Student-Housing Project to Fill Void for Pittsburgh Universities

PITTSBURGH — Construction began Aug. 2 on a student-housing community that will serve the University of Pittsburgh (Pitt) and Carnegie Mellon University (CMU), both of which are located in Pittsburgh.

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UW to Construct Five New Residence Halls

SEATTLE — Two 1960s-era dorms on the northeast side of the University of Washington’s (UW) Seattle campus will soon be demolished, and five new residence halls will be built in their place.

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$370 Million Project Underway at Ohio State

COLUMBUS, Ohio — Ohio State University recently named Cincinnati-based Messer Construction Co. as contractor and HKS Inc. as the architectural firm that will lead the revitalization of the campus’ North Residential District to accommodate 3,200 new beds, two new dining facilities and recreation facilities.

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Student Housing a Green Growth Area

 
With virtually every area of the school construction market becoming increasingly environmentally aware, one of the industry’s largest sectors — student housing — is leading the way to LEED certification.
 
In 2000, demand went from just two multi-unit residences on higher-education campuses working towards Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design certification soared to 34 projects in 2005, an

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Get The Picture

BIM Modeling Enables Facility Owners to Evaluate Costs Alongside the Construction Team
 
Like virtually any construction project, student housing requires close and effective collaboration between the owner’s team and the design team at all of the key stages: design, estimating, value engineering, construction, commissioning, maintenance and facility management.

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