Inglewood Readiness Center
- Design/Build Construction
- General Construction
- Concrete Restoration
- Asbestos and Abatement
This project consisted of design/build construction, abatement, demolition, tenant improvements, concrete restoration, and a complete system upgrade and remodel of the California Army National Guard Armory located in Inglewood, CA.
Demolition included the removal of entire electrical system in the building, all surface mounted conduits and boxes from the drill hall and office spaces, all sub-panels, interior/exterior light fixtures, along with the original cabling throughout, the existing voice/data systems and cabling, all of the associated conduits, the existing HVAC systems in all of the office spaces and supply rooms, the boiler room equipment, and all of the doors and frames which did not meet present fire codes.
Concrete restoration was performed and consisted of 2,000 linear feet of crack injection, 2,000 linear feet of grout and seal, and 10 square feet of spall repairs. A modification was made to include the additional footages that were identified as critical to the structural integrity of the building, and included an additional 70 square feet of spall repairs. Allied received high marks for safety, performance, workmanship, and timely execution of the repair work performed.
Upgrades included paint, electrical, voice/data, HVAC and rerouting of existing water supply line and the addition of new water supply line for the Northern half of the building. The new electrical systems included new conduit routes, lighting fixtures (interior and exterior), sub-panels, switches, receptacles, and emergency exit lighting throughout the facility. The intent was to expand the electrical systems and conceal as much of the conduits and pathways as possible in the new furred walls and hard-lid under the balcony. New energy efficient light fixtures were mounted in the T-bar ceilings.
The voice and data system was completely removed, allowing for the relocation and consolidation of the building’s Telco and the MDF rooms. A system with more bandwidth capability was installed, using CAT6 cabling. All conduit pathways were redesigned and relocated from the drill hall and concealed via soffits and hard-lid ceilings. Additionally, Allied coordinated with the service provider and added a vault outside to intercept the existing service providers’ phone lines into the building as the Kitchen/Restroom Modification eliminated the existing DMARK.
The HVAC system was demolished of all existing units/pumps, associated lines and thermostats in all of the supply rooms and office spaces. The new system included five heat pumps, fan units, refrigerant lines, condensate lines, and thermostats.
Overall this project has been well received and was delivered ahead of schedule and within budget. Additionally, Allied received several letters of commendation as well as a nomination from the USACE Los Angeles District as an Outstanding Contractor.