Matt Capone

Install Update at the Tower at PNC Plaza

We must give the crew working the Tower at PNC Plaza some well deserved credit. The downtown Pittsburgh structure is climbing steady at 30% total progress, with completion of the structural steel more than half way done. See the progress on the Tower at PNC Plaza project website.

The installation of Isokorb® type CM in the concrete slab edges continues to progress  as rebar and slab installation nears the 30th floor. The live construction camera shows the crew steady at work.

Schock Isokorb® structural thermal breaks connecting the cantilever.

Schock Isokorb® structural thermal breaks connecting the cantilever.

Schock Isokorb® installed at the concrete rebar placement.

Schock Isokorb® installed at the concrete rebar placement.

Schock Isokorb® installed at the cantilever as the building curves.

Schock Isokorb® installed at the cantilever as the building curves.

 

Isokorb® installed at the Tower’s double façade.

Isokorb® installed at the Tower’s double façade.

Work progressing on the double facade of the Tower at PNC Plaza.

PNC Plaza double façade progress.

The Tower at PNC Plaza double facade building envelope installation.

The exterior envelope of the Tower at PNC Plaza.

Last week, the final shipments of Isokorb® left our manufacturing facilities in Baden-Baden, Germany. With a Tower of this size, logistics is the name of the game. With over 11,000 linear feet of Isokorb® modules to be installed along the facades and very little working room on site Schӧck and our partners need to execute flawlessly.

Isokorb type CM on pallet for shipment

Isokorb type CM on pallet for shipment

To ship the roughly 3,000 Isokorb® units required 9 full 40-ft sea freight containers. Each container was prepared on an as-needed basis, to arrive staggered every 2 weeks, with each container holding 2 floors worth of modules. In each container, we loaded 16 palettes, which are lifted directly up to the floor where they are needed for install.  To keep the crane free during the crucial hours the modules are lifted into place during night shifts.

Isokorb CM pallet

Our shipping partners, Kuehne+Nagel provide the  freight services  from our door in Germany all the way to unload on the job site in downtown Pittsburgh.

Once we complete the fabrication and packing the palettes into the containers they are driven to the port in Frankfurt. From there, they are loaded on a ship for the trans-Atlantic crossing, to arrive in New York City.  Unloaded at the New York port, the containers are then loaded onto freight trains and sent directly to Pittsburgh. Finally, they pass through US Customs and are released for delivery to the site – only a few miles from the project.  Generally, each shipment takes 28 days to make the journey door to door. Considering the distance and various modes of travel that’s not too bad!!

Check back often for more updates as the Tower at PNC Plaza progresses and reaches completion date in 2016.

For more information on the Tower at PNC Plaza, visit the Schock Project page.

 


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4 Comments zu "Install Update at the Tower at PNC Plaza"

Alexander Krenczik wrote at 02-18-2014 by 2:59 am

Nicely done, Matt! Great landmark and high profile reference for
Isokorb.

Mike Lemen wrote at 02-24-2014 by 10:48 am

The new PNC Tower project in the heart of Pittsburgh is a highlight
to the Net Zero commercial community of what can be accomplished in
sustainable building design. Congratulation Matt on this projects
coordination, successful installation and efficiency of delivery.

Victor Yakin wrote at 03-21-2014 by 5:00 pm

Great article and pics! Please keep us posted re progress of this
amazing project…

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