River Oaks

400,000 sf of elevated deck 1 level at grade & 1 level below grade parking Wood frame apartment structure, 438 units

This 438 apartment unit, five story wood frame building lies on a 9.5 acre lot. The unusual design of the building consists of a subterranean parking garage with slab on grade extending beyond the garage footprint, a mirrored elevated podium and wood frame structure above. Due to this design, footing supports must be constructed up to 8 feet below the slab on grade to alleviate weight on the subterranean wall. The Pacific Structures team has to carefully sequence construction so that weight is safely distributed throughout the entirety of the project to completion. Other challenges include smoothly coordinating countless trucks for the several concrete pours on the large job.

Architect
MVE & Partners
Client
Western National Contractors
Location
San Jose, CA

The health and safety of our employees and the people in the communities where we live and work is our highest priority. Pacific Structures is closely monitoring COVID-19 and following the recommendations of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and OSHA, as well as state and local governments.

We have comprehensive safety practices and are promptly adding the most current recommendations related to making our job sites and offices safe as related to COVID-19.

Our practices include key elements such as:

  • Social distancing protocols
  • Face coverings
  • Cleaning and disinfecting procedures
  • Extended training, monitoring, and reporting
  • Exposure risk assessment tools

To date, construction has consistently been designated as essential throughout the various county and state orders. This means that it is anticipated we will continue to provide our services to build the infrastructures in a way that provides for the greatest level of health and safety for our employees and the community. This includes continuing to follow the guidelines of the CDC and OSHA as well as state and local governments. We also understand the challenges this crisis brings to our employees, and therefore, the importance of maintaining our operations in order to help sustain the livelihoods of our employees.