Jones Lang Lasalle - 600 California Street, San Francisco, CA
The building is 20 stories of high end professional office space in the heart of the SF finanical district. ​The 20 year old Building Automation System was starting to have erratic electrical problems for no specific reason. A fully occupied building was in need of a entirely new BAS. To complicate the project requirements further, the central plant cooling system utilizes a thermal energy storage system based on freezing and thawing 4,800 ton hours of ice capacity on a daily basis. The conversion to a new system needed to be flawless, or tenant would complain to management and rents could be withheld if serious disruption to comfort levels was comprimised. The removation of the system was recently completed and the tenants were not even aware the project was undertaken. Building management and ownership were very pleased with the smooth transition to the new control system and are grateful for our dedication and perfect execution of the project plan. The new system is operating the building better than the previous and is helping the engineering staff to manage the HVAC needs for the tenants with less time and trouble on a daily basis than the original system.
BioRad is a legacy client. We began providing maintenance and HVAC service for their corporate building first in August of 1999, which included the systems for their Global Data Center. Since that time we have been involved in the majority of their facility improvement projects in over 11 sites. They have contracted with us for central plant modernization, design/build work for labs remodels, air handler, cooling tower, and boiler replacements. We have converted one of their largest manufacturing facilities to RELIABLE CONTROLS, replaced two air handling untils which serve manufacturing and lab areas, both with high air quality standards for those environments. And we are just completing the second modernization to the data center that we began working in almost 18 years ago. Since this relationship began, Bio Rad managment has turned to us to play a major role in the expansion and modernization of their mechainical systems to support their business goals. They trust and have cofidence when we provide them recommendations. Longivity speaks volumes in business relationships like ours.
AECOM is a global engineering and energy services company. Through our relationships here in Northern California we have been partners on several facility energy efficiency projects with them as their mechanical and DDC controls partner. We have worked with them on campus modernization project at college campuses in the SF Bay Area, tackling complex projects with schedule sensitive requirements. Projects such as boiler replacements, exhaust system modernization and redesign, and piping system redesign for chilled, & hot water, compressed air, and natural gas systems, have been undertaken and completed with little or no impact to the occupied and operating facilities in which we are working. Our customers include San Francisco State, Cal State East Bay, UCSF, Cal Maritime Academy in Vallejo, CA, FAA, County of Santa Cruz, just to mention a few.
Oakland Marriott & Convention Center - Hospitality & Convention Facility
One of our largest single projects to date in our 18 year company history. Marriott ownership was referred to us by the engineering firm they hired to develop a RFP for a complete replacement of the aging control system for both the hotel and convention center. They are essentially a single building with single chilled and hot water plant, which must be managed to serve the needs of both entities. We successfully upgraded the control systems, and replaced a 800-ton cooling tower in phases over a weekend without any impact to the hotel guests. We identified additional upgrades to the HVAC systems that they were happy to approve over and above the original contract value. The engineering department is very happy with the control system and mechanical improvements. And we continue to provide maintenance and service work in addition to ongoing small mechancial projects.