West Coast contractor BNBuilders has been named the construction manager/general contractor for three new projects at the University of California, San Diego: the Popmintchev Laser Laboratory at Mayer Hall, the Muir Hall Biology Laboratory renovation, and the Torrey Pines Center South (TPCS) tenant-improvement project.
These are among numerous recent projects BNBuilders has under construction or completed for UCSD. Previous projects include: Tenaya Hall fire/life-safety upgrades, Blake Hall fire/life-safety upgrades, York Hall laboratory renovations, and Tuolumne Apartments fire/life-safety renovations.
The $2.4 million Popmintchev Laser Laboratory at Mayer Hall includes tenant improvements for approximately 1,850 square feet in Mayer Hall. The new lab will contain an ISO 6/8 cleanroom laser lab with precise environmental requirements (temperature, humidity, acoustics, vibration), two service areas housing the laser and support equipment, and an ante room. Taylor Design is the architect, and construction will run May through November 2018.
The $8.7 million Muir Hall Biology Laboratory renovation covers 14,000 square feet in the Muir Biology building. The new space will include research laboratories, procedure rooms, microscopy rooms, constant-temperature rooms, offices, break rooms, meeting rooms, and restroom upgrades. Designed by Ferguson Pape Baldwin Architects, construction is anticipated to run June 2018 through March 2019.
The $6 million TPCS third-floor tenant improvement is at the Construction Program Management Office. This 45,000-square-foot space will house the campus IT Department, including new finishes, ADA upgrades, MEP upgrades, restroom upgrades, and storage spaces. Designed by Miller/Hull, construction is anticipated to run April through October 2018.