After two rounds of judging and an intense competition, it is with great honor to announce that Bergelectric took home the Excellence in Construction Awards from the Associated Builders and Contractors, San Diego Chapter (ABC San Diego) on two seperate projects. Our first award was for the Otay-Tijuana Cross Border XPRESS (CBX) project, the second award was for the Scripps Clinic John R. Anderson V Medical Pavilion project. The Bergelectric San Diego team attended the ABC San Diego dinner and award ceremony on November 18th at The Prado Restuarant, San Diego.
The Otay-Tijuana Cross Border Xpress (CBX) facility includes an enclosed pedestrian skybridge that spans the U.S./Mexico border, connecting a new passenger building in San Diego directly to the Tijuana Airport (TIJ) terminal immediately south of the border. The CBX is located in the Otay Mesa area of the City of San Diego, on a total of 55 acre site immediately north of the U.S./Mexico border. The facility now provides direct, secure access for the more than two million TIJ passengers per year who currently cross the border at congested ports of entry in San Ysidro and Otay Mesa, and endure unpredictable border wait times and often lengthy delays.
As a privately-funded project, CBX is the first facility of its kind globally and received support from government agencies on both sides of the border. The effort involved agreements between the US and Mexican governments to create a 360-foot skybridge over an international border, and the first new US Customs and Border Patrol facility to be built since the signing of the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) in 1994. The facility transforms travel between US and Mexico by facilitating a substantially easier and faster border crossing for millions of passengers traveling for leisure and business, while significantly reducing the carbon intensity of travel. Cross Border Express is also expected to be a major catalyst for economic growth on both sides of the border.
Building on their 92-year legacy of providing the medical care of the future, Scripps is in the middle of a 25-year masterplan to redevelop their Memorial Hospital, La Jolla
campus. The first significant milestone in the redevelopment effort was the opening of Prebys Cardiovascular Institute—a 383,000-s.f. cardiovascular hospital completed (with the help of Bergelectric) in 2015. In April, another major milestone was achieved with the completion of the Scripps Clinic John R. Anderson V Medical Pavilion—a six-story ambulatory care facility that will house a variety of specialty services including cardiology, gastroenterology, pulmonology, neurology, nephrology, and endocrinology.
The construction site existed on an occupied/functional medical campus, space was limited. Bergelectric utilized supplier warehousing and “just in time” deliveries for large equipment and bulk materials including light fixtures, switchgear, generators, and automatic transfer switches (ATS). Testing of the switchgear was performed off-site as well to help free up space and expedite the installation process. Furthermore, Bergelectric used material management carts (aka. Shark Cages)—mobile carts stocked with all the necessary equipment—for installation at specific sections of the facility by Bergelectric vendors.