PG&E Center for Gas Safety and Innovation

ROLE: Architect of Record, Interior Design, Construction Administration
CLIENT: Pacific Gas & Electric

25,000 SF: Offices, Breakroom & Materials Library, Conference Room, Workshops, Technical Testing & Training Rooms 

PRESS: PG&E Opens New 25,000-Square-Foot Center for Gas Safety and Innovation
PHOTOGRAPHY: Paul Mourraille
RIM completed the design for this showcase project for Pacific Gas & Electric (PG&E). The scope of work included relocation and consolidation of three individual PG&E groups from existing locations in Concord and San Ramon to one, new consolidated operations facility in Dublin, California. The functions of the three groups vary. The responsibilities for the Test Lab group involve testing, evaluation, and implementation of measurement and control devices and systems used throughout the PG&E system. The Measurement & Procedures group activities include research, testing, and evaluation of new gas construction methods, tools, and technologies. Lastly, the Non-Destructive Evaluation group reviews gas operations methods, tools, and technologies. This new, combined building provides a workspace for approximately 50 employees with varying workstation styles and collaboration zones. This state-of-the-art facility is a milestone for PG&E’s latest innovations and technologies with gas piping, design, and monitoring.