Cordoba Corporation’s Long Beach Community College District Bond Management Team Earns Award for Outstanding Safety Performance

  Cordoba Senior Construction Manager Dennis Turner

Cordoba Corporation’s Bond Management Team at Long Beach Community College District (LBCCD) was honored with a SEWUP Award for “Outstanding Safety Performance” at a recent ribbon cutting ceremony for Building D, which houses the Health and Science programs at LBCCD’s Liberal Arts Campus.

SEWUP is the Statewide Educational Wrap Up Program, a joint powers authority program that provides a dedicated construction insurance program exclusively for school and community college districts to protect them from the job-site risks of their general contractor and subcontractors of all tiers.

Led by Senior Construction Manager Dennis Turner, Cordoba Corporation’s Construction Management Team successfully completed the Building D Modernization project with no injuries or safety incidents.  This is an especially remarkable accomplishment due to the fact that the building remained open throughout most of the duration of construction for this multi-year, $14.17 million project.

“We are proud of the safety culture that Dennis established and reiterated throughout the course of this challenging project and mentorship he provides to the entire Bond Management Team.  He does a great job at complimenting his construction management style with his extensive field and safety experience that ensures the trades make it home to their families at the end of every work day.” stated Terrance DeGray, Cordoba Corporation Bond Program Manager at LBCCD.  “Coordination with several stakeholders was necessary during the course of construction.  Dennis effectively worked with stakeholders and provided for a safe learning environment while renovations were underway.”

Construction was completed from within Building D with no changes to the exterior.  Portions of the building remained in use during the course of construction while new Anatomy, Radiology, Medical Assisting and Microbiology laboratories were created.  With students, faculty, administrators, and project contractors in the building during construction, safety was the highest project priority for Cordoba’s Construction Management Team.

“Dennis’ previous experience as a general contractor and his comprehensive approach to safety significantly contributed to the success of the Building D Modernization Project,” stated Michael Boomsma, Cordoba Corporation Senior Vice President for Education & Facilities.

In addition to the new laboratories created during the building renovation, access at Building D has been improved, and the building now incorporates sustainable “green building practices” that reduce energy and water usage.  Other features of the Building D project include:

  • Renovation of more than half of the first floor, including new classrooms and lab areas, plus paint and cosmetic updates for existing offices;
  • Creation of a second microbiology classroom on the second floor, doubling previous capacity;
  • Installation of new data cables throughout the entire building and audio/visual upgrades in new areas;
  • Upgrades to all student and staff restrooms with water-conserving, low-flow fixtures; and
  • Energy efficient replacements of two rooftop HVAC units and an exhaust fan.

Contracted as the LBCCD Bond Management Team, Cordoba Corporation provides comprehensive program and construction management services, leading LBCCD’s $1.5B capital improvement program (Measure E and Measure LB).

“I am so proud of Dennis, Terrance, Michael and our entire Bond Management Team at LBCCD for successfully completing this important project, and for earning the SEWUP award for outstanding safety performance,” stated Cordoba Corporation President & CEO George L. Pla.  “Our team has truly made a difference in implementing important safety practices while leading the Bond Program at LBCCD.”


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About Cordoba Corporation:  Founded in 1983, Cordoba Corporation is statewide full-service engineering, construction management and program management firm specializing in the delivery of infrastructure projects in transportation, education, water and energy sectors.  Cordoba Corporation has offices in Sacramento, San Francisco, Chatsworth, Los Angeles, Santa Ana and San Diego, and has been recognized by Engineering News-Record as a Top 50 Program Management  Firm, Top 100 Construction Management-for-Fee Firm  in the nation, and a Top 100 Design Firm in California.