Union Rescue Mission's Over the Edge Fundraising Event

PNG is thankful to our clients and partners every single day but this Thanksgiving we are extremely grateful for Union Rescue Mission - Los Angeles . Apart from their excellent choice of contractors, URM is a top notch organization that delivers shelter and support to the less fortunate members of our Southern California community.

 

PNG was proud to again participate in Union Rescue Mission’s Over the Edge Event last month. Several of our team members rappelled 25 stories down from the roof of the Hilton Hotel in Universal City as part of Union Rescue Mission’s “Take the Leap” to Fight Homelessness fundraising event.

 

The event helped raise $1,088,773 for Union Rescue Mission.

 

PNG’s Chief Estimator P. David Pulley has participated in this event for the last three years. He has not only raised funds for URM, but has also donated his time working in their kitchen with his teenage son. “I couldn’t think of a better organization to support not only monetarily but through any means possible”, and yes that includes going Over the Edge!

 

We are thankful to Union Rescue Mission - Los Angeles, Andrew Bales, and Richard Newcomb.


Project Recognition | Cedars-Sinai Medical Center MRI Replacement and Lighting

PROJECT RECOGNITION | Cedars-Sinai Medical Center's MRI Replacement project was recently awarded the Illumination Award of Merit from the Illuminating Engineering Society (IES). This project involved a remodel of two MRI suites in CSMC's Taper building. PNG Builders helped plan and build the innovative lighting system (designed by Lighting Design Alliance), installed new MRI equipment and associated build out. The lighting design's goal was to create a soothing and relaxing atmosphere for the patients and personnel using that space.

 

Congratulations to the Lighting Design Alliance team, as well as FBA, Polaris, and CSMC for their collaboration on this important project.

 

#BuildingValue #BuildingTrust #BuildingPeople #construction #team #design #medical #safetystrong #generalcontractor #awardwinner #healthcare


Project Completion | OneLegacy Headquarters

Project Completion | OneLegacy saves lives through organ, eye, and tissue donation. The new Transplant Recovery Facility and Headquarters in Azusa, the largest such facility in the world, is now open.

 

This project involved major renovating of a 98,000 s.f., 3-story commercial building, addition of 60,000 s.f of clinical and conference spaces and a 460-car parking structure to serve OneLegacy's administrative and clinical operations needs. This space is also home to the OneLegacy Foundation, which provides education and research advancement to help save lives through organ donation. The new, state-of-the-art 50,000 s.f. Transplant Recovery Facility was connected to the existing building, tripling their previous recovery center's capacity. The facility includes a 16,000 s.f. conference space, 4-story parking structure, 10,000 s.f. memorial garden, and rooftop helicopter landing pad.

 

PNG Builders is proud to assist in the design and act as builder for One Legacy. This new facility will help improve the donation and transplant process for the many hospitals and transplant centers in the Greater Los Angeles area.

 

Thank you to OneLegacy for trusting us with this monumental project. Our dedicated team included:
Picasso Bhowmik | Vice President
P. David Pulley | Chief Estimator
David Rattay | Project Manager
Mario Espinosa | Project Engineer
Rudy Goldhaber | Superintendent
John Munoz | Superintendent
Greg Crespin | Superintendent
Quyen Trinh | Senior Estimator
Anthony Calderon | Safety Director
Dawn McNeal | Project Admin
Justina Huesias | Project Admin

 

Congratulations to the entire team that helped make this project a success including LA architects, BKF Engineers, P2S Inc., IMEG Corp, HPM, LRM Landscape Architecture, CD+M Lighting Design Group, CEC Healthcare, International Parking Design, Inc., and Coffman Engineers.


Camellia Court Medical Office Building Steel Topping Out Ceremony

The Steel Topping Out Ceremony for Camellia Court Medical Office Building 2 could not have happened on a more perfect day!

 

On September 30th, PNG celebrated with owner and architect the last member of steel to top the new medical office building. Complete steel erection beat the original schedule - kuddos to the team and all involved!

 

Signing of the beam represents good luck to the buildings future occupants, while the pine tree signifies that no worker was injured on the job during the steel erection phase.

 

Thank you to our client, Allied Pacific IPA and our design partners over at HED. The celebration was attended by our key trade subcontractor, Junior Steel, as well as City Council Members, State Representatives, and the Mayor.


Project Completion | Lancaster Area Battery (LAB) Project

Project Completion | PNG Builders is excited to share that the Lancaster Area Battery (LAB) project is officially activated and commercially operational, serving the local Lancaster population and beyond.

 

This utility-scale energy storage is the bridge between a resilient power grid and our clean energy future. The ability to store clean energy to use during periods of high demand, and when the sun isn’t shining or the wind isn’t blowing, is critical to California’s clean energy transition.

 

The 127 MW, 4-Hr (508 MWh) project is a standalone BESS (battery energy storage system) that is interconnected through the owner's various substation networks of multiple operations across the southland – when combined has enough energy to power 170,000 Californian homes for 4 hours.

 

As the EPC, PNG's scope of work included site grading and construction of concrete pads to mount the battery cubes and associated electrical control equipment, such as transformers and inverters.

 

Thank you to the client, The AES Corporation, who entrusted us with this project!
Matt Dugan | Senior Project Manager
Joey Ramirez | Construction Manager

 

Thank you to the PNG team who ran this successful project:
Picasso Bhowmik | Vice President
Joseph Caywood | Senior Project Manager
Isaac Vazquez | Estimator
Alex Y. Lee | Project Manager
Vi Dinh | Project Engineer
Aracely Rocha | Project Administrator
Michael Jessick | Superintendent
Dan Urgel | Superintendent
Ed Gomez | QA/QC Manager
Anthony Calderon | Safety Director

 

And a Special Thanks to our major subcontractors:
Sargent Electric Company | Clay Williams and Jesse Richards
IMEG Corp | Craig Chamberlain and Jim Sinnema
Klorman Construction | William Klorman


Project Update | Steel Erection at Camellia Court Medical Office Building 2

Project Update | Steel Erection at Camellia Court Medical Office Building 2

 

Camellia Court MOB2 is going vertical! Steel erection began last month and is making great strides. The future 47,000 s.f. medical office building for owner Allied Pacific IPA will be a 2-story MOB above subterranean parking level.

 

Captured in the video on our LinkedIn page is roughly 1/3 progress of the steel erection phase. Looking forward to the steel topping out ceremony!


Project Update | Lancaster Area Battery Facility

Project Update | This week our team wrapped up the Lancaster Area Battery project - a 127 MW, 4-Hour (508MWh) stand-alone battery energy storage system. Once energized, it will have the capacity to power roughly 101,600 homes a day in Southern California.

 

As the EPC, PNG's responsibilities included design, engineering, permitting, procurement, construction, and installation of all equipment.

 

Job well done to the team on its completion on time and under
budget, as well as a thank you to our Safety Strong team for establishing a culture that prioritizes safety and wellness for everyone on site.


Project Update | Armenian American Museum

PROJECT UPDATE | Phase 1 milestone completed! It was a perfect day for a slab-on-grade concrete pour at the future site of the Armenian American Museum in Glendale, California. This Phase 1 Concrete Pour milestone consisted of 500 cubic yards of concrete – 53 trucks worth.

 

The boom used on-site spanned an impressive 63 meters. All concrete columns are in, shotcrete walls are up, as well as CMU structural walls are in place for future elevators/stairwells.

 

Phase 2 of the pour will be completed in the coming weeks, and crews will mobilize to commence to the next stage of shoring and forming for the museum deck.

 

Thank you to our amazing client, Armenian American Museum, for entrusting this special project with PNG Builders, and a huge thank you to Klorman Construction for performing concrete!