beginning to end construction support ensures owners complete projects on schedule
Client Focused Value
Our team employs a client-centric approach to construction management (CM), continuously communicating with owners throughout every stage in the project lifecycle. We make sure clients can see and feel the value our CM services bring.
Get Your Project Done Right and on Schedule
P2S CM services assure that projects are completed within budget, on time and to the highest quality standards. Our team works to ensure that every phase of a project is completed the way stakeholders envisioned.
Maximized Resource Efficiency
Our construction managers are experts in making sure that project resources like labor and materials are efficiently deployed. Our individualized approach means that we find the best way to manage resources for each project.
Cal State Long Beach, Housing Administration Office Building CM
Long Beach, CA
The $21.1 million Housing Administration Office building project on Earl Warren Drive is the first of its kind in the CSU system. With high sustainability and energy efficiency goals, it is aiming to achieve Living Building Challenge (LBC) certification. The building has already achieved LEED v4 BD+C Platinum certification. Notable sustainable strategies include net positive water, energy and waste strategies such as utilizing reclaimed water for landscape irrigation and toilet flushing to save potable water usage, utilizing rooftop canopy photovoltaic arrays to offset building energy needs, and achieving 95% diversion of construction waste from landfills. Additional sustainable elements include red-list chemical-free construction, best-in-class user controllability, including operable windows, 100% thermal controllability, and access to daylight and views throughout. This 12,000+SF project consists of a one-story Housing Administration Offices building and Hillside Commons, a 2-story building, that includes a community kitchen and living rooms, conference and practice rooms, student office rooms on the first floor and (5) residential apartments to accommodate temporary faculty and VIP accommodations on the second floor.
The project aimed to set a new standard for CSU and higher education, and serve as a model for future high-performance buildings. In addition to the challenges of dealing with a fast-paced project required to meet the highest efficiency and sustainable standards to date, the project faced significant challenges from the beginning. One challenge was the demolition of the old office building near a site that has significant historic and cultural importance. In addition, the project suffered substantial setbacks during the COVID-19 pandemic, both in terms of executing the project with limited and socially distanced crews and lingering supply chain issues, especially for materials that are to be red-listed chemical-free to comply with the stringent LBC requirements. CSULB and the CM team, as an extension of staff, worked diligently with all stakeholders and creatively navigated all the hurdles to successfully completed the project. The building now serves as a major social hub on campus and a state-of-the-art workplace.
Aravind Batra has helped make P2S into one of the nation’s top 10 higher education design firms. He brings an in-depth knowledge of electrical systems and their requirements, to numerous needs assessments, systems upgrades, renovations and new building projects. Aravind has managed over 400 education projects and designed sustainability master plans, electrical standards and award-winning LEED Certified buildings for the higher education, K-12, municipal, commercial and industrial sectors. He is widely recognized as a leader in the sustainable design and zero net energy (ZNE) building communities, and is a regular presenter at conferences.
Aravind has been instrumental in developing electrical standards for various facilities that promote energy-efficient designs and helps clients standardize their systems and equipment to reduce operational and maintenance costs. He is also responsible for the design of numerous high performance buildings, independent reviews of various types of buildings and has provided peer review on various renovations and new building projects for educational, industrial and commercial facilities.
Aravind is a leader in electrical design for universities, where he has upgraded numerous campus medium voltage electrical distribution systems. He has served as Treasurer for the Los Angeles Chapter of the AEE and as the Membership Chair of the Long Beach Branch of USGBC LA.