Skechers Distribution Center Construction Underway

Construction has begun on the 1.8 million sf Skechers Distribution Facility in Moreno Valley, CA. Diffenbaugh is working closely with developer Highland Fairview on the largest distribution project in the history of Moreno Valley. With a tight schedule and a long list of interesting features we have embarked on an adventure in construction. No stranger to tilt-up construction, Diffenbaugh has once again put its experience to work along with a multitude of subcontractors to accomplish this amazing feat. The project consists of more than 40 acres (56 football fields) of concrete construction. Utilizing Inland Concrete Constructors (an affiliate of Diffenbaugh) the project team successfully placed 140,000 yards of concrete in one continuous pour.

Included in the facility are 30 miles of sprinkler pipe, 50 miles of saw-cut concrete joints, over 1625 skylights and 4500 light fixtures. If that doesn’t get your attention imagine taking your lunch break and walking 1-˝ miles in your Skechers tennis shoes, the total distance around the perimeter of the building. Some other staggering numbers anticipated in the construction include 55,000 sheets of plywood, 9500+ steel traffic bollards, 45 miles of steel trusses and the use of 350,000 gallons of biodiesel in grading operations alone.

St. Thomas More - Parish Hall Complete!

Diffenbaugh has completed construction on the new parish center at St. Thomas More in Irvine, CA for the Catholic Diocese of Orange. The 23, 530 sf wood framed building creates new space for a multi-purpose parish hall seating 900 parishioners. Also included are conference and meeting rooms, a fireside room and library, as well as administrative offices, and a full service kitchen. Construction included all associated onsite and offsite improvements as well as landscaping.

LA Valley College Student Services Complete!

Diffenbaugh was the General Contractor for LACCD on the new Student Services Center at Los Angeles Valley College. The new center will serve as the gateway to the campus with a connection to public transportation and a one-stop-shop for the students. The project consists of two new buildings that include a 26,000 sf steel-framed structure and an 11,500 sf steel structure. The buildings will house: administration and records, financial aid, student union facilities and multi-purpose room, disabled student programs and services, tutoring facilities with computer lab for testing and placement, and career transfer and counseling program spaces. Both buildings will be certified LEED Silver.

Riverside County Regional Medical Center Project Award!

Diffenbaugh was recently awarded the 2nd Floor Operating Room renovation project for RCRMC. Totaling 2728 sf, the renovation includes the new construction of two state-of-the-art operating rooms on the 2nd floor of an existing hospital. Work will be completed while the hospital remains open and fully operational, and will be under the jurisdiction of OSHPD. Also included is the conversion of two existing rooms to storage and locker room facilities to better accommodate the doctors and hospital staff.

Flexsteel Warehouse Expansion Project Award!

Diffenbaugh was recently awarded a design/build contract for the expansion and renovation of the Flexsteel facility in Riverside, CA. Phase I includes demolition of an existing 16,000 sf mezzanine and conversion to recapture warehouse space to racked storage areas. Work includes associated overhead system modification and abandonment of services. Phase II is the design and construction of a new 80,000 sf tilt-up warehouse expansion with associated site improvements on the active facility campus. Diffenbaugh originally built the existing warehouse in 1981. Flexsteel Industries and Diffenbaugh enjoy a multi=project history dating back 20+ years.

Project Award: Pierce College Horticultural Campus

Diffenbaugh was recently awarded the Pierce College Horticulture & Animal Science Campus located in Woodland Hills, CA. Diffenbaugh is the Design Builder on this project for the Los Angeles Community College District’s Prop A/AA Bond Program. The new $12,800,000 horticultural campus encompasses approximately 26,600 sf of specialized classroom and laboratory facilities, as well as significant landscape and hardscape improvements to support state-of-the-art instruction in horticultural sciences. Additionally, the design provides the opportunity for retail sales and supporting public events engaging the campus and the community it serves. Because of the facility’s role in educating students and serving the surrounding community, significant emphasis was placed on the integration of sustainable features and support of exemplary sustainable practices. The facility is designed to achieve LEED Platinum. Construction is expected to break ground in early 2011. HPI Architects is the architect of record.

Riverside Animal Shelter Complete!

Diffenbaugh has completed construction on the Riverside Animal Shelter on Van Buren Blvd. The owner of the project, Riverside County Economic Development Agency, was excited to open the new $22.5M facility. The project consisted of a 50,000 square foot building on a 12-acre site which include clinics, multiple kennels, diagnostic area, examination rooms, surgery center and a hay barn.

Vista Del Sol Senior Living Center Complete!

The new Vista Del Sol Senior Living Facility located in Redlands is ready for tenants. The project was built for the Housing Authority of San Bernardino in partnership with Housing Partners I, Inc. The project consisted of demolition of the existing structures and the new construction of a 71-unit, 2-story complex with a stucco exterior with built-up and tile roofs. This new facility will provide affordable senior housing for the nearby communities.

Special Projects Division: iHerb Project Award!

Diffenbaugh Special Projects Division was recently awarded the tenant improvement of approximately 12,500 s.f. of office space and an additional 165,000 s.f. of warehouse improvements in a building located on Indian Street in Moreno Valley. The tenant is an online retailer of vitamins, supplements, and natural health products. The architect for this project is RKZ Inc. Diffenbaugh completed the ground-up construction of the original shell building in 2007.

Diffenbaugh featured in SD Daily Transcript: New Special Projects Division

Diffenbaugh featured in Business Excellence Magazine: Inland Regional Center

Inland Regional Center: Completed

Diffenbaugh is excited to open this brand new three-building office campus. Two of the three buildings are three-story, 84,000 square foot office buildings with an interconnected lobby and courtyard with an extensive water feature system. The third building is a two-story, 32,000 square foot conference and workforce center with an auditorium and training areas. The tropical setting with water fountains and the meandering stream allows a special retreat for the employees to relax in. Project sustainable building components include: an infiltrator system that maintains all storm water on-site to decrease water runoff; automatic lighting throughout the interiors; low-e glazing systems; and a singly-ply roofing system. Inland Regional Center is a private, non-profit agency, which provides advocacy and assistance to the developmentally disabled population of the Riverside and San Bernardino counties by coordinating services for their clients by working to include them in everyday routines and life rhythms of the community. Ware Malcomb served as the architect on the project.

Highland Springs Medical Center: Completed

There’s nothing more exciting than opening a new healthcare facility that will serve a community for decades to come. The Diffenbaugh team is proud to be part of such a beautiful, state-of-the-art and functional project. The project was developed by Lillibridge Healthcare Services, Inc., one of the nation’s largest private healthcare real estate firms, in collaboration with Loma Linda University Medical Center, Beaver Medical Group and Redlands Community Hospital.

Project scope included construction of a brand new three-story medical office and a one-story surgery center adjoined by a walkway and atrium. Also, the project incorporated unique aesthetic features, such as three decorative bubbling urn fountains and a healing garden with central seating, as well as ponds and meandering colored-concrete walkways.

The new 90,000 square foot facility includes a medical office building, outpatient surgery center, urgent care, a variety of medical and surgical programs, radiation oncology and a medical oncology infusion center, and ancillary services such as imaging, a laboratory and physical therapy. The medical office building will be populated by Loma Linda University Medical Center faculty physicians as well as community providers.

The new center will serve residents of Beaumont as well as the surrounding communities of Cherry Valley, Banning, Cabazon, Calimesa, Yucaipa and Oak Glen. A large percentage of the residents living in these communities leave the area to seek healthcare, but now they will be able to receive quality medical treatment close to home.

Yorba Middle School Modernization Breaks Ground!

The Yorba Middle School modernization project for Orange Unified School District will consist of three construction phases. When completed, the project will provide a dedicated auditorium for concerts and performances, a brand new kitchen, a larger office area, and updated classrooms with new technology. The project began with the demolition of a 65,000 square foot circa 1955 single-story multi-building school, and the modernization includes 13 buildings, with an additional 3,400 square feet of new kitchen space and administration area. Site improvements include additional parking and drop-off areas and improved on-site drainage.

Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf on UCR Campus: Completed

Diffenbaugh recently completed construction of a new Coffee Bean & Green Tea Leaf for the University of California, Riverside campus. Diffenbaugh was the General Contractor, and Senninger Walker Architects out of Long Beach, CA designed the project. The construction duration was a total of 70 days and completed on schedule to open before the fall 2009 Semester closed. Here comes the coffee!

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