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United Hospital Center East Addition

On August 21, 2020, Marks-Landau was awarded the contract for a six-story addition to the United Hospital Center in Bridgeport, West Virginia.  The project will be substantially completed in March 2022. To prepare for the addition and immediately provide the community with additional imaging services, a temporary modular building with a new MRI is being installed. Marks-Landau provided foundations, utilities and site improvements for the project. Once the addition is ready, the MRI will be moved to its permanent location.  The modular structure will be removed and replaced with a new temporary imaging canopy for future use.

Designed by Gresham Smith out of Nashville, the 40,023 SF addition will add much needed space and the ability to offer more services on the growing UHC campus. The basement level or Garden Floor will be storage space for the pharmacy and clean linen. The first floor will become the new home for the MRI, and two new operating rooms will be built on the second floor. On the third floor, there will be space for mechanicals. On the fourth floor there are 14 exam rooms, a waiting area, doctors’ offices, nurse’s station, and staffing areas. Finally, the fifth floor will accommodate educational needs with new classrooms, a skills lab and offices.

Vincentian Schenley Gardens Renovation

Landau Building Company is in the process of renovating Vincentian Schenley Gardens located on Bigelow Blvd., in North Oakland, a residential senior living community for those who require a little help with daily living. Vincentian Schenley Gardens, a part of Vincentian Collaborative System, is a 5-story building with 164 one and two-bedroom apartments, meals, and a variety of social activities to ensure a pleasant living environment.

Work on the facility has been completed in phases with the first phase being a refresh of the dining room, a private dining space and an enclosed porch. Areas received new flooring, paint, lighting, ceilings, and comfortable new furniture.  Phase 2 included a renovation of a staff area including restrooms, kitchenette and lockers and is awaiting new appliances. Phase 3 will include an updating of the 1st floor corridors and will be completed sequentially to minimize disruption to residents.

As always, safety of the residents is our utmost priority. All infectious control measures are in place such as airtight barriers, negative air pressure machines and industrial air scrubbers to keep residents safe.

Residents have been enjoying the updated look of their living spaces. To see more of the amenities available at Vincentian Schenley Gardens click here: https://vcs.org/vincentian-schenley-gardens/

 

WVU Medicine Children’s Annual Gala

The 2020 WVU Medicine Children’s Annual Gala was hosted on Saturday, February 8th at the Morgantown Marriott at Waterfront Place Hotel. The annual black-tie fundraiser, featuring the Pittsburgh Steeler’s Ryan Shazier as the emcee, was an evening to celebrate the achievements of the patients and staff. This year the money raised will go to the new children’s hospital being built, which is scheduled to open June 2021, as well as the “Grow Children Campaign” to support programming for children and their parents. Landau sponsored a table for this worthy cause and had a wonderful evening.

“Building Our Future” -East Liberty Presbyterian Church

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.

Welcome Randy Krueger

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.

Maintaining a Proactive Culture

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.

Similar precautions were taken at the Wheeling Hospital Continuous Care Center. As the foundation was constructed, crawl spaces were left for the electricians and plumbers to eventually install their equipment. Landau arranged for the EMS to visit the site and understand the situation in case of an emergency.

By taking the time to assess safety issues before the start of construction and getting the right people involved at the outset, the safety and productivity of everyone on the job is enhanced.