An Award Winning Storm and Nasatir Hall
San Diego State University
O’Connor Construction Management, Inc. celebrates an award for excellence in construction management from the Construction Management Association of America (CMAA) San Diego Regional Chapter for the San Diego State University (SDSU) Storm Hall and Nasatir Hall project. This is O’Connor’s second CMAA project award for a San Diego State University project in the last two years.

At a cost of $54.5 million, the Storm Hall and Nasatir Hall projects involved the phased renovation of 115,000 SF of space, 12,000 SF of demolition, and 22,000 SF of new construction. The LEED Gold certified facility includes space for two large lecture hall auditoriums, as well as a convenience store and other classroom and administrative facilities. The 120 KW photovoltaic array atop the trellis structure will reduce energy consumption by more than 170,000 KWh per year. The project also included the complete replacement of the electrical and mechanical systems in the existing facilities.

At the onset of the project there were multiple challenges with phased construction, minimal interstitial space, an adjacent trolley tunnel, a highly congested and heavily trafficked site, and hillside construction. O’Connor’s services began during the design phase, providing a feasibility budget, and schematic design, design development, and 90% construction document cost estimates for the architect. O’Connor also assisted with reconciliation efforts with the CMatRisk. The University then competitively solicited for construction management services and O’Connor was selected.

With the early integration of BIM during the pre-construction phase, clash detection was conducted for the overhead space in the renovated buildings and for underground utilities. The use of a lean pull planning schedule was also utilized at major construction milestones to maintain progress and keep the completion date on track.

Our goals coming into the project were the following:

O’Connor is very proud to have accomplished all three goals and made this a successful project. We extend our congratulations to the whole team, include LPA (Architect) and CW Driver (CMatRisk)
San Diego, CA (April 16, 2015)