Paseo Colorado Retrofit

Largo is currently working on the seismic retrofit of a two level below grade precast concrete parking structure at the Paseo Colorado development in Pasadena. Located along South Los Robles Avenue between Historic Route 66 (Colorado Blvd.) and Green Street, the upgraded structure will provide support for the new commercial and hospitality space to be constructed above.

Largo’s team is busy drilling and epoxying dowels to expand footings and enlarge columns and using cast-in-place concrete to construct shear walls. With hundreds of corbels to be installed, a custom steel form was created so the team could efficiently pour these support structures. Foam inserts in the deck are being used to lighten the load along Green Street instead of a thickened slab where the structure connects to street level. Placing embeds for structural steel and forming and pouring a new vehicular ramp are also included in Largo’s scope. The work includes additional utility rooms, new pedestrian access stairs and elevators, and modified exhaust, lighting and fire protection systems. Working with general contractor CW Driver, Gonzalez Goodale Architects and Englekirk Structural Engineers, Largo’s scope is scheduled to be complete in early 2018.

Shoring and Formwork on a Cantilevered Balcony Deck

Check out the shoring and forming of the cantilevered balcony decks at our 8th & Spring Street Project in downtown Los Angeles! We utilized a Peri Beam-Deck Table System to move the shoring from one level to the next more efficiently and also support the cantilevered slab load without installing shoring all the way to the ground. Although the deck immediately below the cantilever is several feet in from its slab edge, our in-house Engineering Department was able to design the re-shoring system which allowed the loads that are coming down from deck table’s outside legs to be transferred and distributed into to the poured decks below without causing problems to the structure.

Doing Work in West Los Angeles – 3.5million sqft and 175,000CY of Concrete!

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!

Project Photos

Concrete Pump Photos

 

Custom Formwork at Sufism Reoriented

 

2013 Year in Review

January 16, 2014

Largo Concrete completed the year with landmark projects such as the LA Marriott, Stanford BioE/ChemE, Harrah’s Rincon Hotel Expansion and the Dodgers’ Stadium Renovation. Largo posted an annual revenue of $211 million in 2013. With no intention of slowing down, large scale project starts in West Los Angeles, CA and Austin, TX and specialty work such as the concrete domes at Sufism Reoriented in Walnut Creek, CA and the Great Wolf Water Park and Hotel in Anaheim, Largo continues to grow every day.

The Harrah’s Rincon Expansion in Valley Center and the Marriott in downtown Los Angeles are both concrete frame hotel towers over 20-stories in height. The $150 million, 403-room expansion at Harrah’s also includes, additions to the pool area, convention center and parking. Largo poured over 22,000CY of concrete at Harrah’s between January and August and the expansion is expected to be complete in the spring of 2014. With both convention and leisure travel on the rise, the Courtyard Marriott located on the corner of Olympic Blvd. and Francisco St., the 392-room hotel is expected to open during the summer of 2014 and improve downtown’s thriving hotel market.

In the commercial office market, Largo completed the 500,000sf Hyundai Motors America Headquarters building in Fountain Valley this past August. The Korean based firm is currently the fifth largest auto manufacturer in the world and the 6-story office and technical service building, with a showroom visible from the 405 freeway, solidifies their commitment to southern California.

At Stanford University, Largo poured the concrete in the 210,000sf Bioengineering / Chemical-Engineering building, completing the definition of the Science and Engineering Quad. The new facility features wet and dry laboratories for both departments but is also designed to encourage cooperation between them. Across the San Francisco Bay at UC Berkeley, Largo worked on the 7-story, 82,000sf Campbell Hall Replacement Building which features instructional, laboratory, administrative and support space for the astronomy and physics departments.

During the MLB offseason Largo worked on the Dodger Stadium Renovation project on a fast-track schedule. A majority of the renovation occurred below the lower level of seating which was rebuilt after the new clubhouse and dugouts were complete. The renovation also included four levels of ADA upgrades, two retail stores, a medium voltage DWP structure and back-of-house improvements. Construction teams worked through the night to be ready for the Dodgers’ season opener on Monday April 1, 2013 against the San Francisco Giants.

Largo was the design-build general contractor for the parking structures at the UDR Development in Mission Viejo, CA and at the Westfield Mall in Century City. The UDR project is a “wrap” parking structure with residential apartments on three sides and contains 535 total stalls over 3 ½ levels of parking. The UDR structure is a flat-plate design so the parking decks would match the residential floors, in contrast to the Westfield structure which utilized a long-span design. The Westfield structure is 206,000sf with 1.5-levels below grade, 5-levels above grade and 561 total stalls. The exterior façade is almost completely covered by chameleon colors metal panels which reflect different colors depending on the angle of the sun. The Westfield structure also features a photovoltaic array on the roof deck, designated stalls for fuel efficient vehicles and a car-counting system which displays available spots.

Outside of California, Largo completed the Crescent Dunes Solar Energy Plant in Tonopah, Nevada and began construction of two parking structures at the Summerlin retail center in Las Vegas. The two structures total 1,435 stalls and 520,000sf and with concrete expected to be complete in February, 2014. In Austin, Texas concrete is nearly complete on the 7-level parking structure with 6-stories of commercial space above IBC Bank Building. The 850,000sf Seaholm project in Austin also started in November, 2013 with a scheduled completion in 2015. This mixed-use development features two stories of commercial and retail space above 3-levels of below grade parking and a 20-story residential tower above 9-levels of parking.

Notable project starts in California include the G8 project in Los Angeles, Runway and Playa Villas in Playa Vista and the Sufism Reoriented sanctuary in Walnut Creek. With a combined contract value over $100,000,000 the G8 and Playa Villas projects are parking podiums for large residential communities. The Runway project, adjacent to Playa Villas, includes commercial, retail and above grade parking structure components along with below-grade parking podiums for residential apartments. In northern California the Sufism Reoriented project is a religious sanctuary which features 13 concrete domes, 5 of which are cast-in-place.

Our commitment to quality work and client satisfaction has allowed us to successfully grow into new markets and take on larger, more challenging projects. With over 800 employees, Largo has the resources and capabilities to meet your needs on any project. We appreciate all the opportunities our clients have entrusted us with, and all the hard work and support our subcontractors and suppliers have provided, and look forward to a bigger and brighter 2014!

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Westfield Century City Parking Structure Complete in Time for Holiday Shopping

  • Westfield Century City Parking Structure

December 17, 2013
Largo Concrete recently completed the Design-Build Parking Structure at Westfield Century City on Nov. 21 just in time for holiday shopping. The structure will provide the retail facility an additional 561-stalls across five-levels of above grade and one-and-a-half levels of below grade parking. This two-bay wide, long-span parking structure utilizes a shear wall structural system and is designed with jump-ramps at the top and bottom to improve circulation.

Chameleon colored metal panels cover a majority of the facade reflecting different shades of green, blue and purple and creating a unique look depending on the time of day. CMU block and spandrels with hex pattern reveals make up the rest of the exterior facade. The structure is equipped with photovoltaic panels on the roof deck generating electricity while at the same time providing shade for those parked on the top level. Other environmentally conscious features include 28-stalls designated for Low Emission, Fuel Efficient (LEFE) vehicles and 18-stalls set aside for car/van pool parking located on the grade level with quick access to the mall entrance. A car counting system displays available parking by level and indicator lights direct patrons to available stalls reducing the time spent looking for parking.