LAE Projects Win 2 Awards at the DJC Top Projects Event

At the Daily Journal of Commerce Top Projects Awards event on June 15, we were pleasantly surprised to receive recognition for these two unique projects.

Industrial Category – Second Place

Shinsegae Foods

Shinsegae Foods, a Korean food manufacturer, purchased a small site in Salem and was operating out of two small buildings, which they quickly outgrew. The project provides a new, single story 21,800 square foot building for the company to produce heat-and-serve food products. The project is unique in the design, construction, and engineering decisions used to complete the project on the site. The main challenge to the project was finding room for a 21,800 square-foot building, two truck loading bays, fifteen parking spaces, a wastewater treatment facility, and 18,000 cubic-feet of stormwater infiltration system on an actual site of 41,000 square feet.

LAE’s project team included Gary Livermore, Hiro Tomomatsu, Mira Vorobets, Justin Wells, and Lance Meinhold. JH Kelly was the general contractor for the project, and Corbin Consulting Engineers provided mechanical, electrical, plumbing, and process engineering. Hayward Uskoski provided Civil Engineering and Joyce Jackson Landscape Architect provided landscape design.

Secondary Education & Vocational Training – Third Place

PGE Sherwood Line Training Center

Portland General Electric developed a new line training center on a 4.3-acre site in Sherwood, Oregon. PGE’s line training program for apprentice line workers has been training outdoors at the site for over 20 years. The apprenticeship program is highly regulated and takes about four years to complete. The new facility provides a large indoor training area with a 50-foot-high roof and will allow training activities year-round in all weather. The program of the building includes classrooms, offices, a breakroom, a conference room, locker rooms, a large training arena.

The site development included incorporation of existing overhead power lines, a right-of-way dedication, new stormwater facilities, new parking areas, fire truck access, and space planning for exterior lineman training operations.

PBS Engineering + Environmental led the design team and provided planning, civil engineering, landscape architecture, survey, and geotech, and Reimers & Jolivette was the construction manager. Cundiff Engineering provided mechanical, electrical, and plumbing engineering. LAE’s project team included Lance Meinhold, Geoff Grummon-Beale, Mira Vorobets, and Gary Livermore.