San Diego New Central Library SAN DIEGO, CA
Dynalectric provided various preconstruction services on this project in the form of BIM and prefabrication tasks.
SCOPE OF SERVICES
The newly constructed San Diego Central Library is a 500,000 s.f., nine-story facility, located in the heart of downtown San Diego’s East Village. The library includes a 350-seat auditorium, three-story domed reading room, a 400-seat multi-purpose room, a 10,000 s.f. children’s library, a technology center, an outdoor plaza and café, two levels of underground parking, and a two-floor charter school serving 400 students. The New Central Library is seeking LEED Silver certification.
This project presented unique challenges. Dynalectric worked closely with the City of San Diego and the engineer to overhaul a ten-year-old design to meet current codes. UL 2196 was revised during construction, which required a solution to life safety cabling issues. Additionally, the design for this building called for the generator to be placed on the roof. Given this delineated location of the generator, a 450-ton hydraulic crane was used for placement. This is the largest type of hydraulic crane in Southern California. It required special rigging on site that necessitated special permits and street closures.
Services provided: Total Electrical, High-Voltage Systems, Fire Alarm and Life Safety, Tele-Data Communications, Security/CCTV, Audio and Video Networking, LEED Certification
In June of 2010, the San Diego City Council approved construction of the New Central Library on the basis that doing so would improve the entire branch library system and would benefit the greater San Diego population in the years ahead.