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Supporting Pittsburgh's Glasshouse Development in Our Own Backyard

or How Local Projects Give Us Pride...and Advantages

Image courtesy of Hord Coplan Macht

After a quick mobilization down the Parkway West, we've started work right in our own backyard along the banks of the Monongahela River at Station Square in Pittsburgh, and we have the scenic city shots to prove it!

This muddy site-with-a-view will soon hold a new five-story, 319-unit apartment and retail development called Glasshouse.

The site was only being used as a parking lot, but under those spaces was a lot of local history: it's the former location of several glass-making factories dating back to the 1800s!

“Working locally gives us so many advantages,” said Miranda Slomkowski, Regional Sales Engineer. “With our shop and our Pittsburgh-based crews here, we can offer really competitive pricing and rapid mobilization to the site, which is a win for everyone.”

We'll be working with Rycon Construction to install vibro stone columns/aggregate piers, which are columns of compacted granular material. Vibro stone columns can be cost-effective alternatives to piles or caissons, and they allow buildings to be placed on spread footings over improved soils or fill materials. 

For the Glasshouse project, the columns will be installed through the upper loose compressible fill made of silts, sands, clays and gravel to improve the bearing capacity and control settlement under the footings of the building.

Local projects are some of our favorites. There really is nothing better than helping to build out the communities we live and work in.
J.W. Ramp, Menard Group USA Project Manager

Glasshouse will include an underground parking garage, pool and multiple courtyards when its complete. Residents are expected to move in by summer of 2019.

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