Tech Forge

Allen + Shariff provided mechanical, electrical, plumbing, and fire protection engineering design services for this 67,910 square foot, multi-tenant flex high-bay and office building located on 47th Street, formerly known as Lawrenceville Technology Center. Located on a 14-acre former industrial site, the project included robotics and office space renovation for advanced manufacturing companies. Tech Forge was designed to be energy efficient and flexible for a wide range of users.

A ground mounted cooling tower provides feeds to a series of condensing water and heat loops pumps which circulate the flow throughout the building. This piping goes on to serve a series of water source heat pumps and DOAS (Dedicated Outdoor Air System) units for each of the individual tenants.

Built to supply industrial application needs, the electrical system utilizes 480V power, separately metered for four tenants and the back of house. Each tenant is supplied with a 480V panel, a step-down transformer, and a 208V panel for flexibility in their power use; allowing power for high bay cranes, machinery, and the simplest individual office power needs. All areas including the high-bays utilize extremely efficient LED lighting technology, delivering high lighting levels with minimum power consumption.

Total Construction Cost = $14.5 million

2019 AIA West Virginia Merit Award for Achievement in Sustainable Design and Citation Award for New Construction

2019 NAIOP Pittsburgh Tech Flex Award.

Project Details

Client: Desmone Architects

Square Footage: 67,910

Services: MEP Engineering

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