The Las Encinas Hospital project is an Office
of Statewide Health Planning and Development (California Health and Human
Services Agency - OSHPD) project which means the project has extensive
construction requirements. It is being constructed from the ground-up and
is a 2-story mental health facility on an existing medical campus in
Pasadena. This project includes a new utility connection and backup
generator with 6 automatic transfer switches.
Having the main electrical panels above the 2 floors in a penthouse has made
this a very unique project. All of the power enters the building on
the first floor, then is routed up to the penthouse where the main distribution
panels can be found. The power is then sent back down to feed all of the
branch panelboards throughout the building on the first and second floor.
Foreman Garrett French,
his Leadmen Anthony Centanni and Jacob Enos, as well as the rest of the crew
have been able to install approximately 80,000 feet of conduit in the building.
A challenge we encountered while reviewing the CAD drawings was our equipment
was going to be too tall to fit under the structural steel within the
electrical room. The City of Pasadena capped the building at a specific
height, so we were unable to adjust the height of the ceiling. Champion
had to completely change the layout of all electrical rooms found in the
penthouse prior to installation. This could have been an expensive disaster if
we had found this out during installation and not on the CAD drawings.
project started in 2017 and will continue throughout 2019.
Healthcare; GC/CM: Jokake Construction Services, Inc. Estimator: Randy Robison; Project Manager: Kevin Shearer; CAD Designer: Wayne
Ridder; Foreman: Garrett French; Crew Size: 10-18
UCR School of Medicine - Final Stage
Thank you for following our #FeaturedProject,
UCR School of Medicine - 1st Floor Remodel. We are finishing up this
project, with just a few punchlist items left. For the conclusion of
this #FeaturedProject, we've created this tour of the finished product and results of the challenges we overcame by the project Foreman, Rick Glancy.
Additional credit to the crew, management team, and office staff that made this project successful!
Mid Project Update
are checking in on last quarter's #FeaturedProject, electrical, fire,
data, and security of the entire first floor of the School of Medicine
Research Building at University California, Riverside. ForemanRick Glancy and his crew, continue to work hard to finish this project by Fall of this year.
on the first floor of a building that has stayed operational continues
to challenge our team. We have had to pause concrete drilling after 9am
due to classes being held on the second floor. Accessing any existing
panels or equipment has required 48 hour notice to UCR Facilities to
keep the building operational. If that wasn't enough, our heavy summer
workload and manpower shortages forced Foreman Rick to utilize a smaller crew, more efficiently in order to keep up with the schedule.
of the biggest challenges was installing our conduit in layers during
the "rough" phase of the project. In some circumstances, our conduit
was buried by 4 layers of ducting and mechanical piping. Once the other
trades were complete, we had to go back in the same area and rough in
our lighting under all of the other systems.
BIM - Building Information Modeling
BIM aspect of the project has brought on some new challenges as we have
moved further along in the construction process. Some of the existing
equipment was not in the BIM model which required Rick and his crew to
make immediate field adjustments to keep the project moving forward. In
some instances, new equipment being installed in the field was not
shown on the BIM model. This required some re-work to ensure the proper
access was given to the equipment. However, for the most part, BIM
allowed us to install conduit and cable trays quicker and more
efficiently than a standard project.
Project Manager Troy Reeves, Foreman Rick Glancy
and crew have overcome every challenge they have faced on this unique
project. Even with so many challenges, we have still been able to stay
on schedule and push for a successful completion. Keep up the excellent
This quarter's #FeaturedProject is local to Riverside and is our second project working with Kitchell.
We are completing the electrical, fire, data, and security of the
entire first floor of the School of Medicine Research Building at
University California, Riverside. Mike McMullen Estimated the project and handed it over to our Project Manager, Troy Reeves. Together with Foreman Rick Glancy and his 3 man crew, they are working hard to finish this project before Fall of this year.
One of the biggest challenges with this project is that this is an
existing building, with existing utilities that has had to stay
operational and in place throughout the construction process. This
requires a lot of planning to route all of the new utilities around the
existing. BIM (Building Information Modeling) is being utilized for
100% of the conduit. With BIM, all aspects of the project are drawn on
the computer from all trades. These are then combined into a 3D model to
confirm there will be no issues when it comes time to install the
components in the field. Project Manager Troy, Foreman Rick along with
his crew can't wait to share the results of this finished project.
Our Accounting Staff was granted a tour of this project after our Accounting Manager, Leah Timme, attended the ABC National Craft Championships in Long Beach. She felt it was important for her team to see everything that goes into a project in person. This has given our Accounting Team a new perspective on the paperwork they process.