank you to Wayne Crouse, Renick Brothers, and Sargent Electric for going above and beyond, always willing to lend a hand and offer their own ideas to make the construction process more efficient. Our team really made this a personal effort, which truly made it a success.
We would like to announce that our renovation project at Allegheny Country Club is a finalist for the MBA Best in Craftsmanship Award! The basement level in the main clubhouse was demolished and transformed into a new fitness area, Pro Shop, golf bag storage/repair area, and wine cellar/tasting room. A new staircase that matches the existing stairs was installed from the first floor receptionist area to the the basement level. Extensive mechanical, electrical, and plumbing upgrades, replacements, and relocations were also included. The project was designed to modernize the club while maintaining the original 1902 design, and extra attention focused on the finishes matching the existing club as closely as possible. In doing so, the transformation of the space is truly remarkable and flows with the original designs beautifully.
Landau would like to welcome two new members to the team! John Kamer is our newest Project Manager, and Gus Lauro is our newest Project Engineer.
John Kamer comes to Landau with thirty years in the industry. He is a graduate of Penn State with a Bachelor of Architectural Engineering. He previously managed public school construction work in Pennsylvania, Ohio, and Maryland.
John was raised in Saxonburg, PA, where he currently resides with his wife, two daughters, son, and yorkie. He loves hockey (Go Pens!), cooking, and music, particularly jazz, blues, and jam bands.
Throughout the past year, Landau Building Company is proud to have worked closely with and supported the Passavant Hospital Foundation, a nonprofit organization that raises funds to develop new hospital services and facilities at UPMC Passavant in McCandless and Cranberry townships as well as to provide health education and programming for the community. We worked with the Foundation for our annual Customer Appreciation Shoot in 2015 and 2016, with all proceeds benefiting the organization, and they are truly hardworking, wonderful individuals. Back in August, the Foundation hosted a 4K/8K Scrub Run/Walk at North Park. Landau sponsored two water tables for the runners and walkers, and some of our employees participated in the event. It was a great time for us and for the community!
On Friday, September 23rd, Landau held its 12th annual Customer Appreciation Shoot at Millvale Sportsman Club. All of the proceeds from the donations, silent auction, raffle tickets, and 50/50 benefited the Passavant Hospital Foundation. We had some great items for the raffle and silent auction items, like Steelers and Penguins tickets, golf outings, a coffee basket, wine basket, and gift cards. We seem to be blessed with beautiful weather every year (knock on wood!), with clear skies and warm sunshine for our guests. Check out more pictures on our Facebook page. Waterfall Catering from the Carpenters Training Center provided a delicious Oktoberfest buffet lunch, including a Bavarian bratwurst bar, wienerschnitzel, potato pancakes, and warm pretzel basket with dipping mustard. Every year our guests can enter in a friendly competition, and this year’s winners are: First Place: Scott Hazlett from DRS Architects, Second Place: Bill Paul of Deckman Company, Third Place: Fritz Baehr, F.J. Baehr Architects. A big thank you to the Passavant Hospital Foundation for helping us again this year with the raffles, 50/50, and silent auction coordination. Another thank you to the following businesses for their generous donations:
Golf is a favorite outing among various leaders and professionals, a way to relax, have fun, and network. Landau superintendent Emory Lukacs was finishing up the last touches on renovations to the fitness and Pro Shop at Allegheny Country Club when none other than former President George W. Bush arrived for a day of golf! That’s right, the former president of the United States visited the historic country club – and therefore our job site!
Construction at St. Margaret Hospital, located on Freeport Road, is progressing quickly! Landau was hired for the Emergency Generator #1 Installation Project, which should be finished next month. A crane was needed onsite to lift the generator and supporting equipment to the roof and to the wall opening for installation. It can be a long process, especially with the rainstorm that hit the second day, but our team didn’t let their spirits drop or their work suffer. Superintendent Jeff Bono couldn’t say enough how proud he is of all the workers on the job and that the work ethic of his men is outstanding. Great job, guys!
Landau Building Company would like to welcome Selma Voljevica as our newest Project Engineer. Selma graduated from Penn State University in 2012 with a B.S. in Environmental Systems Engineering and minor in Energy Engineering. Her responsibilities as project engineer include preparing schedules, managing submittals, assisting the project manager, and coordinating with the superintendent. Selma enjoys running, biking, hiking, and DIY projects in her free time, and we’re glad to have her!