Bayer Eco-Commercial Conference Center Tour
Tuesday, May 10, 2011 from 4:45 PM to 6:00 PM (EDT)
Construction industry students are invited to join
CSI Pittsburgh to tour the Bayer MaterialScience EcoCommercial Building
to learn about sustainable building designs
Following the tour, students are invited to join CSI members for dinner at Ciao! 2 An Italian Café
289 Settlers Ridge Center Drive, Robinson Township PA 15205
6:15 PM: Social hour
7:00 PM: Family style dinner
Students dinner cost is reduced to $20, payable at the restaurant.
Directions and Parking:
From the City:
Take 6th Ave to ramp to 376W/Ft Pitt Bridge/Airport, Merge onto 376W,
Take exit 60B Crafton/PA-60S, Turn Right at Campbell’s Run Road, Take 1st Right onto Ridge Road, Turn Right onto Bayer Road.
Once on Bayer’s Campus – Follow signs for Building 14 (this will take you though a few parking lots)
Once you reach the sign for Building 14 Visitors Parking, it will direct you to turn right, DO NOT TURN RIGHT, stay straight.
The EcoCommercial building will be slightly beyond to your right. Just past the facility there is a parking lot where we are able to park.
At only 800-square-foot, the conference center was originally designed and constructed by Penn State University students as a residential housing concept for the U.S. Department of Energy 2009 Solar Decathlon competition in Washington, D.C.
After the Decathlon, Bayer decided to display the building at their Pittsburgh campus as a working center for evaluating new sustainable construction materials and technologies.The Bayer USA Foundation donated $10,000 while Bayer MaterialScience LLC made in-kind donations of raw materials to support the Penn State project, and its experts provided guidance throughout the project including initial design, prototyping, testing and construction.
When & Where
CSI Pittsburgh is the area chapter for professionals and students in construction industry-related programs who get together with local construction industry professionals to learn, expand their skills, knowledge, and network to contribute positively to their field.
The Construction Specifications Institute (CSI) is a technical organization whose members include architects, engineers, specification writers, product representatives, and contractors working together to organize, standardize, and communicate construction information. CSI is unique, in that it facilitates an exchange of information between all participants in the construction process—a benefit not found in one-discipline organizations. CSI members have an in-depth understanding of construction because what they know goes beyond their job. They spend time with professionals from other fields, and learn how they fit with the rest of the building team. They are experts in the process of identifying real world building product solutions, communicating those solutions in construction documents, and ensuring that all the members of the construction team are building what the building owner wants.