Anaheim Regional Transportation Intermodal Center
California Comfort Systems USA, Inc. (CCS) along with the collaborative efforts of Clark Construction, set forth to manage and deliver quality results under pressures that came from an ambitious schedule imposed on the project. The complex design of the building also needed careful consideration. The Anaheim Regional Transportation Intermodal Center (ARTIC) contains few straight lines and square corners which increased the complexity of the project. While the design features high levels of aesthetic appeal, it required a higher level of commitment and attention to detail when it came to planning and installation. In addition, the bar was set high with the LEED Platinum design. Despite all of this, CCS was ready to face these challenges.
The California Comfort Systems Team:
- Helped by taking a strong presence in the pre-construction Building Information Modeling (BIM) coordination in the early stages.
- Displayed leadership amongst the subcontractors in keeping the schedule on track to meet the Grand Opening Ceremony deadline.
- Provided necessary manpower during peaks to keep work flowing.
- Went above and beyond to help Clark Construction complete tasks outside their scope of work in the interest of finishing on schedule.
A Closer Look
The scope of the project was ground-up construction of a LEED Platinum 68,000 square foot transportation center in Orange County, California. CCS provided and installed all of the HVAC systems, both sheet metal and hydronic piping, including cooling towers, chillers, boilers, air handling units, VAV units, fan coils, DX split systems and a 40,000 linear feet flooring system (the largest radiant flooring project by the manufacturer in California).
CCS, through its subcontractors, also provided an extensive BMS system which currently operates and monitors the lighting and gas systems in order to track the building’s efficient energy usage capabilities. Overall, this unique project required over 25,000 man hours to complete.
CCS bid this project in August 2012 and was awarded in October 2012. This provided the exciting opportunity for CCS to build a relationship with Clark Construction. The capabilities of CCS were well-suited for this type of job. The BIM capabilities, national footprint and corporate support were some of the main factors that contributed to the success of such a high-profile project.
The hope of CCS is that a general contractor as large and successful as Clark Construction can realize the value in a strong, responsive and reliable mechanical subcontractor. There was never a point during the project that CCS was unable to provide all necessary resources in terms of support, manpower and administration.