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.
To prep the site for vertical construction, approximately 2-1/2 miles of underground utilities have been installed through a maze of undocumented oil lines and 542 piles were driven, some as deep as 72 feet, into the ground.
One of the most challenging aspects of the underground scope has been overseeing and coordinating the processing of 3,000 cubic yards of contaminated dirt with the Port of Long Beach, navigating the complex, high-pressure sewage infrastructure. This involved four (4) new connections, three (3) of which were connected directly to a one-hundred-year-old sewer main located 15 feet below ground. No live pipes were disturbed during excavations.
To process the contaminated soil and groundwater, Oltmans teamed up with another contractor, who works directly with the port, to identify, remove, and export all contaminated material in compliance with AQMD regulations. To dry out and compact the trenches, water was pumped out 24/7, cleaned, and reused on-site for air quality control.
Another challenge posed were the oil pipelines of six (6) neighboring companies which ran underneath the project site, requiring coordination efforts each time the utilities crossed. This alone required a small army to ensure that where our underground utilities intersect with another companyâ€™s, we took the appropriate steps to verify and test, avoid, or cap and remove.
Square Footage: 155,000 s.f.