2024 Winner: Park Place Controller and POC Project

Park Place Controller and POC Project

Irvine, California – Honor Award, Commercial & Public Works – Large Projects


Danny Smith, Park West


  • Park Place: a 105-acre campus in Irvine, California.
  • Mixed-use facilities include retail, apartments, restaurants, hotel, gym, and commercial spaces.
  • Designed for work and play, meeting strict Environmental and Sustainability initiatives.
  • Initiatives include Yardi Pulse Intelligent Building Energy Management Program, Sika Sarnafil roof systems, LED lighting, and participation in the U.S. Department of Energy’s Low Carbon Pilot program.
  • Managed by LBA Realty, first globally to achieve UL Verified Healthy Building Mark.
  • Main offices received numerous BOMA awards and hold LEED EB Gold Certification.
  • Drought tolerant landscaping with recycled water throughout the campus.
  • Document all existing controller and Point of Connection details, including station counts, coverage areas, and their relationship to water sources.
  • Develop a customized Scope of Work, encompassing controllers, related hardware, Point of Connection components, trenching details, labor projections, and budgets.
  • Submit proposal, meeting with executive team to highlight benefits such as water conservation, asset management, and leak detection.
  • Execute project professionally, meeting timelines and budget constraints.
  • Program smart controllers post-installation to align with recycled water usage guidelines and existing mainline hydraulic tolerances.
  • Continue as landscape maintenance partner, overseeing irrigation systems and achieving a 20% reduction in water consumption.
  • Actively monitor and address equipment failures, such as mainline breaks and stuck valves, using the central control system and promptly responding to alerts and alarms.
  • Project completed on time and within budget.
  • Change orders issued due to unforeseen mainline cross connections.
  • Design/build contractor disconnected connections, improving hydraulic control.