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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.
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.
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.
Landau Building Company is pleased to announce the completion of the East Liberty Presbyterian Church renovations. The church is a defining landmark in the East Liberty community, and we are proud to have worked on such a beautiful and historic structure.
The project encompassed seven floors of the church, focusing on the “health” of the building – lowering energy usage and increasing indoor air quality. Over 40% of the project was mechanical/electrical upgrades to accommodate these improvements and reduced the Energy Use Intensity from 83.6 to 58.6. Improving the indoor air quality was incorporated for the health of the church employees suffering from asthma. Landau worked closely with Craig Stevenson of the AUROS Group for this portion, who was hired for his expertise in deep green services.
The remaining scope of work included relocation and renovation of offices, classrooms, and meeting spaces, as well as renovations of select restrooms and a remodeled dance studio. The Whitfield Street entrance was remodeled for better handicap accessibility, including a new ADA ramp and new glass entrances were installed on the southwest side of the church.
East Liberty Presbyterian Church was planning these renovations for years, calling it “Building Our Future” renovations. At the conclusion of the project, the church celebrated during Sunday worship service and hosted a grand opening of the renovated spaces, including guided tours and speakers for each area and refreshments on every floor.
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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
Landau Building Company is pleased to welcome Randy Krueger as Estimator.
Randy is joining Landau’s estimating team. He brings 15 years of experience as a cost estimator and project manager for commercial construction. Having worked for several construction companies around the United States and estimating projects up to $500 million, he comprehends all aspects of the construction process from preconstruction to project closeout.
Randy was born and raised in New Martinsville, West Virginia. He attended West Virginia University Institute of Technology and received his B.S. in Mechanical Engineering. Randy has lived in several different places throughout his career, including Ohio, Virginia, Washington D.C., Georgia and now Pittsburgh. In his spare time, Randy enjoys working out, reading and biking.