Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC – CSB Building

Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC – CSB Building
Architect: LD Astorino, Pittsburgh, Pa.
Sheet Metal Contractor: Ralph J. Meyer Co., Pittsburgh, Pa.

he new Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh campus is all about changing lives for the better. The new hospital is grounded in five principles: family-centered care, technological sophistication, environmental sustainability (“green” campus), quiet building and patient safety and quality.

The Ralph J. Meyer Co., of Pittsburgh, Pa., was selected as the architectural sheet metal contractor for the hospital’s Clinical Services Building.

Using 20-ounce copper sheet, Ralph J. Meyer Co. fabricated and installed Revere’s Evergreen pre-patinated copper in a flat-seam wall cladding system. The copper sheet was placed over Tyvek commercial wrap and a #30 felt damproofing on _-inch plywood.
Approximately 32,000 square feet of 20-ounce evergreen copper flat-seam panel was shop fabricated by Meyer. Installation was achieved using aerial lifts and suspended scaffolding.

The $760,000 project shows the intricate characteristics of copper on a large scale by using a simple SMACNA seam detail that has been in existence for many decades. This SMACNA seam detail is illustrated in figures 6-3 and 6-4 in the “Architectural Sheet Metal Manual,” sixth edition.

Overall, the craftsmen at the Ralph J. Meyer Co., found this project special in many ways. Not only was it special for the lives it would change for the better but also for its natural beauty and welcoming facade for patients, families and staff.

Established in 1958, the Ralph J. Meyer Co. has integrated classic craftsmanship with state of the art technology to provide their customers with a complete line of roofing and architectural sheet metal products and services.