December 20, 2016
San Francisco Bay area contractor Alten Construction announced the recent completion of construction on Sonoma County’s new Fleet and Materials Lab facility. The 21,000-sq-ft facility at 709 Russell Ave. in Santa Rosa, CA, will be used for servicing the county’s fleet of vehicles and for testing and analysis of soil and paving materials.
The facility includes a full-service automobile garage with nine vehicle lifts, a parking lot with about 300 parking spaces for county vehicles, offices and a mechanical lab testing facility.
The Fleet and Materials Lab, which was designed by San Francisco based Kwan Henmi Architecture & Planning, was built sustainably by Alten Construction, and Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) green building certification is pending. The facility includes electric charging stations for 22 county vehicles.
During the project, Alten Construction worked with several local Sonoma County subcontractors. Dreier Fire Protection from Sebastopol installed the fire sprinkler system; Baswell Electrical Construction from Windsor was responsible for the electrical systems; CBS Plumbing and Heating from Santa Rosa did the plumbing systems; Serres Cor p o r a t i o n from Sonoma handled earthwork, utilities and paving; and West Coast Drywall from Santa Rosa did the metal framing and drywall work.
In the coming weeks, a time capsule will be installed at the facility. Alten Construction is contributing items to the time capsule, including current newspaper articles and letters to children and grandchildren. The time capa full range of commercial construction services and has its own shop with carpenters, construction laborers and LEED Accredited Professionals. Serving public and private clients throughout the San Francisco Bay area. Over the past 20 years, the firm has grown from a small public works company to employing more than 100 people with annual revenues of over $75 million. Dedicated to the community, Alten Construction partners with small, local businesses and helps develop construction professionals through its internship opportunities and in-house training. Bob Alten is currently the vice president of the Construction Employees’ Association. The commercial construction firm is also affiliated with Marin Builders Association and the North Coast Builders Exchange. For more information, visit www.Alten- Construction.com sule will be buried outside the front entrance to the building and county officials are planning on opening it in 10 to 20 years.
Alten Construction has completed 14 projects in Sonoma County in addition to the Fleet and Materials Lab. The company’s clients in the area have included Santa Rosa City Schools, Santa Rosa Junior College, Petaluma’s Old Adobe Union School District, Windsor Unified School District and Sonoma County. In August, the company completed the Miwok Valley Language Academy in Petaluma for the Old Adobe Union School District. Currently, Alten Construction is working on the new Roseland University Prep High School, which is in the City of Santa Rosa.