Balboa Instruments

Balboa Instruments, Tustin - $925,000; Balboa Instruments contracted TICON to completely gut to shell and rebuild their new 135,000 square foot headquarters in Tustin.  Construction included specialized development labs, manufacturing areas, a clean room with dedicated AC, an electronics assembly area with individualized power supplies and tiled flooring, and a specialized paint spray booth with extensive exhaust and filtration.  Balboa Instruments designs, builds, and installs electronic systems that operate spas.  This commercial tenant improvement project was completed within 14 weeks.

Downey Savings & Loan

Downey Savings and Loan, Newport Beach - $560,000; This extremely sensitive expansion project required keeping Downey Savings and Loan’s worldwide data systems operational as the world headquarters IDC room was rebuilt. Installations included 5 rows of high-congestion data/server racks and cabinets, and reconstruction of a raised floor, with an under-floor pressurized Liebert AC system.  300 backup battery packs totaling over 10,000 pounds were brought in and installed. Additional backup power tied into a new generator to feed 3 IDF rooms, and 4 MDF rooms, and critical workstations throughout the building. An existing FM200 fire and leak detection system was expanded. Exterior was excavated for the new concrete & steel generator enclosure.

Underwriters Laboratories

Underwriters Laboratories, Brea - $415,000; Complete design and engineering of all mechanical, electrical, plumbing, and fire life safety for specialized test labs including wet product, lighting, heat/flammable testing rooms, and IT room with FM200 gas system. Occupied suite with extremely sensitive day to day operation issues required detailed phasing and coordination, along with special inspection requirements.

U.S.Dept. of Justice/FBI

U.S. Dept. of Justice/FBI, Norwalk - $900,000; Extremely sensitive project required background checks and FBI clearance on all personnel working at the sight. 17,000 square foot build out of shell space was a consolidation of multiple government departments.  High-security features included installation of extensive monitoring systems, bulletproof panels and doors, and security- meshed walls. Two operable wall systems were installed, and a climate-controlled IT room was built, along with 25 offices and 3 conference rooms with advanced audio visual systems.  Following completion of this fast-track, 12-week project, the FBI Director from Washington D.C. personally presented TICON’s Project Manager and Superintendent with Certificates of Recognition for their outstanding performance.