Enclos Approaching Facade Installation Completion At SDMC Math + Science Building

Tuesday, June 18, 2013
By Matt Elder


Delawie designed project scheduled for substantial completion in August 2013

EAGAN, MN – February 7, 2013 – Facade installation at the San Diego Mesa College Math + Science Building is nearly complete, with the majority of enclosure systems scheduled for completion early next month. Enclos is providing comprehensive design-build facade services as a prime contractor for this four story, 180,000 square foot facility.

SDMC’s Math + Science Building includes 75,278 square feet of custom curtainwall and window wall systems, with 4,630 insulated, low-e glass units incorporating coatings and sunshades to control unwanted light waves from entering the building interior. Unique systems include segmented radius curtainwall and skylight curtainwall applications. Enclos’ scope also includes 48,483 square feet of composite panels and decorative metals, 10,208 square feet of glass handrail and guardrail systems, 2,266 square feet of interior glass partitions and mirrors, 93 door leafs, and three skylights.

Enclos conducted two full-scale mockups and NFRC testing for the project’s custom curtainwall and window wall systems. Performance for both designs was verified. A vendor partner in close proximity to the build site was chosen to handle fabrication and unit assembly services. All torque bolts and welded anchors required inspection prior to installation by the Division of the State Architect (DIA).

Construction crews worked simultaneous of ongoing classes, and were required to be undisruptive to campus activities and operations. Enclos’ field operations team developed a just in time delivery strategy that allowed facade materials to be delivered each morning before classes began. Shop and field personnel were able to streamline this process with Building Information Modeling (BIM) technologies in conjunction with a Field Inventory Management System (FIMS) to track materials, quality control, sign-offs, field fixes, closeouts and turnover. By doing so, Enclos was able to meet the project’s challenges both on time and on budget.

The Math + Science Building is funded by the San Diego Community College District’s $1.555 billion Proposition S and N construction bond program. The project is on track to obtain LEED Silver certification from the US Green Building Council.

Substantial completion for the SDMC Math + Science Building is scheduled for August 1, 2013. Additional information on the project is available here.

Enclos is a leading facade technology firm, providing comprehensive design, engineering and strategic implementation services for custom facades and curtainwall cladding systems. With over 350 people and 16 office locations, the firm self-performs a spectrum of services and manages a sophisticated global supply chain, a strategy that optimizes capacity, quality and economy for its diverse client base. Enclos has been a leader in facade system development since the advent of contemporary curtainwall systems in the mid twentieth century, and is consistently ranked as a leading facade contractor in national industry surveys today. Many of the most prominent buildings in the world’s great cities showcase Enclos’ innovative approach to engineering and construction.

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