Riggins Construction & Management, Inc. was contracted as the Design-Builder to repurpose this tired warehouse / office space into a functioning, specialty bearing manufacturing plant.
The City street was excavated (and repaved) to install a 6”ø pipe that tapped into the existing 12”ø water main on the north side of Lawson River Avenue. This was done to add fire sprinklers to the building. Furthermore, an extension to the 6” detector check assembly for fire protection was installed.
We removed landscaping in the front of the building to make room for an ADA-compliant ramp. We then re-landscaped, repaved, striped, and installed signage for the two new handicap stalls at the east elevation. We also added a handrail to the front stairs and met path-of-travel requirements from the parking area to the front door.
All cracks in the concrete tilt-up panels were structurally repaired via epoxy injection method. The entire warehouse was painted and accented with a royal blue wainscot. The concrete floors were also repaired. Continue reading
Art Dodge points out a panel crack.
Talking to Rick, one of our superintendents about this post, he said, “I have a great title for you.” One of his mentors used to say, “Cookies crumble, concrete cracks.”
Are those cracks in your building’s tilt-up walls simply cosmetic? Is it just chipped paint? Chances are, it’s not the case.
Often times, because both concrete and the earth tend to move, tilt-up panels will develop cracks. These cracks are not merely at the surface; rather, they crack through the entire thickness of the wall panel. Thus the mnemonic: “cookies crumble, concrete cracks.”
I interviewed Art Dodge of Dodge Concrete Waterproofing Surfaces about the steps involved to structurally repair these cracks with epoxy injection. Continue reading
Riggins Construction & Management, Inc. is proud to announce the completion of the new roof system for Munroe Baldwin, LLC.
We coordinated the project from front to back, including evaluating which HVAC units needed to be replaced and which simply needed repair. Once the scope was agreed upon, we contracted a structural engineer, obtained drawings, and put the project out to bid.
This project included the evacuation and removal of ten roof-top HVAC units and four condensing units using a crane during the weekend. The new units were placed upon new, structurally-reinforced platforms and crickets were installed to redirect water flow around the units on the high side of the platforms. Inside, the corresponding digital thermostats were installed. Four condensing and new fan coils were also replaced and put on new wooden platforms with sheet metal caps. Continue reading
Bridget Willard, Office Manager
We would like to congratulate Bridget Willard, Office Manager, for completing six years of service here at Riggins Construction & Management, Inc.
We realize that our value is derived from the quality folks who endeavor to work with integrity of heart and mind, who have a great future in their horizon, and who make our future success a certainty.
Here is a little bit about her so you can get to know her better.
1. What is the most important invention or innovation that has happened during your life-time?
This answer has to be computer chips, specifically silicon chips. It’s my understanding that this technology is what has lead to our phone becoming a personal computer. Continue reading
When you think of a threshold, I’m sure you imagine a doorway, perhaps with a blushing bride being carried over one. In this case, it’s financial in nature.
This perplexing term is the Valuation Threshold and it has quite a bit of influence on the direction and scope of your construction project.
The Valuation Threshold is a dollar value set each year by the State Architect’s Office from the State of California.
Still perplexed? Yes, it is a complex issue; perhaps the following chart will shed some light on how it may affect your building and your project’s budget.
Everyone starts somewhere in Social Media. Tips and tricks we’ve all learned along the way can be especially helpful to those still navigating uncharted waters.
This interview series features twitter accounts in and around the construction industry, a growing population within the Twittersphere. My only disclaimer is that I do not always agree with the advice.
Twitter Name: @cabinetmakers
Twitter Bio: Custom Cabinets & Millwork Since 1978 ~ St Lic #361472 ~ #kbtribechat founder ~ tweets by @Stacy__Garcia
Company Name: Garcia Cabinetmakers
City/State: Huntington Beach, CA
Main Website: GarciaCabinetmakers.com
Facebook Page: facebook.com/GarciaCabinetmakers
Admin Name: Stacy Garcia
LinkedIN Profile: linkedin.com/in/garciacabinetmakers
Following:Follower Ratio: 1.14
1. When did you start your twitter account?
May 14, 2009 but I did not really get active until late 2010.
2. What was your biggest obstacle in twitter?
Time management is my biggest obstacle. I have to be very cognizant of it or hours can go by in a flash.
3. How often do you tweet? Do you have a schedule?
I do not have a set schedule for tweeting during the day. Every morning I check my mentions and respond. I tweet news as I get it and sometimes retweet kitchen and bath information from bloggers I follow. I keep Hootsuite open during the day and monitor it. I manage a twitter chat that is every Wednesday. On some weeks my tweets are concentrated there.