SACWSD – Distribution & Collections Systems Facility Addition & Renovations

Project Details:

  • Client
    South Adams County Water and Sanitation District
  • Location
    Commerce City, CO
  • Budget
  • Architect
    PEH Architects
  • Contractor
    Golden Triangle Construction, Inc.
  • Delivery Method
  • Completion Date/Anticipated Substantial Completion
    November 2018
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The South Adams County Water and Sanitation District (SACWSD) purchased land in Commerce City to build their Distribution and Collections (D&C) Facility housing both maintenance equipment and administrative staff. As the County and District continued to grow, additional space was needed for the increased FTE’s and because space at the facility was limited the District was tasked with making the current site more efficient. A site masterplan was developed that portrayed a vision for the space to become more conducive to the current operational model and needs of the District. 

The resulting project was the renovation of the existing office space and creation of additional admin space by extending into one of the adjoining mechanical bays. The interior addition included the extension of a mezzanine for additional second floor space, installation of an elevator to comply with building code requirements, HVAC and electrical upgrades, secure entry vestibule and secondary egress points.

Project Highlights:

  • Selection of the Design Build (D/B) delivery method:
    • Consolidated risk for the District and ensured best overall value.
    • Selected contractor was able to validate costs real-time throughout the design process.
  • Daily operations unaffected during construction:
    • DCS helped to develop the project schedule so that all construction related activities ensured that the mechanical shop remained functional during construction.
  • Connection of existing structure to new addition:
    • DCS ensured that the D/B team did multiple field verification studies not only internally but with participation from subcontractors.
    • Additional verification during the due diligence phase ultimately saved the team from potential conflicts during construction and avoided potential owner change orders.
  • Acceptance of alternates and additional scope:
    • Advanced planning and communication throughout this project allowed for SACWSD to accept alternates and add Owner related scope throughout including:
      • Higher quality finishes,
      • Upgraded window coverings,
      • Install of additional HVAC upgrades,
      • Purchase of additional FF&E.  

Due to intentional, advanced project planning coupled with the masterplan process, the project team was able to validate the development of project scope and deliver predictable results. The project was delivered on-time, under-budget and ultimately accomplished the District’s goals.  

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