Dining & Kitchen Remodel

Dining & Kitchen Remodel

Dining & Kitchen Remodel

Location

Cottonwood, AZ

Loven Contracting collaborated with APMI and project stakeholders to revitalize an aging dining and kitchen space, bringing it to current organizational standards for design and finishes. The design + build preconstruction process included budget development, design phase management, scope development, plan review, bid evaluation, bid preparation, permitting and design approvals, scheduling, subcontractor scope preparation, and value engineering.

Careful project phasing enabled the healthcare facility to maintain food service throughout the project duration. Phase one of the project included all kitchen scopes of work – including construction of a temporary kitchen in the former dining area for use by hospital nutrition staff. Once the kitchen was complete, the temporary kitchen was demolished and the second phase remodel of the dining area commenced.

The transformed dining room and kitchen now offer deli counter serveries, salad bar, hot entree and grill counter, a gas-fired pizza oven, and beverage counter. In addition, a new concrete surface on the exterior patio offers additional dining to comply with physical distance requirements while meeting programming needs for dining capacity.

Behavioral Health Facility Remodel

Behavioral Health Facility Remodel

Behavioral Health Facility Remodel

Location

Flagstaff, AZ

This is a remodel of an inpatient psychiatric hospital and behavioral health residential area to meet current demand and AZDHS requirements. All construction was completed while the facilities were active and fully occupied. These renovated facilities include exam rooms, dressing rooms, bedrooms, group and behavioral spaces, a reconfigured Crisis Stabilization Unit (CUS), member intake offices, administrative conference spaces, nurse stations, and medicine dispensing office.

Contemporary Behavioral Health Facility

The unique requirements of a contemporary behavioral health facility included the required ligature-resistance upgrades, impact-resistant and scratch-resistant windows, door control reconfiguration, Mondo resilient sheet flooring in patient areas, and tamper-proof MEP components throughout. To ensure safety, patient rooms are equipped with alarm systems above the doors that detect weight and alert the adjacent nurses station.

In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, Loven Contracting’s project management team strategized and enforced protocols to ensure crew and medical staff safety. This included daily schedule management and modification of the phasing plan based on the hospital’s limited intake and retainage procedures.

NAH Children’s Health Center

NAH Children’s Health Center

NAH Children’s Health Center

Location

Flagstaff, AZ

The Northern Arizona Healthcare Children’s Health Center is a 21,982 SF remodel of an existing commercial space enabling Northern Arizona Healthcare to relocate all Children’s Clinic, Therapy, Audiology, Safe Child, Fit Kids, as well as administrative functions from the main Flagstaff Medical Center campus to an off-site, stand-alone, shell building on the east side of Flagstaff, AZ.

State-Of-The-Art Pediatric Healthcare Facility

Transformed into a state-of-the-art pediatric healthcare facility, the Children’s Health Center features general care exam rooms, behavioral health observation suite, audiology suite, physical therapy gyms, X-ray and radiology rooms, orthopedic cast room, nurses station, a teaching kitchen, a playground area, and ADA upgrades to site access points. Open shell space is available for future expansion.

As an experienced Design + Build team, Loven Contracting and the architect, Corgan, utilized existing project process efficiencies to meet a very tight budget and deliver this project ahead of schedule. Preconstruction services included budget development, design phase management, scope development, plan review, bid evaluation, bid preparation, permitting and design approvals, scheduling, subcontractor scope preparation, and value engineering. The highly collaborative design process included both user group and individual consultation to garner the best possible outcome for each group and to increase the overall space for CHC by over 20%.

The COVID-19 pandemic introduced unique project challenges, including potential material procurement delays. Loven Contracting’s project management team bypassed supplier delays through the modification of project sequencing and delivered the completed Children’s Health Center ahead of the anticipated completion date.

Physician’s Lounge

Physician’s Lounge

Physician’s Lounge

Location

Flagstaff, AZ

The new 2,310 SF Physician’s Lounge offers healthcare providers with extra support and a quiet space for decompression away from public areas of the hospital. This Design + Build project transforms the existing space through warm colors, clean finishes, and lodge-type design. Located next to the facility’s ICU unit, all construction on the physician’s lounge took place in short duration during scheduled non-quiet hours and was coordinated through careful scheduling and clear communication with hospital staff and our team.

Convenience & Comfort for Healthcare Professionals

Combining the work space, lounge, food service area, dining, tele-health space, lactation room, IT room, space for team meetings, and rest area with the central location of the Physician’s Lounge on the campus facilitates quality, convenience, and comfort for healthcare professionals. Other features include wall-mounted TVs, two refrigerators and a display fridge, and induction warmers for grab-and-go meals.

The Village Veterinary Hospital

The Village Veterinary Hospital

The Village Veterinary Hospital

Location

Sedona, Arizona

The Village Veterinary Hospital in Sedona, Arizona is an 18,000 SF remodel of an existing commercial structure and surrounding site. The veterinary hospital features canine and feline lobbies and exam rooms, X-ray rooms, isolation ward, dental rooms, treatment and surgical rooms, and boarding kennels for extended stays. In addition, the small and large dog boarding play areas include water features, shade sails, and natural grass areas for guest play and socialization.

Preconstruction and Estimating

The Loven Contracting preconstruction and Estimating Team partnered with specialty veterinary architects and the project owner throughout the preconstruction process, including budget development, design phase management, scope development, plan review, bid evaluation, bid preparation, permitting and design approvals, scheduling, subcontractor scope preparation, and value engineering.

The fast-track scope of work included:
  • Complete interior demolition, including removal of all interior walls and existing MEP.
  • All new floor plan to fit the existing shell.
  • Installation of new MEP, including upgraded electrical for code compliance.
  • Construction of X-ray imaging suite.
  • New sitework per City of Sedona storm water management guidelines.
  • New fencing, landscape, and boarding area water feature.
  • Relocation of front entrance and addition of covered sidewalk and new parking for improved accessibility.

Unique project challenges related to the COVID-19 pandemic included potential subcontractor staff shortages and production material delays. Loven Contracting project management staff strategized time and cost-savings solutions, including color and material selection assistance and the addition of supplementary labor forces to maintain project schedule.

Little America Hotel Lodge Remodel

Little America Hotel Lodge Remodel

Little America Hotel Lodge Remodel

This project was awarded with the 2019 Best Interior Improvement Award, as presented by Engineering News Record (ENR).

Loven Contracting completed a 224,458SF remodel of the Little America Hotel Main Lodge and Guestroom Lodges located in Flagstaff, Arizona. This project transformed the aging 1972 hotel and lodge, both in design, and operational and systems efficiencies.

The revitalized hotel features a contemporary design with updated finishes, local textures, and natural elements and is now considered one of the most desirable hospitality options in Flagstaff, providing a wide range of accommodations.

Little America Hotel’s ability to maintain the majority of their revenue stream throughout the construction process was the key to the project’s success, and the construction team hit key phase dates for multiple temporary returns to 100% occupancy during the remodel. This was accomplished through strategic phasing of the work into single buildings with targeted completion for holidays and special events. A robust safety plan — enabling all other facilities to remain 100% functional throughout construction — was essential to a high quality experience for hotel guests and staff.

The scope of work included:

  • Remodel of the Main Lodge: all ballrooms, meeting rooms, reception lobby, gift shop, restaurant, public restrooms, banquet kitchen, administration offices, and storage areas.
  • Construction of an outdoor dining terrace.
  • Remodel of 250 guest rooms in four individual lodge buildings.
  • Replacement of HVAC equipment and sewer lines in all buildings.
  • Enhanced ADA compliance via installation of new elevators in three guestroom lodges, new accessible entrance features, accessibility upgrades to all public restrooms, and the remodel and addition of new accessible guestrooms to current codes.
  • Roof replacement and installation of fire sprinkler systems and fire lines in all buildings.

Potential long term savings were achieved via key system upgrades, including a new roof with open cell foam insulation on all renovated facilities, energy efficient LED lighting to meet APS Energy Efficiency Rebate standards, energy efficient HVAC system and controls, and water conserving fixtures.