Lundgren Management Industry Connector
December 2014
In This Issue
Palmdale School District Cuts the Ribbon on Tamarisk School
Embracing New Technology to Remain an Industry Leader
Bakersfield School District Cuts Ribbon on Cato-Fletcher School Projects
The Lundgren Team Tees Off to Support the Community
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"The Lundgren team has been highly enjoyable to work with, as they have expertly integrated into the college's employee network and established themselves as an integral part of our operational team."


- Julie Hendricks, Senior Director of Facilities, Planning & Campus Development at Santa Barbara City College, for which Lundgren was the construction manager for the $13 million modernization of the school's Humanities Building.


Dale Lundgren

I hope this email finds you well. Here at Lundgren, we are winding down a very busy year, and excited about the potential opportunities related to the recent passage of local school construction bonds in the state of California.


On Nov. 4, there were 121 measures totaling $11.8 billion in school bond money on ballots statewide, and voters approved 97 of them for a total of $9.3 billion in funding. This is great news for California's public schools, students and staff. Although a State Facilities Bond was not on this year's ballot, the continued support of local facilities improvement bonds sends a powerful message that our communities care about ensuring our students learn in clean, safe, and functional state-of-the-art facilities.


Since our founding, Lundgren has been dedicated to excellence in school construction, and it is reassuring to see voters are as passionate as the Lundgren team about improving their local school districts. 


Lundgren knows schools, and with the possibilities opened by new bond funding, we will continue to demonstrate that we excel at delivering world-class service.

The fall is also a time for us to attend industry conferences that help our team stay up to date on the latest trends, in addition to attending valuable seminars and workshops, and networking with other professionals.

In September, we attended the Community College Facility Coalition's 21st annual conference in Sacramento. Topics covered by various speakers included the community college economic forecast, updates from the state Community Colleges Chancellor's Office and updates from the Division of the State Architect. The conference included a variety of workshops, covering topics including the impact of educational facilities on students' learning outcomes, successfully choosing architects, ensuring shared governance during the design phase of projects and capitalizing on technology.

In late October, our team attended the Construction Management Association of America's (CMAA) national conference and trade show in San Francisco. This event is typically attended by more than 1,000 project owners, construction managers and other industry professionals. The several-day conference included breakout sessions, a technical tour of the Transbay Transit Center and networking on the trade show floor. Additionally, there were keynote addresses from Adam Steltzner, lead landing engineer of NASA's Mars Science Laboratory Curiosity Rover Project and Ken Simonson, chief economist for the Associated General Contractors of America.

Attending these types of events is crucial for us to ensure Lundgren is at the top of its game and continues to excel and bringing world-class leadership to every job we take on. 

Dale Lundgren

Dale Lundgren
Lundgren Management 

P.S. We are looking forward to exhibiting at the 2014 California School Boards Association education conference and trade show, Dec. 14-16 at the Moscone Center in San Francisco. If you are attending, please stop by and say hi to the Lundgren team at booth #1322.
Palmdale School District Cuts the Ribbon on Tamarisk School Project  


One of the many rewarding aspects of Lundgren's work is our role in modernization projects, and breathing new life into existing structures. For example, this school year began with a celebratory ribbon cutting at Tamarisk Elementary School in the Palmdale School District.


Closed for four years, Tamarisk is one of the oldest schools in the district, but Lundgren helped bring it into the modern age with the addition of a new computer lab, new SMART teaching boards in classrooms and more. The project also includes outdoor repaving and the addition of new playground equipment.


The ribbon-cutting ceremony was attended by many Antelope Valley and Palmdale School District dignitaries, and included a family barbecue and donations from local supermarkets and Victory Outreach Church.


Embracing New Technology to Remain an Industry Leader  


Bluebeam is currently being implemented by our team for the Palmdale School District master planning assignment to incorporate all future projects and deficiencies at 27 school sites. The above site-plan of Palmdale School Disrtrict's Cimarron Elementary School is populated with many color-coded dots, each of which is linked to detailed information, such as: type of project or deficiency, size of area, a picture of the area or deficiency, recommended repair and estimate.


While Lundgren may not be the only company to embrace new technology, we have found is that not only has it streamlined our workflow, it has enhanced our close working relationships.


The state-of-the-art technology we've implemented into our work has helped make projects better and run more smoothly and eliminate waste. What continues to set us apart is that we emphasize strong personal relationships with each client, reminding them that they are part of the process.


Our use of Bluebeam software has had a very positive impact on the projects we undertake. Generating PDF files, Bluebeam allows project assessors to upload photos and data directly from their tablets, creating detailed, constantly updated project plans that can show clients where there are deficiencies or issues to be addressed. 


For instance, on a current school district project, Bluebeam helped us identify and demonstrate to district officials roughly a half-million dollars in needed upgrades, maintenance and modernization work. Meanwhile, on another construction project, Bluebeam is allowing Lundgren to go completely paperless, eliminating the waste that can invariably come with multiple printed change orders and project updates.


Another tool that has proven itself indispensable is the use of Multivista, which provides comprehensive photo documentation of construction projects. 


For instance, at our project site for the construction of the David G. Millen Intermediate School in Palmdale, Multivista's multiple camera angles allow for constant progress updates, allowing the client visual insight into how the project is advancing. Additionally. these photos are indexed to the project's architectural plans, helping create a detailed record of the project that can prove invaluable for maintenance and reference needs in the future. 


At the end of the day, incorporating new technology helps Lundgren continue to be an industry leader, and it also gives our clients a fuller understanding of the work we do and more peace of mind that their projects are in the hands of experts. 

Bakersfield City School District Cuts Ribbon on Cato-Fletcher School Projects 


The Bakersfield City School District started the school year by cutting the ribbon on two new school projects Lundgren was proud to have a role in completing.


Dr. Douglas K. Fletcher Elementary and Paul L. Cato Middle School will help provide room for continual growth in the eastern portion of California's largest K-8 district. The schools were completed using the Multiple-Prime delivery method, with Lundgren as the construction manager. The project was designed by Ordiz-Melby Architects, Inc.


The ribbon cutting was attended by Congressman Kevin McCarthy, students and families from the school district, local dignitaries, members of the district Board of Trustees and family members of both schools' namesakes.


Utilizing shared facilities, Fletcher Elementary is on 18 acres and will accommodate nearly 900 students at full capacity, while Cato Middle School is on 23 acres and has a student capacity of more than 1,300. The project was funded in part by the Measure G bond approved by Bakersfield voters in 2006.

While the schools utilize shared facilities such as the kitchen and bus transportation areas, parent/student drop-off and bus drop-off areas are in separate locations to enhance safety and minimize traffic congestion. In addition to classrooms with SMART Board technology and wiring to accommodate future technology needs, the schools are high performance incentive projects, which means the district receives funding back from the state for meeting certain environmentally friendly requirements. 


The Lundgren Team Tees Off to Support the Community


As busy as we may be, Lundgren also remains committed to giving back to our community. The past few months have been no exception, with members of the Lundgren team taking part in several community fundraisers.


On Aug. 4, we took a day to "Swing for Scholarships" at the College of the Canyons Foundation's 24th annual golf tournament at Valencia Country Club. The proceeds helped support scholarships and other support programs at COC, for whom Lundgren has had the pleasure of working for, most notably on the Dr. Dianne G. Van Hook University Center.


On Oct. 3, we hit the greens of Elkins Ranch Golf Course in Fillmore for the second annual Cougars Hockey Golf Classic, to help raise support for the College of the Canyons Cougars hockey team as they gear up for another season on the ice.


Most recently, on Oct. 27 several of our team members played in the 11th annual Boys & Girls Club Classic golf tournament, raising funds for the Boys & Girls Club of Santa Clarita Valley, held at the Valencia Country Club. The club provides educational and personal development programs for nearly 1,600 local children through after-school programs and outreach activities.


We at Lundgren are very proud to give back to our community in any way we can, and continue building the Santa Clarita Valley into an even better place to live, work and play.

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