General Construction – Design Build – Project Management

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THE VALUE OF DESIGN/BUILD

CAVCON has been involved for many years with Adelphoi in providing construction services for a variety of projects and becoming their long-term partner. We have consistently worked with John Duwall, Director of Facilities at Adelphoi. The relationship began when CAVCON was a general contractor in bid build projects performing renovations for various projects. In May 2018, we served as the Construction Manager of a 3.5-million-dollar project that featured both a Welcome Center and Youth and Family Center. We are currently working on a multi-phase, design/build, 6-million-dollar project that will provide an enhanced “green area” including an amphitheater and a new… Continue reading

THE FUTURE OF BUILDING: UTILIZING DESIGN-BUILD METHODOLOGY

Design-Build is becoming the delivery method of choice for construction projects because of rapid project delivery and total team coordination under one entity. According to a study done by FMI, “Design-build will comprise 44% of construction spending between 2018 and 2021. During this time, design-build construction spending will grow by 18% and reach over $320 billion.” Because Design-Builders aim to find you savings throughout design and construction, you’ll benefit from using a qualifications-based selection. That means you select the Design-Builder with the best credentials, experience, expertise and team. As efficiencies in all types of building projects help to keep… Continue reading

Design-Build: A Catalyst for Economic Development

by Marc Monteleone and Damon Thomas | Bowles Rice LLP In 1999, the West Virginia Legislature passed the Design-Build Procurement Act (“Act”), which is codified at Chapter 5, Article 22A of the West Virginia Code. Pursuant to the Act, all state departments, agencies, authorities, quasi-public corporations and all political subdivisions, including cities, counties, boards of education and public service districts, must comply with the Act when considering the use of design-build for an upcoming construction project. Under the “Design-Build” delivery system of construction in accordance with the Act, the design and construction are performed under a single contract between a… Continue reading

CAVCON Wins National Hall of Fame Competition

Greensburg, PA, March 3, 2021 – The Vollmer of America Sales and Distribution Center built by CAVCON of Greensburg, PA, has been recognized by Varco Pruden Buildings, as a Best-in-Class winner of the exclusive Hall of Fame award. Varco Pruden Buildings is one of the nation’s largest building-solutions companies. Varco Pruden is a division of BlueScope Buildings North America, Inc., and has a network of more than 1,000 builders across the United States and Canada. CAVCON has been named to Varco Pruden’s 2021 Hall of Fame for the Vollmer of America Sales and Distribution Center in Pittsburgh, PA. The 29,200… Continue reading

GROUNDBREAKING FOR INDIANA COUNTY EDUCATION & TECHNOLOGY CENTER

Groundbreaking for the new Indiana County Education & Technology Center (ICETC) occurred mid-November.  The project will be home to a new Westmoreland County Community College (WCCC) campus.  A recently signed dual admission program agreement between WCCC and IUP will provide a forward path toward a 4-year degree for WCCC students. The program provides a curriculum plan for students that is a seamless transition from associate to bachelor’s degree. Students who meet eligibility requirements will be able to attend 2 years at WCCC and then transfer to IUP to obtain their 4-year degree. CAVCON Construction is overseeing project management and construction of the 26,000 square foot state-of-the-art technology building which will house WCCC campus and the future challenger project. … Continue Reading Continue reading

DESKS FOR KIDS

Education is the foundation for success in any child’s life and like so many things that have changed during the course of last year, remote learning has been challenging for many families during the pandemic.  For some families, their children didn’t have a desk or a space to do their schoolwork.  It’s one thing to do your homework for an hour after school at the kitchen table, but quite different to try and do a full day’s remote learning for months on end at the kitchen table.  Having a space of their own creates a positive learning environment for children. As part of a church outreach mission project, Phil Frye of CAVCON, Don Scott, and a team of individuals developed a prototype and built desks for kids. … Continue Reading Continue reading

BEAVER COUNTY – CONNECTING RIVERS, PEOPLE, AND INDUSTRY

Located in Western Pennsylvania, just north of Pittsburgh and Allegheny County, Beaver County’s relaxed atmosphere and old-style hospitality make it an ideal place to live and raise your family.   The announcement of the construction of the Shell cracker plant, job creation, and regional growth seem to all fall together in the same context.  However, Beaver County offers much more to those who live, work, and play here.  In addition to its close proximity to Pittsburgh, Beaver County is already home to many major corporations.  With the anticipated opening of the Shell cracker plant, and the… Continue reading

WORKING TOGETHER THROUGH COLLABORATION BUTLER COUNTY IS THRIVING

There is excitement and energy happening in Butler County due to a focused effort in Butler County Growth Collaborative and progressive thought leaders behind the movement. The Butler County Growth Collaborative will harness resources to empower economic prosperity through the region by sharing information, modeling transparency and communicating effectively. The investment in the Butler County region goes beyond brick and mortar, but also to support workforce development through customized and nationally acclaimed training programs in job search training, retaining and retooling a workforce to support and supply the necessary labor needed for expansion. Mark Gordon, Executive Director of Butler Economic… Continue reading

VOLLMER OF AMERICA PLANS MAJOR EXPANSION IN FINDLAY TOWNSHIP

Vollmer of America, an international German Manufacturing Company that produces metal cutting machine tools for manufacturing, is undergoing a major expansion to showcase their products. This 29,200 square foot project will increase the size of their current space in Carnegie by 100%. The design/build project in Findlay Township includes office space, warehouse and a signature showroom highlighting pieces of their equipment that will be used for both sales demonstrations and product training. The product training will feature both instructional and hands-on use of their machinery. With anticipated growth in manufacturing, the new distribution center will better serve the needs of Vollmer’s clients.… Continue Reading

NEW SOUTH HILLS LOCATION FOR PREMIER PLASTIC SURGERY CENTER OPENING SPRING 2019

Premier Plastic Surgery Center is relocating their South Hills office to a brand-new destination lifestyle center featuring Whole Foods, restaurants, specialty retail, and a spin studio. When it came time to begin the construction process, Dana Aulicino, Practice Manager for Premier Plastic Surgery Centers once again called CAVCON to work with her on the project. This is the third construction project CAVCON has done with the Premier Plastic Surgery Group. When asked why she keeps returning to CAVCON Aulicino responded, “The team – Jim Thomas, Rich Walor and Nick Krinock are who make the project flow. The group is hands-on,… Continue reading