SAN DIEGO, April 24, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- BNBuilders has been recently selected as the general contractor by the University of California San Diego (UCSD) for the Tuolumne Apartments Fire/Life Safety Renovations at campus in La Jolla, CA. Designed by Heritage Architecture & Planning, the $7.3 million renovation will take into account state historic preservation objectives. This is not BNBuilders' first time challenged with completing similar fast-track projects. In recent years, BNBuilders has also completed summer sprint projects for UCSD Tenaya Hall Fire/Life Safety Upgrades, UCSD Blake Hall Fire/Life Safety Upgrades, UCSD York Hall Laboratory Renovations, UCI Mesa Court 3 Dormitory Renovations, and CSU Long Beach Los Cerritos Dormitory Renovations.
Located in Muir College on the UCSD campus, the Tuolumne Apartments were built in 1975, and consist of nine (9) concrete interconnected buildings ranging from three to five stories totaling approximately 89,000 square feet. They are home to student residences, student lounges, laundry facilities, utility rooms, and the Muir Residential Life Office. The primary objective is to provide code-compliant fire and life safety systems, exterior structural repairs, new balcony rails, mechanical/electrical/plumbing upgrades, new roof system, and ensure ADA compliance for the safety of the students who reside in these facilities. The project is designed to achieve LEED Silver Certification. This summer sprint project will be built in just 10 weeks while the students are on summer break.
Jamie Awford, Project Executive at BNBuilders, states, "These are unique projects, and we are making significant upgrades to the existing buildings in a very short amount of time leaving little margin for error."
Founded in 2000 in Seattle, BNBuilders is a West Coast general contractor that specializes in complex projects for clients in the life science, healthcare, education, commercial, public, multi-family residential, and office sectors. BNBuilders is known for their innovative solutions to highly technical issues, comprehensive preconstruction services, passion for sustainable construction practices, and commitment to safety. With multiple offices in Washington and California, BNBuilders is a leader and preferred contractor on the West Coast. Offices include Seattle, Irvine, and San Diego. For more information, visit www.bnbuilders.com.