Construction News San Francisco

Blog

Alten completes school in Alameda, CA

Alten Construction completed the modernization of Paden Elementary School in the Alameda Unified School District.

Alten Construction started the project June 11 and completed it in time for school to resume Aug. 20. The $3.29 million project included a complete window replacement, an AV data electrical upgrade and Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) accessibility upgrades. The architect on the project was Mark Quattrocchi with Quattrocchi Kwok Architects (QKA).

Read More

Alten builds modern school

San Jose City College students looking to explore a career in health and fitness now have a new facility to help support them on their educational journey.

In January 2018, the college officially unveiled its new 39,000-square-foot, two-story gymnasium building. San Jose City College teamed up with Alten Construction, a full-service San Francisco Bay Area construction company, in March 2016, on the $17.5 million project.

Read More

Alten builds modern school

Roseland University Prep isn’t your typical high school.

With interior wood paneling, floor-to-ceiling windows and high-end finishes, Roseland University Prep in Santa Rosa, Calif. is more reminiscent of an upscale restaurant in downtown San Francisco than a high school.

The charter school, which was completed in November 2017 and is home to about 450 students, was built using high-end design elements. A particular emphasis was placed on carpentry, clean lines and the use of natural light that can be seen throughout the 30,000-square foot facility's interior.

Read More

Alten wins historic preservation award

ROHNERT PARK, Calif. — Alten Construction, a full-service San Francisco Bay Area commercial construction company, recently completed a new fire alarm system installation at Lawrence E. Jones Middle School.

Alten Construction started the project June 4 and finished the project by the time school resumed Aug. 14. The $1.67 million project included demolition and removal of the existing fire alarm system and the installation of a new fire alarm system, which includes smoke and heat detectors, for 13 buildings within the middle school.

Read More

Alten wins historic preservation award

Alex Adams isn’t afraid of a little hard work.

Whether it’s completing submittals and RFIs, helping with change orders or handling company meeting minutes and logs, Alex is willing to go above and beyond to help make sure the Foothill-De Anza Community College District office project remains on track. Alten Superintendent

That dedication and desire to take on additional tasks helped the former Alten Construction intern land a full-time position with the company as a project engineer in May 2018.

Read More

Alten wins historic preservation award

RICHMOND, Calif. – The historic headquarters of Alten Construction, a full-service San Francisco Bay Area commercial construction company, recently received a Historic Preservation Award by the Richmond Historic Preservation Commission and the National Park Service for its adaptive reuse of the former National Oil Products factory.

Alten Construction completed the 70-year-old factory in the Marina Bay industrial area in August 2017. Bob Alten, founder and CEO of Alten Construction, partnered with architect Andrew Butt and landscape architect JC Miller Studio to refurbish the building, which was built in 1946 by vitamin manufacturer and also housed a lighting factory.

Read More

Alten completes High School stadium

Alten Construction, a full-service San Francisco Bay Area commercial construction company, completed the construction for Will C. Wood High School’s new high school football stadium with multi-use track and field.

The new stadium and multi-use track and field will be used for football games, soccer matches and track and field events. A ribbon-cutting ceremony was held to commemorate the occasion on May 3 to unveil it. Faculty, students, district officials and members of the community filled the stadium’s field and stands during the event.

Read More

Howard Burgess joins Alten Construction

RICHMOND, Calif. – Alten Construction, a full-service San Francisco Bay Area commercial construction company, recently welcomed Howard Burgess to its team as a superintendent. Burgess brings more than 24 years of experience in the construction industry to the firm. He has extensive knowledge in the public works sector and has completed projects on educational facilities, firehouses and county buildings, among others.

Read More

Alten Employee Anniversaries

This year, 25 Alten Construction employees celebrate anniversaries with the company.

Bob and Shannon Alten dreamt of creating a cohesive construction team that works together to create amazing structures throughout the San Francisco Bay Area.

Read More

Alten sponsors firefighters event

Full-service San Francisco Bay Area commercial construction company Alten Construction is presenting Firefighter Appreciation Night on Saturday, July 14 at the San Rafael Pacifics baseball stadium.

Benefiting the San Rafael Fire Foundation, attendees can purchase a $25 package that includes a game ticket and unique firefighters appreciation t-shirt and provides a $10 donation to the foundation. General admission tickets will also be available and range from $15-$20.

Read More

Napa Library renovation

Alten Construction completed the more than $1.7 million restoration project in December 2017. The commercial construction company was awarded for its efforts when the Goodman Library was awarded the Historical Project of the Year award from the American Public Works Association (APWA) Northern California Chapter for its restoration.

Read More

San Rafael Public Safety Building

During its 23-year history, Alten Construction, which offers a full range of construction services specializing in public works facilities, has managed more than a dozen fire station projects. That history allows the firm to build efficient, durable, comfortable stations that meet the needs of the firefighters, with the foresight to avoid costly errors.

Read More

San Rafael Public Safety Building

The San Francisco Bay Area commercial construction company, has been awarded the contract to build the new $35 million San Rafael Public Safety Center and began construction this month.

Slated for completion in 2020, the 44,000-square-foot building will house police, fire and administrative facilities.

“Facilities like these are unique,” said Bob Alten, president and co-founder of Alten Construction, of the combined facilities. “It’s a project you do not see very often, and we were excited to be selected to help build this for the area. We started our business in San Rafael, and we live in San Rafael. We feel like we’re doing something for the community.”

Read More

Napa Library renovation

Alten Construction, recently began the expansion for KIPP Bridge Academy, a transitional kindergarten through eighth-grade public charter school that is free and open to all students.

KIPP Bridge Academy has educated students in West Oakland since its founding in 2002 and is now expanding to serve more students, adding to the one building that is currently on its campus.

Read More

Napa Library renovation

Alten Construction repaired the 2014 earthquake damage to the 5,433-square-foot building built in 1901. The project, which began in April 2017, is being nominated for the Project of the Year Award through the American Public Works Association (APWA).

During the more than $1.7 million project, the construction installed a new roof, repaired and reinforced timber roof trusses, fixed damaged terra cotta entry columns and the entry doorway arch and restored and repaired interior wood trim, lath and plaster walls and dislodged interior metal tin ceiling tiles and trim.

Read More

California High School Stadium Construction

The $14 million project began in May 2017 and is slated to wrap up in January 2018. The stadium and multi-use track and field will be used for football games, soccer matches and track and field events.

The stadium will boast a new ceiling-mounted projector, turf field, ticket booth, locker rooms, concessions, press box and an accessible ramp that will be adorned with donor-purchased wall tiles. Its new bleacher grandstands with amphitheater-style seating will hold 4,000 fans.

Read More

Alten begins construction on Napa Courthouse

The $11.6 million project, which began last month, will repair the courthouse damage caused by the Aug. 24 south Napa earthquake. The work will also include the 16,000-square-foot courthouse historical renovation, a structural retrofit and new restrooms.

The 18,000-square-foot structure consists of an 1878 historical building that has been unoccupied since the earthquake. An addition was later built and is still in service for the County Court.

Read More

new Alten headquarters

It took seven years of searching, but Bob Alten finally found the perfect location for the new Alten Construction headquarters — a spot in Richmond’s historic waterfront industrial district just two miles away from his company’s former office. The only problem with the proposed “new” HQ? The property’s very old building.

Alten collaborated with architect Andrew Butt on the renovation, a yearlong project that involved extensive repair and historic salvage as well as creative design and masterful execution. Ultimately, the team was able to reveal and celebrate the gem of a structure that lay under decades of neglect and decay.

Read More

new San Rafael Fire Station

Alten Construction strives to help every member of its team navigate a successful career path – from interns and new employees to those who are interested in project management, engineering or supervisory roles.

Everyone that works at Alten Construction, a full-service San Francisco Bay Area commercial construction company, is considered part of the Alten family and that includes six college students who are working alongside Alten Construction project managers and superintendents this summer to learn more about the construction industry.

Read More

new San Rafael Fire Station

Alten Construction, a full-service San Francisco Bay Area commercial construction company, has started construction on the new, state-of-the-art San Rafael Fire Department Station 52.

The state-of-the-art updates include the new station, a training tower and a classroom building. The new 10,973-square-foot two-story fire station will house five on-duty fire fighters in a 24-hour shift, increasing the number of on-duty staff from three to five.

Read More

new Alameda Fire Station

Alten Construction, a full-service San Francisco Bay Area commercial construction company, recently completed construction on four new buildings for Sequoia Union High School District’s Menlo-Atherton High School, a four-year comprehensive secondary school.

Read More

new Alameda Fire Station

Alten Construction, a full-service San Francisco Bay Area commercial construction company, has been awarded the contract to construct the new, state-of-the-art San Francisco Fire Department Station 5, a division station and one of the biggest and busiest fire stations in the city.

Read More

new Alameda Fire Station

Alten Construction has completed a new Fire Station No. 3 and Emergency Operations Center for the City of Alameda. The two facilities are adjacent to each other on the same piece of property, which is about half an acre. The Fire Station at …

Read More

CEA President

Robert Alten, president and CEO of Alten Construction, a full-service San Francisco Bay area commercial construction company, was installed as the president of the Construction Employers’ Association on Jan. 10 …

Read More

Goodman Library

This week, restoration started on the historical Goodman Library in downtown Napa. Alten Construction will repair the 2014 earthquake damage at the 5,433-square-foot building built in 1901 …

Read More

Foothill-De Anza Community College

Alten Construction has broken ground on a two-story office building for the Foothill-De Anza Community College District, which operates Foothill College in Los Altos Hills, Calif., and De Anza College in Cupertino, Calif. …

Read More

AC Transit completed by Alten Construction

This fall, about 450 students at Roseland University Prep in Santa Rosa, Calif., will move into a brand new 31,000-square-foot school built by Alten Construction, a full-service San Francisco Bay Area commercial construction company …

Read More

AC Transit completed by Alten Construction

Alten Construction has finalized the reactivation and modernization of a six-acre bus maintenance facility in Richmond, Calif., for the Alameda-Contra Costa Transit District, known as AC Transit …

Read More

Sonoma County General Contractor

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 …

Read More