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Construction Project Delivery

Cost Estimating

M3cm Consulting, LLC

M3cm offers clients a unique approach for achieving success in the delivery of construction projects with a creative and collaborative approach to project and cost management leadership.

About M3CM Consulting, LLC

M3cm Consulting, llc offers a wide variety of services as an Owner’s Representative for construction project delivery.  We provide both project management and cost estimating services to owners and design teams and bring relevant construction management experience and knowledge to projects primarily related to: 

  • Athletic Facilities
  • Health Care
  • Lab Research
  • Tenant Fit-out
  • Higher Education
  • Multi-family/Campus Housing
  • Parking Structures & Multi-modal infrastructure
  • Site Development

Owner’s Representation / Project Management

Cost Estimating

Project Feasibility and Planning

Constructability + Peer Review

Construction Project Delivery | Cost Estimating

Successful preconstruction represents a balance between design, cost and schedule.  M3cm’s ability to work in close collaboration with clients and design teams allows us to gain a clear understanding of the client’s goals.   Working together increases the team synergy and passion, which results in a high-energy collaborative team capable of making confident informed decisions. 

Cost Estimating – Accuracy in estimating at every phase of a project is critical to ensuring budget certainty throughout the design process for any construction project.  M3cm’s expertise in providing cost estimates at each phase of design includes initial Feasibility & Conceptual Phase, Schematic Design Phase, into Design Development and ultimately through the final Construction Documents phase. This allows for consistency in maintaining a client’s budget projections and eliminates unforeseen budget shortcomings.

Design Management – In conjunction with costing at each phase of design, engaging M3cm’s services during design allows for 3rd party evaluations of many of the building systems and building materials to be analyzed to inform both schedule and budget.  Providing the design team and owner the necessary information as early as possible reduces design rework and is paramount to keeping the project within budget and schedule.

Planning & Constructability Reviews –  We provide detailed schedule development and analysis in parallel with each of the design phases.  Our active development of program logistics and evaluation of space planning with the user groups, architects and Engineers provides for superior site logistics planning and proper identification of life safety requirements, egress needs and related site specific issues.

Current Projects

Owner’s Representative/Project Manager

University of Pittsburgh – Upper Campus Chiller Plant & Utility Distribution

PITTSBURGH, PA

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Owner’s Representative/Project Manager for the Design and Construction of a new 15,000 ton Chiller Plant and associated campus distribution. The 42,000 sf project will initially be equipped with 7,500-tons of chilled water generation capacity with space planned to add an additional 7,500-tons of cooling generation in the future when fully built out. Infrastructure such as chilled and condenser water mains, pump risers and valving are planned to be installed during this project for maximum flexibility in anticipation of up to three 2,500 ton chillers, with their associated pumps and tower cells being added in the future as load and growth demand.

In addition to the new Utility plant, the project includes the distribution of supply and return chilled water piping for approximately 4,500 linear feet, along with grey water distribution to a grey water cistern.  Stormwater collection from campus will be collected in a local 250,000 gal underground cistern adjacent to the plant for cooling tower make up.

Owner’s Representative/Project Management

North Shore Apartments Development

PITTSBURGH, PA

Owner’s Representative/Project Management

PNC Park, Main Concourse 2023 Projects

PITTSBURGH, PA

M3cm Past Projects

Owner’s Representative/Project Management

PNC Park, Main Concourse 2022 Projects

PITTSBURGH, PA

Provided initial feasibility cost estimating and planning along Project Management support to Ownership for the off season ballpark upgrades. The Project consists of renovations and improvements located in the Riverwalk Bars, Concessions, Left Field Arcade, Picnic Areas and Rotunda area.  The project schedule is extremely aggressive with a deadline to be ready for the 2022 Pirates’ home opener.

Project Management

 

MLS Improvements in Association with Charlotte FC at Bank of America Stadium

CHARLOTTE, NC

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Project Management support for design and construction for modifications to BoA Stadium for the new Charlotte FC MLS Team. The project includes Interior work for a New Field Club, Home Team Locker Room (incudes lockers, meeting room, player lounge and hydrotherapy), and Supporters Club on Main Concourse (with new concession areas, prep areas and bars).

 

PreConstruction Services & Project Management

PNC PARK, HOME OF THE PITTSBURGH PIRATES

PITTSBURGH, PA

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Provided preconstruction estimating and Project Management for ADA Ramp Modifications to the Main Concourse in the 2021 off season.  The project schedule was extremely aggressive with a deadline to be ready for the 2021 Pirates’ home opener.

Owner’s Representative & Project Management

Peptilogics Pittsburgh Headquarters

PITTSBURGH, PA

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Owner’s Representative / Project Manager for the design and construction of a 12,000 square foot space that will be used as corporate offices for Pittsburgh-based employees.  Part of the headquarters will involve building out a BSL2 lab facility that will be used to validate their approach to automated peptide synthesis and analysis.

 

Past Projects

*Projects Completed with Previous Employer

PreConstruction & Estimating Services*

HEINZ FIELD, HOME OF THE PITTSBURGH STEELERS

PITTSBURGH, PA

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Provided preconstruction and estimating services under a construction manager at risk contract on miscellaneous projects within the Heinz Field complex. Some of these projects include:​

  • FedEx Great Hall & New Pro Shop Project  ​
  • PUB 33 – Addition of a new pizza and Spirit 1933 concession​
  • South Plaza – Expansion of the South End Zone

PreConstruction Services*

UPMC ROONEY SPORTS COMPLEX

PITTSBURGH, PA

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Provided preconstruction services include estimating, budgeting, constructability review and value engineering on miscellaneous projects at the sports complex. Some of these projects included:

  • Pitt Football Office/Recruiting Renovation
  • Indoor Field Repairs
  • Pitt Hydrotherapy Area Renovation
  • Pitt Football Lobby Renovation
  • Pitt Panthers’ Football
  • Locker Room Renovations
  • Pitt Football Team Meeting Room
  • Pitt Wet Area Renovation
  • Steelers Training Facility Renovations​
  • Steelers Weight Room Addition & Hydrotherapy Project

PreConstruction Services*

PNC PARK, HOME OF THE PITTSBURGH PIRATES

PITTSBURGH, PA

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Construction of the new 1 million-square-foot baseball park on the North Shore of Pittsburgh. The park was recognized as the first park to have seats located closer to the playing field than in any other major-league ballpark. Luxury seating hang from the bottom of the upper deck.  Miscellaneous projects include:

  • 2015 Improvements 
  • Concession Renovations
  • Infill Seating 
  • Administration Building Renovations 
  • Suite Renovations 

PreConstruction Services*

WVU - MONONGALIA COUNTY BALL PARK

GRANVILLE, WV​

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Design-build construction of a new NCAA Division I and Minor League Baseball stadium for the Morgantown Black Bears and the West Virginia Mountaineers. The facility includes a lighted playing field, seating for 3,500 spectators, clubhouses, team training and support spaces, concessions, restrooms, and other fan amenities. 

PreConstruction Services*

UPMC MERCY VISION AND REHABILITATION CENTER

PITTSBURGH, PA

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​Provided preconstruction and estimating services for the new 13-story complex.  The project includes a 442,000-square-foot tower that includes research laboratories, animal facilities, clinical labs, surgery suites, and a 470,000-square-foot, 1,040-space parking garage.  Seeking LEED Certification. (Construction Manager at Risk)

Preconstruction and Project Management*

Biomedical Science Tower 3 (BST3) & (RBL) Center for Vaccine Research

PITTSBURGH, PA

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The fit-out of a 28,000-square-foot research facility on one floor of the Biomedical Science Tower (BST3). The project included ABSL-3, BSL-3, and BSL-2 research laboratories, as well as support space. Its construction required specialty waste handling and sterilization systems, redundant mechanical systems, security and communications systems, and required cross-integration of these systems with the building management systems.  This project fell within the overall construction of a ten-story, 344,000-square-foot research facility designed to house over 500 scientists, students and support personnel. The structure contains research laboratories, conference space, and offices. Its construction required redundant mechanical systems and high-level security systems, both internal and external.

PreConstruction Services*

UPMC MERCY HOSPITAL Heli-Pad Relocation

PITTSBURGH, PA

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This project also involved a Heli-Pad Relocation at the existing Mercy Hospital Facility​.  This work included a complete heli-pad steel structure and new elevator core extension to the roof of the existing hospital facility.

Our Clients

Pete Mastro, DBIA, LEED AP

Pete’s experience includes all aspects of construction including design management, project management, and cost estimating on projects up to $500 Million. He began his career in the construction industry in 1992 and has held various positions with both large and mid-size construction management and general contracting firms including Project Manager, Chief Estimator, and Sr. Director of Preconstruction. Pete has over 25 years of experience in the industry and has managed numerous projects from initial feasibility stages, design management phases, and through construction completion.

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