We have come to the final week of our Year in Review series! Last but certainly not least, we’re focusing today’s blog on the work completed in 2020 by our Special Projects Group (SPG). This team has completed more than 33 tenant improvements this year, in addition to 55 smaller service repairs, with projects ranging from just $665.00 to $3.1 million. With a focus on TI’s and small repairs and maintenance items, our SPG team responds to all things building related to serve clients long after their buildings are finished, and frequently completes remodels or new build-outs in existing spaces.
Some of the types of work our SPG team tackled this year included:
• Four educational projects
• Six exterior wall repairs caused by vehicles – and one from a train!
• Various door and window repairs
• Parking lot modifications
- Concrete footings and equipment pads
- New and remodeled clean rooms
- Adding dock pits and overhead doors to existing buildings
- Full tenant improvements
For more details, let’s dive into some of the tenant improvements that were completed this year:
Dealer Spike Water Damage Repairs | Wilsonville, OR
The Dealer Spike water repairs project was the unfortunate result of the break in an existing 8” sprinkler main, which flooded the majority of the 44,000 SF space that Perlo remodeled in early 2018. Perlo responded along with Harbro, now known as BluSky, to evaluate the damage. BluSky provided the immediate efforts to remove the water and dry out the space, and Perlo then provided all of the restoration work after negotiations with the insurance company were completed.
This modern, suburban office space required drywall repairs, restroom repairs, and new carpet and paint. In addition, the space included significant modular furniture that had to be considered in the planning to rebuild the space while it was fully occupied. All finishes were repaired or replaced to match those installed during the original tenant improvement.
Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the staff of Dealer Spike relocated to remote office conditions, which allowed Perlo to condense the schedule for repairs into a single phase. This saved the owner both time and money. The project team had to spend time planning and executing the work while maintaining strict safety protocols for cleanliness and social distancing, however, to reduce any spread of the virus.
Work was completed well ahead of schedule and is now back to its original, beautiful condition. While we are sorry that the owner had to deal with such a catastrophe, we were happy to lend a hand in their time of need. Our Special Projects Group specializes in just this kind of thing and is available to respond at a moment’s notice.
High Tech Lab Client Tenant Improvement | Tualatin, OR
The project included interior tenant improvements of approximately 12,113 SF on the third floor and 25,015 SF on the fourth floor of an existing office building in Tualatin, Oregon. Work included new private offices, open office areas, conference rooms, break rooms, a lounge and café area, new casework and finishes throughout. These spaces have been vacant shells for the 10+ years since the building was constructed.
The COVID-19 virus posed several challenges to the project due to the nature of the work in an interior space and social distancing requirements. In addition, we discovered undulation of the existing slab, which we mitigated by modifying relite frames, drywall and paint, among other efforts. The original design for the grease interceptor was to mount them under the 4th floor slab on deck, but Perlo and the plumbing contractor were able to provide cost savings with an alternate grease interceptor design that kept these above the deck.
Near the end of the project, as Perlo continued to gain the owners trust and confidence, Perlo was awarded the interior and exterior signage packages. In addition, Perlo was awarded the Rectangular Rapid Flashing Beacon (RRFB) Crosswalk project, where Perlo has assumed the design/build work to install lighting along the pathway from their main campus to this remote office less than a mile away.
Our teams very much enjoyed working through these projects with the owner and were happy to deliver the work on time in spite of the challenges that COVID presented.
Coremark Tenant Improvement | Clackamas, OR
This project for CoreMark included the buildout of three new office spaces in two buildings with the following square footages and scopes:
Building A – Southwest office: 2,720 SF
New office space, two new restrooms and a trucker lounge.
Building A – Southeast office: 10,200 SF first floor and 3,060 SF second floor mezzanine.
First floor office space and a second floor mezzanine with a main office, large breakroom, open office space, four large new restrooms and three conference rooms.
Upgraded electrical service, new fencing and access control, as well as installation of 16 new dock pits.
Completing these improvements began concurrently with both the COVID-19 virus and the wildfires that threatened much of Clackamas County. The work had to be shut down for various timeframes due to these events. Our team has worked hard to overcome these challenges and accommodate extensive tenant changes to the scope along the way.
Nasco Tenant Improvement | Gresham, OR
The Nasco TI was a 53,750 SF warehouse and office build out that included three new private offices and a conference room, new electrical distribution for work stations, revised lighting for racking systems, a 1,650 SF high-piled aerosol storage cage, six dock pit packages and eight battery charging stations.
Time was of the essence to complete this work, as the tenant needed a quick turnover timeline. To expedite long lead times, we split the delivery of the dock pit packages for a faster installation. Finally, we were able to negotiate a temporary certificate of occupancy for the tenant to occupy a large storage area within the building so they could move materials to the new space ahead of the full building completion.
Exeter Property Group
Mildren Design Group
XPO Tenant Improvement | Gresham, OR
This 84,341 SF warehouse tenant improvement in Gresham included all new electrical distribution for work stations, two HVLS fans, an IT room, four dock pits with air-powered levelers, seals, bumpers, dock light/fan combinations and restraints, and two battery charging stations.
The tenant challenged our team to expedite the work into a schedule of less than 8 weeks. Changing suppliers was required for the dock pits and HVLS fans in order to meet the new deadline. In spite of these and the air quality challenges that resulted in non-working days due to the local wildfires, the team rallied to complete the work one full week ahead of the accelerated schedule deadline.
Exeter Property Group
Mildren Design Group
Grocery Outlet & NW Fad Tenant Improvements | Ridgefield, WA
A warehouse in Ridgefield, Washington recently constructed by Perlo was demised into three spaces for tenants. An existing tenant occupied one space, and Perlo engaged to finish the final two for Grocery Outlet and NW Fad. Construction included two new demising walls and two full office build-outs, complete with all new restrooms, break rooms, offices and MEP systems to support each space. Restrooms to serve the warehouse and dock pits were also added to both spaces.
These projects ran smoothly and were near completion when the COVID-19 virus shut construction down in Washington State. This caused delays in getting final certificates of occupancy, although our teams were able to achieve a temporary certificate of occupancy so that the tenants could install their racking and begin moving inventory into their spaces.
In closing, it’s important to note that our SPG team is ready to help businesses re-open post COVID with additional safety measures in place to encourage health and wellness. Check out our Office Resource Guide for more information or take a look at a few of the previous tenant improvements our SPG team has completed.
This wraps up our blog posts for the year 2020. We wish you all happy holidays, and look forward to seeing you in the New Year!