Business Center Interior|
Calpo Hom & Dong Architects
2120 20th Street, #1, Sacramento, CA 95818
Location: Auburn, California
Date Bid: Oct 2012
Construction Period: Oct 2012 to May 2013
Total Square Feet: 12,085 Site: 95 acres.
Number of Buildings: One.
Building Sizes: First floor improvements, 8,954; first floor
ceiling improvements, 2,684; second floor improvements, 447; total
improvements, 12,085 square feet.
Building Height: First floor, 12’; second floor, 10; total, 31’.
Basic Construction Type: Interior Renovation.
Foundation: N/A Exterior Walls: N/A Roof: N/A
Floors: Concrete, wood.
Interior Walls: Wood stud drywall, metal stud drywall.
General Contractor: PNP Construction, Inc. - 281 Nevada Street,
Auburn, CA 95603
Mechanical Engineer: Sigma Engineering - 3517 Marconi Avenue,
#204, Sacramento, CA 95821
Electrical Engineer: Capitol City Design - 1751 Cebrian Street,
West Sacramento, CA 95691
Structural Engineer: Buehler & Buehler Structural Engineers - 600
Q Street, #200, Sacramento, CA 95811
Cost Estimator: Bleckman Construction Estimating - 2421 Rio Bravo
Circle, Sacramento, CA 95826
The Placer County Water Agency (PCWA) was created in 1957 under its own
State Legislative Act entitled the "Placer County Water Agency Act." The
Agency is self-governed and has been actively involved in a wide variety
of water and energy issues in its 1,500 square mile service area of
Placer County, serving a population of over 200,000. The Agency has
installed and maintains over 600 miles of Treated Water Pipeline, 165
miles of Irrigation Canals, 8 Water Treatment Plants, and 34 Storage
Originally housed in County Offices in Auburn, PCWA relocated in the
70's to the Auburn Water Treatment Plant, and worked out of small Metal
Buildings and Trailers. By 1990, PCWA recognized the need for a separate
Headquarters and Business Center, for an expanding number of Water
System Customers. In 1993, PCWA constructed it current Business Center,
+/-25,000 square feet, to house its Business Operations under the same
roof for the first time.
The facility was designed to house the Departments of Customer Services,
Finance, Administration, and Engineering, as well as an Assembly Room
for Board Meetings and numerous Conference Rooms. The facility was
designed to anticipate expansion, and, in the twenty years hence, all
Departments have increased in size and responsibilities, and have
expanded to include the Departments of Human Resources and Strategic
In the twenty years since the Business Center first opened, PCWA has
undergone many changes. Management changes, as well as Storage and
Filing requirements and Staff and Customer needs. Map Rooms and File
Room needs have been replaced with Electronic Storage, and the Agency's
Computer Center has been relocated to a larger facility. Through the
years, PCWA accomplished a number of small interior improvement
projects, and was primed for a major interior improvement project for
the Customer Services Department, readily accessible to the Public in
the Lobby area. Staff preferred more access to daylight, and
Customer-friendly spaces and updated finishes, while Management looked
for flexible space usage and higher efficiencies in energy use.
Existing Map and File Rooms were removed, and structural shear walls and
columns were relocated to open up the Customer Services Area, for better
communications and daylighting amongst the Staff, and improved comfort
and perception from the Public. Furniture Cubicle Systems were replaced
with Low Partition Systems; to alleviate concerns about noise, a new
High-Efficient Open Office Acoustic Ceiling System was installed,
throughout all of the Open Office Areas in the Facility. In addition,
existing Fluorescent Light fixtures were replaced with new LED Fixtures,
to promote Energy Efficiency and reduce maintenance. Existing HVAC
Systems were re-balanced to accommodate the new changes in floor layout.
Finishes and colors were updated throughout the facility, in both Public
and staff areas, to add new life and
vitality to the facility.
As the PCWA Business Center marches into it's third decade of service,
the vision of the Agency has ensured itself of improved efficiencies, in
both space and energy usage, and remains a source of Community Pride, as
it has for the past fifty years.
Interior: Georgia Pacific, Sherwin Williams, Maharam Wallcovering,
Armstrong Acoustic Ceilings
Flooring: Interface Carpet, Azrock VCT, Roppe Base