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Major Projects in Construction:

Projects in Progress

 

Housing Expansion Phase 1 – Parkside North Housing

Summary:   The new Parkside North Housing project is the first phase of the Housing Expansion project.  The proposed residential facility will be a 124,892 GSF 3 and 4-story building which will provide an additional 476 beds to the current CSULB student housing program.  In addition to student dorm rooms the building will offer pod study rooms, kitchens, multiple levels of community space and distinctive outdoor courtyard space.  The new housing project is to be a “home away from home” experience that is not just meant to be a place to live but a way of life.  The project is to set a new standard for CSU and higher education as well as provide a model for future high performance buildings that aim towards the CSU’s carbon neutrality 2030 goals.  The Parkside North Housing building design aims to reach the most progressive and regenerative sustainability goals which will contribute to this project as being the first Net-Zero Energy, Living Building Challenge Petal Certified, and LEED Platinum residential building in the CSU system. ​

  • Project Construction Cost:              $70 million
  • Construction Start Date:                 August 2019
  • Construction Completion Date:      May 2021
  • Project Delivery Method:                Collaborative Design-Build
  • Architect:                                         Gensler
  • Design-Builder:                               McCarthy Building Co.
  • University Design and Construction Team:               
    • Martin Grant, Program Manager, Capital Construction
    • Monica Amalfitano, Associate Director/Campus Engineer
    • Lisa Salgado, Construction Project Manager
    • Karin Montgomery, Project Engineer
    • Tom Sanchez, Inspector of Record

Render of the front of the new Parkside North Housing

Render of the Interior Courtyard of the new Parkside North Housing

 

Project Updates:

January 14, 2020

The north section of Earl Warren Drive (adjacent to the new Student Housing project site) will be closed to vehicle traffic starting Monday, January 20, 2020. This closure will be in effect until mid-August 2020, re-opening prior to the start of the Fall 2020 semester. Pedestrian access will remain.

For detailed closure location please see the attached map.  Should you have any question or concerns, please contact Beach Building Services Service Response at (562) 985-HELP or PPFM-CustomerService@csulb.edu. Thank you and pardon the inconvenience while we continue to make improvements to the CSULB campus.

December 15, 2019

The following event is scheduled to take place Sunday morning, December 15th from 5am to 2pm:  All power will be shut down to the College of Business due to electrical infrastructure upgrades.  The shutdown is one of two that will need to take place as part of planned electrical upgrades that will benefit the College of Business as well as other buildings on campus and will also supply power to the new student housing building.   All electrical equipment in the building will need to be shut down in advance and restarted upon the restoration of power. 

The upcoming weeks the contractor will continue to install reinforcement rebar and pour concrete for building foundations, walls and columns.   During this time we will have concrete carrier trucks actively entering the campus via Earl Warren Drive/Atherton St and exiting the campus via Earl Warren Drive/Beach Dr.  As we get closer to the end of the month we will begin the installation of a tower crane located slightly northeast of the center of the jobsite.  We will also begin to haul the soil off site that is currently located in parking lot G9.  Trucks will enter the site at Earl Warren Dr/Atherton St and exit to Atherton St from the parking lot approach located next to the ASI Recycling Center.  To removal of all soil and fencing will take 2-3 weeks. 

We appreciate the University’s students, faculty and staff’s as well as the surrounding community’s patience while we build our new student housing building. 

 

Psychology Curtain Wall Replacement

Summary:   This project is replacing the aging Curtain Wall system at the Psychology building. The replacement Curtain Wall will preserve the historic aesthetics of the Psychology building. Pedestrian and vehicular traffic will be slightly affected but access will be maintained. Signage will be posted to direct pedestrian traffic and alternate accessible routes will be available.

  • Project Cost (Construction GMP): $4,961,679
  • Construction Start Date: July 2, 2019
  • Construction Completion Date: March 20, 2020
  • Project Delivery Method: Collaborative Design-Build
  • Architect: DLR Group
  • Design-Builder: Swinerton Builders
  • University Design and Construction Team:
    • Jason Chao, Project Manager
    • Rafael Quezon, Construction Manager
    • Chris Peterson,  Project Engineer
    • Ed Puga,  Inspector of Record
    • Roberto Rodriguez-Garzon, Student Intern

Project Updates:

March 20, 2020

The following events are scheduled to take place next week, March 21, 2020 through March 27, 2020 for the CSULB Psychology Building Curtain Wall Replacement Project.  If no objections, because the construction is complete, the Weekly Update for the Psychology Curtain Wall Replacement Project will cease after this last update.

Upcoming Construction Activities that may affect adjacent buildings next to the Psychology Buildings

The following activities will take place next week and may cause noise. These activities will not be a constant noise, but will be at random short intervals and is not anticipated to be at a level that would be disruptive.

  • Contractor will monitor the refurbishment of the Corten panel surface over the next year. PPFM signage plate installation continuing through next week.

The following activities will take place next week and will cause noise. We will keep a diligent watch on the noise that is emitted in order to keep it under Campus regulations.

  • Swinerton will be monitoring corrections on the exterior Corten panel correction over the next year.  PPFM signage plate installation ongoing through next week.

This next week all deliveries to the central quad will be scheduled between the hours of 7:00 A.M. and 9:00 A.M.

  • No more construction deliveries scheduled.

There will be working this weekend.

  • Contractor will not be working this weekend of Saturday March 21. 

Please email or contact me at (562) 825-8698 for any questions or comments.

March 13, 2020

The following events are scheduled to take place next week, March 14, 2020 through March 20, 2020 for the CSULB Psychology Building Curtain Wall Replacement Project:

Upcoming Construction Activities that may affect adjacent buildings next to the Psychology Buildings

The following activities will take place next week and may cause noise. These activities will not be a constant noise, but will be at random short intervals and is not anticipated to be at a level that would be disruptive.

  • Contractor will monitor the refurbishment of the Corten panel surface over the next year. PPFM signage plate installation ongoing through next week. The construction activities has been completed.

The following activities will take place next week and will cause noise. We will keep a diligent watch on the noise that is emitted in order to keep it under Campus regulations.

  • Swinerton will be monitoring corrections on the exterior Corten panel correction over the next year.  PPFM signage plate installation ongoing through next week. Construction work completed.

This next week all deliveries to the central quad will be scheduled between the hours of 7:00 A.M. and 9:00 A.M.

  • No more construction deliveries scheduled.

There will be working this weekend.

  • Contractor will not be working this weekend of Saturday March 14. 

​Please email or contact me at (562) 825-8698 for any questions or comments.

 

 

Render of end result of replacing the aging Curtain Wall on the Psychology Building

 

 

Microbiology HVAC

Summary:  This project consists of replacing the existing HVAC system in the Microbiology building.  The existing fan coil units that are located along the external walkways are beyond their lifetime and no longer energy efficient.  The units at each level will be replaced with new units.  The heating and chilled water piping will also be replaced.  Other improvements include painting the building exterior walls and handrails and replacing the exterior fascia.

  • Project Cost:  $9,099,000 million overall project cost
  • Construction Start Date:  September 20, 2019
  • Construction Completion Date: July 20, 2020
  • Project Delivery Method:  Collaborative Design - Build
  • Architect: DLR Group
  • Design-Builder:  Swinerton Builders
  • University Design and Construction Team:
    • Stephanie Gutierrez, Project Manager
    • Rafael Quezon, Construction Manager
    • Chris Peterson, Project Engineer
    • Dana Morley, Project Engineer
    • Danny Blakely, Inspector of Record

 

Project Updates:

March 27, 2020

The following events are scheduled to take place next week, March 28, 2020 through April 3, 2020 for the CSULB Microbiology HVAC Upgrades Project:

Upcoming Construction Activities that may affect adjacent buildings next to the Microbiology Building

The following activities will take place next week and may cause noise. These activities will not be a constant noise, but will be at random short intervals and is not anticipated to be at a level that would be disruptive.

  • Phase 1 - Contractor still working to complete the remaining custom fit installation of the metal ceilings and louvers for the soffits throughout next week. Painting of doors and windows ongoing next week. Punch list for exterior soffits to occur once louvers have been completed.  Construction team and FM to still reviewing the HVAC system to provide a point to point test next week.  Refurbishment of classroom 201 will also be continuing through next week.  Phase 2 utility demolition still ongoing for HHW, CHW and electrical.  Phase 2 demo of roof chiller piping is still ongoing with a scheduled removal of the old chillers by Saturday, April 4. Layout of the new AHU piping ongoing throughout next week. Exterior plaster repair and paint priming ongoing throughout the entire building in preparation for the finish painting.

The following activities will take place next week and will cause noise. We will keep a diligent watch on the noise that is emitted in order to keep it under Campus regulations.

  • Phase 1 Work on completion of the louvers will be ongoing next week. Painting of doors and windows for Phase 1 ongoing through next week.  PPFM Refurbishment of classroom 201 will also be ongoing through next week. Noise may come from light tools and equipment hoisting materials onto and debris off the upper floors. Phase 2 utility shut down and isolation, demolition of corridor utilities and units, roof top chiller pipe and plaster repair on the entire building is ongoing. Paint priming on the exterior surfaces is ongoing. Demo removal of the old chillers scheduled for Saturday April 4. Layout and preparation of new AHU piping will continue through next week.

This next week all deliveries to the central quad will be scheduled between the hours of 7:00 A.M. and 9:00 A.M.

  • Deliveries will occur during work hours throughout the week.

There will be work this weekend.

  • Contractor will be working this weekend of Saturday March 28.  Contractor will shutting down the power in order to connect the new equipment for all the laboratory chillers between 9 am and 2 pm.

Please email or contact me at (562) 825-8698 for any questions or comments.

March 20, 2020

The following events are scheduled to take place next week, March 21, 2020 through March 27, 2020 for the CSULB Microbiology HVAC Upgrades Project:

Upcoming Construction Activities that may affect adjacent buildings next to the Microbiology Building

The following activities will take place next week and may cause noise. These activities will not be a constant noise, but will be at random short intervals and is not anticipated to be at a level that would be disruptive.

  • Phase 1 - Contractor will complete the remaining custom fit installation of the metal ceilings and louvers for the soffits throughout next week. Painting of doors and windows moved to schedule next week. Punch list for exterior soffits to occur once louvers have been completed.  Construction team and FM to review the HVAC system and provide a point to point test next week.  Refurbishment of classroom 201 will also be ongoing through next week.  Phase 2 fencing and barricades being installed at the ground and 1st floors. Phase 2 utility demolition ongoing for HHW, CHW and electrical.  Phase 2 demo of roof chiller piping is ongoing. Exterior plaster repair ongoing throughout the entire building in preparation for the painting.

The following activities will take place next week and will cause noise. We will keep a diligent watch on the noise that is emitted in order to keep it under Campus regulations.

  • Phase 1 Work on walkways completion of the louvers will be ongoing through March 23. Painting of doors and windows for Phase 1 moved to nest week.  PPFM Refurbishment of classroom 201 will also be ongoing through next week. Noise may come from light tools and equipment hoisting materials onto and debris off the upper floors. Phase 2 utility shut down and isolation, demolition of corridor utilities and units, roof top chiller pipe and plaster repair on the entire building is ongoing.

This next week all deliveries to the central quad will be scheduled between the hours of 7:00 A.M. and 9:00 A.M.

  • Deliveries will occur during work hours throughout the week.

There will be work this weekend.

  • Contractor will be working this weekend of Saturday March 21.  Contractor will demolishing and removing the existing louvers on the Ground and 1st floor.

Please email or contact me at (562) 825-8698 for any questions or comments                                                                                                                                                                                                          

 

Brotman Hall Suite 123 Enrollment Services Phase 3

Summary:   Suite 123 will undergo a complete renovation.  The area will still be used for office space, but it will be gutted in order to accommodate a new space efficient layout that consists of some private offices, many open work stations, two huddle areas, two conference rooms, and a  break room. The lighting fixtures and mechanical ductwork will be replaced to accommodate the new layout of the space, and there will be all new interior finishes, including office furniture.

  • Project Cost:  $5,179,880 overall project cost
  • Construction Start Date:  October 1, 2019
  • Construction Completion Date: April 30, 2020
  • Project Delivery Method:  Construction Manager at Risk (CMAR)
  • Architect: Cuningham Group
  • Construction Manager at Risk:  Swinerton Builders
  • University Design and Construction Team:
    • Stephanie Gutierrez, Project Manager
    • Marie-Jeanne Ayoub, Construction Manager
    • Dana Morley, Project Engineer
    • Tammy Hinds, Inspector of Record

Brotman Hall  Room 123 for Enrollment Services Rendering

Brotman Hall  Room 123 for Enrollment Services Rendering