MULTIPLE SERVICES - UCLA 

PROJECT DESCRIPTION                                                                                                                                                                               

UCLA Powell Library

Since 1993, Citadel has provided Hazardous Materials Consulting Services to the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) Campus Capital Programs Office for several hundred projects, including several multi-million dollar seismic/life safety upgrade projects throughout the 411 acre campus. Services provided include asbestos, lead-paint, microbial sampling, and polychlorinated biphenyl surveys; preparation of abatement design specifications; pre-construction services (bid assistance); project surveillance; contaminant air monitoring and analysis; sub-surface site assessments; and preparation of project close-out documentation. 

A brief synopsis of selected projects: 

Kerckhoff Hall Life Safety Renovation Project

Citadel provided project design and project surveillance services during asbestos abatement activities of historic Kerckhoff Hall (constructed circa 1929). Kerckhoff Hall, the former student union, underwent seismic base isolation while retaining occupancy of the upper floors of the tower. Following the Northridge Earthquake, Citadel performed asbestos and lead-based paint surveys of the building as per FEMA funding requirements. 

Powell Library Seismic Correction Project - HISTORICAL

Citadel was contracted by UCLA to relieve another consulting firm in the performance of asbestos, lead-based paint, and polychlorinated biphenyl consulting services during the seismic repair and strengthening of the Library’s landmark rotunda. 

Young Hall Chemistry East and South Wing Renovation Projects

Citadel provided project surveillance and oversight functions for the removal of asbestos, lead, mercury, PCBs and abandoned chemicals from two, seven-story chemistry buildings. With the exception of structural members, the two buildings were gutted, necessitating the identification and removal of all hazardous materials. Citadel worked closely with UCLA Capital Programs, the construction management firm, the environmental contractor, and various other trades. 

Broad Art Center Renovation and Expansion

Citadel’s services were provided over a two-year period during the programming, planning design document preparation, Phase 1 abatement and demolition, and reconstruction phases of the Broad Art Center, an eleven-story educational tower.

Kinsey Hall- HISTORICAL

Kinsey Hall, a 133,000 square foot historic structure, built in the 1920s has undergone interior “gut” demolition, extensive seismic upgrade, and interior and exterior re-construction. Citadel performed asbestos, lead-paint, and polychlorinated biphenyl surveys and preparation of abatement design specifications in conjunction with the “gut” demolition, renovation, and seismic upgrade of Kinsey Hall. Citadel’s services were provided over a five-year period during the programming, planning and design document preparation phases. Citadel’s scope of work during the design phase included review of the construction documents at each phase of completion and preparation of hazardous materials abatement specifications and drawings to be… inserted into the construction drawing bid set. The abatement scope of work included the demolition and removal of interior plaster walls coated with lead paint, pipe systems insulation abatement, roofing materials.

Men’s Gymnasium Building

The Men’s Gymnasium Building, a 100,000 square foot historic structure, built in the 1920s underwent interior “gut” demolition, extensive seismic upgrade, and interior and exterior re-construction. Citadel performed asbestos, lead-paint, and polychlorinated biphenyl surveys; preparation of abatement design specifications; contract bid assistance; project surveillance and air monitoring and analysis; and preparation of project close-out documentation in conjunction with the “gut” demolition, renovation, and seismic upgrade of the Men’s Gym. Citadel’s services were provided over a two year period during the Phase 0 demolition and abatement phase, and during Phase 1, the construction phase. The abatement scope of work included the demolition and removal of interior plaster walls coated with lead paint, pipe systems insulation abatement, decontamination and abatement of the former gun range, construction of a work platform, and the removal of lead paint from the gymnasium truss.

Industry

Higher Education
Historical

Location

Los Angeles, California 

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