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The Landing at San Manuel

Summarize the project's program, features and achievements?

San Manuel Landing is a LEED silver-certified, speculative concrete tilt-up building totaling 1.1 million s.f.. Oltmans Construction Co. is proud to be a part of the San Manuel Band of Mission Indians first industrial manufacturing building project, collaborating with multiple agencies and municipalities, including The San Manuel Band of Mission Indians - a federally recognized sovereign American Indian tribe, the city of San Bernardino, and the San Bernardino International Airport. An engineering feat was accomplished during this project - the preservation and relocation of a 128-ton, 160-ft high water tower that holds significant historical meaning to the tribe's residents. The site also includes tilt-up screen walls on the perimeter of the truck dock spanning 2,307,431 sq ft. The Flexport tenant improvement covers an area of 10,600 s.f.. The single-story concrete tilt-up was completed within a 9-month timeframe.

What obstacles were overcome related to the schedule, budget, program, specification, site, etc. on this project?

One of the challenges of the onsite work included moving a 128-ton water tower from the middle of the building pad to the northwest corner of the building approximately 1,000 ft. The water tower had to be carefully managed and properly restored. It required coordination with the owners to relocate power lines that bisect the site from north to south. Additional coordination included mechanical, electrical, plumbing, and the addition of an east access road connecting U-street.

The delivery of this project on schedule was also predicated on completing the offsite street work along the two major streets, 3rd and Victoria Ave, and a smaller street, Central. Since the scope of work belonged to several different jurisdictions, including the City of Highland, the City of San Bernardino, and the San Bernardino International Airport Authority, Oltmans' project team spearheaded the coordination with each jurisdiction separately. The offsite scope also included several new approaches to the site, including two on 3rd Street and an access point off 3rd St. and Central.

Please communicate any engineering complexities or unique features of the panel design for this project?

The relocation of the 128-ton water tower was a remarkable engineering feat, requiring meticulous planning and execution to preserve its historical significance. Additionally, the panel design incorporated tilt-up screen walls, enhancing the building's aesthetic appeal while maintaining structural integrity.

What is the potential for this project's impact on the community and/or environment?

The building's north exterior screen wall showcases painted tile murals depicting the city of San Bernardino, highlighting its agricultural history and connection to the former Norton Air Force base site. 7 (seven) tile murals were added to the screen walls. The water tower which was originally utilized as the base's water source, now serves as a significant symbol for the San Manuel Band of Mission Indians. The relocation of the 160 ft water tower has allowed its historic significance to be preserved for future generations, reflecting the community's longstanding presence and evolution in the area.

Oltmans provided 10,600 sq ft. of tenant improvement services to Flexport. The building includes office space, conference and break rooms, training rooms, and a warehouse. It was designed with expansion in mind, incorporating underground sewer and electrical conduit to cater to the needs of future tenants.

The recently completed supply and logistics facility is anticipated to contribute over $7 million to the city's revenue through property taxes and permits, as reported by TheSun.com. The decision to partner with Flexport, a leading supply chain forwarder, is anticipated to create numerous permanent employment opportunities. Flexport's warehouse facilities will offer storage solutions for physical assets, streamlining the process of cargo movement and facilitating the smooth transition of transportation phases in the inland empire.

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Project Location

San Bernardino, CA 92408
United States

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Project Team (TCA Members)

General Contractor:
Oltmans Construction Co.
Concrete Contractor:
Jon Newell

Project Specifics

Project Category:
Building Types:
Manufacturing Plant
Paint (Flat)
Shadow Panels
Post Applied (Interior)
LEED Certified - Silver
Number of Floors:
Number of Panels:
459 panels
Total Floor Area:
1,080,144 sq ft (100,345 sq m)
Tallest Panel:
55 ft 0 in (16.76 m)
Widest Panel:
44 ft 0 in (13.41 m)