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Rudolph and Sletten Inc. has just completed the topping off of structural steel for the initial office building in the Summit Rancho Bernardo Campus development in North County.

This $40 million project involves the construction of a five-story office tower, which will have 196,602 square feet of Class A office space available for lease and is slated to be finished in December.

The tower features a unique entry and will be made of glass curtain walls, granite, limestone and metal panels.

This is the first part of the multi-phase project. Subsequent stages will include 10 additional office towers of six to 10 stories, ranging in size from 185,000 square feet to 370,000 square feet. Also two 40,000-square-foot amenity buildings will be constructed and each with a full service gym, outdoor swimming pool, basketball court, volleyball court, spa and café. There will also be additional parking facilities built.

“This campus is far more than just a collection of office buildings,” said Kevin Fettig, senior project executive for Rudolph and Sletten.

He added this project would shape “the future of the commercial office market in San Diego and providing a world class development where people actually want to work, with all of the amenities …”

The structure is being designed to meet LEED silver certification. Some of the amenities the facility will have to meet this standard include installing energy efficient HVAC equipment, highly reflective cool roofs, high performance glazing systems and lighting designs that maximize the use of natural daylight. Also to be put in are water efficient showers, sinks, toilets and urinals to reduce water consumption by over 30 percent.

During construction, waste management practices will result in recycling more than 75 percent of construction waste, which is 25 percent higher than the LEED minimum requirements, according to Rudolph and Sletten.

The interior build-outs also will be LEED compliant. This will result in a reduction of indoor pollutants and a maximization of the use of natural daylight.

Also, materials from a former manufacturing facility, once occupying part of the parcel, are being reused or recycled during the construction.

Jay Paul Co. is the developer of this 105-acre complex and Des Architects & Engineers has been hired to design the project.

Rudolph and Sletten are providing general contracting and construction management services for the campus.

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