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Air Transport Components

LGE Design Build Finishes Air Transport Components Renovations

LGE Design Build has recently completed a 67,000 SF tenant improvement and renovation project for Air Transport Components in Gilbert. The renovations included adding 8,000 SF of office space strategically located at the building atrium feature, adding significant airline and power distribution, retrofitting all restrooms, adding a new break room, adding a new roof, all new lighting, all new flooring, all new insulation, and exterior modifications including paint, parking lot re-seal, and landscaping. This building was given a new life, a new tenant, and by using the key features that were already in place this building has been completely re-positioned from a hidden government building left to fill with cobwebs to a thriving production facility. ATC is a quality-driven company with a highly skilled staff of A&P technicians and management that continually strives for excellence in every respect. Its goal is helping customers lower aircraft maintenance costs with a high level of performance, competitive pricing, personalized service and turnaround that complements your schedule.

Sun Devil Fitness Center

Project News: November 2013

Sun Devil Fitness Center opens at Downtown Campus

ASU’s Downtown campus saw the grand opening of its $24.1M student recreation center Oct. 1 The 73,800 SF, five-story building, located south of the Lincoln Family Center Downtown YMCA on First Avenue in Phoenix, features a gym, cardio and weight space, an indoor track, multi-purpose space, student lounge, locker rooms and a rooftop leisure pool. A School of Nutrition and Health Promotion program is housed on the second floor. The center, built by Sundt Construction and designed by Gabor Lorant Architects, is designed to achieve LEED Silver certification.

Phoenix Pumps

Phoenix Pumps

LGE Completes Construction on New Office, Warehouse for Phoenix Pumps          

LGE Design Build completed construction on a 41,000 SF ground up office/warehouse building for Phoenix Pumps. This project showcases 9,000 SF of office, tilt construction, 24-inch clear height, one gib crane, two bridge cranes, one paint booth, four coiling doors, epoxy flooring and carpet/tile.

DPR Construction Takes on More Healthcare Renovations

Banner Good Samaritan Medical Center hired DPR for a replacement of six of the existing nine air handlers that serve the entire Good Samaritan Medical Center Patient Tower. The scope includes a new 480VAC power system for the air handlers running from the basement through 12 active floors to the roof. The replacement entails rerouting of ductwork to keep areas operational during change-outs, large crane picks to set new units and remove old ones and phased removal/replacement of major air handlers on the roof. The project began in September and is expected to be completed in December. The value of this replacement is $3,497,088. The participating architect is LSW Engineers. Subcontractors for this project include TD Industries, Delta Diversified Electric and Progressive Roofing.


Construction on Shea Medical Center’s 5C refurbishment wraps up

Headed by the partnership of Scottsdale Healthcare, DPR Construction, DPA Architecture and the Taylor Ryman Corporation, the refurbishment is a 14,743 SF renovation of 32 patient rooms and support space. This multi-phased project consists of replacing corridor flooring, wall protection, painting, patient room headwalls, bathroom fixtures, tile and window coverings, replacement of nurse station millwork with modular workstations and new medication rooms. Subcontractors include WD Manor, Specified Electrical Contractors, Dickens Demolition, Styles Brothers, Wholesale Floors, Lanmor Services, Arizona Professional Painting, Safeguard.

Arizona Cancer Care Center’s 8,964 SF linear accelerator suite underwent a $360,000 remodel The remodel included upgraded power for a new linear accelerator, relocated medical gases, new flooring, finishes and millwork.

Monarch Wellness Center

Monarch Wellness Center

Monarch Wellness Center Gets medical dispensary on First floor The 1,585 SF, $170,000 renovation included two high-level security areas, the dispensary, complete with security mesh in the walls, and a storage room. There were additional interior and exterior improvements.


Mesa Fire Station 219 received LEED Gold Certification, the first for a fire station in the City of Mesa.

Project News: Sept/Oct 2013

>> DPR renovations include multiple healthcare projects

Healthcare projects kept DPR Construction busy with renovations at St. Joseph’s Hospital and Medical Center, Banner Boswell and Osborn Medical Center:

** The EP Cath Lab No. 1 project at St. Joe’s was a 1,300 SF renovation of the existing cath lab room to meet ADHS Health Guidelines. HKS was architect for the $365,000 project.

** The Banner Boswell hybrid OR project included updated staff lockers, finishes upgrades to the pre-op area and renovating 2 standard ORs and providing a new hybrid OR. HKS was architect for the $11M project.

** The Osborn MC project included the remodeling of the 18 diagnostic care unit rooms and support space. HVAC and electrical upgrades were also performed. Synectic Design was architect for the $700,000 project.

Two non-medical projects included the Chandler central plant expansion at Digital Realty and the Chandler K&L suites also at Digital Realty. Subcontractors included Bel-Aire Mechanical, Alliance Fire Protection, Cupertino Electric, Ace Controls, D.H. Pace, Ganado Painting & Wallcovering, Progressive Roofing and Metal Weld.


>> Royal Palms Resort and Spa unveils renovation of T. Cook’s

The Royal Palms Resort and Spa, Phoenix’s historic boutique resort, unveiled the restaurant’s three-month revitalization project in early September. Royal Palms teamed with Phoenix-based creative design team Bar Napkin Productions and its Founding Principal Haley Balzano to develop the interior design which boasts vibrant shades of authentic colors of the desert and an overall softer palette. Boldly colored chairs surround rustic wooden tables adding depth and diversity to the dining room, while iron chandeliers create a sense of intimacy and stimulate enchanting experiences and romance. The project also features a newly crafted wine and tequila room and an expanded bar. Howard S. Wright, a Balfour Beatty company, was the general contractor.


>> W.E. O’Neil Construction picked for Hohokam Stadium Renovation

W.E. O’Neil Construction was hired as construction manager at risk for the renovation of Hohokam Stadium in Mesa, which will serve as the 2015 spring training facility for the Oakland A’s. The Chicago Cubs are getting a new facility in 2014 — Riverview Park — and the A’s are leaving Phoenix Municipal after this coming Cactus League season. The Mesa City Council voted unanimously for the hiring W.E. O’Neil to provide input on several aspects of the project and the procurement of five hydrotherapy tanks for a total cost just shy of $560,000. The GC will also have a hand in project design, cost-estimating, development and coordinating with the city during the construction process. Under a facilities use agreement signed with the A’s, the City of Mesa covers the first $15M of the renovation and the accompanying Fitch Park, and will split the next $5M with the team.


>> El Mirage Police facility tops out

The El Mirage Police facility project topped out recently. The current facility is housed in trailers and modular buildings that are outdated and do not provide the proper space for law enforcement personnel to function in a safe and secure environment. The new police station will be the first building in a civic area that will ultimately include other structures. The site for construction is directly south of the City’s new award-winning Gateway Park. Voters approved the funding in the fall of 2011 and Arrington Watkins, architect/designer, along with D.L. Withers Construction, were awarded the project.


>> Mesa Fire Station 219 earns LEED Gold Certification

Mesa Fire Station 219 received its LEED Gold certification and plaque, the first for the City of Mesa. The project, completed in 2012 by D.L. Withers Construction and designed by Perlman Architects, used several sustainable practices that included solar panels, a solar hot water system, insulated concrete exterior walls and an insulated cool foam roof.


C2 Tactical

Project News: January/February 2013 AZRE magazine


Project News: January/February 2013 AZRE magazine:

RJM Construction building indoor shooting center in Tempe

RJM Construction is general contractor for the $1.125M ($775,000 in TI) C2 Tactical Indoor Shooting Range being added to the list of tenants at Emerald Center in Tempe. The 17,121 SF facility will include 23 air-conditioned shooting lanes and more than 4,800 SF of retail and classroom space for training classes. C2 will also offer a corporate VIP area and conference room that allows private access to corporate lanes. C2 Tac Holding, LLC, is the developer; PHArchitecture is the design firm and Lee & Associates is the broker. Expected completion is late January.


RSP designing two projects on 7th St.

RSP Architects and Wetta Partners are the architect and developer, respectively, for two projects on 7th St. in Phoenix. Postmark, 741 E. Highland, is a 10,302 SF adaptive re-use of an iconic, mid-century post office building. It will be refurbished and retrofitted with a mix of commercial tenants that may include retail and restaurant uses. The Shops at 7th and Osborn, 546 E. Osborn, is a 9,700 SF construction of a new, freestanding restaurant as well as adaptive re-use of two existing buildings. One is a former church (it will become 4,200 SF of new commercial) and the other is former school (3,800 SF of new commercial lease space). Cassidy Turley will handle brokerage duties for both projects.


McCarthy adding 72 inpatient beds at Yuma Regional Medical Center

McCarthy Building Companies is undertaking a $14.5M build out of the third and fifth floors at the Yuma Regional Medical Center. The project will add 72 new inpatient beds and increases YRMC’s total bed count to 441. The project is on an accelerated schedule with construction to complete in seven months. Architect for the 66,000 SF build out is Archsol, LLC. Subcontractors include E&K, Walters and Wolf, Kris Kraft, Miko Mechanical, and Delta Diversified. Expected completion is 1Q 2013.

>> McCarthy recently completed the $7.1M, 45,000 SF restoration of the Emerson Court historic building at 1817 N. 7th St. in Phoenix. The building will serve as the district’s administrative offices. The restoration includes a new HVAC system, new electrical system, MEP systems, structural improvements, and various tenant and site improvements to accommodate the needs of the district. ADM is the architect. Subs included LeBlanc, Pueblo Mechanical, Jen Electric, Irontree Plumbing and Pete King.


DPR projects include emergency center, business lobby

DPR Construction is building the $10M Sonoran Health and Emergency Center, a 41,790 SF, 3-story outpatient services facility on a 4.44-acre site at 33423 N. 32nd Ave., Phoenix. The project is a shell and core with first floor tenant improvements consisting of an emergency department and outpatient imaging center. There is future medical office leasable space on the second and third floors. John C. Lincoln Health Network is the owner and Devenney Group is the architect. Expected completion is 4Q 2013.

>> DPR and Gensler are renovating the Digital Realty Trust Chandler Lobby and Digital Realty Trust 120 EVB lobby. The Chandler project is a total renovation of the existing lobby along with the renovation of the management office, 1st floor and 2nd floor restrooms, as well as a 2nd floor break room and conference room. The 120 EVB projects is a total renovation of the existing lobby including the renovation of the management office, and 1st floor and concourse restrooms. The project also includes a new security office, elevator cab work and new terrazzo flooring.

HKS, UEB team up for Ronald McDonald House

Metro Phoenix will be home to a third Ronald McDonald House, and the first in the East Valley, when a former healthcare facility on the campus of Cardon Children’s Medical Center in Mesa is converted into a 10,255 SF home-away-from home. HKS is the architect and Urban Edge Builders (UEB) is the general contractor. When the $2.116M renovation, funded primarily through donations, is complete in late 2013, Ronald McDonald House Charities will be able to accommodate up to 79 families a night at its three facilities. The new facility will feature 16 bedrooms, including three apartments with kitchens for families with children with suppressed immune systems; a community kitchen and dining room; play area for children and outdoor area for adults.

Nations Group to provide project management for school

Nations Group has been selected as the project management firm for Gratton Investments and Happy Valley Schools Inc. to build a new East Campus in Queen Creek. The K-6 campus will provide Happy Valley Schools a third location. Nations Group was selected based upon its extensive knowledge and experience in project management, project development, and finance solutions. The primary responsibility will be to provide the day-to-day project management oversight of the design and construction. The 500-student school will be located on 5.5 acres and will open in 3Q 2013.


Construction Project News - July August 2012

Construction: Project News July/August 2012


Brycon Construction is the general contractor and Jarratt Architecture is the architect for the $3.5M, 12,000 SF Hopi Assisted Living Facility in the Upper Village of Moenkopi, southeast of Tuba City. The facility is a 16-bed, masonry and wood new ground up. Brycon, working with the Hopi Assisted Living Facility Task Team, was able to increase the expected fl oor plan area by 3,000 SF and include an on-demand/solar hot-water system. Estimated completion is 4Q 2012.


Brignall Construction has been selected as general contractor and SmithGroupJJR will provide design services for the 44,000 SF Yavapai-Prescott Indian Cultural Center to be built on the Yavapai- Prescott Indian Reservation. The new cultural center will be located on a 3.5-acre site on the reservation. The building will contain spaces for a museum and cultural education center. Brignall also is renovating Arizona Opera and Ballet Arizona buildings for the City of Phoenix. The opera project, 1636 N. Central Ave., will be completed in two phases. Phase I is the construction of an 8,700 SF rehearsal hall and 3,200 SF storage facility and all site work and improvements. Phase II will completely gut the existing 16,800 SF building to allow for new offices, fi tting rooms, coaching rooms, the costume department and storage. Motley Design Group is the architect. The other project, 2835 E. Washington St., is the renovation of a 52,800 SF warehouse to include a black box theater, three rehearsal studios, the administration department and storage warehouse. Architect is Durkin + Durkin Architects.


D.L. Withers is general contractor and Orcutt | Winslow is architect for the new M.C. Cash K-8 Elementary School. Th e 105,000 SF campus is being built adjacent to the existing M.C. Cash Elementary School, which will replace the old campus. Once the new campus is open, the old structures will be demolished to make way for new recreation and sports fi elds. Both firms also combined eff orts on the 80,000 SF Painted Rock Academy, Greenway Rd. and Black Canyon Freeway. Th e academy is the second school in the Reid Traditional Schools family. It will have the capacity to serve more than 700 K-8 students. Th e structure will include more than 30 classrooms, a library and a cafeteria. The school is scheduled to open Aug. 13.


DPR Construction was awarded the $3.7M, 7,383 SF Phase 1 GMP (Good Manufacturing Practice) Lab at Caris Life Sciences in Phoenix. Th e fast-track TI project includes a 1,200 SF mezzanine. Lord Aeck Sarent | Van Boerum & Frank Associates is the architect; GF Group is the engineer. In addition, DPR is building two operating rooms — one hybrid and one CVOR — at University Medical Center in Tucson. Shepley Bulfinch and Richardson and Abbott are architects for the $6.5M, 22,600 SF project. Phoenix project subs: UMEC, Wilson Electric, Able Steel, KTI Tile, Ganado Painting and Star Roofing. Tucson project subs: J.B. Steel, RBG Construction, Sun Mechanical and Stark Electric.


A $9.5M, 36,000 SF Rehabilitation Medicine Building is currently under construction at the Veterans Affairs campus, 650 E. Indian School Rd., Phoenix. General contractor for the building, developed by the U.S. Dept. of Veterans Affairs, is RCDS Contractors Inc. The architect is Westlake Reed Leskosky. Th e 2-story building will off er a new rehabilitation area to house physical therapy, prosthetics and orthotics departments. Expected completion date of 2Q 2013.


Adolfson & Peterson Construction and Schoolhouse Development, LLC completed work on four charter schools in Metro Phoenix that open this upcoming school year – Paideia Academy of South Phoenix, The Odyssey Institute for Advanced and International Studies in Buckeye, and two American Leadership Academy campuses (Mesa and Queen Creek). The four campuses were fast-tracked and completed at the end of June. Details:

  • Paideia Academy: New 47,800 SF preschool, K-6 charter school and family services center to accommodate 850 students at 7777 S. 15th Terrace;
  • The Odyssey Institute for Advanced and International Studies: New 34,900 SF college-preparatory charter school with a 29,000 SF gymnasium;
  • American Leadership Academy Queen Creek Campus (K-6 and 7-12): New 31,350 SF K-6 and 38,500 SF 7-12 charter schools with a 29,000 SF gymnasium;
  • American Leadership Academy Mesa Campus (K-6): New 31,350 SF K-6 charter school.


The Southwest Region of McCarthy Building Companies was awarded a contract for preconstruction and construction services for the Phase III Airport Water Reclamation Facility Expansion project, 905 E. Queen Creek Rd., in Chandler. Th e project is a 7 MGD expansion that will allow the Airport Water Reclamation Facility to treat up to 22 MGD on a maximum month basis. In 4Q 2009, McCarthy completed construction of the Phase II Chandler Airport Water Reclamation Facility Expansion project. It expanded the facility’s liquid processing from 10 MGD to 15 MGD. Th e anticipated construction schedule of Phase III is June 2012 to June 2014.


Summit Builders is general contractor for the $28M, 173-room Residence Inn by Marriott to be built at 125 E. Fifth St. in Tempe. The developer is Finvarb Group and the architect is LawKingdom Architects of Kansas City, Mo. The hotel in Downtown Tempe will feature guest suites with fully-equipped kitchens. It will offer state-of-the-art amenities, including an outdoor rooftop pool and fire pit with panoramic views of downtown, 3,500 SF of meeting space and 5,700 SF of ground-level retail. Expected completion is 1Q 2014.


Merit Partners of Scottsdale broke ground on a 260,000 SF build-to-suit industrial warehouse in Tolleson. Colliers International represented MiTek Industries Inc. in negotiating a 10-year lease agreement for the warehouse at 7890 W. Lincoln St. Nitti Graycor is general contractor and Ware Malcomb is the architect.

Construction: P&Z


The City of Goodyear has been processing a 2012 revision to its Engineering Design Standards & Policy Manual and its Engineering Standard Details. A draft revision of these standards was completed in 2010 but was never taken through for City Council approval. The current 2012 version is an updated version of the 2010 draft.

The Engineering Department has posted the 2012 version in the City’s “draft documents” web page for the development community to view and to provide comments. In order to keep the process at a manageable size, the document has been broken into groups that will be up for review at different times throughout the year. Review time allotted for each group is 20 business days. Visit: ci.goodyear.az.us/index.aspx?NID=36


In accordance with Arizona Revised Statutes, the City of Tempe gave notice of proposed adoptions of, or changes to, city taxes or fees. Th e City adopted its final property tax levy for fiscal year 2012-13 on June 28. Information can be found by contacting the City of Tempe Finance and Technology Department at (480) 350-8350.


Avondale’s new Alarm Ordinance took eff ect on May 1. Residents and businesses are required to register their burglar alarms online with Public Safety Corporation’s CryWolf at crywolf.us/avondaleaz. The new program is aimed at cutting down on false alarm activations in the City along with the amount of time police officers spend responding to false alarms. Under this program residents will not be fined for the first two false alarms that occur within the same year.


The City of Maricopa has joined more than 20,000 communities nationwide that are allowed to purchase federally-backed flood insurance. Th is availability follows the community’s adoption and enforcement of ordinances to reduce flood losses and acceptance by the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP). Property owners wishing to take advantage of this program should be aware that there is a 30-day waiting period before the flood insurance coverage goes into effect.

Lenders must require borrowers whose properties are in a designated flood hazard area to purchase flood insurance as a condition of receiving a federally backed mortgage loan in accordance with the Federal Disaster Protection Act of 1973.

The P&Z column is compiled by Dave Coble and George Cannataro with Coe & Van Loo Consultants, cvlc.com.

AZRE Magazine July/August 2012