ACCO Engineered Systems Awarded Guilfoy Award

Koloa, Hawaii – April 11, 2015 – located in San Leandro, California and a member of Bay Area SMACNA, ACCO Engineered Systems was presented the 2015 Tom Guilfoy Memorial Craftsmanship of the Year Award, Mechanical category for their project work on the Levi Stadium in Santa Clara, CA.  The award was presented at California Association of Sheet Metal and Air Conditioning Contractors National Association’s (CAL SMACNA) 49th Annual Convention held at the Grand Hyatt Kauai Resort and Spa in Kola, Hawaii.

49ers Stadium Under Construction

The Tom Guilfoy Memorial Craftsmanship of the Year Award is presented annually by CAL SMACNA for a project where attention to detail and expertise is critical and exemplifies the teamwork among sheet metal workers and contractors, as well as contractors and owners.

The San Francisco 49ers kicked off the 2014 season in their new, open air, $1.2 billion stadium in Santa Clara.  Construction of the 68,500 seat facility started in April 2012 and concluded before the first preseason game against the Broncos on August 17th, 2014.

ACCO Engineered Systems played a design build role in working with HNTB, project architect, and Turner/Devcon JV, general contractor, to continuously provide enhancements to the project during the pre-construction phase.

The sheet metal BIM Detailing team worked closely with TD JV and the architect to fit the mechanical systems into the unconventional structure. The entire BIM coordination process was very challenging due to the size and complexity of the project, and the sheet metal detailers proved vital to the process through their expertise in solving design conflicts and issues that arose during coordination.

ACCO was instrumental in playing offensive coordinator to TD JV with the development of a sequencing plan for logistics, stocking and installation.  The stadium was built as four independent projects running concurrently, with the construction team working together to meet the scheduled completion with no delay-of-game penalties.  Due to the tight schedule, logistics were the key challenge of the job.  As identified in an article from the Mercury News there was virtually no storage space on the job site, leaving the team to rely on pull scheduling, prefabrication, and just-in-time delivery for all sheet metal installations.

The installation team suited up 55-70 field sheet metal craftspeople, and was able to meet or beat aggressive schedule milestones – in most cases coming in before the two-minute warning.

The facility consists of 8 levels, plus a 9th floor partial space on the Suite Tower.  There are 4 major food interior club venues, and 22 open air concession areas.  In total, the submitting mechanical contractor designed and installed mechanical systems for 700,000 SF of enclosed/conditioned/ventilated space at 2,400 tons of cooling capacity.

The work performed earned by the field craftspeople a safety award from the GC team.

 System needs were met by the following:

  • 700,000 SF of enclosed/conditioned/ventilated space
  • 1,100,000 lbs. of sheet metal duct, including 152,000 lbs. of welded grease duct
  • 108,000 combined hours of shop and field labor
  • 23 air handler units, and 26 kitchen exhaust units

ACCO Engineered Systems, Milt Goodman can be reached mgoodman@accoes.com

ACCO Engineered Systems Website: www.accoes.com