The Korte Company was selected by the U.S. Postal Service to design and construct a new expansion and provide additional building and site improvements to their existing P&DC facility in Los Angeles. During the multi-phased project, a detailed, multi-phased construction plan was initiated to ensure the facility remained fully operational.
The new expansion is just over 390,000 square feet and features a mail processing workroom with administration, maintenance and employee support areas. The tilt-up and steel framed structure connects the existing annex building to the processing and distribution building.
Employee support areas include a locker area and lunchroom with two exterior break areas, as well as satellite break areas on the workroom floor. The facility design also includes a mail platform with 15 new dock positions, support office and a driver’s break area along the platform. The new expansion houses a business mail entry unit for customer use as well.
There were additional improvements that needed to be made to the existing buildings and site in preparation for the new expansion. Three existing buildings within the expansion footprint were demolished. Solar panels were removed and relocated throughout the site to make way for the new expansion and employee parking.
An existing gated entrance was relocated and new security fencing constructed to serve the annex building’s new 1,800 square foot tilt-up addition, which included 6 new dock positions. A new exterior structural platform was constructed for new mechanical units to serve the annex building.
The design of the facility includes all mechanical, electrical and fire protection systems for the operation of the facility and USPS mechanization equipment. The facility is equipped throughout with access controlled areas and a security system.