KUNKA ENGINEERING, inc.

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Pitching In to Help

PHOENIX ---Air Conditioning Contractors of Arizona (ACCA), a nonprofit organization of heating, ventilation, air conditioning and refrigeration contractors, asked its members for help on a very special and worthwhile project. And help--they did.

The Sojourner Center, which is a multi-service family agency that provides shelter for battered women and their children, was building a new facility to serve the increasing demand of domestic violence. Last year alone the center had to turn away 923 women due to lack of space.

The project was quite large, Phase II being a new building with more than 16,000 square feet. The mechanical systems were built by utilizing donated equipment and materials. "We were very pleased with the involvement by our members," said Carol Goguen, executive director of ACCA. "We were pleased but not surprised at their generosity. In fact, in a recent survey our members told us they wanted to do more for the community. I think this project shows that our members are truly committed to making a difference."

ACCA and the Sojourner Center have both expressed a special thank you to the following companies who together donated more than $50,000 in labor and equipment is being made by ACCA: Norman S. Wright; Thorpe Insulation; Kunka Engineering; Arizona Trane; Associated Engineering; PAR Inc.; John Mansville; W. D. Manor Mechanical Contractors; Sigler Reeves; American Refrigeration Supplies.

For more information, contact Carol Goguen, ACCA executive director, at (602) 242-6336.

 

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Southwest Contractor- Best of 2000

Best of 2000

Outstanding Renovation/Restoration

Graves Residence Additions and Remodeling

Location: Phoenix
Owner: John Graves
Architect: Douglas Sydnor Architect and Associates Inc.
General Contractor: Triple T Builders Inc. and John Graves
Structural Engineer: Caruso Turley Scott Inc.
Mechanical and Plumbing Engineer: Kunka Engineering Inc.
Electrical Engineer: Associated Engineering Inc.
Civil Engineer: Kolinski Engineering Inc.
Landscape Architect: The Moore Swick Partnership

A 3,300-sq.-ft. residence constructed in the mid-1970s was to receive a major remodeling and additions. The four bedroom, two bathroom house was to grow to five bedrooms and four and one half bathrooms. In addition, the living room, family room, kitchen, breakfast and hall areas were to be enlarged. The two-car garage was found to be structurally unsound and a new one needed to be constructed. The expansion resulted in 6,131 sq. ft. of livable space and 7,031 sq. ft. with the two-car garage.

One of the first challenges the development team faced was changing elevations. The existing garage was originally on an elevated pad where the cars were driven up a hill. The first step was to excavate the garage area down one level and set a new garage just above the street level, thereby giving direct access from the street. In addition, the owner wished to elevate the master bedroom suite at the west end. The end result was one level below and another level above the main floor - each at opposite ends of the linear plane. A curved roof, reflective of neighboring Camelback Mountain, pulls the three levels together. The floating roof form is a broad sheltering device that protects the spaces and glass areas from the harsh desert sun.

Intersecting striped walls are composed of a custom molded 6-in.-wide unit so that the inside face of the 6-in. shell would align with the 8-in. unit shells, thereby allowing it to stack. Bearing masonry walls carry upper floors and are post-tensioned with vertical rods. Such walls are injected with polyurethane foam insulation. Exterior lintels at window openings, clear spanning beams and windowsills are precast concrete units with white cement and silica sand mix. Raised floors and roof structure are wood framed with TJIs and plywood decking. The roof structure is supported by a trio of exposed glu-lam beams running the length of the roof and bear on steel pipe columns.

 

 

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MEDICAL Case Studies

 

November/December 2000 Issue

 

Alzheimers Clinical Research Suite, Dr. Marwan Sabbah, MD

 

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Photo Courtesy:

   Michael Thieme

 

Architect: The Orcutt/Winslow Partnership (Submitted Project)   
1130 North Second Street, Phoenix, AZ 85004   


Location: Sun City, Arizona   
Total Square Feet 6,720   
Construction Period Nov 1999 to May 2000   

 

MANUFACTURERS/SUPPLIERS

Exterior Walls -- CMU: Western Block.
Roof -- Johns Manville.
Floors -- VCT, Sheet Vinyl: Armstrong.
Interior Walls -- Paint: ICI Paints; Venetian Plaster: Tuscany; Corner Guards: Construction Specialties, Inc.; Toilet & Bath Accessories: Bobrick; Acoustical Insulation: Owens Corning; Gypsum Board: United States Gypsum, Georgia Pacific; Metal Support Systems: Dietrich Industries.

 

CONSTRUCTION TEAM

General Contractor: Target General - 3036 East Greenway Rd., Phoenix, AZ 85032
Structural Engineer:
Caruso, Turley, Scott, Inc. - 2702 North 44th St., #200, Phoenix, AZ 85008
Electrical Engineer:
Associated Engineering - 695 East Colter, Phoenix, AZ 85012
Mechanical Engineer:
Kunka Engineering - 4250 East Camelback Rd., #485K, Phoenix, AZ 85018

 

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vol' ume (s) would like to thank the following individuals and companies, without whom, vol' ume (s) would not have become a reality:

American Institute of Architects
Robert Anderson - Robert Anderson Photography
Richard and Lois Barry
Jason Boyer
Frank Brabec - Small Business Administration
William Brice - City of Phoenix
William P. Bruder, Architect
Carol Burns
CityAZ
Cliff Coffaro
Jana Cook - Web Designer / Developer
Shelia Cook
Tim Christ
Joe Dean - AZ Department of Commerce
Howard Dendy - Wave Landscaping
Duct Sox
Jacque Duhame
Rich Fairbourn - The Construction Zone
Brian Farling
Scott Farnam - Shawn Construction
Bill Ferguson - Ferguson Electric
Lyle Fredrickson - 1st Capital Bank
Kevin Gipson - KG Custom Metal
Gnosis, a non-profit organization
Tina Gobbel
Tim Graves
Nickolyn Hansen - Zolondek Strassels Greene & Freed PC
Renata Hejduk - ASU
Dan Hoffman - ASU
Arthur and Mary Jatros
Lisa Johnson - Creative Interior Systems
Michael P. Johnson
Suzanne Johnson
Eddie Jones- Jones Studio
Neal Jones- Jones Studio
Phil Jones - City of Phoenix Arts Commission
John Kane
Jim and Connie Knight - Glassline
Delia Garcia Kim - AZ Department of Commerce
Pierre Koenig
Olga Kotha
Reed Kroloff - Architecture Magazine
Pete Kunka - Kunka Engineering
Richard Labonte - Synthesis
Andrew Liang - Form Zero
Lithonia Lighting
Burt Little
Ron McCoy - ASU
Jason Mickelson
Kim Miller
Mark Mineer - Metro Tint
Gregory Montes - City of Phoenix
Nora Mary and Arthur Nalbandian
Henry and Thalia Nalbandian
Kenneth and Patricia Nass
Darren Petrucci - ASU
Jose Pombo
RC Lurie
Deb Rochford - Southwest Rep Group
Robert Rossi - Margo Media
Mark Rudow - Rudow and Berry
Matt Salenger
Doug Schwartz
Virginia Senior - Senior Rae Architecture + Art
Sherry Sentgeorge - 1st Capital Bank
John Lawrence Shahdanian
Tamara Shroll
Bob Stamper - RC Lurie
Mitch Thomas - National Mallfront
Ennis Thompson - Enmar
David Tracy - 1st Capital Bank
Chris Trumble
Max Underwood - ASU
Michael Urias - Red Wedge Communication
Ruben Valenzuela - Terrano
Leslie Van Duzer - ASU
Vintage Modern Gallery
Wolfgang Heating and Cooling
Doug Woodward - Associated Engineering
Steve Yoder - National Mallfront
Joel Zolondek - Zolondek Strassels Greene & Freed PC

We would also like to thank all those who, given only two days notice, wrote letters to the City of Phoenix to support vol' ume (s). In two days we received 72 letters demonstrating the need and incredible desire for vol' ume (s).