Summarize the project's program, features, and achievements: Goodman Logistics Center Fullerton is a ground up development of four buildings spanning 66-acres, which required demolition of 1.3-million s.f of industrial buildings prior to start. Oltmans Construction Co. was awarded tenant improvements on all buildings. Each of the four buildings include offices, warehouses and built-in loading docks. The site is conveniently located near the Long Beach ports and a nearby rail line. Buildings 1-4 is sized at 336,968 s.f., 538,226 s.f., 487,036 s.f. and 173,825 s.f., respectively with a total site area of 1,536,055 s.f. The site benefits from a strategic location from being less than a mile away from the 91 and 57 freeway. Tenants for the campus include Sprouts Farmers Market, Samsung, and Bandai Namco. Building 1’s tenant is Sprouts Farmers Market a warehouse and climate controlled facility. The building features several temperature-controlled areas ranging between 32 – 50 degrees. To prep the shell for Sprouts’ refrigeration needs a polar-ply thermal shield and was added to the underside of the roof deck and a 5.5” insulated TPO rooftop was added to watertight the building, conserve energy, and eliminate condensation. Several trench drains were located throughout the warehouse and a continuous dock pit was poured for food grade vertical dock levelers and insulated dock doors.
What obstacles were overcome related to the schedule, budget, program, specification, site, etc. on this project? One of the biggest challenges in this redevelopment was the significant fill required to balance the site. Home to the previous Kimberly-Clark manufacturing facility, the site housed a complex maze of underground tunnels filled with leftover equipment and boilers that required import. Oltmans oversaw the demolition of the facility in a process that spanned nearly 6 months. The demolition scope included over 1.3-million-square-foot of building and all associated site work. The team worked with the demolition subcontractor to crush and recycle all existing concrete and brought in nearly 30,000 yards of spoils from the street work taken from Orangethorpe and Kimberly. Despite these significant efforts the project site was still short by nearly 130,000 yards of soil. Another obstacle the project faced was unpredictable weather conditions. Due to the exceptional rain received in Southern California in the winter of 2022/2023, the site collected water throughout the wintertime interrupting site work and building progression. This caused months of schedule delays and required significant reworking of the schedule to maintain. The project was caught between weather stalling construction progress, while roof structure delivery dates stayed the same. The team pushed to have enough slab on grade available to receive the roof structure deliveries ordered 14 months prior.
Please communicate any engineering complexities or unique features of the panel design for this project. ? The concrete tilt up structure features a unique F-shaped panel design at each corner that meets at 45-degree angle with glazing filling in the voids. Lifting these corner panels was an incredibly involved and delicate process due to the unique shape made by the cantilevered portions. This striking architectural feature creates a pop-out that can be seen on top the glazing. Other unique features include angled panels, wood looking veneer, and architectural reveals.
What is the potential for this project's impact on the community and/or environment? With the vacancy of Kimberly-Clark, the remaining facility was dilapidated. The Goodman Logistics redevelopment renews and revitalizes the historically heavy manufacturing site. During demolition all concrete material was recycled and reused on site. To commemorate the city’s long history of orange groves, the site also includes a commemorative plaque and planted orange trees. Streetwork for the project included restructuring Orangethorpe Ave a major, 7-lane, arterial street in the City of Fullerton. During excavation several layers of road was discovered dating back to the original street from the 1930s. To mitigate street shutdowns, street work was carved out and removed in portions. The middle section of the 7-lane street was removed and built out first moving outwards from the center median with the last two outside lanes being removed and improved last. Lastly, the project has made a positive impact on the local community of Fullerton by bringing in high-paying jobs to residents. All four buildings were leased and productive before construction completion with tenants that include Sprouts Farmers Market, Samsung and Bandai Namco. The new Sprouts Farmers Market distribution center has increased their ability to distribute fresh produce and faster deliveries to local stores spanning a 250-mile radius. Samsung resides in buildings 2 & 3 with a ten-year lease, marking the commitment one of the longest industrial leases of that scale in Orange County within the past three years. Bandai Namco occupies the fourth building; making it Bandai’s largest real estate commitment in the United States.
Fullerton, CA 92831
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