Albuquerque TVI Westside by pengxuebo


									                                                                                                            New Mexico Best of 2003

              Best Public Project Over $5 Million
              Best Concrete Project
                                                             Albuquerque TVI Westside

This phase of the Albuquerque
Technical and Vocational Institute con-
sists of three wings, one main entry
area, and parking for 354 vehicles.
Facilities include: classrooms, computer
labs, science labs, pre-medical labs, and
administrative offices. Phase I included
extensive site development and infra-
structure work for future campus needs.
A total of 5,800 cu. yds. of structural
concrete were poured.
   A series of colonnades, trellises and
a linear water feature greet students,
faculty and visitors at the circular entry
drive. Exterior site development cre-
ates a plaza from the entry colonnade
leading one to the main building
entrance located at the center of three,
two story wings. The two-story build-
ings are steel-frame, joists and deck
with elevated concrete slabs, covered
by joists, metal deck insulation and
built-up roofing.
   The three main building wings are clad
in a manufactured stone veneer punctuat-
ed with fixed aluminum windows and alu-                                                                                       PHOTO BY GERALD MARTIN

minum shade structures while the main
entry is architectural cast-in-place concrete
with storefront, glass and glazing. The inte-   throughout the structure except for the         draining to an interior landscapec court-
riors are metal stud framed drywall parti-      main entry where the ceilings are wood.         yard. Extensive irrigation and landscaping
tions. Regular acoustic ceilings are utilized   Built-up copper roofing caps the entry,         of the site are also part of this project. <<

                                                Owner: Albuquerque Technical and Vocational    Steel: Structural Services inc.
                                                                                               Electrical: DKD Electric Co.
                                                Architect: Custer Basarich Architects
‘The two-story buildings are                                                                   Masonry: Sun Valley Masonry
                                                General Contractor: Gerald Martin Ltd.
steel-frame, joists and deck                                                                   Mechanical: Frank’s Plumbing and
                                                Civil Engineer: Mortenson & Associates         Heating/Janco Sheet Metal Inc./TLC Plumbing
with elevated concrete                          Structural Engineer: Red Mountain Engineering Interior: F & R Painting
slabs, covered by joists,                       MEP Engineer: P2RS                             Sitework: Franklin’s Earth Moving/Romero
metal deck insulation and                       Concrete: Gerald Martin Ltd.
                                                                                               Excavating and Trucking

built-up roofing.’                                                                             Landscaping: Cassidy’s Landscaping

                                                73   Southwest Contractor   12/2003
New Mexico Best of 2003

    Best Design Build Project Over $5 Million
             Baca/Dlo’Ay Azhi Consolidated School

Dyron Murphy Architects, the Native
American firm who designed the school,
began its design by assessing the site and
its conditions, including views, direction
of prevailing winds, access, 'place” within
the four main compass directions, vege-
tation, soils composition and drainage. It
was decided the school would be built on
the northern half of the site to take advan-
tage of these views, conditions and rela-
tively flat topography,
   In addition to the school being
designed to address the functional
needs of its students, staff and commu-
nity, the school was also designed to
address the important cultural elements
of the Navajo Nation-as more than 99                                                                                        PHOTO BY BRADBURY STAMM

percent of the school's students are
                                               Navajo. To reflect this important cul-               The end of each quadrant is designed
                                               ture, the school's design is circular with        to bring nature and the outside world into
                                               four quadrants extending out from a               the facility: Large expanses of glass allow
                                               central core. Each quadrant is sited              natural light to flow into the building and
                                               along the north/south or the east/west            provide beautiful views towards each car-
                                               axes and represents one of the four car-          dinal direction point and towards the col-
                                               dinal directions.                                 orful native xeric landscaping. <<
‘The school was also
                                                Owner: Dio’Ay Azhi Elementary                    Steel: Hughes & Associates/W & W Steel
designed to address the                                                                          Company Inc.
                                                Architect: NCA/ Dyron Murphy Architects
important cultural elements                     General Contractor: Bradbury Stamm
                                                                                                 Electrical: DKD Electric Company
of the Navajo Nation-as                         Construction Inc.                                Masonry: Beaty Masonry

more than 99 percent of                         Consultant: Environmental Dynamics               Mechanical: Yearout Mechanical & Engineering

the school's students                           Civil Engineer: Issacson & Arfman                Interior: Les File Drywall Inc./Preferred Painting
                                                Structural Engineer: Chavez Grieves Consulting   Sitework: Romero Excavating and
are Navajo.’                                    Engineers                                        Trucking/TLC Plumbing and Utilities
                                                MEP Engineer: Bridgers & Paxton                  Landscaping: Heads Up Landscape Contractors
                                                Concrete: C & E Concrete

                                               74   Southwest Contractor   12/2003
                                                                                                        New Mexico Best of 2003

             Best Design Build Project Under $5 Million
                        Building 753 at Sandia Labs

                                                                                                                     PHOTO BY HB CONSTRUCTION

Building 753, ISSG-GPP, is a new             The intent of the aesthetics is to give        area has a relatively thin, horizontal
8,300-sq.-ft., modern, state-of-the-art    the building a strong image through the          roof element cantilevering to the west to
office/technical facility located within   use of materials, texture, volume and            protect the main entry. This roof element
the Sandia National Laboratory Facility.   color. The exterior of the building is           is in opposition to the wing wall of con-
The fast-track project was delivered to    made up of varying planes of full height         trasting colored brick at the east side of
SNL by HB Construction's design/build      brick-veneer walls, three-coat stucco            the entry area. Metal shading devices over
team in just over eight months from        walls, and walls with a brick-veneer             the east, south and west windows aid in
conception to occupancy.                   wainscot with a three-coat stucco above.         reducing the solar gain in the building
                                             The front entry vestibule, foyer and           while adding to the aesthetic quality. The
                                           building windows are a storefront sys-           overall aesthetic gives a relaxed human
                                           tem with fixed tinted glazing. The entry         scale to the building. <<
‘The exterior of the building              Owner: Sandia National Laboratories             Electrical: McDade-Woodcock Inc./Enterprise
is made up of varying                      Architect: HB Construction (in-house)

planes of full height                      General Contractor: HB Construction
                                                                                           Masonry: Precision Masonry

brick-veneer walls,                        Civil Engineer: Red Mountain Engineering
                                                                                           Mechanical: Miller Bonded Inc.
                                                                                           Interior: EM Coatings/Les File Drywall/Harrison
three-coat stucco walls,                   Structural Engineer: Red Mountain Engineering
and walls with a brick-                    MEP Engineer: P2RS Group
                                                                                           Sitework: Romero Truck and Tractor
veneer wainscot with a                     Concrete: G & H Construction
                                                                                           Landscaping: Desert Scapes
                                           Steel: Structural Services/Allstate State
three-coat stucco above.’

                                           75   Southwest Contractor   12/2003
                                                                                                          New Mexico Best of 2003

              Best Electrical/Mechanical Project
          Ford Utilities Center Renovation Phase II

The new building at the University of
New Mexico is being constructed dur-
ing what is designated as Phase 2 of an
overall energy management upgrade for
the university. As such the project is
being constructed as an extension of the
existing utility plant. This requires very
intrusive construction within a 50-year
old plant whi!e not affecting any of the
existing utilities prior to their scheduled
shut-down. This places a heavy premi-
um on schedule and coordination with
the University Utility Team.
  Many of the tie-in locations for the
new utilities are in confined or
restricted spaces. The main chilled
water connection required boring                                                                                              PHOTO BY RMCI

through the shoring for the main
                                              building excavation, under the main            The units and all their associated equip-
                                              utility tunnel and then bringing the           ment are being placed in a building with
                                              piping between an existing lift station        a 6,300 sq. ft. footprint on a site that is
‘Many of the tie-in locations                 and the tunnel itself.                         itself under .5 acre. Additionally the site
for the new utilities are in                    The requirements of the heating and          is surrounded by functioning buildings,
                                              cooling needs for the University are met       pedestrian walkways and is accessed
confined or restricted                        by two 80,000 Ibs/hour package boiler          through the main southern entrance to
spaces. The main chilled                      units and two new 2,000 ton chiliers.          the campus. <<
water connection required
boring through the shoring                    Owner: University of New Mexico               Steel: Structural Services Inc.
for the main building                         Architect: Fanning Bard Tatum                 Electrical: McDade Woodcock

excavation, under the main                    General Contractor: RMCI Inc.                 Masonry: Precision Masonry

utility tunnel and then                       Civil Engineer: GLHN Architects & Engineers   Mechanical: Yearout Mechanical and
                                              Structural Engineer: Walla Engineering
bringing the piping between                                                                 Sitework: RMCI Inc.
                                              MEP Engineer: GLHN Architects & Engineers
an existing lift station and                                                                Landscaping: Owner
                                              Concrete: RMCI Inc.
the tunnel itself.’

                                              77   Southwest Contractor   12/2003
                                                                                                              New Mexico Best of 2003

             Best Renovation Project Over $5 Million
             Best Steel Project
                                                                         Albuquerque Isotopes
                                                                             Baseball Stadium
Although     some of the original
Albuquerque Dukes Stadium remains,
the extensive renovation essentially
resulted in a completely new facility.
The old stadium was closed in 2000,
after the Dukes were sold and moved to
Portland, Ore.
   In 2001, Albuquerque voters
approved money for the renovation, and
the city was able to attract the former
Calgary Cannons to make the new park
their home. Renamed the Albuquerque
Isotopes, after an episode of "The
Simpsons" TV show where the
Springfield team is being sold to
   Unique construction features include
light pole bases that are 50' deep and 5'
in diameter, special carpet that will hold
up under baseball cleats, backstop nets,
field wall pads and indoor batting cages.
   Special impact resistant glass faces
the field and varies in 12 different col-
ors. Renovations also include two new           The ballpark holds 11,000 fans in sta-         zontal layering of color and material to
grand entries, one on the first base side    dium-style seats and 2,000 in the                 give the park a uniquely Southwestern
and the other on the third base side.        grassed terrace area beyond the right             feel, while still clearly identifying it as a
                                             field fence. It contains 13 concession            baseball park rather than an indiscrimi-
                                             windows and 152 public toilets. Season            nate "sports stadium." A continuous
                                             ticket holders have access to a bar and a         main concourse provides views of the
                                             restaurant on the Club Level.                     game and allows spectators to interact
‘Unique construction                            The architectural design utilizes hori-        socially while away from their seats. <<
features include light pole
bases that are 50' deep                      Owner: Albuquerque Isotopes                      Steel: Mesa Steel/Structural Services of
                                             Architect: HOK Sport Venue/SMPC
and 5' in diameter, special                                                                   Electrical: Bowers Electric
                                             General Contractor: Bradbury Stamm
carpet that will hold                        Construction Inc.                                Masonry: Beaty Construction Company
up under baseball cleats,                    Civil Engineer: Bohannan-Huston                  Mechanical: Hanna Plumbing
backstop nets, field                         Structural Engineer: Chavez-Grieves Consulting   Interior: F & R Painting Company
wall pads and indoor                                                                          Sitework: TLC
                                             MEP Engineer: CME, Inc.
batting cages.’                                                                               Landscaping: Mountain West Golf
                                             Concrete: Bradbury Stamm Construction Inc.       Scapes/Morrow Reardon Wilkinson

                                             79   Southwest Contractor   12/2003
                                                                                                            New Mexico Best of 2003

              Best Renovation Project Under $5 Million
                                        Northtown Shopping Center

                                                                                                                     PHOTO BY DE LA TORRE ARCHITECTS

The Northtown Shopping Center was
originally designed by Jorge de la Torre in
the spring of 1977. Construction on the
center was completed the following year.
   The looks of the center had changed
very little over the past 24 years. Several
paint schemes have been tried, some
more colorful than others. The original
Safeway was remodeled into a Furr's
store with their characteristic facade
   The bankruptcy of Furr's had signaled
a time for a change to the now dated
looking shopping center. Weingarten
Realty wanted to create a whole new
look for the center that would attract
more tenants and customers. The major
tenant would be Whole Foods Market
followed by a bookstore. With the signa-
tures on the lease for Whole Foods,
Weingarten Realty was able to justify to
its Board of Directors the expenditure of
almost $1 million to renovate the center.     round columns with square pedestal               clean and provide a sharp contrast.
   The new design for the center reflects     CMU or brick bases. The cornice work             These new colors reflect the colors
the growing trend towards “Scottsdale”        is a stepped pattern that gives the wall a       found throughout the Southwest. The
architecture. The design concept utilizes     feeling of mass.                                 shade structures in front of Whole
                                                 Accent tiles distributed around the           Foods and the bookstore are provided
                                              center help tie all elements together.           for outside dining and as an overall seat-
‘The new design for the                       The colors for the new center are very           ing area for patrons. <<

center reflects the growing
trend towards “Scottsdale”                    Owner: Weingarten Realty                        Electrical: Atlas Electrical Corp.

architecture. The design                      Architect: de la Torre Architects               Masonry: Precision Masonry

concept utilizes round                        General Contractor: Enterprise Builders Corp.   Mechanical: Rogers Plumbing and Heating
                                              Civil Engineer: CFA                             Interior: F & R Painting/Southwest Lath and
columns with square                                                                           Plaster
                                              Structural Engineer: QPEC
pedestal CMU or                                                                               Landscaping: Hill Top Landscapers
                                              Concrete: Chavez Concrete & Excavation
brick bases.’

                                              81   Southwest Contractor    12/2003
                                                                                                                New Mexico Best of 2003

               Best Civil/Infrastructure Under $5 Million
                                                        Rio Grande Silvery Minnow
                                                                 Breeding Facility
This project consisted of a 3,000-sq.-
ft. support building, a re-circulation
pump house, a 14,800 sq. ft. shotcrete-
lined Refugium Pond, and associated
piping systems.
   The challenge for the construction
and design team was to create a envi-
ronment which mimicked the natural
habitat for the endangered silvery min-
now. As the minnow is native to the Rio
Grande River this environment would
need to be able to develop all of the char-
acteristics of this river. To meet this
challenge a system of feed water piping
was developed so as to allow maximum
flexibility for volume, speed and direc-
tion of the supply water.
   The main feature of the project is the
Refugium Pond. The shape of the pond
and all features within it are irregular in                                                                                        PHOTO BY FISHPRO

shape so as to appear formations which
occur in the minnow's natural environ-              The supply piping for the Refugium             properly with the other features of the
ment. The middle of the pond is domi-            Pond is routed under the pond from an             island catwalk structure.
nated by the supply water “island.” This         adjacent pump structure and is brought               The plight of the silvery minnow has
island consists of inlet sumps for water         into the pond by coming up through the            become a very controversial environ-
return, an aluminum catwalk system for           island structure in the center of the pond.       mental and water rights issue. The fish
accessing the supply piping as well as           Due to the required construction sequenc-         has been in decline as the water supply
gates within the catwalk system for reg-         ing only a portion of the supply pipe could       has diminished and was placed on the
ulating the amount of water being                be installed prior to the construction of         endangered species list in 1994. The
drawn into the inlet sumps.                      the pond itself. This meant exact layout in       facility was designed to increase the
   From a standpoint offish conserva-            the initial stages so that at the later stages    silvery minnow population and was the
tion a system of this sort is the first of its   the two 20” supply lines and all other sup-       first facility of its kind for an endan-
kind. The survival of this endangered            ply piping could be installed and interface       gered fish. <<
species is linked directly to the form and
function of the Refugium Pond and its            Owner: City of Albuquerque                       Concrete: RMCI Inc.
assorted support building. The success
                                                 Architect: Van Gilbert                           Steel: RMCI Inc./Garvin Construction
of the project can be judged by the fact
that the minnows spawned within 48               General Contractor: RMCI Inc.                    Electrical: VA Electrical
hours of being introduced to the                 Civil Engineer: FishPro                          Masonry: Davis Development
Refugium Pond.
                                                 Structural Engineer: FishPro                     Mechanical: Air-Tech
                                                 MEP Engineer: FishPro/Telcon                     Sitework: RMCI Inc.
                                                 Engineering/Four Seasons Engineering

                                                 83   Southwest Contractor      12/2003

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