This Construction Management/General Contracting project consisted of a 12,000-square-foot addition and a 26,000-square-foot interior remodel to Colorado Springs Utilities’ existing water services and facilities building. The addition housed new maintenance bays, welding operations, and storage space for the Colorado Springs Water Services Department. The space was equipped with a new 10-ton bridge crane and radiant floor heat, and special ventilation and power systems were installed.
The renovation phase of the project involved converting the existing service bays into new office space. A second floor was added, which required the drilling of new caissons inside the building to support it. Once the new foundation and structural steel were completed, the existing roofing was removed, a tapered insulation system was installed to make the roof structure flat, and a topping slab was placed. From here the new exterior masonry walls were installed, bar joists and deck were placed and the interior offices were constructed.
Due to the added space, the building’s utility services were upgraded. The water, gas, electric and waste lines were removed and replaced, all while the building was operational and occupied. In addition we installed a fully automatic fire suppression system. Bryan Construction had to work with the occupied areas and phase times for the removal of the existing ceilings, lighting and HVAC components in order to install the new fire sprinkler lines and alarm systems. After the systems were installed, all finishes were replaced.
Finally, two new parking lots were constructed adjacent to the building – new grades, storm-water drainage, curbs and gutters, asphalt paving, landscaping and site lighting were all installed.