Teamwork Leads to Successful Completion of High-Rise Tenant Improvement

Contributor: Swinerton Blogger   |   November 24, 2015
Teamwork Leads to Successful Completion of High-Rise Tenant Improvement

This past March, Swinerton Builders Orange County and Los Angeles wrapped up work on the six-month Union Bank Glendale project. Spanning 20,000 total square feet, the job took place on the 16th and 17th floors of the structural steel building with concrete decks. The scope began with the complete demolition of the two floors’ existing interior, followed by a full office build-out including: remodeling, tenant improvement framing, restrooms, and minor updates to the core. The original framing was black iron, while the new remodel transformed it to metal studs.

Originally slated for LEED® Silver certification, the project team succeeded in achieving LEED Gold. Points awarded included:
sustainable sites, water efficiency, LED lighting, Title 24 energy standards, Energy Star appliances, enhanced commissioning, construction waste management, low emitting materials, thermal comfort, and innovation in design. The team also self-performed certain aspects of the work themselves, including: some demolition, concrete patching for removed floor boxes, protection of new finishes, caulking, and cleanup. With a total of 48,000 man-hours logged, the project achieved zero safety incidents thanks to Swinerton’s stringent safety program. 

Many thanks to everyone involved in the project: Project Managers Frank Rich and Derek Mosiman, Superintendent Christopher Barbato, Assistant Superintendent Brandon Mac, Carpenter Shawn Wilson, Senior Project Assistant Erica Guzman, Project Field Administrator Cristina Valentin, and Accountant Delilah Gomez.