Oltmans Construction was hired by Ganahl Lumber to provide construction services on their new retail location in Torrance, CA. Â Using a celebration of wood and concrete, the building is the first composite building with rooftop parking. The architectural building design, showcases the companyâ€™s passion for innovation as well as demonstrates lumberâ€™s versatility as a building product thatâ€™s both elegant and strong.
The 18-acre yard with a total of 225,000 s.f. of new buildings, includes an 86,000 s.f. retail store, the stand-out structure on the site where the framing is built with Douglas Fir and Alaskan Yellow Cedar Glu Lams. The large yard also provides ample space for lumber storage and includes an onsite mill. Utilizing a composite design, the wood frame structure – 14â€ť wide by 60â€ť deep glue laminated beams – include drilled lag bolts that get cast into the concrete deck.
With the intention of showcasing lumber products, the project also contains many wood species and finishes ranging from beautifully sustained Red Mangaris siding, to traditional maple hardwood flooring, to rustic Douglas Fir siding salvaged from the Hollywood Park Race Track. Other variations of wood finishes included the use of Kaswell Honey Mesquite end-grain counter-tops and Cherry veneer interior paneling.