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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:

February 14, 2020

The following events are scheduled to take place next week, February 15, 2020 through February 21, 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 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.

  • Contractor will monitor the refurbishment of the Corten panel surface over the next year. Extended refurbishment of the asphalt and restriping of the entire motorcycle area being done under separate contract. FM installing the sign plates throughout the week. Contractor is reviewing repairs to the rooms fixing power outlets and peepholes. The construction activities has shifted to day work.

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.  Re-sealing and striping being considered for the entire motorcycle area will be done under a separate contract. Contractor correcting the exterior punch list items through next week.  Signage plate installation ongoing through next week. The majority of the work will be performed prior to 8 a.m. and should not 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.

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 working this weekend.

  • Contractor will not be working this weekend of Saturday February 15. 

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

February 7, 2020

The following events are scheduled to take place next week, February 8, 2020 through February 14, 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 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.

  • Contractor will monitor the refurbishment of the Corten panel surface over the next year. Contractor making corrections to the few punch list items left for the exterior painting through next week. Extended refurbishment of the asphalt and restriping of the entire motorcycle area being done under separate contract. Installation of new sign frames done with FM installing the sign plates throughout the week. Contractor is still making minor repairs to the rooms fixing power outlets and peepholes. The construction activities has shifted to day work.

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.  Re-sealing and striping being considered for the entire motorcycle area will be done under a separate contract. Contractor correcting the exterior punch list items through next week.  Signage frame installation done with sign plate installation ongoing through next week. The majority of the work will be performed prior to 8 a.m. and should not 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.

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 working this weekend.

  • Contractor will not be working this weekend of Saturday February 8. 

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:

February 14, 2020

The following events are scheduled to take place next week, February 15, 2020 through February 21, 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 continue startup procedures and testing and balancing of the 3rd and 2nd floor AHUs throughout next week. Contractor will also continue the exhaust fan (EF) Variable Frequency Drive (VFDs) controller unit startup in the penthouse throughout the week along with Fire Alarm and HVAC controls programming.   Contractor is continuing the installation of structural steel for the soffits throughout next week. Contractor will also continuing testing and balancing the air flow in the classrooms and offices. The majority of this activity should occur during business hours. Noise will be from drills and pipe saws and some cutting of metal uni-strut for installation of corridor AHU supports.  Refurbishment of classroom 201 will also be ongoing through next week. .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 startup and test and balance the AHU systems. Swinerton also to continue testing the programming for the Fire Alarm and HVAC control systems.  Contractor continuing testing of the Phase 1 exhaust fan assemblies in the penthouse. Interior work for refurbishment of overhead air dampers in classrooms and labs throughout next week. Work on walkways for installation of the structural steel for the louvers will be ongoing through next week. 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. Contractor will be testing the fire alarm system operation on the 2nd and 3rd floors on Wednesday February 19, 2020.  This operation may cause the horns and strobes to be activated for short periods of time.

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 February 15.  Contractor will continue to install the hallway structural steel, framing and installation of the soffit ceilings and equipment testing and balancing along with programing of the HVAC controls system.

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

February 7, 2020

The following events are scheduled to take place next week, February 8, 2020 through February 14, 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 continue startup procedures and testing and balancing of the 3rd and 2nd floor AHUs throughout next week. Contractor will also continue the exhaust fan (EF) Variable Frequency Drive (VFDs) controller unit startup in the penthouse throughout the week along with Fire Alarm and HVAC controls programming.   Contractor is continuing the installation of structural steel for the soffits throughout next week. Contractor will also be replacing overhead air volume dampers in the classrooms and offices. The majority of this activity should occur during business hours. Noise will be from drills and pipe saws and some cutting of metal uni-strut for installation of corridor AHU supports.  Demolition of classroom 201 will also be ongoing through next week. .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 startup and test and balance the AHU systems. Swinerton also to continue installing the programming for the Fire Alarm and HVAC control systems.  Contractor continuing startup of the exhaust fan assemblies in the penthouse. Interior work for replacement of overhead air dampers in classrooms and labs throughout next week. Work on walkways for installation of the structural steel for the louvers will be ongoing through next week. Demolition 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. CSULB May also be testing the fire alarm system operation on the 2nd and 3rd floors next week  This operation may cause the horns and strobes to be activated for short periods of time.

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 February 8.  Contractor will continue to install the hallway structural steel, equipment startup and testing and programing of the HVAC controls system.

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