Upgrade Research Lab Facilities

Long Beach, CA

Project Type:  Design-Build
Owner:  USACE
Architect:  DGA Architects
Value:  $4 million
Completion:  2013
  • Medical Facility
  • Sustainable Design Features
  • Constrained Site
  • Infection Control Measures
  • Constrained Site
  • Safety Precautions for Parking and Pedestrians
  • “Good Neighbor” Accommodations during Construction

Straub was responsible for the design and construction for the Long Beach Veteran’s Administration’s Research Laboratory upgrades. This $4 million contract provided tenant improvements throughout several areas of the facility. This contract included design, general construction tasks, and some unique tasks to renovate laboratory space for this project. Straub managed all of the disciplines including Architectural, Mechanical, Plumbing, Electrical and HVAC.

Trades included demolition, carpentry, painting, plumbing, rigging, pipe fitting, mechanical, electrical and low voltage security. Additionally, the contract included installation of a new security surveillance system with a fiber optic routing plan, condensing unit, and an 80-ton chiller.

The work was completed within an active and functioning VA Research Lab; therefore the contract included a high level of infection control measures and protection of all existing building systems and services.