From fire stations to schools to city administration buildings, Anderson Burton has helped countless local municipalities achieve their new build objectives. We also work closely with universities, colleges, technical schools and other public-facing clients.
Whether it's a building upgrade, an expansion or entirely new facilities, we handle projects from start to finish with our Design Build & EPC approach. When they're completed, we're available to handle operations and maintance moving forward.
Client: National Park Services, Pinnacles National Park
Using a Design Build process, the teams at Anderson Burton and RRM Design Group worked in tandem to bring efficiencies and add value to this project. The RFP originally called for the project to achieve LEED Silver, but our team identified, developed and delivered several solutions which collectively achieved LEED Platinum, at no added cost to the client. The project initially included evaporative cooling in all buildings, but Anderson Burton together with RRM Design Group, proposed and delivered a significantly more efficient geo-thermal cooling system at no additional cost. This was achieved using the site drilled deep well pits already in the scope for domestic water supply. The project scope also included a Micro-Grid solar electric system which powered 100% of the facility off-grid.
The remote location of this site proved challenging, requiring significant planning and proactive safety measures, as it was in a high-fire severity zone and a high-seismic activity zone, with no means of communications. Another unique challenge was that the park is a condor release facility, and the project fell within their protected range. Great care and planning went into minimizing construction noise and exhaust to avoid negatively impacting their chances of surviving reintroduction.
This facility was built with American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA) funding which required specialized tracking and fast-tracked design and construction throughout the project schedule. It was also a flagship location for the National Parks, so that when we proved a successful team, we were awarded several additional projects for the National Parks Department, including in Yosemite National Park and in San Francisco.