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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:

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. 

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:

December 13, 2019

The following events are scheduled to take place next week, December 14, 2019 through December 20, 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 continue to correct punch list work on the exterior façade of the south and west building based on the items noted during the punch walk on December 5. Punch walk was only for EXTERIOR window façade condition and not the interior offices or the ASI work (painting, soffit lighting, etc.), which are not yet complete. Contractor will make corrections to the metal flashing, low voltage electrical conduit and strip assemblies, touch up paint and clean existing Corten panels. Noises will like come from the scissor and boom lift being used inside the courtyard. Contractor anticipates finishing the punch items early next week in order to remove the protective plywood and metal panels from the courtyard. Coordination with the University anticipated for moving these materials out of the courtyard – although most of the move should occur prior to 8 am, there may be some work during the day that can affect pedestrian traffic at the east and south sidewalks as well as vehicle traffic in lot E10. At the offices the contractor will continue to installation of the roll up shades and flooring as well as clean the interior offices.  The majority of these activities should occur prior to 8 a.m. but work may occur during class hours. This Work will occur in the evenings between 10 pm and 6 am so it shouldn’t interfere with the department activities.

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 correcting exterior punch items throughout the week.  Only exterior items have been punched – not the interiors or ASI work. Contractor will also continue working in the offices to tape, texture and paint and floor and shade finishes.  Work at interior offices to include painting, floor and roller shade installation as well as cleaning. 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 painting at the hallways to continue next week of new gyp at the existing soffits and the hallways.  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 not be work this weekend.

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

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

December 6, 2019

The following events are scheduled to take place next week, December 7, 2019 through December 13, 2019 for the CSULB Psychology Building Curtain Wall Replacement Project (No update given for week after Thanksgiving Dec. 2-6 due to holiday):

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 correct punch list work on the exterior façade of the south and west building based on the items noted during the punch walk on December 5. Punch walk was only for EXTERIOR window façade condition and not the interior offices or the ASI work (painting, soffits stair repair, etc.), which are not yet complete. Contractor will make corrections to the metal flashing, low voltage electrical conduit and strip assemblies, touch up paint and clean existing Corten panels. Noises will like come from the scissor and boom lift being used inside the courtyard. Contractor anticipates finishing the punch items next week in order to remove the protective plywood and metal panels from the courtyard. Coordination with the University anticipated for moving these materials out of the courtyard – although most of the move should occur prior to 8 am, there may be some work during the day that can affect pedestrian traffic at the east and south sidewalks as well as vehicle traffic in lot E10. At the offices the contractor will continue to finish drywall and painting as well as installation of the roll up shades and flooring.  The majority of these activities should occur prior to 8 a.m. but work may occur during class hours. This Work will occur in the evenings between 10 pm and 6 am so it shouldn’t interfere with the department activities.

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 correcting exterior punch items throughout the week.  Only exterior items have been punched – not the interiors or ASI work. Contractor will also continue working in the offices to tape, texture and paint and floor and shade finishes.  Work to include sanding and painting, floor and roller shade installation. 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 painting at the hallways to continue next week of new gyp at the existing soffits and the hallways.  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 be working this weekend of Saturday December 7; paint of the offices and exterior ceilings. 

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:

December 13, 2019

The following events are scheduled to take place next week, December 14, 2019 through December 20, 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 installing piping insulation and conduit for the HVAC pipes and accessories on the 2nd and 3rd floors and continuing to install the Fire Alarm conduit infrastructure. Contractor will also continue the exhaust fan (EF) unit installation in the penthouse throughout the weekend of December 14th. Contractor will install the EF and bring them on line one by one to ensure continuity of service for the building. Contractor I anticipated to receive the Air Handler Units (AHUs) for the 2nd and 3rd floor by Wednesday, December 18 for installation on these floors.  Contractor will be loading materials to the building floors via reach fork operations on the west side of the Micro tunnel which will temporarily impact pedestrian and vehicle traffic through this area from the 18th through the 22nd. Coordination with the University is ongoing for notices to each affected department.  Duct and electrical work will continue inside the labs and offices on both the 2nd and 3rd floors. The majority of this activity should occur during business hours. Noise will be from drills and pipe saws and some cutting of wood for blocking 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 complete the majority of the piping and conduit for the HVAC units and accessory system on both the second and third floors. Swinerton also installing the electrical infrastructure for the Fire Alarm system and the exhaust fan assemblies in the penthouse. Swinerton will be receiving the AHUs for the second and third floor by Wednesday of next week and will be loading the building the remainder of the week. Interior duct and electrical work ongoing in a few select offices and labs on the 2nd and 3rd floors. 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 December 14: Contractor to continue installing pipe insulation and conduit to the exterior hallways.  Contractor will also be working on installing and adjusting the new exhaust fans for the building at the penthouse.

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

December 6, 2019

The following events are scheduled to take place next week, December 7, 2019 through December 13, 2019 for the CSULB Microbiology HVAC Upgrades Project (No update given for week after Thanksgiving Dec. 2-6 due to holiday):

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 installing piping and conduit for the HVAC pipes and accessories on the 2nd and 3rd floors and continuing to install the Fire Alarm conduit infrastructure. Contractor will also begin the exhaust fan (EF) unit installation in the penthouse on December 7.  Building system will temporarily be shut down for the entire building form December 7 through December 9.  Contractor will install the EF and bring them on line one by one to ensure continuity of service for the building. Contractor will be loading materials to the building floors 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.  Some duct and electrical work will continue inside the labs and offices on both the 2nd and 3rd floors. The majority of this activity should occur during business hours. Noise will be from drills and pipe saws and some cutting of wood for blocking 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 install the piping and conduit for the HVAC units and accessory system on both the second and third floors. Swinerton also installing the electrical infrastructure for the Fire Alarm system and the exhaust fan assemblies in the penthouse. Some interior duct and electrical work ongoing in a few select offices and labs on the 2nd and 3rd floors. 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 December 7: Contractor to continue installing pipe and conduit to the exterior hallways.  Contractor will also be demolishing the remaining exhaust fans for the building and installing the new units at the penthouse.

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