Clark Pacific, a West Sacramento-based supplier of architectural and structural prefabricated concrete solution, recently completed the installation of installation of the precast components of the new 82,000 square foot City of Roseville, California office building. The new development will combine city services under one roof as well as provide classroom and office space for the Sierra Joint Community College District.

While original plans for the building called for a steel structure that featured a plaster finish, it was decided that precast concrete offered neighborhood-friendly construction methods of off-site prefabrication and timely delivery to the jobsite combined with building that will withstand time. Clark Pacific was chosen by the general contractor DPR Construction.

In a span of 10-weeks, clark Pacific manufactured 538 panels (including columns, beams, walls, and floor system) and erected the building structure in only 39 days. The expediency of the project was deliberate for the sake of the community college.

“With Sierra College leasing an entire floor of the new building, an aggressive construction schedule was needed to ensure classes begin on-time in January 2017,” said Don Clark, President and co-owner of Clark Pacific.  “A precast concrete solution provided the schedule certainty that was so important to the City of Roseville.”

Roseville’s Development Services Manager Mike Isom took note of the speed of the construction process and the importance of the building, .  “This development is an important piece of the City’s Downtown revitalization puzzle, and when completed will introduce a new demographic with 200+ community college students per day.  The building’s prominent location on the Vernon Street Town Square makes it extremely important to get it right.”

In addition to a speedy construction process, Clark Pacific's innovative Precast Hybrid Moment Frame technology give the building a resilient framing system designed to stay self-right following an earthquake. Also extra floor space was added by switching from a steel structure to a precast concrete structure, which allowed for the removal of interior columns.

The project itself is expected to be completed by mid-December 2016.