This $57-million four-story, 365,000 sq-ft project, built by Continental Building Systems of Pittsburgh, created a building that not only is the headquarters for CONSUL Energy but also forms the curved CONSOL corporate logo.
The building is orientated to use optimal natural lighting year-round, and solar shades on the building’s exterior prevent office spaces from getting too hot in the summer. The 10,000-sq-ft lobby uses natural light that pours in from skylights, and so it requires little or no electricity during the day.
Continental also installed a 12-in.-deep, 8,000-sq-ft vegetated roof with grass and garden, plus café tables and plaza seating.
Owner: Horizon Properties, Cecil Township, Pa.
General Contractor: Continental Building Systems, Pittsburgh
Design Firm: Designstream LLC, Pittsburgh
Site Work: Atlas Services Corp., Eighty Four, Pa.
Curtain Wall: H.B. Reynolds Inc., Pittsburgh
Barrell Skylights: Super Sky Products Inc., Mequon, Wis.
Floorings: Spectra Contract Flooring, Pittsburgh
Caissons: Brayman Construction Corp., Saxonburg, Pa.
Finishes: Easley & Rivers, Monroeville, Pa.
Wallcoverings & Paint: All Pro Painters Inc., Carnegie, Pa.
Doors: Davis Fetch Corp., Pittsburgh
Roof Garden: Lichtenfel’s Nursery, Johnstown, Pa.
Ceramic Tile: J.P. Phillips Inc., Canonsburg, Pa.
Because of the building’s curved shape, the metal panels, curtain-wall closure pieces, soffit, fascia and metal roofing required custom fabrication, most of which was performed offsite.
The project was named an OSHA Star Site in the agency’s Voluntary Protection Program. It is also being reviewed for LEED certification.