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Anjana Bhowmik Promoted to Operations Director, Strategic Markets

October 9, 2018 – Oltmans Construction Co. is pleased to announce that Anjana Bhowmik, LEED AP, has been promoted to Operations Director, Strategic Markets.


Magnolia Science Academy 1

The Magnolia School Academy #1 project is a new, fully-sprinklered, wood-framed (Type III-B), 3-story classroom building for grades 9 thru 12. The first and second floor involves the build-out of 20 classrooms as well as staff offices, administration spaces, and bio and tech labs. There is a rooftop play area on the 3rd floor. In addition, the project involves the patching of the existing parking space.

Oltmans Construction Co. is self-performing all carpentry trades including concrete, drywall, framing, and doors/frames/hardware. The Magnolia Public Charter School project is privately funded and is on private property. Therefore, the project is not under DSA.

Square Footage: 25,228 s.f.

Crosspointe Church Tenant Improvements

Adaptive re-use of an existing flex/R&D building into the new Crosspointe Church, Anaheim. The expanded Church will seat 800-1000 people and include a secure children’s space/indoor play area, a media resource center & bookstore, large gathering spaces, a new spacious lobby, elevator, new administrative spaces and a new seniors class space.

Square Footage

44,821 s.f.

Castaic Area High School

Oltmans has teamed with Castaic High School Construction Inc. and Kemp Bros. to deliver a new state of the art High School for the William S. Hart Union High School District in the Santa Clarita Valley. Nestled on 60 acres in a canyon west of Interstate 5, the new campus boasts approximately 250,000 s.f. of classroom, library, administration, gymnasium, locker room, and performing arts space. Complimenting the learning spaces will be baseball, softball, track, and football / soccer fields as well as basketball and tennis courts. Completion scheduled to open for the Fall Term 2019.

For more information on the project visit the Castaic High School website.

Square Footage:

260,000 s.f.

Loma Linda University Health Administration Building

A three (3)-story 153,029 s.f. concrete tilt-up building with structural steel frame/metal decking core & shell for various administrative departments at Loma Linda University. A few project highlights include installation of 1,958 Geopiers to support the building foundation, an architectural entry canopy, two (2) third floor balconies, six (6) 75-ton air handler units, an emergency generator and building infrastructure to support approximately 3,000 future Loma Linda employees.

Square Footage:

153,029 s.f.

Orange Coast College Solar

Working as a subcontractor for SunPower Corporation, Oltmans Construction’s scope of work included the installation of 6 photovoltaic array carports at existing Orange Coast College’s Adams Parking Lot with associated electrical equipment and installation of a shade structure over accessible parking. This project was completed under DSA Jurisdiction.

Fixed Tilt Carport System Summary

  • 1070.10 kWP ≈ 1 MW
  • (2460) 435W Modules
  • 10 Modules/String
  • 246 Strings Total

Related site improvements include:

  • AC and Concrete Pavement Patching
  • Parking Lot Lighting Replacement at Area of Work

Installation Size:

1 MW

Nova Academy

The Nova Academy 42,199 s.f. tenant improvement project is a seismic retrofit and conversion of an existing 4-story office building into a charter high school. The construction scope of work included complete demolition of the existing space, seismic retrofits: installation of 32-metal braces throughout the building and structural steel reinforcement on the 2nd floor patio as well as all interior buildout.

Accelerated Schedule

The Oltmans project management team coordinated closely with Berliner Architects & Nova Academy to ensure project delivery in time for the new school year. To reach the grand opening date, Oltmans began construction activities while design was at 65% completion. Other strategies utilized were early ordering of long lead items such as steel braces, strategic overtime work towards the end of the construction schedule and consistent communication between Berliner Architects, Nova Academy and Oltmans Construction.

Square Footage

42,199 s.f.

Department of Public Social Services (DPSS) – Moreno Valley

Construction of new single story 52,240 s.f. building for the Department of Public and Social Services in Moreno Valley. Tenant build-out includes: conference rooms, cubicle farms, restrooms, offices, lobby, and various work station rooms.

Square Footage

52,240 s.f.

Collins & Katz Family YMCA (Formerly Westside Family YMCA)

The Collins & Katz Family YMCA is a community-focused nonprofit with recreational programs & services for all ages. Via a joint-use agreement on LAUSD property and under DSA jurisdiction, the new facility is a 76,136 s.f., ground-up, building project consisting of a gymnasium, executive offices, exercise rooms, indoor swimming pools, classrooms, saunas, steam rooms, a rooftop track and a rooftop basketball court. Oltmans’ scope of work also includes the fire-life safety and elevator scopes for the adjacent parking structure that is built concurrently. Upon completion, the building not only serves the thousands of members of the YMCA, but also provides many years of use for the University High School students. Interesting features of the project include a curved copper roof, extensive MEPs, a structure made up of tilt-up panels, masonry, cast in place concrete, and a glass curtain wall.

Square Footage: 76,136 s.f.

Universal Technical Institute (UTI) – Long Beach

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.

Square Footage

Site 310,670 s.f. (7.13 acres)

Building 142,000 s.f.

Art Center College of Design – 6th Floor Tenant Improvements

Oltmans recently completed the tenant improvement project for the Art Center College of Design in Pasadena, CA. The project involved the complete transformation of an existing 6 story office building into a space with galleries, art studios, offices and support spaces. As part of the upgrade, the entire sixth floor was taken off the main building line, and a new HVAC system was installed on the roof, while maintaining chilled water for the tenants. The exterior of the building was stained black to tie-in to the other Art Center campus buildings located in the same area. In keeping with the white and black Art Center theme, black epoxy floors were installed in the main circulation and living room areas. Existing stairs, handrails and guardrails were upgraded to meet code requirements. In addition, Oltmans completed the relocation of the building’s main supply and return air shaft to make way for a much needed fourth elevator. Oltmans coordinated closely with the City of Pasadena to coordinate deliveries during the Rose Bowl parade street shut downs, permit approvals and tree protection programs. Construction of the scope occurred within an occupied and fully operational building.

Total Size: 22,407 s.f.

California Institute Of Technology (Caltech) Crellin Lecture Hall Room 151

Oltmans Construction Co. provided preconstruction and general contracting services for the Crellin Lecture Hall project at the California Institute of Technology. The design-build renovation of Crellin Lecture Hall Room 151 included an update to the existing 50 seat lecture hall with new seating and finishes, replace the demonstration bench, refurbish the chalk boards, update the AV system and improve the HVAC. The project team successfully completed the project with little disruption to the current occupants and was mindful to not disrupt ongoing operations.

Square Footage950 s.f.

California Institute of Technology (Caltech) Keith Spalding 3rd Floor Renovation

Oltmans Construction Co. provided construction services and self-performed the drywall work on the California Institute of Technology’s Keith Spalding 3rd Floor Renovation project. Working in a multi-story, occupied, educational building, Oltmans was vigilant in our noise and dust control practices as well as took extra precautions to ensure the safety of the building’s inhabitants. The scope of work was to reconfigure the 3rd floor of the 3-story plus basement building, which included soft demolition of existing offices, wall stud construction, doors and windows construction, carpet installation, millwork, drywall, HVAC (install flex duct), electrical, fire sprinkler system install, paint, addition of new ceiling grid, and lighting.

Total Square Footage:

3,000 s.f.

University of La Verne – West Campus Athletics Facility

Oltmans Construction Co. provided construction services and self-performed portions of the concrete work on the University of La Verne’s West Campus Athletics Facility project, the new home of the Leopards baseball and softball teams. The project required major coordination with the City of La Verne and the ULV Project Consultant Team in order to meet all state and local regulatory requirements and critical deadlines for school openings.

The existing offsite West Campus Area, west of Wheeler Avenue and South of Arrow Highway, covers approximately 16 acres and was undeveloped at the start of construction. The scope of work was to convert the existing West Campus Site into the new West Campus Athletic Facility, which involved mass grading, excavation, prepping and infrastructure work including all dry and wet utilities as well as the extension of Wheeler Avenue to the Private Road and installation of the Private Road.

The completed project features NCAA-compliant baseball field and softball fields, each with bleacher seating for 300, team dugouts, bullpens press box and digital scoreboard; two (2) softball and baseball steel framed batting cage structures with metal roofing, high-performance tunnel nets and light fixtures; site work including two parking lots, fencing, landscaping, walkways, on-site lighting, and a multipurpose field with Musco lights to be used for intramural sports. The facility building includes baseball and softball locker rooms, showers/team rooms, public restrooms, drinking fountains and a training room (shell space) and was constructed of CMU block.

Square Footage

653,400 s.f.

Department of Public Social Services (DPSS) – PERRIS

The new, single story, 50,000 s.f. concrete tilt-up facility for the County of Riverside’s Department of Public Social Services was completed under an Integrated Project Delivery (IPD) approach which focused on a collaborative team effort to minimize cost and schedule risk. Oltmans provided design/build services and worked alongside the Owner/Developer, Architect, County of Riverside, Economic Development Agency, and the Department of Public Social Services to successfully complete a project that met all vested parties’ goals and needs. The project enabled the County of Riverside to consolidate three (3) of their offices into one (1) all-inclusive Regional Facility, which presently accommodates 190 employees and services approximately 2,000 individuals daily with financial assistance, employment as well as food and shelter needs.

The building’s exterior featured a terra-cotta canopy, stone facade columns, and glass/glazing. Full tenant improvement work included the build-out of the following: a large waiting room, classrooms, interview booths, private interview rooms, five (5) conference rooms, meeting rooms, computer rooms, kitchen/breakrooms, women’s and men’s restrooms and offices/cubicle area as well as an Information Technology room with a redundant air conditioning system and a double inner lock fire sprinkler system. Oltmans completed all onsite and offsite work including a 280-car parking lot, fencing, landscaping, new traffic signals, new median, street improvements, and new storm drain installation.

Square Footage

51,992 s.f.