Carnegie Retirement Residence
Sota Construction Services served as the general contractor on this project, a 59-unit apartment building for seniors.
Sota provided extensive exploratory services and value engineering that resulted in the substantial renovation to be completed with less than 1/2% in unforeseen change orders.
Numerous unique challenges were faced on this project, including in-filling the entire first floor to raise it 18 inches, filling an existing 10-foot-deep swimming pool, and lowering a central courtyard to improve access. Approximately 100 door openings were cut through 2-foot thick terra-cotta walls.
Our goal of making this a greener project was accomplished through the use of low-voc paints and adhesives, and the recycling of job site cardboard, steel, cast iron, and wood trim. The walls and and roof were insulated to significantly improve R-Values, and a SEMCO
The project received the Gold Medal National Award for best senior housing renovation project for 1995 from the National Association of Home Builders.