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The Orange County Convention Center’s (OCCC) Capital Improvement Projects (CIP) team works diligently to enhance the Center’s growing campus. Here are some of the highlights, including behind-the-scenes updates, that are happening at The Center of Hospitality.

 

North-South Building

  • This project updated the controls and sequence of operation for the North-South Building’s smoke control system, providing guest and users a much safer environment to host conventions and trade shows.
  • Status: This project was completed in 2021.
  • Complete replacement and expanded covered service area of the access control, proximity card readers in the North-South Building.
  • This project has provided the users of the building a more secure, convenient and reliable access control system with many areas of the building on electronic access control that were not previously.
  • Status: This project completed construction in 2022.
  • This project replaces an old, antiquated building automation system to a state-of-the-art building automation system, allowing conditioned spaces in the North-South Building in a much more flexible, efficient and reliable fashion.
  • Status: This project is in the commissioning stage with final inspections remaining to complete in the Spring of 2023.
  • This project will replace the original roof of the North-South Building, as well as replace the existing 1 Mega Watt solar array on the south roof with a new, much more efficient, solar array that will provide free solar energy back into the OCCC, reducing its reliance on utility provider energy.
  • Status: This project started design in summer 2022, with construction completion anticipated at the end 2025.
  • This project is to replace the original air wall system and associated components within the exhibit halls. This includes full replacement of the panels, tracks, and associated parts.
  • Status: This project started the design process in fall 2022, with construction completion anticipated at the end of 2024.
  • This project is to replace the original carpet within the concourses and stairs serving the public areas of the second and third floors of the North-South Building. These floor coverings will be replaced with new, modernized broadloom carpet that will complement the style of the West Building and introduce hard surfaces with walk-off mats at entryways. Walk-off mats will also be added to service corridors coming off the concourses and meeting rooms.
  • Status: This project started the design process in fall 2022, with project completion anticipated at the end of 2024.
  • This project will upgrade and renovate the four original food courts and two restaurants located in the North-South Building. This includes replacement of food service equipment, updating and improving the queue and seating areas, and providing contemporary finishes to better serve today’s standards of a welcoming and inviting guest experience.
  • Status: This project is starting the design process in fall 2024, with construction completion anticipated at the end of 2028.
  • This project will renovate the meeting rooms in the North-South Building, and will upgrade and replace the original associated interior finishes, energy efficient lighting fixtures, and mechanical equipment. In addition, the air wall systems will be replaced in every meeting room to provide a fresh look in line with today’s industry standards.
  • Status: This project is starting the design process in fall 2023, with construction completion anticipated at the end of 2027.
  • This project will renovate the original restrooms in the North-South Building by upgrading and replacing the finishes, provide energy efficient plumbing fixtures and lighting, and replace other associated restroom accessories. This project will provide more modern finishes and layouts to better serve the guest experience.
  • Status: This project is starting the design process in fall 2024, with construction completion anticipated at the end of 2028.

 


 

OCCC Campus

  • This project will replace the existing DMS with new state-of-the-art technology on the 17 DMS signs throughout the Convention District. This project will allow the OCCC to better route the flow of traffic within the Convention District, by directing vehicular traffic in real time to the most appropriate show specific parking available on the OCCC campus.
  • Status: This project is currently in construction and is scheduled to be completed by spring 2023.
  • This project will replace the dry fire suppression pipe throughout the campus. This life safety project will resolve current pin hole leak challenges and provide OCCC users and guests with a safer environment to host conventions and trade shows.
  • Status: The design for this project is completed and is currently in the bidding phase, with construction completion anticipated at the end of 2024.
  • This project will replace aging infrastructure and controls for the lighting system throughout the OCCC campus. This will provide a state-of-the-art lighting controls system and replace antiquated relays and dimmers with state-of-the-art equipment. Through this project, staff will have much more efficient and flexible control of lighting throughout the OCCC and provide the ability to have LED lighting installed throughout the campus that will be accomplished on a separate CIP project.
  • Status: The design for this project is completed and is currently in the bidding phase, with construction completion anticipated at the end of 2024.
  • This project will add and enhance CCTV cameras with analytics throughout the campus parking lots, pedestrian bridges, and Linda W. Chapin Theatre in the West Building to provide OCCC security with the ability to better measure and monitor the campus to provide a safe environment to conduct business.
  • Status: This project is currently in the bid process for a designer, with construction completion anticipated at the end of 2023.

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