Portland FBI Field Office Wins Award

The new field office for the FBI in Portland, Oregon won first place in the Precast Building Category from the Oregon Concrete & Aggregate Producers Association.  The 120,000 GSF, four-story LEED Gold certified campus is owned and developed The Molasky Group of Companies. The civil/structural engineer is Weidlinger Associates, Inc.; the general contractor is SKANSKA USA , the architectural firm is HGA Architects & Engineers; the ready mix supplier is Ross Island Sand & Gravel and the precast concrete supplier is Knife River – Prestress. PPOB_FrontEntry

http://www.ocapa.net/2014-eic-award-recipients

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Molasky Group Achieves Fifth LEED Gold Certification

For Immediate Release
Contact: Pamela Puppel
702-735-0155 pamelap@molaskyco.com

Molasky Group Achieves Fifth LEED Gold Certification

Las Vegas — The Molasky Group of Companies announces the LEED Gold Certification of the new San Diego FBI Field Office it developed through a public private partnership with the GSA. The architect on the project was HGA Associates and the general contractor was Clark Construction.

The law enforcement agency’s new state of the art facility is the fifth LEED Gold Certified building developed by the Molasky Group of Companies within six years. The Las Vegas-based real estate development company opened its first LEED Gold building in 2007 with the 16-story Molasky Corporate Center, home to the Southern Nevada Water Authority and several of the nation’s leading law firms, followed by the development of LEED Gold level FBI field offices in Minneapolis, Cincinnati and Portland. Another large scale government property developed by the Molasky Group, the National Personnel Records Center, is one of the largest buildings completed on behalf of the GSA for the National Archives and Records Administration and is LEED compliant.

San Diego FBI

“The new FBI building in San Diego is quite an accomplishment in our company’s history,” says Richard Worthington, president and chief operating officer for The Molasky Group. “It’s an incredible workplace for our nation’s top law enforcement officers, one that will serve them as they protect and serve our country as well as encourage respect and responsibility to the environment.”

The San Diego FBI Field Office provides the men and woman of the law enforcement and intelligence communities with a place of excellence for today’s stronger, more flexible and modernized agency. The campus includes a six-story Class A office building with a single story annex, a security screening building and a six-level parking structure. Built to achieve LEED Gold rating, the sustainability of the building is concentrated on energy and water saving systems as well as transportation measures.

Sustainability highlights at the new San Diego FBI Field office include:

* Sophisticated and highly responsive Energy Management System.

* Planting and re-vegetation of tolerant native trees (Date Palms, Queen Palms and Torrey Pines), shrubs and ground cover to reduce irrigation watering while providing an aesthetically pleasing setting.

* Storm water management to near-zero water leaving the site due to a retention basin.

* Reduction in heat island effect for building and site through reflective roofing and reduced parking area.

* Solar gain is mitigated by using high performance, thermally broken, Low-E, Solarban XL70 glass and by reducing glass area for a good portion of the building facade where the spaces do not have high-occupant use.

* Nearly 90% of all construction waste material recycled and diverted from landfill.

* Extensive use of local, rapidly renewable and recycled materials.

* Enhanced indoor air quality through selective low emitting material choices as well as state of the art mechanical systems.

* Continued green operations through low mercury bulbs and green housekeeping policies.

* Encouraging alternative modes of transportation through advantaged low-emitting vehicle and carpool parking, nearby public transportation and the installation of bicycle racks and showers to meet the needs of cyclists.

The Molasky Group of Companies is one of the most prolific real estate development firms in the southwestern United States. In business for more than 65 years, the company mark can be found in all aspects of design and development from residential to office buildings, malls and shopping centers, commercial, healthcare, aviation, hospitality, multifamily and mixed use.

In Las Vegas, Nevada, where the company is headquartered, it has built many landmarks in the community including its first hospital, Sunrise Hospital and Medical Center, its first enclosed mall, The Boulevard Mall, and its first Class-A “green” office building, Molasky Corporate Center.

The company has a national reputation to design, build and manage large-scale properties for government agencies such as the GSA for whom it has built the IRS Regional Headquarters and Social Security Administration in Southern Nevada. Also for the GSA, the company recently completed the National Personnel Records Center for the National Archives and Records Administration in St. Louis, MO as well as FBI Field Offices in Portland, Minneapolis, Cincinnati and San Diego. For more information visit: www.molaskyco.com.

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San Diego FBI Ribbon Cutting Ceremony: Picture Gallery

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National Archives Record Administration Received 2012 Excellence in Construction Award

Recognizing that innovation, quality and safety are the ingredients of a truly successful construction project, the Associated Builders and Contractors (ABC) of Georgia recently recognized outstanding projects as well as achievement in safety by ABC member firms.

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National Archives Record Administration (NARA) received a 2012 “Excellence in Construction” award from Associated Builders and Contractors.

See the press release here:
http://www.abcga.org/Awards/Excellence_in_Construction.aspx

For more information on the National Archives Record Administration, visit:
http://www.dpr.com/projects/nara-national-personnel-records-center

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Richard Worthington travels to Mexico to foster business between Nevada and Mexico

Richard Worthington, Molasky Group President/COO, traveled to Mexico City as part of a trade mission to foster business between Nevada and Mexico. He is pictured with Nevada Governor Brian Sandoval (left) and US Ambassador Earl Wayne (right) in Mexico City.

Richard Worthington, Molasky Group President/COO, traveled to Mexico City as part of a trade mission to foster business between Nevada and Mexico. He is pictured with Nevada Governor Brian Sandoval (left) and US Ambassador Earl Wayne (right) in Mexico City.

 

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San Diego CBS8.com News Features New FBI Headquarters in San Diego

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San Diego, California News Station – KFMB Channel 8 – cbs8.com

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FBI to Hold Ribbon Cutting Ceremony at New Sorrento Valley Location

FBI to Hold Ribbon Cutting Ceremony at New Sorrento Valley Location
FBI San Diego July 29, 2013
View official press release on the FBI Website

Darrell Foxworth (858) 320-8302
Emily Yeh (858) 320-8312

Daphne Hearn, Special Agent in Charge (SAC) of the San Diego FBI Field Office, announces the FBI, General Services Administration, and the Molasky Group of Companies will co-host a ribbon cutting ceremony at the FBI’s new location at 10385 Vista Sorrento Parkway in San Diego, California, 92121. The event will be held on Tuesday, July 30, 2013, at 10:00 a.m.

“The new location and modern facility provides the men and women of San Diego FBI the platform to overcome the unique challenges that law enforcement agencies can potentially face when protecting the community,” commented SAC Hearn. The approximately 250,000 square foot facility, built to a LEED GOLD level of sustainability, allows access and proximity to the FBI’s areas of jurisdiction. The state-of-the-art facility was also designed to encourage collaboration and communication through its fully functional design.

Ruth Cox, Regional Administrator for GSA, said, “GSA’s Pacific Rim Region is extremely proud of the work we do on behalf of our customer agencies. We are excited to play a role in providing the FBI the facilities they need to support their expanding mission and their enhanced security and technology requirements.” Molasky provided a facility in line with the needs of the FBI. Molasky Chairman Irwin Molasky stated, “We are proud to give the brave men and women of FBI San Diego, a building worthy of this agency’s efforts to protect our nation and its citizens. The building, like today’s FBI, will be strong, flexible, modern, and able to meet tomorrow’s challenges.”

Invited guests will have an opportunity to get a first-hand look at the new San Diego FBI facility during a tour of the facility.

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FBI moves into new Sorrento Valley Headquarters

As reported by Kristina Davis of UTSanDiego.com, May 27th, 2013

The new San Diego FBI headquarters in Sorrento Valley is 250,000 square feet. Kristina Davis

The new San Diego FBI headquarters in Sorrento Valley is 250,000 square feet. Kristina Davis

SORRENTO VALLEY — The technology and biotech giants of Sorrento Valley have a new neighbor — the FBI.

San Diego’s new FBI headquarters is a massive glass-fronted complex that sits atop a hill overlooking Interstate 805. The completed $120 million project provides more security and space for the 400 or so special agents and support staff who serve the county.

Employees began slowly moving into the new building last week, using the holiday weekend to transport sensitive materials under armed guard.

A flag-raising ceremony Tuesday morning will mark the first day of business at their new digs, off Vista Sorrento Parkway.

They are vacating the office compound in Kearny Mesa that has served as their headquarters since 1995, as well as other smaller offices leased around the area, bringing most of the bureau under one roof.

The Joint Terrorism Task Force and a North County branch will remain in separate offices.

The building was designed first and foremost with security in mind.

Unlike the old headquarters, visitors are screened through a small, separate building that puts guards behind bullet-resistant glass and drywall. The entire compound is surrounded by spiked fencing “that can stop a fully-loaded semi,” said FBI Assistant Special Agent in Charge Daron Borst, who oversaw the project.

Cars that are allowed past the visitors’ parking must get through two swinging gates and a metal wedge barrier that pops out of the road.

In fact, the security is so stringent that cellphones can’t get reception in the building, a frustration agents hope is resolved soon.

Other security features include a sally port to unload detainees (something lacking at the old building) and a disintegrator room that reduces top secret paperwork to a fine dust.

“Because shredding isn’t good enough for us,” Borst said.

Temporary holding cells — with security cameras, panic buttons and windows — were being designed right around the time when the local DEA was in the news for locking a drug suspect in a cell and then forgetting about him over a long weekend.

The FBI took notes and designed theirs for maximum visibility to avoid such a scenario.

The centerpiece of the 250,000-square-foot complex is a glass atrium-style lobby, topped off with a giant mosaic FBI seal that is lit at night.

The project was developed by Molasky Group of Las Vegas, which has constructed three other FBI offices across the country. The developer will lease the building for 20 years at a cost of $234 million to the federal government. At the end of the term, the FBI can leave or renew its lease, but there is no option to own the building.

It has been designed to LEED Gold standards, a rating system for energy-efficient and environmentally friendly buildings. Bamboo is a recurring theme in the design, including all the doors, decorative wall insets and landscaping.

New technology is also being installed, including 90-inch television monitors that double as dry-erase boards and computer screens.

Agents are especially looking forward to more elbow room.

The sprawling building (it takes two hours to walk every hallway on the six floors) includes a gym, many conference rooms, and an extra-large space that can be used as an emergency operations center in the event of a major incident.

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Molasky Group featured in Las Vegas Review-Journal Article: Las Vegas Area Companies Go Green

The Molasky Group management team poses with bikes in front of the Molasky Corporate Center. From left are Anna Juarez, general manager; Janna Nelson, accountant; Nick Reh, administrative assistant; Patty Garcia, head of green housekeeping; Micah Weight, director of property services; and Ernie Sinaly, director of facilities.

The Molasky Group of Companies is proud to be featured in the LVRJ Article “Las Vegas Area Companies Go Green”.  The article spotlights Las Vegas businesses who leading the way in ‘going green’.

Here’s an excerpt from the article spotlighting the Molasky Group:

“Even while the Molasky Corporate Center in downtown Las Vegas was being built, paints free of volatile organic compounds, or VOCs, were used on the walls, and the flooring was attached with nontoxic water-based glues, according to Richard Worthington, president and chief operating officer.

The building’s insulation is made of shredded blue jeans, 98 percent of the steel used in the project is recycled, and water from the heating and cooling system is reused for the landscaping.

The Molasky Group of Companies spent about $4.5 million more than what would normally be required in a typical construction project “to take a leadership position in our industry, in our community, and to demonstrate to others that you can raise the bar and the threshold for sustainable development in Southern Nevada,” Worthington said.

It seems to have worked. The center’s largest tenant is the Southern Nevada Water Authority and the 285,000-square-foot building, 100 N. City Parkway, is the first downtown office building to receive a LEED Gold Class-A certification.

Since opening the center in 2007, its first LEED building, five of Molasky Group’s most recent projects have also been constructed to meet LEED Gold certification.”

To read the full article, visit the Las Vegas Review-Journal website here.

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Molasky Center Bike Share Program featured in Vegas Seven

The Molasky Center’s Bike Share program is featured in a recent issue of Vegas Seven. Click here to read the article online.

Or, click the expand button below and turn to page 16 to view the article and stay on the MolaskyCo.com website.

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