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GRF Project Updates

Gate 5 and 6 Renovation

Description:  GRF approved a 2014 Capital Plan to renovate Gate 5.  At the March 3, 2015 GRF meeting the Board approved adding Gate 6 to the Gate 5 renovation project.  Work includes new modular gatehouses, lighting, landscaping, and site layout.

Update:  Gate 6 construction is complete.  Gate 5 design is in the permitting process.  Construction is scheduled to begin August 15, 2016.

Gate Access System Pilot Program:

Description:  GRF approved a pilot program to provide a gate access system for Gates 5 and 6.  The project was approved at the March 31, 2015 GRF Security Committee meeting.  The GRF Security Committee met on June 8th and awarded California Gates the bid.  Contract was agreed up and signed by California Gates June 15th and is awaiting approval by the GRF Board.   

Update: The gate access equipment at Gates 5 and 6 will be installed during the Gate 5 shutdown period, beginning August 15, 2016.

Clubhouse 2 Renovation

Description: The Board approved appropriating money for the Clubhouse 2 renovation design on August 5, 2014 and construction funding was approved in the 2015 Capital Plan.  The Clubhouse 2 Renovation Ad Hoc Committee set project objectives and hired a third party owner’s representative (construction/project manager).  The owner’s representative attended the first meeting on November 10, 2014 and the Committee approved him to start soliciting Consultant proposals.  The Committee reviewed preliminary designs from two Architects’ at their January 14, 2015 meeting, and approved proceeding with the Ad Hoc recommended Architect, Carlile Coatsworth Architects.  Their preliminary designs were posted on the website and in the Community Center lobby for Community review.  The construction contract was signed and demo began on October 12, 2015.

Update:  This project is currently scheduled for completion in early September.  The following are currently being addressed:
Main room flooring
Kitchen
Final interior paint
Bathroom tiles
Roof flashing
Final exterior paint coat

Community Center HVAC and Controls Upgrade

Description: On August 5, 2015, with Resolution 90-14-40, the GRF Board approved the engineering and retrofit of the Community Center HVAC and controls. 

Update: The engineering is 100% complete and the implementation is out for bid.

Clubhouse 5 HVAC and Roof Replacement

Description:  The HVAC equipment at CH5 will be replaced with more efficient devices.  The roof will be replaced with white PVC cool roof material after the existing HVAC equipment is removed and before the new HVAC equipment is installed.

Update:  Engineering for the new HVAC system is complete and construction is out for bid.

 


 Third Project Updates:

Exterior Wasteline Remediation: 

Description:  The wastelines in the community are aging and are prone to root intrusion especially through the joints between pipe segments.  Root intrusion can cause sewer backups and stoppages that affect the plumbing of the manors.  The wasteline remediation program involves an outside plumbing contractor installing a seamless liner within the existing pipes to help mitigate future root intrusion.  All pipes are video recorded before and after the process to confirm the pipe is a candidate and that the job was done appropriately.  If there are consistent internal issues, these are also investigated and addressed during the wasteline remediation program.  The program commenced 2011. 

Update: To date over 17,583 linear feet of liner has been installed in 332 sewer pipes and laterals.  Currently Staff is scheduling waste lines that have ongoing root issues and those pipes identified by the in-house plumbing crew (WC914).

Third Mutual Dry Rot Related Projects/Programs:

Third Mutual Garden Villa Beam Replacements: 

Description:  Replacement of exterior wood rotted glulam beams.

Update: Below is the list of affected buildings that are part of the replacement program:

Completed:B4006, B2399, B5519, B2400, B2402, B2403, B2401, B2397, B2398, B2384, B2385, B2386, B2389, B2390, B2404, B2405, B5500, B4009, B4010, B4011, B4007, B4006, B4008, B5518,B5515, B3420, B3242, B3241, B5517, B3421, B5371, B5510, B3244, B3243, B5499

Completed 2015: B5511

Completed 2016: B3499, B5519

Under Construction 2016:  B969

Scheduled 2016: B5370, B5372

Third Mutual LH21 Stairway Beam Replacements: 

Description:  Staff presented options for LH-21 beam replacements to Third M&C and the Committee selected option 2; replace rotted structural beams with steel beams instead of wood beams. After the bidding process two Contractors were chosen and both contracts have been signed.

Update:  Below is the list of affected buildings that are part of the replacement program. 

Completed 2013:  B4001, B4003, B4004, B4005, B4002

Completed 2014: B3498, B3510

Completed 2016: None

Under Construction 2016: B4014, B4015, B5369

Scheduled 2016: B4012, B4013, B4025, B4026, B3336, B3363, B3364, B3365, B3371, B3486, B3500,B3501

Parapet / Stucco Wall Repairs - Gate 11 Area:

Description:  Several Villa Paraisa style homes in the Gate 11 area have had parapet roof line leaks causing wood rot and wall damage. Construction repairs are being made as each building is reported and inspected.

Update: Below is the list of affected buildings.

Completed 2013: B531, B5107

Completed 2014: B5180, B5019, B5100

Completed 2015: B5177, B5241

Completed 2016: B5109, B5169

2011/2012 Mid Cycle Dry Rot Inspection Project:

Description:  The 2011/2012 Wood Rot projects addressing structural and architectural wood damage are underway. The 2015 Wood Rot Inspections Report program has also begun.  The Board appropriated $1.1 million dollars to complete mid cycle dry rot inspection. Bids reviewed and contractor selected.  Contract signed and work is underway. 

Update: Below is a summary showing the work that is completed, scheduled, or under construction.

Design Phase Completed: Structural engineering plans and permits (48 buildings)

Completed 2015: CDS 226, 215, 206, 217

Completed 2016: CDS 329, 361, 362, 363, 364, 365, 366, San Amadeo (B3232, B3233 and B3235)

Under Construction 2016: CDS 367, 368, 369, 370, 371, 372, 373, 374, 375

Scheduled 2016:  CDS 354, 355, 356, 357, Ave Sosiega (B5541-B5543), Luz del Sol (B5575-B5578), Rayo del Sol (B5546, B5550, B5551, B5553, B5554), Via Dicha (B5580-B5583, B5585, B5586), Via La Mesa (B5520-B5522, B5524-B5525, B5527-B5530, B5532-B5538), Via Portoro (B5563, B5565-B5566), Vista del Mando (B5597) 

Third Mutual Prior to Paint Dry Rot Repairs:

2014 Paint and Prior to Paint Programs:

Update: Non-structural repairs are completed on all buildings and all buildings have been painted. All structural repairs assigned to in-house crews have been completed. There is 1 structural balcony repair in progress by an outside contractor.  There are 16 common wall projects that are on hold and waiting for Board direction. 

2015 Paint and Prior to Paint Programs:

Update: Non-structural repairs are completed on all buildings and all buildings have been painted. All structural repairs assigned to in-house crews have been completed. There is 1 structural balcony repair in progress by an outside contractor.

2016 Paint and Prior to Paint Programs:

Update: Non-structural repairs have been are complete in the first 5 cul-de-sacs and are in progress on the Garden Villa Buildings at 5517 & 5518.  There is 1 Structural repair in progress at B-2178.  Trim Cycle Painting of buildings is almost complete in the fifth cul-de-sac (CDS206).

Other Third Mutual Projects/Programs:

Elevator Replacement Program: 

Description:  The Elevator Replacement Contract has been awarded. Ten (10) elevators were selected for the 2016 Improvement Project. Construction Improvements and interior remodels began early March 2016. Letters outlining the repair were mailed January 2016 to all residents and owners whose elevators were planned to be improved in 2016. Residents will also receive a 30 day notice prior to construction.

Update:  Below is the list of affected buildings that are part of the replacement program. 

Completed 2014: B2353, B3498, B3242, B4013, B3486, B3421, B3241, B2385, B3371, B5515

Completed 2015: B2400, B2405, B3365, B2354, B5370, B2392, B3336, B3501, B4015, B4016

Completed 2016: B4004, B3510, B2395, B2404

Under Construction 2016: B2396

Scheduled 2016: B969, B2391, B2393, B2395, B2398, B4025, B4026

Elevator and Mailroom Tile Floor Cleaning Project:

Description: In 2016 approximately 30 elevator tile floors (multi-level buildings) and 20 mailroom tile floors will be cleaned and sealed.

Update:  All elevator and mailroom floors listed below have been cleaned and grout sealed.

Elevator and Mailroom Tile Floors: B2353, B2354, B2385, B2392, B2400, B2405, B3241, B3421,  B3499, B4010, B5370, B5372, B5499, B5500, B5511, B5515, B5517, B5518, B5519

Elevator Tile Floors (All LH-21): B3336, B3365, B3371, B3486, B3498, B3501, B4003, B4006, B4013, B4015

 Waterline Epoxy:   Several buildings in Third Laguna Hills Mutual (TLHM) have a large number of leaks in the interior copper water lines.  The majority of these high leak buildings are Garden Villas in the Gate 5 area west of Via Mariposa and adjacent to the 27-hole Golf Course.  The following fifty buildings have experienced the most leaks and are either scheduled for epoxy lining or have already been completed.

Completed 2011: B2386, B2392

Completed 2012: B2403, B2400, B2399, B2393, B2384, B2404, B2391, B2390, B2389, B2388, B2370,B2385

Completed 2013: B2369, B2405, B2394, B969, B2401, B2396, B2387, B2381, B2395, B3335,   B2397, B2380, B3003

Completed 2014: B2353, B2354, B2355, B2402, B2297, B2314, B2315, B2318, B2321, B3000, B3212, B3516  

Completed 2015: B2275, B3200

Completed 2016:  B5053, 5311, 5373, 5414, 5448

Pending Building: Building 2302 A, B and C manors are remaining and are on hold due to medical reasons. 

Third Water Heater Electrical Upgrades

Description:  The water heater electric systems in1,986 manors require either an inspection and/or upgrade from a 20 amp breaker to a 30 amp breaker and increased wire size from 12 gauge to 10 gauge wire.  A program to have the electricians inspect and perform preventative maintenance on the manors electric panels was added to this project. The upgrade program commenced in 2011.

Update:  To date 1,980 manors have been upgraded. There are 6 manors requiring an inspection and /or a water heater electrical upgrade to complete the project.  Most of these manors are going through the compliance process. 

Wall Security at Gate 11:

Description:  Committee approved heightening the shepherd hooks in the parameter wall near Gate 11 to increase the security in this area.

Update:  The City is requiring a Conditional Use Permit (CUP) for this project to ensure compatibility with surrounding land uses.  Once the application is submitted to the City, the CUP process is expected to take 3 months.

Interior Wasteline Remediation:   

Description: At the November 2015 meeting the Third Board authorized a supplemental appropriation in the amount of $250,000.  Members whose manors are undergoing major remodeling and who have cleared their manors of interior flooring, improvements, personal property and furnishings may voluntarily seek replacement of the under slab wastelines serving their manor.  After determining the manor meets certain criteria as determined by the Third Laguna Hills Mutual, the Mutual will perform the under slab wasteline replacement at Mutual expense. No Contractor has been selected for the work.

Update: Currently investigating an alternative solution, lining the interior sewer pipes. This is the method used for exterior sewer pipes but until recently was only possible for pipes four inches in diameter or bigger.  Two tests have been successfully completed; each one had a three inch diameter interior pipe lined at a free standing laundry.  One more test is being schedule to have a two inch interior pipe lined in a manor.  The results will be presented at the following Third Maintenance & Construction Committee.

47 Garden Villa Building LED Replacements: 

Description:  Resolution 03-15-72 authorized the installations of LED lighting in 47 Garden Villa type 3-story building recreation rooms, laundry rooms, garages, and lobbies.  Work began in December 2015 and to date 43 buildings have been completed. 

Update:  Buildings 2399, 2400, 2402, and 2403 should be completed by June 30, 2016.

Third Outdoor Common Area LED Installations:

Description:  Third Mutual is taking advantage of LED rebates at common areas including carports and standalone laundry facilities.   

Update:  A contractor has installed LED lights at these locations.

Johnson Controls, Inc. (JCI):

Description:  The Board approved supplemental appropriations to have JCI perform their energy efficiency study and engineering.  

Update:  After JCI performed detailed engineering and financial analysis, the Board decided not to move on to phase 4, pay JCI for work performed for phase 2 of its project and ask for product due to the Board under the terms of the contract.


United Project Updates

United Water Heater Electrical Upgrades

Description: The water heater electric systems in all manors require an inspection and/or electrical upgrade. The breaker size will increase from 20 to 30 amps, the wire size will increase from 12 to 10 gauges and an isolated ground bus will be installed in the manor’s sub panel. The program commenced in 2011. The total inspections and/or upgrades to be completed are approximately 6,323. On February 10, 2015 The Board of Directors approved Resolution 01-15-32 authorizing the completion of the remaining water heater electrical upgrades.

Update: Staff is presently scheduling appointments and the upgrades are being performed. Currently there are 4 upgrades remaining in this program.

United Electrical Panel Maintenance Project

Description: In the 2015 Reserve Plan, the Board approved a program to perform electrical panel maintenance on approximately 3,000 manors. Approximately 1,970 manors require the procedure. Once the bidding process was completed the M&C Committee reviewed the sealed bids and selected a Contractor. On May 13, 2016 The United Laguna Woods Mutual Board approved replacement of approximately 2,750 Pushmatic electric panels over a 10 year period. Approximately 275 panels were approved for replacement in 2017. On May 25, 2016 the United Laguna Woods Mutual M&C Committee approved a supplemental appropriation of $114,907 from the Replacement Fund, to begin changing out one electric panel per day for the remainder of 2016.

Update: Staff is developing the work schedule. Estimated start date is mid-July.

Exterior Wasteline Remediation  

Description: The wastelines in the community are aging and are prone to root intrusion, especially through the joints between pipe segments. Root intrusion can cause sewer backups and stoppages that affect the plumbing of the manors. The Wasteline Remediation Program involves an outside plumbing contractor installing a seamless liner within the existing pipes to help mitigate future root intrusion. All pipes are video recorded before and after the process to confirm the pipe is a candidate and that the job was done appropriately. If there are consistent internal issues, these are also investigated and addressed during the Wasteline Remediation Program. The program commenced 2011.

Update: To date over 27,258 linear feet of liner has been installed in 532 sewer pipes and laterals. Currently Staff is scheduling waste lines that have ongoing root issues and those pipes identified by the in-house plumbing crew (WC914).

Plumbing Fixture Compliance Investigation

Description: At its June 12, 2014 Business Planning meeting, United Mutual approved funds to implement a 4-year, noncompliant plumbing fixture replacement program starting in January, 2015.  All non-compliant toilets are being replaced with a WaterSense-qualified, 1.28 GPF toilets. Identification of non-compliant toilets is completed during manor resale inspections, general plumbing repair calls, vacant manor inspections, and by resident requests.

The Metropolitan Water District approved the Mutual’s submittal of rebates through May of 2015. El Toro Water District, on behalf of United Mutual, submitted rebate program applications for approximately $65,000 in funding for Fiscal Year 2015/2016.

Update: No funding for 2016/2017 is anticipated due changes to program requirements.

United Mutual Prior to Paint Dry Rot Repairs & Paint Program:

Description: The project is dedicated to repairing or replacing dry rotted building components in preparation for a complete paint of each building, carport and laundry room and then applying paint to exterior components.

Update: 2016 Paint and Prior to Paint Programs: Non-structural repairs have been completed in the first six cul-de-sacs and are in progress in the 7th cul-de-sac (CDS 3). Structural repairs are in progress in the 6th cul-de-sac, by in-house crews (CDS 17). Painting of buildings is complete in the first four cul-de-sacs, and is in progress in the fifth cul-de-sac (CDS 18).

Other United Mutual Projects/Programs:

United Outdoor Common Area LED Installations

Description: United Mutual is taking advantage of LED rebates at common areas including carports, laundry facilities, and multi-story buildings.

Update: The contractor has completed the LED installation of carports and laundry rooms. The 2-Story building breezeway lights are currently scheduled for installation mid-July and the estimated completion date is the end of July 2016.

Johnson Controls, Inc. (JCI):

Description: The United Energy Committee meets with Johnson Controls, Inc. (JCI) regarding potential energy saving projects throughout the Community. The Board approved supplemental appropriations to have JCI perform their energy efficiency study and engineering. These contracts have been signed. Staff has sent requested data to JCI for their analysis and granted them access to United common area facilities.

Update: JCI has completed their potential energy saving study which has led to the implementation of the United Solar Project.

 

 

Composed: 01/27/2011 | Modified: 06/17/2016

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