Please see below for a list of projects completed by Summit Consulting & Engineering, Inc.
- Construction Management Projects
- Program Management Projects
- Engineering and Design Projects
- SR 710 North Extension Project – Environmental Study
- Westside Phase I, Purple Line
- Allan Hancock College Project
- City of Los Angeles Fire Facilities Bond Program
- El Monte City School District
- Los Angeles World Airports, Terminal Security and Function Analysis
- Los Angeles World Airports, In-Line Baggage Screening Systems Project
- Los Angeles World Airports, Security Screening Checkpoint
- Tucson International Airport Master Plan
- Power Systems Engineering
- Energy and Water Services
- Development Projects
Construction Management Projects
City of Phoenix
Aviation Department – Airport Development Program (ADP)
Project Value $3.3 Billion
SUMMIT provides a variety of consultant services in support of the integrated Program Management Group (URS Corporation) for the City of Phoenix Aviation Department’s Capital Improvement Program (CIP). Services include both on-call and integrated staff positions. Projects vary in size and scope and include work at Sky Harbor International, Goodyear and Deer Valley airports.
Early construction projects include site demolition, a pedestrian walkway bridge, and site grading & utility packages. One important project in development is the PHX Sky Train which will eliminate over 100 buses from circulating the airport and public roadways resulting in Train daily ridership of over 96,000 passengers. These electric trains will run twenty-four hours a day arriving at a station approximately every three to five minutes during peak periods, delivering most passengers to their destinations within five minutes after boarding. The Stations and Trains will be fully accessible for wheelchairs, strollers and baggage carts. The PHX Sky Train will be a free service. CIP projects require services for estimating, scheduling and project managers. SUMMIT is also providing cost scheduling, bid & award phase services, construction phase services, and research & analysis with contracts.
Port of Long Beach
New Headquarters & Maintenance Facility
Project Value $184,000,000
The Port of Long Beach has contracted with Gensler to provide Construction Documents, provide Bidding and Negotiation professional services and for Additional Services for the Enclosure of West Stair & Re-Engineering of Building Lateral Systems.
SUMMIT is an integral part of the Gensler team whose scope of work includes coordinating with the consultant team to ensure production of a comprehensive set of construction documents. SUMMIT has also played a critical role in advising the Gensler team on the implementation of BIM, Building Information Modeling specifically using AutoDesk’s Revit Program. In addition, SUMMIT professionals are responsible for the involvement of coordinating and assisting consultants with their own implementations of Revit.
Los Angeles Unified School District Modernization Program
Project Value $5,000,000,000
SUMMIT professionals are part of the Construction Management team for this $5 billion dollar program, which is divided into districts. SUMMIT is working as a subcontractor to the URS Team for LAUSD Region #4. Within each district, there are individual projects with budgets ranging from $50,000 to $3 million. Projects include air-conditioning installation, plumbing and electrical upgrades, safety and technology installations, irrigation replacements, asbestos abatement, remodeling and renovation.
As part of the Construction Management Team, SUMMIT’s staff is responsible for contract administration services and project oversight of Region #4. Other responsibilities and services include overall project programming, planning, design specifications, bid preparation, construction scheduling, claim avoidance and analysis, cost analysis and estimating.
Los Angeles Unified School District New Facilities Program
Project Value $9,400,000,000
SUMMIT professionals are part of the Construction Management team for this $9.4 billion dollar program, which is divided into regions. SUMMIT is working as a subcontractor to the URS /3DI Joint Venture for LAUSD Region’s #4 and #8. Within each region, there are individual projects with budgets ranging from $50,000 to $3 million. Projects include air-conditioning installation, plumbing and electrical upgrades, safety and technology installations, irrigation replacements, asbestos abatement, remodeling and renovation.
As part of the Construction Management Team, SUMMIT’s staff is responsible for contract administration services and project oversight of Regions #4 and #8. Other responsibilities and services include overall project programming, planning, design specifications, bid preparation, construction scheduling, claim avoidance and analysis, cost analysis and estimating.
Port of Los Angeles
Pier 400 Transportation Projects
Project Value $86,000,000
The Pier 400 Transportation projects include construction of a mainline rail, bridges over gap (rail & highway), corridor rail and intermodal, and highway overpasses and utilities.
As a subcontractor, SUMMIT provided construction management, inspection, and general project administration services including preparation and review of construction schedules, sequencing of work items, document control, claims avoidance, estimating, value engineering, review and process submittals, review of shop drawings, signal and rail inspections, punch list preparation, review as-built / record drawings, contract administration as well as managing and coordinating post completion activities.
Program Management Projects
Rio Hondo Community College District
Rio Hondo Program Management Project
Project Value $335,000,000
The URS/SUMMIT Joint Venture is the Program Manager for this project. The Program Management Project involves reviewing the Facility Master Plan (FMP), developing an action plan for the development of the Program Management Procedures and preparing an Implementation Plan Phase and Strategy for implementing the FMP. The Master Schedule tracks all projects activities and establishes and maintains a Comprehensive Program Cost Budget for cash flows, cost loading, cost trends, etc. SUMMIT’s professionals work with P3 on setting up and developing the Program Master Schedule. SUMMIT assists in developing and maintaining cost data in the schedule and if needed in Expedition. We work with the Cost Analyst and reconcile costs programmatically along with the Program Controls Manager.
During the Construction Phase, SUMMIT will update and maintain cost and schedule data in the Master Schedule. SUMMIT also assists the Program Manager in all other Programmatic and Construction related activities as necessary.
Los Angeles County
Los Angeles County Wide Data Center
Project Value $37,250,000
The proposed project is located on the Rancho Los Amigos South Campus in Downey, California. The proposed project is a new Data Center that will replace the existing ISD Data Center. The project will provide a performance-based facility that may include base isolation, multiple stories and redundant mechanical and electrical utilities. The building will provide a consolidated location for the data center functions of nine (9) County departments. Assessor, Health Services, ISD, Public Library, Probation, Public Social Services, Public Works, Registrar and Sheriff’s Department. Gensler is leading the Design and
Program effort from pre-design through implementation and project close-out. As a subconsultant to Gensler, SUMMIT provides support for Architectural Design and Documentation.
Los Angeles Community College District
Construction and Modernization Program
Project Value: $5,700,000,000
The Los Angeles Community College District (LACCD) is one of the largest community college districts in the country, educating more than 188,000 students each year. The LACCD has embarked on a $5.7 billion construction and modernization program at its nine colleges, as funded by the Proposition A/AA Bond construction program. The LACCD is also currently undertaking the largest public sector sustainable building effort in the United States. SUMMIT is a subcontractor to the URS Team that the LACCD selected to manage the Construction Phase of College Improvement Program. SUMMIT provided Contract Administration, Project Management, Procurement and other services for this project.
Los Angeles Community College District
Move Management Services – Districtwide
Project Value: $2,000,000
The Los Angeles Community College District (LACCD) is one of the largest community college districts in the country, educating more than 188,000 students each year. The LACCD has embarked on a $5.7 billion construction and modernization program at its nine colleges, as funded by the Proposition A/AA Bond construction program SUMMIT is the Prime Contractor to the LACCD Team that will provide professional services related to Move Management and Coordination Services. SUMMIT will be providing all labor, tools, equipment and supervision to perform Move Management Services for Task Order assignments on various district locations for this project. Under the auspices of the Move Management Team and as directed by the College Project Manager (CPM), SUMMIT’s Move Manager meets with the CPM, key campus personnel and the Building User Groups (BUG) in order to identify all required tasks; tour and gain detailed knowledge about the campus Master Plan sequence and all new and renovated work; gain knowledge of campus schedules and holidays; assign responsibilities, determine task duration and assign completion dates. SUMMIT’s Move Manager also receives and evaluates all bids and determines the lowest responsible bidder. He then sends all bidding documents to the Program Manager’s Procurement Move Coordinator, requesting that Contracts Group issue a Task Order to the lowest responsible bidder.In summation, SUMMIT provides strategic oversight for college relocations and as such, is responsible for all Pre-move, Move, Installation and Close-out phase activities for specified assigned projects.
Engineering and Design Projects
SR 710 North Extension Project – Environmental Study
Project Value $37,300,000
The California Department of Transportation (Caltrans) retained CH2MHill to provide engineering support for the extension of Interstate (I) 710 from its existing terminus at Valley Boulevard. The engineering services included geotechnical, geological, seismic, and hydrogeological investigations for the proposed extension. Caltrans Geotechnical Services and the CH2MHill team jointly conducted the study, including planning of the exploration program, conducting field exploration, and evaluation of geotechnical data. Caltrans and Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority (Metro) will use the results of this study during future evaluations of the technical, operational, and financial feasibility of the project, and during the potential environmental study phase of the project. The extension of the I-710 project has been in the planning stages for over 40 years. A surface freeway has been proposed in the past, but has received mixed reactions from the stakeholders. In an effort to move the project forward, Caltrans and Metro proposed a tunnel for the extension.
SUMMIT is a key part of the CH2MHill team for this 710 extension project. Caltrans formed a Technical Advisory Committee (TAC) and Steering Committee (SC) for this project to provide guidance, as needed. The findings and status of the project were presented at several community outreach meetings with TAC and SC. SUMMIT assisted in presenting the findings of the exploration program to TAC, SC, and surrounding communities.
SUMMIT professionals also provide extensive document control of all files associated to the 710 Extension Project. SUMMIT utilizes Microsoft SharePoint, a web application platform, to index/organize all 710 document items on a secure server. All personnel on this project abide by the Caltrans Chapter 7 – Uniform File System. CH2MHill began the file system as soon as preliminary studies were developed. When project activities deal with Environmental aspects, California’s Department of Transportation’s (DOT) Environmental File System must be used to file environmental analysis related materials for all State Highway System projects including categorical exclusions (CEs), environmental assessments (EA), and environmental impact statements (EIS). Complete and organized project records are needed for the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) and California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) administrative records and to comply with performance requirements under NEPA Delegation.
Westside Phase I, Purple Line
Project Value $600,000,000.00
This Metropolitan Transportation Authority (Metro) Construction Management/Design Build project includes 3.92 miles of twin tunnel alignment with 3 underground stations, train control and signals, communications, traction power supply and distribution and fare collection systems that will connect and operate with the existing system. SUMMIT is a subcontractor to the STS JV, the projects Prime. SUMMIT’s services include planning and pre design phases for the following elements:
- Station Emergency Ventilation is part of the Fire Life Safety system and includes Smoke Protection devices such as smoke enclosures and emergency ventilation fans in line between Overhead Platform Exhaust (OPE) and plenums connected to surface gratings. The Station Emergency Ventilation also serves as the tunnel emergency ventilation system with the operation controlled by dampers.
- Air handling in the public area is by an under‐platform exhaust (UPE) system, consisting of ductwork below the platform, ventilation fans, plenums, dampers and sidewalk gratings.
- Air handling in the non‐public ancillary spaces is by air handling units working in supply and exhaust mode housed in mechanical rooms with supply and exhaust ductwork, plenums and surface gratings.
- Fire protection inclusive of wet stand pipes, automatic and pre‐action wet sprinkler systems, fire protection vault, valves and undercar deluge system.
- Plumbing inclusive of track drains, floor drains, sanitary waste systems, vent pipes, valves, sump pump system, hot and cold water supply.
- Station auxiliary power from unit substations housed in East and West rooms.
- Uninterruptible power supply (UPS) system for station facility egress lighting and ventilation controls.
- Uninterruptible power supply (UPS) system for communication systems.
Allan Hancock College Project
Project Value $30,000,000
Allan Hancock College is located in Santa Maria, CA. This project includes a new Student Services Center and Administration building. The Student Services building consists of two, two-story wings that are linked by a bridge walkway at the 2nd level, totaling 39,880 sq. ft. The Administration building is a rectangular two-story structure totaling 19,340 sq. ft. The project site includes staff parking and plaza
paving around buildings, resurfacing of existing student parking, landscaping and demolition of the existing buildings that this facility will replace. Preconstruction services include conducting value engineering and providing cost estimates. Bid & Award services include assisting with the bid process including generating interest in the project, contractor pre-qualification, conduct pre-bid job walks, and make recommendations to the district for contract awards.
SUMMIT’s scope of work specifically consists of a constructability review of the design drawings, including Civil/Structural, MEP, Architectural and Landscaping. SUMMIT is also providing cost scheduling, bid & award phase services and construction phase services.
City of Los Angeles Fire Facilities Bond Program
Project Value $1,600,000
The City of Los Angeles passed a 532 million dollar Public Safety General Obligation and Bond Initiative in November of 2000. The Bond allows the City to replace, repair and construct emergency fire/paramedic stations. SUMMIT provided civil engineering and design services for L.A. City Fire Stations No. 21, 62 and 65. These services included the implementation of LEED requirements to assist the Architect in obtaining LEED certification pertaining to Green Building Design Standards. Such services included but are not limited to: presentation of alternative site plans, preparation of the general specifications indicating construction methods/materials, cost estimates, provide structural/mechanical/plumbing/electrical calculations etc. Design services include horizontal control, yard piping, storm drain and fine grading.
El Monte City School District Shirpser Elementary School Growth Project
Project Value $600,000
This project consists of an 84,000 sq. ft. modernized elementary school with a renovated main entrance drop-off. The school encompasses 4 buildings that has 23 primary classrooms, a library and an administration building totaling over 70,000 sq. ft. with the renovated main entrance drop-off over 20 parking spaces of approximately 14,000 sq. ft.
SUMMIT provided complete civil engineering services for this project. Designs included but are not limited to: horizontal control, yard piping, storm drain, geometric roadway and fine grading.
Los Angeles World Airports Terminal Security and Function Analysis, Planning and Implementation Project
Project Value $3,000,000
Los Angeles World Airports, specifically LAX, is in the process of planning for the implementation of the newly mandated FAA Security requirements. SUMMIT is an integral part of the Gensler team whose scope of work includes data studies, surveillance/communications, public area studies and terminal design enhancements. As one of the subcontractors to Gensler and in addition to the above scope of work, SUMMIT professionals are also responsible for scheduling, engineering coordination and utility design for the project during the conceptual and schematic phases.
Los Angeles World Airports LAX In-Line Baggage Screening Systems Project
Project Value $10,000,000
Los Angeles World Airports has contracted with Gensler to design in-line baggage screening systems for Terminals 1-8 at LAX. The In-line systems will replace the current lobby-based checked baggage systems. SUMMIT is an integral part of the Gensler team whose scope of work includes data collection; EDS screening studies, security check point studies, access control studies, surveillance/communications, public area studies and terminal design enhancements. In addition, SUMMIT professionals are responsible for scheduling, engineering coordination and utility design for the project during the conceptual and schematic design phases. Other SUMMIT employee’s responsibilities are: maintaining insurance documents, coordinating badge issuance with the Security Office, preparing client deliverables and communicating team responsibilities.
Los Angeles World Airports LAX Security Program – Security Screening Checkpoint Modifications
Project Value $1,000,000
SUMMIT is an integral part of the Gensler team for the LAX SSCP project, which involves the renovation of the SSCP at Terminals 1, 2, 4, 5 and 6. Our scope of work consists of schematic design, design development, final construction documents and construction administration. The schematic design and design development phases involve consulting with public agencies and other stakeholders concerning their requirements for this project, including preparing analyses, drawings and construction documents. SUMMIT’s key personnel prepare design drawings, which identify space requirements, materials, equipment, component systems and types of construction to ascertain that all requirements are in compliance with codes, regulations and standards. Our key personnel work directly with Gensler and the City of Los Angeles in preparing Request For Proposals (RFP’s), procurement forms, negotiating proposals and construction contracts, obtaining permits, conducting meetings and performing quality checks and site visits.
Tucson International Airport Security Master Plan
Project Value $500,000
The Security Master Plan is a comprehensive assessment of airport security requirements, encompassing all of the facilities of Tucson International Airport. Planning included existing facilities as well as future facilities included in the Capital Program. SUMMIT was a subconsultant to DMJM H&N whose scope of work included: Assessment and Evaluation of Existing Conditions, Define Security Requirements, Prepare Detailed Descriptions, Prepare Construction Cost Estimates, and Prepare an Implementation Plan. SUMMIT’s staff assisted with the construction cost estimates and overall preparation and presentation of the Security Master Plan to the Tucson Airport Authority.
Power System Engineering
Los Angeles Department of Water and Power Overhead Distribution Construction
Project Value $15,000,000
The Los Angeles Department of Water and Power (LADWP) owns and operates the overhead electric power distribution system in the City of Los Angeles. To augment its existing crews, LADWP issues contracts to firms to provide overhead construction crews to install new overhead facilities and to modify existing facilities. As subcontractor to Henkels & McCoy, SUMMIT field engineers provided Quality Assurance / Quality Control, materials management and Safety Coordination services for contract crews working on the LADWP overhead system. This involves reviewing Construction Work Packages for completeness, pre-checking existing site conditions, resolving potential construction problems, monitoring contractor safety procedures and reviewing the work after completion
Los Angeles Department of Water and Power Installation of 230-kV Solid Dielectric Underground Cable
Project Value $2,000,000
LADWP own and operates the 230-kV overhead and underground transmission belt system in the City of Los Angeles. As a part of their plan to improve system reliability, LADWP has issued contracts to firms to remove the high pressure oil-filled cable and install new 230-kV solid dielectric underground cables. The first 230-kV solid dielectric underground transmission cable that was installed by LADWP connected their Hollywood Station to transmission towers in the Hollywood Hills. Our field engineers provided field coordination and scheduling services to secure permits, oversee cable installation and cable splicing by contract crews and coordinate materials to ensure that the schedule was met. SUMMIT also was responsible for overseeing the final testing that was performed by numerous testing laboratories, each of whom was attempting to establish a national standard for testing procedures for high voltage solid dielectric cables.
Energy and Water Services
Southern California Gas Company Pipeline Safety Enhancement Program
Project Value: 11 Billion
The Pipeline Safety Enhancement Program was developed to comply with state regulations by the California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC) that require natural gas transmission pipeline operators to submit plans for replacing or pressure testing, all natural gas transmission pipelines that have not been pressure tested.
The CPUC’s order required the state’s four natural gas transmission pipeline operators — Pacific Gas & Electric and Southwest Gas, San Diego Gas & Electric and Southern California Gas Company — to submit, for its consideration, a plan for replacing or pressure testing all natural gas transmission pipelines that have not been pressure tested. The order is part of a pipeline safety rulemaking proceeding that the CPUC launched following last year’s natural gas pipeline rupture in northern California. The intent of the proceeding is to build on lessons learned from this event and to modify existing regulations to enhance natural gas transmission pipeline safety.
The SUMMIT team is working along with Jacobs on incorporating all of the pipeline replacement and pressure testing data into GIS for Southern California Gas Company (SoCalGas) to meet the CPUC requirements. SUMMIT also works with the Jacobs team and it’s consultants in preparing and analyzing survey base maps, along with construction and as built data, which is incorporated in the GIS deliverable at the close out stages for each of the segments of the PSEP.
SoCalGas will use this data to incorporate all the relevant documents, charts, sources of information about their high pressure pipeline infrastructure to identify their progress and prepare for future work in later phases of the project.
Phase 1A of the Pipeline Safety Enhancement Program consists of pressure testing approximately 360 miles of existing pipelines; replacing approximately 246 miles of the 3,750 mile pipeline system; and upgrading or replacing 173 mainline valves.
Los Angeles World Airports Move-On Housing Project
Project Value $1,500,000
As a part of the effort to mitigate noise impacts to local residents, Los Angeles World Airports purchased affected homes and relocated the occupants. In many instances, the houses were then demolished. Because of an acute awareness of the shortage of affordable housing in Los Angeles, SUMMIT was one of the firms successful in securing a contract to relocate the houses to vacant lots by working with non-profit organizations. SUMMIT helped develop a program to move approximately 500 homes by working with non-profit organizations, as well as local community workforce coordinators.
County of Los Angeles – Deferred Maintenance – Phase 3
Project Value $400,000
The goal of the Deferred Maintenance Program Management Services is to provide a rational basis for planning, funding and implementing regular and periodic repair and/or replacement of building systems and components for identified County-owned facilities. SUMMIT provides assessment services and surveys. SUMMIT Professionals conduct Facility Condition Assessments in the field utilizing an electronic tablet to enter building condition information into the AECOM Facility Condition Assessment software application, quantify and describe the building / facility being assessed and note the deficiencies found.