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Tour of The Union Trust Building: From Sheriff’s Sale to Class A Building

June 19, 2018 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Earn 1 LU Hour.

Presenters/Tour Guides: Matt Dilla and Joe Filar, Perfido Weiskopf Wagstaff + Goettel

This tour is a follow-up to the Build Pittsburgh 2018 course (details of course below).

Space is limited. Register today.

Course Description:

This course will review the history of the Union Trust Building (UBT) through the most recent renovation. The presenters will discuss the initial studies and formulation of a strategy to revitalize the building and make it attractive to new office and restaurant tenants. Key design and construction challenges such as façade restoration, systems replacement, elevator upgrades, and two levels of subsurface parking will be addressed. During this course, presenters will review successful communication strategies, across the multidisciplinary team, and share some lessons learned. At the end of the tour, attendees will have a better understanding of how to successfully deal with a complex project, and with a large and diverse team of professionals.

Learning Objectives:

  1. Discuss the history of the UTB—the original configuration and many changes
  2. Understand the formulation of a strategy to transform and reposition the building
  3. Recognize the primary design and construction challenges
  4. Identify the communication and collaboration strategies used to bring together the many design and construction team members


June 19, 2018
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
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