PPG Paints Arena Site Preparation


The SEA was responsible to deliver a clean site to the Penguins for the construction of the PPG Paints Arena.

Key Facts

Abatement Construction Firms: Precision Environmental
Allegheny Asbestos Analysis
Professional Service Industries
Demolition Construction Firms: Empire Dismantlement Corporation
Homrich Incorporated
Noralco Corporation
Infrastructure Construction Firm: W.G. Tomko, Inc.
Engineering Consultants: Resource International
Civil & Environmental Consultants
Raudenbush Engineering, Inc.
ENSR Corporation
Total Estimated Site Prep Costs:
   Acquisition & Relocation Costs:
   Hard Costs & Soft Costs:

$30 million
$10.8 million


The first phase of site preparation involved property acquisition. The SEA acquired properties that made up the 12.3 acre PPG Paints Arena site.

The SEA commissioned an historical assessment of the Fifth Avenue buildings and the Epiphany Church & Rectory to identify historical significance of the structures. A report was filed with the Bureau of Historic Preservation as well as with the Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission.

The SEA advertised specs and bids for abatement and demolition of acquired properties. In addition to demolition, the SEA was responsible for relocating utility lines and applying for street vacations. Demolition and site preparation was completed in July of 2008.


Properties Acquisition: August 2006 - December 2007
Abatement: April 2007 - Spring 2008
Demolition: July 2007 - Summer 2008
Delivery of Site: July 2008

Accessibility for Disabled

Contact the SEA for ADA information at 412.393.0200 or sea-ada-info@pgh-sea.com. You may inquire for information or to share concerns or suggestions regarding accessibility to the SEA Offices or the David. L. Lawrence Convention Center.

The following are links to the accessibility pages of SEA facilities & ALCO Parking Corporation:
David L. Lawrence Convention Center
Acrisure Stadium
PNC Park
PPG Paints Arena
ALCO Parking Corporation
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