Benedum Trees Building
Brinjac Engineering designed new mechanical, electrical, plumbing, and fire protection systems for the top three floors of Pittsburgh’s historic Benedum Trees building, built in 1905. The 9,000 SF space located within the building’s 17th, 18th and 19th floors houses the offices and meeting space for William Benter, a noted Pittsburgh philanthropist and businessman.
The design provided the top three floors with an independent and high-efficiency, gas-fired heating and cooling unit located on the space’s rooftop. Air is distributed throughout the space in a full variable air volume system. Ductwork was carefully concealed to fully coordinate with the sophisticated level of finishes throughout. Additionally, all ductwork and variable air volume boxes were selected to minimize the chance of any system noise reaching the space.
The Brinjac Lighting Studio worked closely with the architecture team to select and locate all lighting throughout the space. The top three floors are the only upper floors in the building that are fully sprinkled providing an enhanced level of safety.