HVAC Design-Build Win: Xcel Mechanical Nets UCLA Basketball Practice Facility

Westwood, CA – Xcel Mechanical Systems won today the HVAC portion of the new UCLA Basketball Practice Facility, and will team again with PCL Construction services following their award-winning work on the nearby Pauley Pavilion Renovation and Expansion Project.

The Mo Ostin Basketball Center will become the state-of-the-art training and practice facility for the university’s storied men’s and women’s basketball programs. The new two-story, 35,700 square-foot building will include on its ground floor practice gyms, locker rooms and player’s lounges for both teams; a training area and film room; cardio and equipment storage areas; and a public lobby. The second floor will include a weight room; coaches’ conference rooms; staff offices and lockers; and a laundry room. Mechanical equipment will be located in the basement.

“This win marks our fourth major project on the UCLA campus, and another opportunity for Xcel Mechanical to deliver our unique value to this important client,” said company president Kevin Michel.

“This is a Design-Build project – and that is significant,” said Mr. Michel. “It leverages Xcel Mechanical’s combined strengths in HVAC design and construction. We’re looking forward to getting underway.”

ENR California recognized the UCLA Pauley Pavilion project with its “Award of Merit” in 2013, adding to a list of awards and accolades the project received from local and national trade associations. PCL Construction Services was the general contractor on that project, and Xcel Mechanical delivered the mechanical elements of the project.

More recently, Xcel Mechanical delivered the HVAC project elements for the soon-to-open UCLA Engineering VI Building and the UCLA Luskin Conference Center.

According the university bid documents, the Mo Ostin Basketball Center will comply with the University of California Policy on Sustainable Practices and will be designed to achieve a LEED™ NC Gold Certification. Construction is expected to begin later this year.

About Xcel Mechanical Systems, Inc.
Xcel Mechanical Systems designs, builds and maintains commercial and industrial HVAC, Plumbing and Process Piping systems for clients across the Aerospace, Data Center, Education, Entertainment, Government, Healthcare and Hospitality sectors. Our cost-effective solutions make buildings more comfortable and more energy efficient. Xcel Mechanical is licensed, bonded and insured, and can scale quickly to execute projects of any size.