3-D Building Technologies

Over 30 years of design, project management, construction administration and building assessment experience.

Peterson Events Center

Pittsburgh, PA

Forensic review of drawings and photographs of completed construction to determine source of sprinkler pipe rupture. Assessed other areas of facility for potential future problems with the building envelope.

forensic review for Peterson Events CenterPittsburgh, PA



Project Description

The Petersen Events Center, a state-of-the-art arena, is symbolic of a bold new era in the history of the University of Pittsburgh. The center is located at the peak of the upper campus, with a dramatic view of Oakland and the Cathedral of Learning. Completed in the spring of 2002, the Petersen Events Center is home to the Panthers basketball team.

The venue is one of the finest college basketball arenas in the country, providing the very best for players and fans alike. Additionally, the Petersen Events Center dramatically enhances the quality of student life on campus, providing the University with a location for graduation ceremonies, modern recreation and fitness facilities, and other campus and community events.

The facility encompasses 430,000 total square feet, which includes an auxiliary basketball practice facility, office space, media space, and athletic training facilities. The facility provides seating for 12,508 basketball fans, and 9,000 for end-stage concerts. Five courtside luxury suites, six club suites, six lodge suites, 193 super-suite seats, and five building levels, which include the main lobby, event, lawn, club, and concourse levels, round-out the many amenities in the Center. There is a 40,000 square foot student recreation center within the facility and the 16,000 square foot lobby features 90’ ceiling heights.



Project Involvement

Forensic review of drawings and photographs of completed construction to determine source of sprinkler pipe rupture. Assessed other areas of facility for potential future problems with the building envelope.

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