Carrie Furnace Tech Flex

Allen + Shariff provided MEP/FP engineering design services for a new 60,000 square foot core and shell tech/flex building located at the former Carrie Furnace site located along the Monongahela River near the Rankin Bridge.

As a shell space, the installed mechanical design is enough gas-fired heat to keep the building occupiable. The building was designed with utility services to handle up to (6) 25-ton rooftop units which would be sufficient to provide a comfortable environment for light manufacturing, R&D, or office buildout tenants.

The building is electrically fed from a 480/277V, 3 phase, 4 wire, 2500 amp switchboard. The switchboard feeds the house electrical loads and is setup to feed three future tenants. LED light fixtures are used for the exterior building and site lighting.

The project is part of a much broader vision. A second 60,000 square foot core and shell flex/office building will be constructed, along with the Pittsburgh Film Furnace which will be a film studio campus that will house six more sound stages, a carpentry shop, production facilities, and others for make-up, wardrobes, etc. The goal is to bring together at one location most of the filmmaking process in the region, which is now scattered over multiple sites.

Project Details

Client: Pieper O’Brien Herr Architects

Square Footage: 60,000

Services: MEP Engineering

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