- Categories: Accelerated Schedule, Education, Occupied Facility
- Client: University of San Diego
- Year Completed: 2013
- Budget: $890,000
- Overview: This project involved the removal of existing Heating Hot Water & Domestic Hot Water systems on three different buildings from a campus-wide central plant system – which was outdated and could no longer provide the required heated water. Since all three buildings were to be completed simultaneously during the summer break, scheduling and coordination of all work was extremely detailed and efficient. Techniques that were used include accelerated submittal process, expedited shipping, and offsite prefabrication. With careful review of the existing conditions and the university’s various student services provided throughout each building, we were able to develop practical solutions – with minimal impact to the daily operations of the faculties and students – while still achieving the intent of the project and never sacrificing work quality. We were actively involved from development and design of plans through equipment startup and commissioning. Paradigm's Quality Control & Safety programs were also effective tools in adhering to the owner's and project's commitments – while maintaining safe work conditions for both occupants and workers.