RICCARDY VOLCY

Continental Building Company

SAY IT LOUD - Pennsylvania Exhibitor

Pennsylvania Based Designer

Who or what inspires you professionally?

At this point in my career I am inspired by the intersection of technology and construction in the AEC industry. I am also inspired by what is being done locally to continue working on programs that will bring more diversity to the industry.

RICCARDY VOLCY

Bio:

I started my career in Pittsburgh working for Perkins Eastman Architects. After working for one of the top firms in the country I wanted to spend more time on construction sites so I transitioned to a Construction Management position with Massaro CM Services. Currently, I am working with the Pittsburgh office of Continental Building Company where we are building a number of buildings in the Pittsburgh region. When I am not on site you can find me #somwhereinpittsburgh with his camera.

How did you first learn about architecture and when did you decide that built environment profession was an area of interest for you?

I grew up in Haiti while my dad was living in the US in search of greater opportunity for our family. As a result, my mother wore many hats & played the role of PM for our home. This was my introduction to the AEC industry.

What do you do?

I currently work as a Project Engineer with a focus on Building Information Modeling for multiple building types & project docs manager. The projects that I have worked on range from large office buildings, schools, hotels to senior living typologies

What excites you in the work you do?

Seeing a new bldg or renovation take shape on site & watching members of the community experience the space. I am excited about these transformations. Especially if the OAC relationship is an amiable one. It is makes for a successful project.

Who or what inspires you professionally?

At this point in my career I am inspired by the intersection of technology and construction in the AEC industry. I am also inspired by what is being done locally to continue working on programs that will bring more diversity to the industry.

What is your proudest professional accomplishment or achievement?

My proudest moment has been the role I played in completing the North Shore Site 14 project in PGH. In the mist of building the core & shell the tenant improvement started. Through BIM coordination we completed the projects simultaneously.

Featured Project Name: 

North Shore Site 14

 

Featured Project Location: 

Pittsburgh, PA

 

Featured Project Completion Date: 

April 2019

Role in Featured Project: 

Project Engineer

 

Featured Project Description:

The project is located in Pittsburgh, PA, on the North Shore, between heinz field and PNC Park. The construction team was charged to build a 7 story building (180,000 sqft) To maintain the urban fabric of the North Shore the ground level will house restaurants with offices on the upper floors. The tenant improvement aspect of the project consists of floor 3 to 7. The mechanical system and back of house occupy the core of the building. Nichiha panels and composite metal panels enclosed the building.

Photography Credit:

Continental Building Company & Riccardy Volcy

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