For Immediate Release
April 04, 2012

Ground Breaking Ceremony for New Affordable Apartments

Kana Pipeline Awarded Wet Utility Contract for LEED Silver Construction Project

Renowned owner and developer of affordable housing, Jamboree Housing Corporation, announced they are holding a ground-breaking ceremony on Thursday, April 5, 2012, at the construction site of what is destined to be a LEED Silver Homes rated, green construction, affordable 70-unit apartment community called, "Park Landing" also referred to as "La Palma Apartments," located in Buena Park, on the former site of a Sears service center, at the corner of La Palma Avenue and Woodland Drive. Kana Pipeline was awarded the wet utility pipeline infrastructure contract from first time client and San Jose-based general contracting firm, SBI Builders, Inc.

This project is one of several projects that Kana Pipeline has done with Jamboree Housing, and "we feel honored to have come highly recommended to Paul Nuytten, President of SBI Builders and his team" stated, Glenn Gaskey, Kana's estimator who bid this project. Gaskey added that "when the market is as competitive as it is, it's a relief to see that the business of contracting is still taken with a large degree of professionalism, respect and mutual consideration for all trades involved." As part of the wet utility pipeline work, Kana Pipeline will be installing new storm drainage systems, fireline and domestic water pipeline as well as sewer pipeline infrastructure to support the new development.

A preconstruction conference was held last Thursday between all relevant trades at Jamboree's headquarters in Irvine to review the project's critical timelines, staging, prevailing wage requirements and value engineering items. Vice President, and Sr. Project Manager, Linda Mele, LEED AP, the owner's representative of S.L. Leonard and Associates, led the meeting, together with Jamboree Housing's project management team, Kamisha McCargo and George Lopez, just to name a few.

This residential project is unique for Jamboree in that it is the first development partnered with the City of Buena Park, which will offer affordable apartment homes for families earning between 30% and 60% of the Orange County Area Median income (AMI). It will feature one to three bedroom apartments, equipped with "Energy Star" appliances, low flow restrictors, tankless water heaters and other sustainable features designed to reduce utility costs for residents, according to Jamboree. It will also feature a community center, which will include a computer-learning lab, laundry facilities, an exercise room, a youth activity center, and other multipurpose spaces.

Mark Wilson, Director of Construction for SBI Builders, indicated that the most unique feature of this project was the "green roof top" amenity, which will be situated above the parking garage and will provide over 20,000 square feet of outdoor recreational space, providing a mixture of native drought-tolerant plants, in a park-like setting. This outdoor space will include a "tot lot," a fireplace, barbeque area and a walking trail.

According to Lopez, this construction project is slated to be completed October 2013.

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About Kana Pipeline:
Kana Pipeline, established in 1984, is a leading underground wet utility pipeline construction company that specializes in the installation of water pipeline, sewer, fireline and storm drainage systems for public and private residential, commercial, industrial and institutional projects throughout Southern California. Kana Pipeline also specializes in Subsurface Utility Engineering (SUE), specifically; vacuum utility potholing and private utility locating services.

Media Relations:
Eleni Christianson
Kana Pipeline

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