RENO REPORT JANUARY 2017
Presidentâ€™s Column Project Spotlight Superintendent Report
O G E I D N A S D L I U TO B W O H W O WE KN
In this Issue Presidentâ€™s Column West Park at Civita Progressive Building in Downtown San Diego Drone Technology in Construction Superintendent Report Project Spotlight Reno In the Community
President’s Column 2016 was a great year for Reno Contracting! Business is brisk in many of our market segments and our teams continue to excel and grow in an ever evolving and changing marketplace. Trends in technology, sustainable materials, energy efficient systems and young emerging new leaders all make for diverse and challenging construction job sites. Safety, being foremost, continues with focused importance and we continue to use outside Safety Consultants to insure that our trained site personnel are using the most advanced safety training and supervision available. Subcontractors and General Contractors alike continue to invest in training, technology, and implementation of effective field procedures to increase production and quality. The national challenge of finding skilled labor is impacted locally. Be it Estimating, Project Management, or Job Site Manpower, contractors are promoting and growing their in-house work force. The Multifamily Market continues to be very strong. Reno has finished the Vue on 5th and just recently broke ground on 41West. It will consist of 41 boutique residences. 625 Broadway is a 14 story office renovation, becoming 231 residential units. In South Bay, Montecito Phase I, includes two nonresidential buildings and twelve residential apartment buildings. 1020 Prospect in La Jolla is a historic renovation of an existing building that will feature high end condominiums with dramatic views of the Pacific Ocean. Reno’s hospitality team completed two large projects in Northern California this year; the seven story Powell Hotel, a historic building in downtown San Francisco and a large renovation of the Hyatt Hotel at San Francisco Airport. Locally we have continued to do work at the Manchester Grand Hyatt, the Downtown and Coronado Marriott Hotels, and Michaels at the entrance of the Hyatt at the Aventine. Also underway are the new nine story TownePlace Suites at 1445 Sixth Avenue and renovations at Barcelona Hotel in Bankers Hill. Reno has contracted two Medical Office Buildings this year with Mountain Health and UCSD (Pacific Development) and has been awarded a $43 million dollar design-build Medical Office Building and Parking Structure with Scripps Healthcare – all very exciting projects. In Yuma, we anticipate the start of the Veterans Memory Care Facility in February and the Design Build Neurological Research Center in the late spring. As 2017 begins, Reno Contracting would like to wish our fantastic staff, clients, friends and family a splendid New Year! The very best wishes from Reno Contracting to you and yours. “We give thanks
and wish everyone well – great health and happiness – and ask you to join us in making this year a great year for us all. Thank you for continuing to make us a highly valued and regarded General Contractor with a great reputation. “
Walt Fegley President | COO Reno Contracting | January 2017 | Page 2
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Project Design West Park at Civita is a luxury apartment development located in the heart of Mission Valley, San Diego. A master planned community of multi-family and mixed-use residential typologies providing a dynamic urban quality. Walkable streets, parks and open spaces promote community gathering and socialization. The community is further defined by pedestrian walkways between neighborhoods, open spaces and public transportation. Located on a 10.0385 acre area of land, the residential blocks are composed of two distinct apartment projects with separate leasing/club amenities. The eco-friendly apartment community takes its name from its own half-acre park and unparalleled array of recreational facilities, including three uniquely landscaped pool areas; rooftop lounges with TVs, barbecues and fireplaces, and a half-mile jogging loop with exercise stations. There is even a dog washing station and bicycle repair facility. West Parkâ€™s attractions include a nearly 10,000 SF resident gym and recreation area. The resort lifestyle is complemented by a media room with a 90-inch TV, clubroom with demonstration kitchen, and multi-media equipment, game room, and a business center with conference room. The 612 unit development has two building types in a 5-story Type III wood frame structure to include a 5-story, 6 level parking garage, wrap concept. Units range from 546 - 1,355 sq ft and include large courtyards along with approximately 3/4 acre public park. The two clubhouse/ leasing amenities total approximately 16,800 sq ft with separate pool features. The apartments feature energy-efficient appliances, LED lighting, and electric car-charging stations.
Excellence in Construction Merit Award Winner 2016
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Completed - 2016
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Downtown San Diego
1 - Vue on 5th
A 134,484 SF mid-rise, mixed-use complex with two levels of subterranean parking, retail amenities, and six floors of high-end residential units ranging in size from 1,300 to 3,200 SF that include two and three bedrooms. With a coveted location in the heart of Banker’s Hill, it presents a new, modern standard of living in one of San Diego’s most historical neighborhoods.
2 - 41West
A 135,226 SF luxury condominium complex with a small retail component. The building is Type I high-rise construction that is ten stories over two subterranean parking levels. Some of the features include large 1,350 to 3,900 sq. ft. floorplans, soaring 10’ ceilings in living areas, 7’ solid core interior doors, modern wood flooring, expansive floor-to-ceiling windows in living areas, top-of-the-line NanaWall doors for indoor/ outdoor living and spacious terraces with gas connections and glass railings.
3 - TownePlace Suites
The new 98 room, 6th Ave suites project will provide lodging accommodations for travelers in downtown San Diego. The site is a 7,500 SF mid block parcel in the Cortez Hill community. The project program consists of 98 suites with guest amenities, a two story lobby and grab and go food bar.
4 - 625 Broadway
625 Broadway is a 14 story office building located in Downtown San Diego. The project consists of repurposing 223,000 SF into 230 Class A loft apartments with 12-22 foot high ceilings that includes 1st and 2nd floor amenity spaces.
5 - Church of Scientology
A complete 50,000 SF renovation of the existing Church of Scientology building in Downtown San Diego. This included a large seismic retrofit throughout and renovation of an existing three story, with addition of a fourth story penthouse.
6 - Holiday Inn Express
The Holiday Inn Express Downtown San Diego is a 136 room, three story hotel across the street from San Diego’s historic El Cortez. A new roof overhang, aesthetic popouts and soffits, fresh paint, new handrails, and privacy screens highlight the work on this exterior façade renovation.
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Drone Technology in Construction Eric Scheidlinger, Director of Project Development
In the past, Reno Contracting’s largest projects were documented using progress photos, monthly aerial photos, and in rare cases, timelapse cameras. Using these types of project documentation was time consuming and costly. In order to better streamline the process Reno Contracting implemented the use of a drone on it’s latest large-scale multifamily project, Montecito Village in Chula Vista, CA. After purchasing the drone and high resolution camera, the first thing our project team did was train one of the onsite project engineers to safely operate the drone. This included obtaining FAA certification for drone usage on the site. Once the project engineer was certified to operate the drone we implemented a flight path where the drone would follow a predetermined, programmed route around the site to document project progress on a weekly basis. To date, the project team on Montecito Village has used the drone footage as follows: • Documenting Project Progress: The weekly videos and still photos generated by the drone are used by the project team to demonstrate the status of the project to subcontractors, illustrate project progress for use in monthly invoicing to owner and financial institutions, and to provide back-up for any potential delay claims that may arise. • Team Coordination: The progress still photos are consistently compared to the project schedule in the weekly Foremans meeting so that all of the trades understand the status of the project. Also, one-off images can be taken from the drone and used to more clearly convey field issues and RFIs to the design team. • Project Safety: The weekly videos help to document our site specific safety plan and can be used as backup to support any subcontractor safety violations. • Storm Water Preparedness: Routine videos are used to document our site specific erosion control measures and other BMPs. Specific drone footage is taken before a rain event so that we can prove the BMPs were in place in order to comply with the SWPPP documents. • Team Moral Building- The weekly videos are a great way to boost moral on site by clearly showing the amount of progress that has been made in a short time. The use of drone footage on Montecito Village allows our field team to cost effectively document project progress, and ensures for a safer and more organized site.
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Montecito Village consists of fourteen 3-level multifamily residential buildings totaling three hundred units spread across thirty acres.
â€œAerial photos are great for documenting progress on large projects. Before drones, aircraft had to be scheduled, you were invoiced by each flight which was very expensive. With the drone there is a one time cost. Your schedule is completely flexible. We control the actual shot. Some can be pre programed so you get the same shot time after time. You can fly as often as you like with no additional costs. â€œ Pete Hunter Project Manager Reno Contracting | January 2017 | Page 8
What makes this job unique? This job is very unique in that we are working in a historic building and everything we do from the exterior visual standpoint has to be approved. The fact that our jobsite overlooks the Pacific Ocean is a huge bonus and makes this job one of the most unique I have worked on for Reno. How do you interact with the subcontractors and keep the job on schedule? We have weekly Monday morning meetings where we discuss anticipated events and Weekly Foreman meetings to discuss progress, issues, coordination, etc. Pete (Project Superintendent), and myself are also continuously walking the job to talk with the foreman and foresee upcoming events. What is your favorite part of this job so far? The views of the ocean. Who has the most fun on the job site? Matt Hardy (Project Engineer). He is always joking or changing my computer desktop. We have fun and work hard.
Nathaniel Dobbs, LEED AP Project Superintendent Reno Contracting | January 2017 | Page 9
eport - 1020 Prospect
• 4-story, 87,000 SF residential/ commercial • 3 levels subterranean parking • Historical building • 16 units with views of the Pacific Ocean • Rooftop decks for 4th floor units (2 Penthouse Units)
Rendering - AVRP Studios
• 24 hour parking/lobby attendant • Hand selected stone wall slabs • Window sliders that open up completely (some opening 25’ wide) • High-end kitchen appliances, steam showers • Minutes to abundant dining and shopping and ocean activities
Left to Right: Matt Hardy (Project Engineer), Nate Dobbs (Project Superintendent), Pete Larsen (Project Superintendent)
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on 5th SPOT LIGHT Reno Contracting’s newest project in the Bankers Hill area of San Diego is Vue on 5th. The 135,000 SF mid-rise, mixed use complex includes two levels of subterranean parking, retail amenities on the ground floor and six floors of high-end residences. Units range in size from approximately 1,300 to 3,200 SF with 40 1-story residences and five 2-story penthouse suites. The Vue’s coveted location in the heart of Bankers Hill is only one block west of Balboa Park. The walk-ability to restaurants, cafes, bars and the world famous Park make it one of the best urban neighborhoods in San Diego. With the neighborhood’s architecture dating back to the Victorian era, Vue on 5th presents a new, modern standard of luxury living in one of San Diego’s most historical areas. The unique style of luxury design comes to life in this elegant seven-story building that features high-end finishes and extraordinary indoor and outdoor living.
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Reno in the community. To serve this last group in particular, the foundation operates Freedom Station – a unique 12-unit transitional housing facility in Golden Hill that provides injured warriors with the acclimation time, guidance and resources to successfully transition from military service to civilian life. In conjunction with Mighty 1090AM/Padres Network, Reno ran a season-long campaign to donate $100 to Warrior Foundation-Freedom Station for every home run scored by the San Diego Padres during home games. The Warrior FoundationFreedom Station is a local non-profit organization that provides quality-of-life items, support services and transitional housing to injured veterans who are receiving medical care and undergoing rehabilitation in the San Diego area. “Reno Contracting is extremely proud of our longterm relationship with Warrior Foundation-Freedom Station,” said Matt Reno, founder and CEO, Reno Contracting. “As a San Diego business, it’s important for us to give back to our community and support the incredible military population that lives here. Over the years, we have raised approximately half a million dollars for the foundation through our charity golf tournaments. Every single dollar has made a measurable impact on the lives of our injured veterans. As we root for the Padres this season, we’re also rooting for the warriors who have served our nation.” Founded in 2004, Warrior Foundation-Freedom Station assists four main groups of warriors: the seriously injured just returning home from war; those suffering from post-traumatic stress or traumatic brain injury; those undergoing physical or occupational therapy and warriors who have been medically retired and remain in the San Diego
“The heartfelt generosity of businesses like Reno Contracting is what has allowed us to meet the needs of our warriors for the last 12 years,” said Sandy Lehmkuhler, Founder and President, Sandy Lehmkuhler and Matt Reno Warrior Foundation-Freedom Station. “One year, we found ourselves with a funding shortfall for our annual Home for the Holidays program, which provides every single warrior with a free plane ticket home for Christmas. Mr. Reno showed up at Naval Medical Center San Diego and donated the funds needed to make sure every warrior would wake up in his or her own bed on Christmas morning. Just as they do in the military, Matt Reno and his team have demonstrated what it truly means to take care of your own.”
177 Home Runs $17,700 Raised
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3 1 TownePlace Suites Field Team 2 AGC Bootcamp Challenge 3 Matt Reno, Coco and Deuce
7 4 SMPS Golf Tournament 5 41West Groundbreaking Ceremony 6 AGC Softball Tournament 7 Breast Cancer Fundraiser
10 8 Estimators Phil and Aaron 9 1020 Prospect Field Team 10 Rick Receiving an ABC Awards
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