Largo poured 9,509CY of concrete at the Century Plaza Residences in Century City this weekend. The large foundation is for one of two 46 level residential buildings with a similar size pour scheduled for later this summer. Over 100 tradesmen were on site to unload, pump, place and finish 1,001 ready mix truck loads over 16 hours. Seven boom pumps, two city pumps and two placing booms worked together pumping 800CY/Hour. Working with architectural premiere designers Gensler, Pei Cobb Freed & Partners, Harley Ellis Devereaux, Englekirk Structural Engineers, and general contractor Webcor Builders, the development is scheduled to open in 2020.
UAV Footage of a mini mat pour at the Station 1300 project in Menlo Park, CA.
Largo Concrete recently began work on the 12-acre, outdoor themed, Great Wolf Hotel and Waterpark on Harbor Boulevard south of Disneyland. The 603-suite hotel is located at the back of the development behind the 3-acre indoor and outdoor waterpark, 30,000sf conference area and 18,000sf of retail and dining. Designed by architect Ware Malcomb and structural engineer Englekirk, highlights of the waterpark include the Howlin’ Tornado which drops riders 6-stories through a funnel and the Wolf Tail slide which takes riders in a 360 degree loop. The waterpark has designated zones for guests of different ages along with other child friendly entertainment such as miniature golf and bowling, an arcade, a resort-wide treasure hunt and story time each night in the lobby.
From a constructability perspective, perhaps the most unique feature on the project are the 84’ Tall Tilt-Up Concrete Panels at the waterpark. Panels of this height rank in the Top 10 tallest nationally according to the Tilt-up Concrete Association, and are believed to be the tallest free standing panels ever placed. Largo is scheduled to start erecting these panels this October. In addition to the waterpark, Largo is also constructing a 9-story cast in place hotel and a 3-story structural steel building with metal decks. Concrete-wise, there is a little of everything on this project.
During the lengthy pre-construction process Largo finalized design with all disciplines utilizing Building Information Modeling (BIM). This powerful software is vital to the success of such a complex project as it provides the platform for the enhanced coordination, and collaboration, of all trades from schematic design through closeout. The General Contractor, Turner Construction Co., is working all areas of the development to meet the scheduled opening in the Spring of 2016. Largo Concrete estimates completion of our scope in March of 2015.
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June 9, 2014
Largo Concrete was recently awarded the cast-in-place, 7-level, 531,000gsf, Fountainview at Gonda project in Playa Vista, CA. Nestled amongst the already underway Runway and Playa Villas projects, this is the fifth contract Largo currently has along Jefferson Blvd for a total of nearly 3.5million square feet and 175,000CY of concrete!
The Runway at Playa Vista project is the centerpiece for the new development and consists of 230,000sf of retail space, 30,000sf of commercial, 420 apartments and a nine-screen theater. Largo’s scope includes three mixed-use podiums with metal decking above, two residential podiums with wood framing above, and one stand-alone, long-span parking structure for a total of 812,121gsf and 41,074CY. Largo started construction on Runway in June of 2013 and is scheduled to be poured out on August 2014.
Shortly after work started at Runway Largo was awarded the Playa Villas project with Western National Contractors. Divided into three parcels along Jefferson Blvd., Parcels One, Five and Seven are all 3-level parking podiums for wood frame residential units above. Parcel 1 includes of 646-stalls across 298,000gsf, Parcel 5 has 998-stalls across 765,000gsf and Parcel 7 with 1,432-stalls across 1,040,000gsf. Largo is schedule to be wrap up Playa Villas in November of 2014, with a total of 2,103,000gsf and over 100,000CY of concrete.
In order to keep up with demand, Largo purchased two 39meter Concrete Boom Pumps to service the projects. With the ability to pump a combined 1,400CY per days both pumps have been kept busy since they arrived onsite!