NPS Science & Resource Management Building

NPS Science & Resource Management Building

NPS Science & Resource Management Building

Location

Grand Canyon National Park, AZ

This project earned 19 out of 19 LEED points in the LEED Optimized Energy Performance category and was recognized for its exemplary regional design response to local Arizona conditions. This project also earned a Sustainable Building Award from Coconino County. 

The Science and Resource Management Building at Grand Canyon National Park, AZ is an award-winning Design-Build, USGBC LEED-Platinum certified, and federally-funded project. This project was built in collaboration with Flagstaff-based Civil Design & Engineering (CDE).

CDE and Loven Contracting worked together to design the two-story, 8,900SF building with a focus on sustainability and incorporating the surrounding park’s architectural styles. Our construction services on the Science and Resource Building included office spaces, conference rooms, laboratories, a gray water collection system, a rainwater collection system, solar panels, and LED lighting throughout. The end-product is an environmentally-friendly facility that blends into the landscape of the Grand Canyon National Park.

Bright Angel Cabins Roof Replacement

Bright Angel Cabins Roof Replacement

Bright Angel Cabins Roof Replacement

Location

Grand Canyon National Park, AZ

Loven Contracting’s historic preservation carpentry team replaced the roofs and repaired key historic elements on the historic Bright Angel Cabins located in the historic Grand Canyon Village on the South Rim of this UNESCO World Heritage site.

Key to the success of this project was a site management plan that ensured minimal impact on the activities of park visitors and staff in a high-volume visitation zone. Specific components of the management plan included a phased project schedule that enabled us to reduce the size of the work area, screened fencing, and an adjusted work schedule to minimize work during high visitation days.

Loven Contracting’s ability to self-perform intricate carpentry work was utilized to replicate the historic textures of the original logs/viga via modified modern tools for efficiency and accuracy. Additionally, all paints were matched using NPS guidelines, and the original cedar shingles were replaced with in-kind materials for historical accuracy. Sustainable practices included the evaluation of and re-installation of salvageable original materials and meeting all client requirements.

Petrified Forest National Park

Petrified Forest National Park

Petrified Forest National Park

Location

Petrified Forest National Park, AZ

Originally designed by Richard Neutra and constructed in 1963, Loven Contracting collaborated with the National Park Service to assist the Petrified Forest National Park’s transition to more efficient and renewable energy systems. The scope of our construction services included installing a new solar water heater and associated heat exchanger in the Apartment Wing, replacing the existing HVAC system with a PV system, upgrading the main power feed from the transformer, service entrance, and main panel at the School Building, and constructing a shade structure with a photovoltaic array.

Additional features include more efficient AC models that have audio and video capabilities and a roof-mounted PV system that was tied-in to the existing power system in the Community Building. By installing several different systems to maximize energy usage and promote cost efficiency, the Petrified Forest National Park has made a smooth transition towards using more energy-efficient systems.