AGC Colorado ACE Award-Winner: 1450 Infinite Life Labs

We are proud to announce that 1450 Infinite Life Labs is a Gold Best Building Project ($2-$5 Million - Subcontractor) ACE Award Winner! As one of Colorodo's newest premier laboratory and office spaces, we were thrilled to be a part of this project under the guidance of Haselden Construction. This project was initiated with a need for a hi-tech lab and luxury office with amenity space in the Boulder/Louisville area. The 166,000 sq. ft. building was constructed in the 1990s and has not been renovated. A refresh was required to attract firms looking to expand or start their operations. 1450 Infinite Life Labs was a 9-month retrofit, including renovating the existing office into an amenities space with a bar, gym, locker rooms, bicycle storage, and conference and training space while also refreshing corridors with new finishes, adding skylights, adding lounge/hub areas to the halls, renovating existing restrooms, and adding a new patio amenity area. Hunt Electric provided the demo, power, lighting/lighting control, fire alarm, AV rough-in, security rough-in, and RES-DAS system. With Hunt’s versatility and in-house low-voltage capabilities and expertise, we were able to perform at a high level, keep the project on schedule, and gain Owner recommendations as well.

Pre-planning installations inside a 30-year-old building is never easy, but with the help of technology and experience, 1450 was a success. BIM Modeling the new overhead lighting, power, ductwork, fire protection, and plumbing inside ceilings packed full of existing utilities and structures proved challenging. To solve this problem, Haselden Construction, the General Contractor on the project, performed a full 3D building scan and input the scan into the BIM Model. The trades, including us, then identified which elements were required to stay versus what features would be removed accordingly from the model. From there, we input and coordinated the new details, resulting in all trades coordinating their models and installing them accordingly.

Once onsite, Hunt was tasked with clearing the path for the new construction to be completed. Walls and ceilings were to be demolished, with power and fire alarms passing through occupied tenant and lab spaces. Hunt carefully and methodically re-routed the power and fire alarm to allow the schedule to continue without affecting tenants. This took careful investigation and planning of safety and operational considerations.

Just weeks before the final building inspection, Hunt's scope was expanded to install a First Responders Radio Amplification System. Hunt quickly mobilized our Distributed Antenna Systems (DAS) team to create a custom design, obtain a permit, and install the system completely in only six weeks. This will boost the signal strength of emergency responder radios within the building. The quick action by Hunt ensured that the building was completed and opened per the original schedule.

The lighting and lighting control systems were complex and detailed for a project this size. By the numbers, Hunt procured and installed 598 fixtures, including 1,750 feet of linear-type lighting. Behind the scenes, the Lighting Control system was complex, with 61 zones of lighting control all controlled wirelessly.  

Safety culture is always at the forefront of Hunt Electric’s projects. The project was completed with zero recordable injuries. 

At the completion of 1450 Infinite Life Labs, the pleased Owner offered the following unprompted testimonial: “Hunt Electric was a great partner on the project. You should be proud of your performance there. Great communication, seamless execution and the field staff are all true craftsmen who exhibited class, professionalism, and a culture of safety. Great work.”