Located in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, the Comcast Technology Center is a 60-floor skyscraper that is the tallest building in the state of Pennsylvania. Primarily consisting of workspace for Comcast employees, the building also includes a hotel, TV studios, restaurants, a retail mall, and a parking garage.
As a design-assist partner, Southland delivered a chilled beam HVAC system. Our scope of work included HVAC services and a plumbing fit-out of more than 30 tenant floors as well as the NBC-10 recording studios.
Our early design and procurement involvement contributed to the design and construction team achieving LEED Platinum certification as well as additional awards for efficiency. Our in-house team fully modeled, coordinated, and detailed the mechanical chilled beam system and 12,000 feet of prefabricated mechanical piping racks were installed each week utilizing just-in-time delivery, a hanger system, and field coordination through Trimble Robotic Total Station (RTS).
Offsite modular fabrication efforts reduced the field labor requirement by 20 people and more than 80 percent of the approximately 200,00 pipe joints were completed in our fabrication shop.
With 25 percent of services contracted through DBEs, 20 percent of direct-hire labor was completed by women and minority employees. Overall, Southland successfully designed and built custom reusable carts to deliver the piping racks from our fabrication shop and over 60 custom carts were created for chilled beam subassemblies. Our innovative solution for shipping over 4,500 chilled beam subassemblies reduced site-generated waste by 24 40-yard dumpsters.
Through early involvement and innovative ideas, the project team successfully completed our project scope, supporting business in the heart of Philadelphia. This project is certified LEED Platinum.
Successful PartnershipsOwner: Comcast & Liberty Property Trust
GC: LF Driscoll
Architect: Foster + Partners