Xcel Mechanical Begins Work on Cal Poly Pomona’s New Student Services Building

CAL POLY POMONA – General construction is underway on a gleaming new Student Services Building in the center of campus here, allowing Xcel Mechanical engineering and field teams to begin the transition from mechanical Design-Assist to Plan & Spec subcontractor.

“It’s proximity to existing student services functions and its key location to the core of campus is why [this site] was chosen,” said Dan Johnson, director of Facilities Design & Construction, and the school’s website. “This is where people come to campus, so it has to be a relatively prominent location.”

The new $78 million project will look much different than the building it is replacing, school officials said. The airy 138,000-square-foot structure will feature two buildings – one three stories and the other two – under one billowing roof. It will have several design features that are in step with the university’s commitment to environmental sustainability.

Xcel Mechanical’s Project Management, Engineering, Field Operations, Fabrication Shops, Field and project administrative teams are all gearing-up to support this high-profile project, just as other major projects in this key vertical market near completion.

The company’s Design-Build work is nearly complete at UCLA’s Mo Austin Basketball Practice facility is nearly complete, as is the company’s major retrofit and renovation work at the historic Horace Mann School in the Beverly Hills Unified School District. Meanwhile, new projects at California State University Northridge, the University of California Irvine, and the Los Angeles Community College District will continue as scheduled.

“We perform work on the largest college campuses in Los Angeles. Each one is unique, and all have different requirements,” said Bill Balch, Xcel Mechanical project manager.

“Our engineering and office teams assemble incredible construction and logistics plans. And our union craftsmen are the best in the industry. In fact, I routinely have clients call to request our project foremen by name.”

The new Cal Poly Pomona Student Services building is expected to be completed in Fall 2018.

About Xcel Mechanical Systems, Inc.
Xcel Mechanical Systems is recognized across Southern California as an industry leader in commercial and industrial mechanical, plumbing and piping engineering, design-build, and construction. Building owners, property managers, general contractors and consultants trust Xcel Mechanical to deliver cost-effective, dependable solutions that make buildings more comfortable, energy efficient, and easier to manage. We specialize in the Aerospace, Healthcare, Education, Commercial, Data Center, and LEED Construction sectors. For more information, please visit: www.xcelmech.com