This project consisted of design and construction of a 68,000 square foot expansion to the existing Processing and Distribution Center located in San Diego, California.  The project presented several challenges from the phasing of the project to the inclement weather experienced. The project had to be completed in two (2) separate phases to allow the continued operation of the plant and unimpeded truck traffic 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

The first phase consisted of completing the truck access lane which required soldier piles and lagging to retain the side of the roadway and truck traffic while the building was excavated and constructed. The second phase consisted of completing the building.  During the construction of the building, above average rainfall had to be dealt with and schedules jockeyed to make sure the completion date was achieved. Also along the way, several “opportunities” were presented to the project team which were overcome, and the project was completed on schedule and to the satisfaction of the United States Postal Service.

Close daily interface with the plant and USPS CMSSC was required to assure safe USPS operations and a safe jobsite. The Korte Team successfully completed the mission without any lost time accidents for Korte, the subcontractors, or the U.S. Postal Service.

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Project Details
Markets
  • Distribution Center
  • Municipal / Government
  • Processing
Services
  • Design-Build
  • Design Services
Clients
  • United States Postal Service
Architects
  • Korte Design, Inc.
Size
  • 68,000 square feet
Location
  • San Diego, CA
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