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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:

October 18, 2019

The following events are scheduled to take place starting next week, October 21, 2019 through November 8, 2019 for the Housing Expansion Phase 1 – Parkside North Housing Project:

Upcoming activities will cause random intervals of noise and affect pedestrian walkways west of the College of Business.  This will also affect vehicle traffic in parking lots G6, G7 and G8.  Each day approximately 10 parking stalls will be decommissioned to complete each section of work.  All work activities are scheduled to take place from 5am to 4pm each day. 

Starting Monday, October 21st, we will begin underground electrical upgrade work to provide power for the new upcoming Parkside North Housing building.  The work will begin with excavation for the installation of electrical conduit and cable from an electrical switch located in the grass area west of the College of Business building.  Over a period of two weeks, each day the contractor will progress with approximately 100 feet of their underground conduit and cable installation that will affect parking lots G6, G7 and G8.  The work will end on Friday, November 8th at the intersection of Earl Warren Drive and Atherton Street. 

 

 

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:

November 1, 2019

The following events are scheduled to take place next week, November 2, 2019 through November 8, 2019 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 will cause noise (mostly in the evenings). 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.

  • The contractor will be installing the metal flashing around each of the window assemblies, and painting next week. Noises will like come from the scissor and boom lift being used inside the courtyard.  The majority of these activities should occur prior to 8 a.m. but work may occur during class hours. Contractor also continuing to work on interior office walls assemblies throughout next week.   Contractor is continuing painting the hallways and has completed new gypboard assemblies of the soffits at both the South and West buildings.  Contractor will be mudding taping and sanding the gypboard at the soffits next week. This Work will occur in the evenings between 10 pm and 6 am so it shouldn’t interfere with the department activities.  Contractor will also be priming and painting the stair towers – coordination with the University for each stair-tower’s shut-down is ongoing. Electrical work on the soffit overhead lights will also continue through next week during the day.  Access through the hallways where this overhead work will occur will be available but limited and controlled throughout the day.

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 working on the exterior assembly windows and sill flashing installation throughout the week.  Contractor will also continue working in the offices to construct the interior walls to the windows.  Work to include drilling studs gypboard and mudding and sanding. The majority of the work has been performed prior to 8 a.m. but may be carried over into class time during the week. Should the work be too disruptive, we may need to move to the weekends to be completed. The corridor preparations and painting at the hallways will begin next week along with the mud and tape of new gyp at the existing soffits.  However this work will primarily be done at night.  During the day the contractor will also be removing the overhead up lights at the soffits which may limit access in the South and West building corridors.

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 of all materials will be ongoing throughout the week early in the morning.

There will be no work this weekend.

  • Contractor will not be working this weekend of Saturday November 2.

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

October 25, 2019

The following events are scheduled to take place next week, October 26, 2019 through November 1, 2019 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 will cause noise (mostly in the evenings). 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.

  • The contractor will be installing the waterproofing around each of the window assemblies, installing flashing and painting next week. Noises will like come from the scissor and boom lift being used inside the courtyard.  The majority of these activities should occur prior to 8 a.m. but work may occur during class hours. Contractor also continuing to work on interior office walls assemblies next week.  Assembly water-testing occurred today and passed.  Contractor is continuing painting the hallways and has completed demolition of the soffits at both the South and West buildings.  This Work will occur in the evenings between 10 pm and 6 am so it shouldn’t interfere with the department activities.  Electrical shut off of the soffit overhead lights will also continue through next week during the day.  Access through the hallways where this overhead work will occur will be available but limited and controlled throughout the day.

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 working on the exterior assembly windows and sill waterproofing throughout the week.  Contractor will also continue working in the offices to construct the interior walls to the windows.  Work to include saw cutting and drilling studs. The majority of the work has been performed prior to 8 a.m. but may be carried over into class time during the week. Should the work be too disruptive, we may need to move to the weekends to be completed. The corridor preparations and painting at the hallways will begin next week along with the demolition of the existing soffits.  However this work will primarily be done at night.  During the day the contractor will also be removing the overhead up lights at the soffits which may limit access in the South and West building corridors.

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 of all materials will be ongoing throughout the week early in the morning.

There will be work this weekend.

  • Contractor will not be working this weekend of Saturday October 26.

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:

November 1, 2019

The following events are scheduled to take place next week, November 2, 2019 through November 8, 2019 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.

  • The contractor will be continuing safe-off the building fire alarm system and continuing the demolition of the exterior HVAC units and accessories on the 2nd and 3rd floors. The contractor will also be continuing the installation of the containment area on the second floor following completion of the 3rd floor. Contractor will be performing removal of demolished materials and equipment via reach fork operations on the west side of the Micro tunnel which will temporarily impact pedestrian and vehicle traffic through this area. Coordination with the University is ongoing for notices to each affected department. The majority of this activity should occur during business hours. Noise will be from drills and pipe saws and some cutting of wood for safety screens and scaffolding assembly.  Noise may also come from forklift vehicles hoisting materials onto and debris off of the active floors.  The 2nd and 3rd floors are now barricaded and closed to the general public during the course of the upgrades.

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 continue their demolition of the exterior HVAC units on both the second and third floors. Swinerton has completed the safety scaffolding and netting to safe-off the occupied areas below from falling debris.  Noise may come from light tools and equipment hoisting materials onto and debris off the upper floors.

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 November 2 all day to continue demolition on the 2nd and 3rd floors and off-hauling debris and equipment from these floors via reach forklift operations on the west side of the building. Please note vehicle and pedestrian traffic through the Micro tunnel and on the ground and first floors will temporarily be halted while the forklift is in operation.  Expect some delays in access through this area.

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

October 25, 2019

The following events are scheduled to take place next week, October 26, 2019 through November 1, 2019 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.

  • The contractor will be continuing safe-off the building utilities and planning the initial demolition of the exterior HVAC units on the 2nd and 3rd floors. The contractor will also be continuing the installation of the exterior scaffolding and safety netting at the west side of the building. The majority of this activity should occur during business hours. Noise will be from drills and some cutting of wood for safety screens and scaffolding assembly.  Noise may also come from forklift vehicles hoisting materials onto and debris off of the active floors. Towards the end of the week wholesale demolition of the overhead piping should be occurring on the unoccupied floors.  The 2nd and 3rd floors are now barricaded and closed to the general public during the course of the upgrades.

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 has installed fencing for the laydown areas and barricades at the floor 2 and 3 as well as beginning their demolition of the exterior HVAC units. Swinerton has begun to install the safety scaffolding and netting to safe-off the occupied areas below from falling debris.  Noise may come from light tools and equipment hoisting materials onto the upper floors.

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 October 26 all day to continue installation of the safety scaffolding and netting.

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

October 11, 2019

The following events are scheduled to take place next week, October 12, 2019 through October 18, 2019 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.

  • The contractor will be continuing safe-off the building utilities and beginning the initial demolition of the exterior HVAC units on the 2nd and 3rd floors. The majority of this activity should occur during business hours. Fencing and work barriers were installed in the Micro parking lot today.  Fencing will continue at the trailer area next to East Campus Drive next week. The 2nd and 3rd floors are now barricaded and closed to the general public during the course of the upgrades.

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 has installed fencing for the laydown areas and barricades at the floor 2 and 3 as well as beginning their demolition of the exterior HVAC units.

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 not be working this weekend of Saturday October 12.

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