Chiricahua Visitor Center Restroom Rehabilitation
The work site is located within Chiricahua National Monument next to the Visitor Center. Chiricahua National monument is located 38 miles south of Wilcox, Arizona. This project consisted of upgrading the men’s and women’s restrooms in the Visitor Center. The existing restrooms were located next to the Visitor Center and have access at the parking area of the building. The bathrooms remained closed during the construction work. The restrooms were split with a men’s and women’s bathroom with a chase that separated the two bathrooms. That chase provided access to plumbing and electrical. The original women’s restroom was a 3 stall restroom with 2 sinks, a wall heater, 2 hand dryers, tile flooring and wall paneling. The men’s restroom was a 1 stall unit with 2 urinals, 2 sinks, 2 hand dryers, a wall heater, tile flooring and wall paneling.
Scope of Work
- emoval and replacement of all existing tile and wall paneling.
- The floor tile was to be replaced with a darker tile and dark grout.
- The wall paneling were replaced with fiberglass reinforced plastic to provide a darker finish, as well as for the aesthetics and longevity.
- The existing sinks and counters were removed and re-plumb as needed. Added a new double sink and solid construction counter.
- Utilized the existing soap dispensers and installed new automatic motion sensor faucets.
- Removal and replacement of the existing toilets with automatic motion sensor toilets.
- Existing partitions were removed and replaced with the same partitions.
- Removal and replacement of the existing hand dryers with new automatic motion sensor hand dryers.
- Removal and replacement of existing wall mounted electric heating unit with a new wall mounted heating unit.
- Installation of a new wall mounted diaper-changing station.
- Installation of new lighting fixture(s) above the sinks.
- Installation of a new automatic motion sensor light switch.
- Installation of a new vent fan in existing fan ducts running into the chase.
- Installation of a new duct to run the vent fan to an existing opening in the back of the chase that will vent outside.
- The work took place on a historic structure and WPC needed to adapt our standard commercial practices to compensate for historical compliance issues.
- WPC had to coordinate with the park’s historical technical personnel to preserve the historic nature of the quarters.
- Managed multiple suppliers, vendors and subcontractors.
- Effectively managed on-site personnel meeting high quality and safety standards.
- Simultaneous management of multiple phases with multiple disciplines.