Preconstruction and construction of a new Toyota Vehicle Processing and Distribution Center (VDC), to replace the existing VDC facility, within the same paved (144 acres less 16-acre reduction) lot. The new facility will consist of a LEED Gold Certified 155,000 s.f. post production building, 5200 s.f. car wash and a 3,500 s.f. fuel island to replace multiple existing structures and consolidate the functions of the current Vehicle Distribution Center into a 21% smaller footprint. The project will create more efficient workflow, reduce vehicle movement and emissions, and increase site safety and update the seismic security of the facility.
Square Footage: 155,000 s.f.
Oltmans was awarded another build-to-suit in the Douglas Park Business District in Long Beach. The new project involved a 142,000 s.f., concrete tilt-up post-secondary educational training facility for Universal Technical Institute. The project sits atop a 7.13-acre lot, featuring classrooms with the latest data and network instruction techniques, administrative offices and a large multi-purpose room for graduations. The laboratories provide engine dynos, alignment testing, car racks and transmission dynos. The electrical and mechanical systems to support the above include compressed air throughout the labs, carbon exhaust systems, and state-of-the-art power and data outlets to connect all mechanic devices.
Site 310,670 s.f. (7.13 acres)
Building 142,000 s.f.
Quinnâs new and expanded operations facility was built to better serve their customers throughout the Los Angeles area. A major challenge for this project was designing and constructing a single building that allowed for the consolidation of their various service components such as administrative operations, repair, sales and training, which were prior to construction, separated into several detached buildings. The new facility needed to be sustainable, economical, and highly efficient. Through the collaborative effort by Quinn Group, HPA Architects, and Oltmans Construction Co., the project came to fruition in the form of this turn-key, 234,100 s.f., 2-story, concrete tilt-up, âone-stop-shopâ, commercial facility. The newly constructed building houses a full-service Parts and Sales Area, HR/Training Center, Service Operation Office Area, Parts Warehouse, Heavy Equipment Shop, and Component Rebuild Center (CRC).The CRC includes a Welding Machine Shop and a Dynamometer Engine Testing Room & Equipment Area. A technical component of the project was providing a system that would support the needs of the dynamometer or âdynoâ machine, which is considered one of the largest owned by Quinn. The new support system involved the construction of an underground water tank, which feeds a cooling tower that was installed adjacent to the CRC building solely for the purpose of the dyno machine. In addition, the Heavy Equipment Shop and CRC warehouses have26 Overhead and Jib Cranes that are used for lifting and moving large CAT equipment. An effective exterior and interior rail system was installed into the concrete foundation to facilitate the transportation of equipment to shop areas. Also, constructed on-site were two (2) additional stand alone buildings: the Wash Building, a covered area for cleaning equipment and the Transportation Building, an office area for security and controlling of their equipment yard.
Sustainable/green building components were included in the design and construction of the project. The project was built to the requirements of LEED Gold utilizing the following green components:
- 722 kW rooftop solar
- High efficiency glazing systems
- Two on-site clarifiers approximately 2,000 gallons each that separates oil and water prior to draining into the sewer system
- 25 recirculating large diameter fans
- Completely insulated facility with single-ply roof
- Energy efficient mechanical systems
- Installation of rooftop solar panels
- Open space design
- Indirect lighting
- Drought tolerant landscaping
Size of Project: 21 acres
Site and Building Square Footage: 920,400 s.f.
Building Coverage Including all Floors: 232,000 s.f.
Concrete: 32,000 Cubic Yards of Concrete
This project is a 186,712 s.f. concrete tilt-up post-secondary educational facility for the training of auto mechanics. The project features complete classrooms with the latest data and network instruction techniques, administrative offices and a large multi-purpose room for graduations. The laboratories provide engine dynos, alignment testing, car racks and transmission dynos. The electrical and mechanical systems to support the above include compressed air throughout the labs, carbon exhaust systems, and state of the art power and data outlets to connect all mechanic devices.
Building 186,712 s.f.
Office 90,000 s.f.
California Speedway is a 2-mile, low-banked, D-Shaped oval super speedway in Fontana, California. Oltmans Construction was contracted to construct two separate projects for the master plan. The first project, The California Speedway Support Buildings, was constructed using masonry with steel joist and metal deck roof structures. The project included approximately fifty (50) individual support buildings at a total of 360,000 s.f.; including: race control tower, souvenir buildings, ticket buildings, security buildings, an urgent care facility, 35,000 s.f. maintenance building, three (3) state-of-the-art garage buildings, three 2-story infield corporate suites including interior improvements, twenty-eight (28) sky boxes, chalet kitchens, concessions, 40,000 s.f. administration building, locker rooms/showers and nine (9) public restrooms. The second project was the California Speedway â Grandstand Expansion project, which consisted of the construction of additional bleachers as well as included three (3) additional retail buildings and an elevator tower at 4,200 s.f. Oltmans self-performed the concrete work around the race track and provided the foundation, slab on-grade for the support buildings.
The California Speedway was a Kaiser Steel Mill superfund site and the area below the pit buildings, built by Oltmans, has an environmental barrier condition.
Roger Penske is well-known for his high standards and attention to detail. He had this to say about the quality of our work on the California Speedway, âYour teamâs perserverance produced buildings that are being lauded as the best in motorsports.â Penske Vice President Chairman Walt Cszarnecki added, âIt was a great team effort.â California Speedway opened in April â97 to national acclaim.
Phase I: 360,000 s.f.
Phase II: 4,200 s.f.
ENR California Award of Merit Winner in the Industrial Category, 2009.
The Stater Bros. Maintenance & Dispatch project is one of three large campus projects Oltmans constructed using the design/build approach. The project includes two concrete tilt-up structures. Building #1 is 45,000 s.f. with 10,000 s.f. of office space and Building #2 is 46,000 s.f. with 15,000 s.f. of office space. The buildings include 16,700 s.f. of interior improvements, as well as service bays, automated interior trailer wash, bridge cranes, truck and trailer wash equipment.
Square FootageDispatch: 47,000 s.f. / Maintenance: 40,000 s.f.
The project is a two-story office with a one-story rental shop/equipment dealership and parts warehouse for the maintenance of tracked and other rental equipment. The equipment is cleaned on a wash rack, then tracked equipment is able to move to the shop on railroad tracks embedded in the concrete site pavement. The shop is equipped with two 10-ton cranes, welding and lubricating equipment. The parts warehouse is equipped with an ESFR fire sprinkler system and stores parts for Caterpillar equipment that is used by mechanics on site or sold to Caterpillar owners for their maintenance crews. The building and site is equipped with state of the art data and security services. Oltmans self performed the concrete work.
Square Footage36,636 s.f.
This project consists of four phases done over the years. It includes 4 single story tilt-up buildings and lots of tenant improvements including office upgrades, a state-of-the-art garage, manufacturing and distribution facilities and mezzanines. Oltmansâ construction scope also includes 80-acres of infrastructure to incorporate a business park setting. The exterior sitework includes a custom water feature and landscaped lunch/park area.
Shell 415,000 s.f. (Phase I)
Office 50,000 s.f. (Phase I)
Manufacturing/Distribution 365,000 s.f. (Phase I)
Building and Site 201,000 s.f. (Phase II)
Building and Site 190,000 s.f. (Phase III)
Building and Site 200,000 s.f. (Phase IV)
Oltmans Construction provided general contracting, field management and self-performed concrete work on the single-story General Motors Distribution Center.
The concrete tilt-up building featured 24â clear height throughout, fully air conditioned warehouse, 20,000sf of office space, training rooms, research and testing facilities, rail spur, dock high on three sides and a full concrete truck yard.
The unique component of this project was the site cast elements of the insulated wall panels. General Motors chose this building system for its parts distribution facility to provide a climate controlled environment for employees and the variety of automotive products stored within.
Square Footage394,000 s.f.
The state-of-the-art Volkswagen Group of America Test Center California was constructed on a 5-acre site located at 201 Del Norte Blvd. in Oxnard California. The facility is the largest technical center of its kind for the Volkswagen Group outside of Germany. The project was a ground-up, 64,000 s.f. emissions compliance laboratory and vehicle test center. The project was completed in two phases; the first phase included the demolition and removal of an existing truck-dock building as well as over-excavating and rough grading for the future building site. The second phase was the construction of the building itself. The site is utilized as the companyâs only emission testing facility in the country and is also used for research and development of emerging products.The development center featured an emissions test laboratory, parts analysis capabilities, a vehicle workshop with more than 16 in-ground lifts, and a dealer service and training center. The shop and emissions lab had epoxy flooring for added durability and cleaning. In addition, the new facility added extensive office and meeting areas to accommodate approximately 50 TCC team members and more than 250 Volkswagen Group engineers and partners who are expected to make the trip to Oxnard each year to conduct myriad testing projects.
SPI Solar installed a solar power system in the building. The system is expected to save the company about 30 percent in its carbon footprint. The system included a 400-kW system with 2,278 solar panels placed on the rooftop and on carport shade structures. Because testing in the new Oxnard facility will require a huge amount of energy, solar power not only cuts costs but also fits the companyâs focus on fostering clean energy. The completed facility supports several Volkswagen Group brands including Volkswagen, Audi, Porsche, Bentley,and Bugatti.
Our good neighbor policy avoided any disruption to the operations of Pacific Beverage Company located to the North of the project. Oltmans Construction self performed concrete work on all concrete panel tilt-up walls and mezzanine deck.
LEED Certification/Sustainable Construction
An excerpt from Volkswagen:
Volkswagen Group of America’s North American Emission Compliance Lab & Test Center was awarded LEED Certification in 2013. “Volkswagen Group has a comprehensive strategy to develop sustainable innovations designed to help reduce the environmental footprint of our products and all aspects of our corporate operations,â said Matthias Barke, General Manager, Volkswagen Group Test Center California. âAs one of the few automotive laboratories of its kind in the world to achieve LEED certification, the TCCâs achievement allows us to be better neighbors while contributing to Volkswagenâs worldwide commitment to environmental responsibility.â
To earn LEED Certification the facility included:
- Use of energy-conserving insulation, increased ventilation and thermal comfort design elements help reduce energy resources needed to keep the interior climate optimal
- Low-emitting materials used throughout the facility
- Solar array that features 1,750, 430-kilowatt panels that help reduce energy costs by one-third
- Extensive use of energy efficient fluorescent lighting with motion sensors and electronic time schedule management
- Use of advanced climate control management technologies utilizing state-of-the-art HVAC units equipped with economizers and ceiling fans helping to lower energy costs and improve airflow
- Innovative wastewater technologies, use of low-flow water fixtures with no-touch sensors, and others that help to reduce water usage by more than 26 percent
- On-site renewable energy sources and optimized performance that help to contribute to an increase in efficiency and energy cost savings of approximately 35 percent
Special FeaturesLEED Certified Project
Square Footage64,000 s.f.
Build-to-suit, concrete tilt-up warehouse and offices and light manufacturing facility.
This distinctive structure is divided between offices, warehouse and showroom. Pre-finished aluminum accent panels adorn the entrance to the building. The lobby/showroom area is accented by a huge curved wall, polished stainless steel mullions and stair railings and an overhead bridge leading to the conference room. The conference room is the crowning touch to this building both internally and externally. It sits majestically above the entrance to the building and features coffured ceilings. High performance glass has been used throughout the building.
Total: 84,000 s.f.
1st floor office area: 17,000 s.f.
2nd floor office area: 17,000 s.f.
Warehouse area: 50,000 s.f.