Bomel Construction Co – Eight-Level Parking Structure Completed for Landmark Office Building in Orange County, California
Eight-Level Parking Structure Completed for Landmark Office Building in Orange County, California
Jan. 3, 2018––You won’t see a lifeguard stand or colorful beach umbrellas near this boardwalk. And a steady stream of bike riders will not be whizzing by on a bright sunny day.
The recently completed Boardwalk in Irvine, Calif., may not be surfside but it does represent the largest new office building to be constructed in Orange County in 2017, according to Colliers International, a global real estate company. And with a spacious, landscaped courtyard featuring cushioned lounge chairs, plank walkways and cabana-style meeting areas, working at The Boardwalk might just be a beach after all.
The 7.5-acre campus, at the intersection of Jamboree Road and Dupont Drive, consists of two nine-story structures forming a “T,” linked by outdoor and indoor walkways. It encompasses 540,000 square feet of office space and 5,000 square feet of space designated for restaurant and retail. The general contractor for the Class A office building was Snyder Langston. Gensler was the architect.
The property also includes an eight-level, 2,170-stall parking structure recently completed by Bomel Construction Co. for project developer Trammell Crow Co.
Matt Prince, Bomel’s project manager, said building the garage had a number of challenges, including productively sharing a construction site packed with workers and equipment while simultaneously erecting two brawny office buildings and a 670,000-square-foot, poured-in-place concrete parking structure. Prince said last year’s wet winter had crews working faster to make up for lost time. Bomel also was Snyder Langston’s subcontractor for the office buildings’ structural concrete and placing and finishing concrete on the metal decks.
“We had to contend with an exceedingly rainy winter,” Prince explained. “We had rain all the way up through May. That said, we still met our obligations and schedule to the owner.”
In addition to Prince, the Bomel team included Garret Hoffman, project engineer; John Bibbens, general superintendent and Doug Smith, formwork superintendent. International Parking Design was the architect for the parking structure.
The garage measures 464 feet by 186 feet. Pine and palm trees accent its west side. There are three entrances and exit points: on Teller, a driveway near the courtyard off Dupont and a driveway on the east side, accessible from Teller.
The focal points of the light-gray parking structure are two 94-foot-tall, glass-enclosed elevator towers on its courtyard side.
ABOUT BOMEL: Established in 1970, Irvine, Calif.-based Bomel Construction Co. Inc. is widely regarded as the dean of parking structure construction in California and Nevada. Bomel-built parking structures are located at a wide range of venues, including airports, car dealerships, casinos/hotels, colleges, malls, mass transit stations, office buildings, regional retail-entertainment centers and universities. From fourth quarter 2017 to fourth quarter 2018, the company will have recently completed, be well underway or beginning the construction phase for at least 20 parking structures in California. Bomel Construction is ranked number 117 on Engineering News-Record magazine’s current list of the 600 largest specialty contractors based in the United States. In addition to its Irvine headquarters, Bomel has regional offices in Carlsbad, Calif., and Las Vegas, Nev. For more information, visit www.bomelconstruction.com or call (714) 921-1660.