A. Martini & Co. was honored at The Master Builders’ Association (MBA) Construction Industry Evening of Excellence on Thursday, February 22, 2018, at the Heinz Field East Club. A. Martini & Co.’s project, City Works Eatery & Pour House, was selected as the best ‘New Construction Under $10M’ project. The architect was Dacre & Youngquist, LLC, out of Chicago, IL.

Partnering with Bottleneck Management, Bramco Construction, and Highwoods Properties, A. Martini & Co. applied our vast experience working within PPG Place and our expertise at constructing restaurants within the Pittsburgh market to approach this 11,000sf Eatery & Pourhouse inside the famous and iconic building. A. Martini & Co.’s team delivered the project by the date that Bottleneck Management selected at the start of the project, allowing their City Works Pittsburgh location to be the highest grossing location for an opening weekend and first month of business.

“This project presented some challenges, space constraints and noise concerns, due to the open atrium and tenants within PPG Place,” said Angelo Martini, Jr., Chief Operating Officer at A. Martini & Co. “Our team has a good relationship with Highwoods Properties and has completed a number of projects within PPG. Communication was key to address the project’s challenges, as well as maintain Bottleneck Management’s vision for their Pittsburgh location and we were confident that we could deliver. We are very proud of the partnership that developed and the synergy between our team and theirs.”

During the Awards Ceremony, the project was described by one of the MBA Awards judges by saying, “This project exemplifies how teamwork and strong project management techniques can overcome numerous challenges and major scope changes.”

It is no secret that in recent years the construction industry has undergone some dramatic changes. Since embracing construction time tracking and other construction software, construction sector employers and employees have embraced technology as a way of enhancing their skills and services. For example, digital construction time cards make it easier to assign hours to a cost code, split hours between regular and overtime, or manually adjust hours for individuals who stay late or get on site early. You can learn more about construction software by heading to the Raken website.

The full press release from Master Builders’ Association can be viewed here: Construction Teams Honored with Building Excellence Awards

For more information on the City Works Eatery and Pourhouse project and other A. Martini & Co. projects, visit www.amartinigc.com.

City Works Project team (left to right): Mike Yohe, Mike Larson-Edwards, Joe Perri, Jr., Mollie Martini, Anthony Martini, Angelo Martini, Jr.