Client Articles - Written by on Monday, August 31, 2009 17:03

Dynalectric Completes High-Profile Projects

San Diego Daily Transcript
Friday, August 28, 2009

Dynalectric Company San Diego, a leading provider of fully integrated design-build electrical services, has installed electrical systems for a number of San Diego projects, including the San Diego Zoo, Grossmont Community College parking garage, San Diego Water Transportation Center, La Jolla Village Towers, the historic Balboa Theatre, and the Hilton San Diego Bayfront hotel, according to Channey Doud, executive vice president for Dynalectric San Diego.

Doud said that Dynalectric was responsible for the installation of all electrical systems, including extensive site lighting, involved in the remodel of multiple sites over 7 acres at the San Diego Zoo. The areas included the new “Elephant Odyssey,” a 2.5-acre habitat for the Zoo’s elephants (including a 120,000 gallon pool); an elephant management facility; exhibits for California condors, lions, jaguars and tree sloths, merchandise and dining, as well as site lighting and support facilities.The underground work featured thousands of feet of medium voltage, low voltage, emergency, communication, audio/visual and security conduits.Some of the more unique requirements included propane generators, electrified fences, electrified grass and electrified rocks all designed to facilitate the zoo’s unique requirements of animal control. Dynalectric’s DSS Division engineered a wireless control system for hoists used inside the elephant enclosure. The project team included Rudolph and Sletten, general contractor; Pape-Baldwin Architects, design architect; and ILA Zammit, electrical engineer. Dynalectric project team included Bob McMakin, project manager, Josh Walulik, project foreman, Mike Collins, project engineer, and Jim Collins, estimator.

Work for the Grossmont Community College Parking Garage in El Cajon included the installation of all electrical systems for the 402,000-square-foot facility. The project included an emergency generator for life safety and emergency standby systems, an electrical distribution system designed to support the various communication and security systems for campus police and security, and a full notification fire alarm system, card access system, CCTV system and intrusion detection system. The project team included McCarthy Building Companies, general contractor; International Parking Design (IPD), architect; and TMAD Taylor & Gains, electrical engineer. Dynalectric’s project team included Eric Clevenger, project manager, Steve Coffin, project foreman, and Mike Brucker, estimator.

The San Diego Water Transportation Center, home for the San Diego Water Taxi, and is located in the waterfront in the heart of the downtown marinas. The 1.5-acre site was designed to match the adjacent promenade of the new Hilton San Diego Bayfront hotel, including design-built electrical work by Dynalectric that featured extensive architectural lighting. Dynalectric was responsible for all landside electrical underground work including a 1,200 amp service to feed the seven power pedestals located on the docks. The client was R.E. Staite Engineering Inc., the architect was Walt Conwell Architect Inc., and the engineer was MacDonald Engineering. Dynalectric’s project team included Steve Sletvold, project manager, Matt Barrett, project foreman, and Frank Robeldo, estimator.

The work for the 21-story, 258-unit La Jolla Village Towers, a senior retirement facility in La Jolla, featured total electrical services, fire alarm and life safety, tele-data communications, and security/CCTV system. The project team included Devcon Construction, general contractor; NADEL Architects, design architect; and TMAD Taylor & Gaines, electrical engineer. Dynalectric’s team included John Price, project manager; James Jones, project foreman; and Mike Brucker, estimator.

Dynalectric played a role in the complete remodel of the historical Balboa Theatre, originally built in 1924. The project required the complete structural upgrade to current city codes and included new services and electrical systems, including new fire alarm and safety, tele-data communications and security/CCTV systems. The project team included PCL Construction, general contractor; and Westlake, Reed, Leskosky, design architect and engineer. Dynalectric’s team included John Price, project manager Bill Rueckert, project foreman, and Mike Brucker, estimator.

Dynalectric provided the complete design-assist electrical services for the new Hilton San Diego Bayfront hotel adjacent to the San Diego Convention Center. The 30-story hotel tower features 1,190 guest rooms and more than 165,000 square feet of meeting space.

Dynalectric was responsible for every electrical connection on the project, including power distribution, lighting, emergency systems, fire alarm, tele-data communications, CATV, security/CCTV, audio-visual and HVAC/DDC controls. The electrical distribution system consists of three 4,000 amp services with a 1.5 megawatt diesel generator alone with a UPS system to provide emergency and standby power. The project team included Hensel Phelps Construction Co., general contractor; John Portman Associates, design architect; and JBA Consulting Engineers and Dynalectric, the electrical engineer. Dynalectric’s project team included Steve Jensen and Jason Thatcher, project manager; Andy Lawrence, project foreman; and Frank Robeldo, estimator.


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