2021 Project Update
Dick Building Company has been active on a range of markets this past year. Below are a few of the projects that are underway.
Solomon Chevy, Buick, and GMC Dealership in McClellantown
The scope of the Solomon Auto dealership project in McClellantown consists of an 8,563SF renovation to the existing building and a 9,572SF addition. New MEP systems including underground power distribution are part of the scope. Extensive landscaping features highlight the owner’s commitment to the aesthetics of the plan.
Dick Building Company, the owner and Desmone Architects of Morgantown have been working closely since the inception of this project. Jobs that have a scope of both new construction and renovations most often bring on unique challenges. Having a partnership during the preconstruction phase has allowed us to devise solutions to these challenges that typically arise.
Status Update: The structural steel columns and beams have been set and the decking installation is being finalized. Framing has proceeded quickly and the masonry bearing walls are complete. Water and sanitary lines are installed as are the underground electrical conduits. In the coming weeks, we will begin the exterior framing for the wall, parapets and the steel erection is planned for completion. Even with obstacles such as a portion of the business remaining operable during construction, the project remains slated for a 2nd quarter completion date.
In December, Dick Building Company began a project at a healthcare facility in McCandless, Township. The scope consists of an extensive renovation of the 2nd floor nurse’s station. This phased project began with the conversion of an office into the temporary nurse’s station and relocating the staff. The second phase was erecting ICRA containment, demoing the old nurse station, walls and surrounding finishes. The new nurse’s station will be complete with all new casework, flooring, ceiling, lighting and MEP work. Phase three will be relocating the staff back to their new station and putting the office space back to its original use.
Status Update: The DBC team has completed phase 1 and the demo portion of phase 2. We are in the midst of framing and installing rough-ins of the new MEP. Working with LGA Partners and focusing on the crucial importance of a safe and clean environment, we are proud to be able to deliver this project for one of Pittsburgh’s premier healthcare systems.
Fueling Station and convenience store in Murrysville
Dick Building Company is underway on the new 5,000 square foot fueling station and convenience store in Murrysville. Work started mid-September and is slated to be completed by the end of February. Sitework consisted of installing all-new utilities – gas, electric, water, sanitary and storm systems. In addition to the typical storm system retention pond, we installed a “Stormtech Subsurface Detention System”. This incorporated large underground holding tanks for stormwater that allows water to slowly leech back into the ground.
The building consists of a slab on grade foundation with spread footings that support the one-story structure consisting of wood framing and structural steel. The exterior is comprised of brick, structural stone and exterior siding with an aluminum storefront.
Status Update: The building is up, doors and windows are in, drywall is installed, and the fuel tanks and canopy are complete. The placement of the brick and stone exterior facade of the building is in progress along with interior paint. The tile starts next week and soon, the paving of the parking lot will begin.
A fun fact for this project is that there are 10 exterior faux windows on the building complete with window frames and non-vision glass. Next time you are there check them out.