Category: Building Projects

Baffle/Burner Support Structure

Liftech designed many baffle and burner support structures for Coen. The baffles and burners are located in power plant ducts. Often the baffles are designed as structural members that can support themselves and carry the loads of the burners.

Port of Oakland Berths 55 & 56 Container Yard Construction Design

Liftech performed the structural design for this 34-acre container terminal. The terminal includes buildings for administration, marine operations, and maintenance and repair. Other structures designed for special operations included gate structures, reefer wash facility, marine restroom, guardhouse, and trouble kiosk.

Port of Oakland Berth 30 Container Terminal Building Design

Liftech performed the structural design for three marine terminal buildings. The three-story administration building has an eccentrically braced steel frame. The entrance lanes to the terminal are located under the building. The marine operations and the maintenance and repair buildings have exterior concrete walls and steel framing.

Staples Center Roof Erection

Staples Center, completed in 1999, is the home of the LA Lakers, Clippers, and Kings. Bickerton Iron Works was the rigging contractor selected to assemble, erect, and rig the roof structure. Liftech was retained by Bickerton as the structural engineer.

Fairfield Corporate Commons

Liftech designed a 72,000-square-foot office building on a prominent corner of a business park in Fairfield, California. The two-story, tilt-up concrete and steel structure features a curved glass entrance.

Station Oaks

Liftech designed this two-building complex on the corner opposite the Pleasant Hill BART Station. The 185,000-square-foot, seven-story corporate office building is linked to a parking structure that features street-level retail and restaurant spaces totaling 15,000 square feet. There is one level of underground parking. The office building is steel with eccentric braced frames. The parking structure is also steel, with concentric braced frames.

Port of Oakland Berths 57 & 58 Container Yard Construction

Liftech performed the structural design for new container terminal buildings and structures, including masonry longshore buildings, foundations for three maintenance pre-engineered metal buildings, a gear storage building, a clerk/cashier building, gate structures, and other miscellaneous yard structures used for operations and to monitor traffic through the yard.

Port of Oakland Aviation Maintenance Facility

Liftech performed the structural design for this three-building maintenance complex near the Oakland International Airport. The three single-story buildings include a warehouse, a shops and vehicle maintenance building, and an administration building. Construction of this facility will concentrate the airport maintenance functions at one site. The structural system for all three buildings consists of steel moment frames supported on a pile-supported ground floor slab. The contract for the steel moment frames was specified as design-build to reduce the construction costs.

Therasense Phase Two

Liftech designed the structure for a 64,000-square-foot office, manufacturing, and warehouse facility. The building has steel concentric braced frames, steel roof and floor framing, a metal deck with concrete floor, and a metal deck roof. The foundation system is conventional spread footings. The lobby features a two-story open space, and the architectural design exposes the braced frames.

Rainin Instrument World Headquarters

Liftech designed the structure for a 207,000- square-foot, two-story office and manufacturing building. The facility contains executive and engineering offices, research labs, a pipette service lab, a manufacturing plant, and distribution. The building has tilt-up concrete construction, a steel frame metal deck and concrete fill mezzanine, and a steel joist framed with metal deck roof. The foundation system is piles with grade beams.