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Culver City, California | Education | Mechanical Service

Located minutes from downtown Los Angeles in Culver City, California, Culver City Unified School District (CCUSD) serves approximately 6,500 students and consists of five elementary schools, one middle school and one high school.


Many of the buildings across CCUSD’s nearly 75,000-square-foot campus were over 50 years old and beginning to show their age. With no air conditioning, the classrooms, in particular, presented a significant comfort issue for students and staff. After reaching out for community input, adding new HVAC systems was quickly identified as the number-one priority by parents. With expedited summer construction as the only viable option, CCUSD tapped Envise to “make the impossible possible” and complete the massive effort on an extremely compressed, 12-week schedule.


Leveraging its HVAC expertise and the engineering and construction resources of parent company Southland Industries, Envise creatively implemented a host of critical cost- and schedule-reduction measures to safely deliver the $17.4M project on time. The result was over 65,000 man hours worked in a 12-week period with zero recordable incidents. Everyone, from the students to the teachers, was relieved to have air conditioning fully operational on the first day of school. Envise is currently working with the district to design a maintenance program to extend the useful service life of the new equipment.

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It was a herculean task to get everything done and the team did a wonderful job… One of the advantages we had with the Envise team is that they were very proactive in addressing issues and they fixed a lot of problems that would have come up later.”
Christopher Dunne
Program Director, Measure CC Bond Initiative, Culver City Unified School District