Bomel Construction does a ‘great job’ completing 700-space parking structure in San Diego County

SAN MARCOS, Calif., October 28, 2019––North City, a mixed-use community near California State University San Marcos, keeps growing.

The recent additions include the university’s six-story Extended Learning building, a 700-space parking structure and a 66-unit apartment complex.

‘They really delivered’

Billy Lydon, the university’s project manager, was impressed by the performance of Bomel Construction Co. Inc., builder of the six-level parking structure.

“They did a great job on it and really delivered what we had asked for,” he said. “They really did a good job seeing it all the way through close out.”

The 138,000-square-foot Extended Learning building includes 14,000 square feet of commercial and retail space, six labs, 14 conference/study spaces, community clinic education and research space, seven academic support centers and the offices of CSUSM’s Public Health, Social Work and Speech-Language Pathology programs.

CSUSM Extended Learning offers accredited degrees, certificates and customized training programs designed to accelerate professional development. It is continually adding new and relevant programs to its offerings in response to the changing economic needs of the region.

Extended Learning functions as a financially self-supporting unit within the University, which means it receives no funding from the state and relies solely on revenues generated from its various programs to operate.

“I see North City as being almost like the downtown for North County,” San Marcos Mayor Jim Desmond said. “With the education hub and the businesses that are here and with North City moving and building around Cal State San Marcos, I think that gives us a lot of potential for future growth.”

Close quarters

Bomel Construction, widely regarded as the parking structure specialists in the West, faced a number of challenges during the 221,000-square-foot garage’s construction phase, including working on a busy congested site.

“We had two major projects working at the same time, with two shared entrances and only 30 feet between each other. This required that we coordinate every delivery and concrete placement with the other project,” said Adam Perrington, Bomel’s project manager. “We worked closely with the other contractors, so that things ran smoothly and did not impact either schedule.”

Bomel Construction finished the parking structure ahead of schedule for the ownership group.

Lydon was pleased with how Bomel was able to complete the garage within the university’s tight budget.

“They delivered a design that fit the footprint of the parcel of land that we had and made it efficient,” Lydon explained.

As part of the California State University system, the San Marcos campus is subject to third-party peer reviews during the design phase.

“Our structural peer review had requested some changes to the monument frames and Bomel was easy to work with and accommodated those changes,” added Lydon, who has worked at the university for eight years.

Perrington said he enjoyed delivering this project and working directly for Sea Breeze Properties.

The people that work at Sea Breeze are what makes them a great client,” he remarked. “They do not let egos get in the way of the project and are quick to get things done when needed.”

This is the second parking structure that Bomel Construction has completed in North City.

In addition to Perrington, the Bomel Construction project team for Cal State San Marcos was led by Project Executive Mike Lucio, Project Superintendent Rob Warner and Project Engineer Angie Bryant.

Irvine-based Bomel Construction, which also has offices in Carlsbad and Las Vegas, has built several garages at UC San Diego and Miramar College, as well as at universities and community colleges throughout Southern California during the last four decades. In addition to its extensive roster of projects serving high-profile property owners in a variety of markets, Bomel has higher-education parking structure projects under construction at California State University Northridge (1,600 stalls) and California State University Fullerton (1,900 stalls).

ABOUT BOMEL CONSTRUCTION: Established in 1970, Irvine, Calif.-based Bomel Construction Co. Inc. is widely regarded as the dean of design-build parking structure construction in the western United States and one of the largest concrete contractors in the United States. It placed 117th on Engineering News-Record’s national ranking of the largest specialty contractors in 2017. In addition to its award-winning parking structure portfolio, Bomel is a one-stop source for all concrete construction needs. The company maintains a highly skilled staff for its in-house structural, architectural and site concrete divisions. Bomel works directly for property owners, developers and general contractors. Its portfolio of work includes a wide range of projects built at large, well-known casino-resorts, shopping malls, office buildings, mass transit centers, airports, universities and community colleges.  For more information: Bomel Construction Co. Inc., 96 Corporate Park, Irvine, CA 92606. Phone: 714-921-1660. Web site: www.bomelconstruction.com.

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