SAN JOSE, CA--(Marketwired - Oct 25, 2016) - Rosendin Electric (www.rosendin.com), one of the nation's largest private electrical contractors and an employee-owned company, is pleased to announce that two of the company's 2016 construction projects, the Stanford Energy Systems Innovations central power plant replacement and construction of 399 Fremont Street in San Francisco, have been singled out for Global Best Project Awards by Engineering News-Record (ENR). The Stanford Energy Systems Innovation project was chosen for a Global Best Project Award in the category for best Green Project and 399 Fremont received an Award of Merit as an outstanding Residential/Hospitality project.
This is the fourth year that ENR has presented Global Best Projects Awards. There were 23 projects chosen this year spanning 15 countries and five continents, including the two Rosendin Electric projects. In selecting the winners, judges considered factors such as safety performance, innovations, design and construction quality, and construction challenges. Special consideration was given to the diversity of the project teams, and how the completed projects would benefit the community or the construction industry.
"Rosendin Electric prides itself on tackling some of the most challenging construction projects and bringing innovation, technology, and best building practices to every job," said Jim Hawk, Executive Vice President of Preconstruction for Rosendin Electric. "Having our work singled out as the best worldwide is a real honor. Recognition by third-party industry leaders such as ENR is especially rewarding and serves as independent validation that our work is, indeed, world class."
The Stanford Energy Systems Innovation project was a $438 million initiative to replace the central power plant at Stanford University with a system that would be 70 percent more efficient. The challenge was the replacement had to be made without disrupting power to the 25,000 people on the Stanford campus every day. The system changeover required 140 building conversions with 30 to 40 scheduled utility interruptions each week. The entire project took 14 months to complete.
Construction of 399 Fremont Street was an international effort with Rosendin Electric collaborating with firms from three continents. The 42-story, $195 million project includes 447 luxury rental units as well as a rooftop lounge, library, swimming pool, spa, conference center, and even a dog park. The project also includes the world's largest solar water heater designed to reduce the energy required to heat water by 30 percent. Thanks to close collaboration among the teams through regular meetings, the project was completed in less than two years; two months ahead of schedule despite project challenges.
Profiles of other world-class construction projects spanning education, transportation, technology, data centers, healthcare, and other customers are available on the Rosendin Electric web site, www.rosendin.com.
About Rosendin Electric
Rosendin Electric, Inc., headquartered in San Jose, California, is an employee-owned electrical engineering, power, and communications provider. With revenues surpassing $1 Billion, Rosendin Electric is one of the largest electrical contractors in the United States. With over 6,000 employees and experience worldwide, Rosendin Electric has built upon a 97-year reputation for quality design and installations. For additional information, visit www.rosendin.com.