Pittsburgh, PA

Carnegie Mellon University, David A. Tepper Quadrangle

Scope/Solutions

Made possible by a generous donation from David A. Tepper, the five-story building on the new quadrangle will become the home for Carnegie Mellon’s Tepper School of Business. The design connects the school’s disciplines and centers with each other and the campus by creating collaborative spaces within open corridors and maximizing campus views with more than 80,000 sq ft of exterior glass. SGH consulted on the building enclosure for the project.

SGH consulted on the design of below-grade and terrace waterproofing and roofing. Highlights of our work include the following:

  • Reviewed the proposed design and recommended ways to improve performance
  • Developed details to integrate the waterproofing and roofing with the other building enclosure systems
  • Worked closely with the design and construction teams to review proposed alternatives and integrate cost-saving design modifications
  • Reviewed third-party electronic field vector mapping results for terrace roofs over interior space
  • Provided construction administration services, including reviewing contractor submittals, visiting the site to observe roofing and waterproofing work, and helping the contractor address field conditions

Project Summary

completion-date

2018

Completion Date
construction-value

201M

Construction Value
certification

LEED

Certification
Solutions
New Construction
Services
Building Enclosures
Markets
Education
Client(s)
Moore Ruble Yudell Architects & Planners
Specialized Capabilities
Roofing & Waterproofing

Key team members

Amy Hackney
Amy Hackney
Building Technology Region Head, West
Ryan  Upp
Ryan Upp
Senior Project Manager