UPMC East Hospital


Client Name: UPMC
Location: Monroeville, PA
Delivery Method: CM at risk
SF: 293,000 sf
Cost: $134 million
Completed: 2012
Certification: LEED Certified
Architect: BBH Design


PJ Dick, in a joint venture with Barton-Malow, provided CM at Risk services for a new, state-of-the-art 156-bed hospital and a 460-space parking garage on a 15-acre site in Monroeville, PA. The 6-story facility features 16 ICU beds, 126 medical/surgical beds, 12 emergency treatments spaces, 4 endoscopy procedure rooms, and a Cancer Center with LINAC. There is also Surgery and Cardiac Care space including 7 operating rooms, two procedure rooms and two cath labs along with 20 prep and recovery beds along with MRI, CT, and General Radiology rooms. The exterior facade on the six-story structure is a combination of brick and glass on the podium levels and curtainwall on the patient tower floors.



  • Engineers’ Society of Western Pennsylvania 2012 Commercial Project of the Year
  • March of Dimes Transportation, Building and Construction Awards 2013 Building Project of the Year

Case Study: Design Assist for Curtainwall

During the preconstruction phase, PJ Dick used design-assist procurement for the building’s curtainwall system. For this project, best value did not turn out to be the least expensive option, but rather, it was the best quality product that could be provided at a minimally increased cost: a panelized (vs. stick-built) system that was built in a shop that permitted high quality work due to it being in a controlled environment and one where the best and most accurate tools could be utilized. Not only was the quality of the shop-fabricated system better than the stick-built system, but, since the installation work had to be done between December and March, it was able to be done without being impacted by any weather issues.

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