Caltech Keith Spalding Building Fourth Floor Addition & Rehabilitation Project for the SIRTF Project

Overview

This project consisted of the addition of a fourth floor to an existing computer lab building, including all supporting infrastructure, to serve the development of infra-red telescope equipment. All construction was performed at the existing roof level over the existing laboratories, which were maintained operational throughout construction. A great amount of preliminary planning and ongoing coordination with Caltech was required. Additionally, the fourth-floor construction was performed during the winter months when winter weather issues, particularly water intrusion, were mitigated by utilizing a state-of-the-art concrete mix below the new construction allowing the addition to proceed as scheduled.

Location Pasadena, CA
Owner California Institute of Technology