Consol Energy Center
Location: Pittsburgh, PA
Owner: Sports & Exhibition Authority of Pittsburgh and Allegheny County
General Contractor: P.J. Dick/Hunt Joint Venture
Date Complete: January 2009
The project involved the installation of 186 caissons for the new 18,500 seat enclosed sports and entertainment arena structure for the Pittsburgh Penguins. The 12-acre site was less than ideal, with no laydown area and three busy intersections to navigate for delivery of materials. Because of the schedule, Brayman worked onsite while numerous other contractors were completing tasks in very close proximity.
The caissons, that our team put in place, ranged in diameter from 30in to 48in and to depths ranging between 20ft to 80ft. Shafts were inspected using MiniSID technology. The project also included rebar cage fabrication/installation, spoils removal and the site survey. Multiple drill rigs were used to accommodate the fast track schedule and two (2) Oesterberg load tests were performed to determine rock strata parameters. With the completion of this project, the Consol Energy Center became the United States' first LEED-Gold NHL arena.
AON Build America Best New Building from the Associated General Contractors of America (AGC)
Best New Construction Project Over $10M from Master Builders' Association of Western Pennsylvania