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The First Choice for Civic & Federal Services
Owen Group, Inc. (Owen) is a full-service firm providing professional services in engineering design and construction management. Owen provides comprehensive services in a unique, single-source setting, with client satisfaction our primary goal. Founded in 1981, Owen quickly established a reputation for providing the highest standard of consulting services. For the past 15 years, Owen has been ranked by ENR as a Top 500 Engineering Firm, and most recently was ranked a Top 100 Construction Management Firm.
Civic Owen has worked on numerous civic projects throughout the western United States. Owen specializes in full service design with in-house engineering services, provided by mechanical, electrical, plumbing, structural, and civil engineers.
Additionally, Owen has broad experience and knowledge with the applicable codes for existing buildings including developing structural evaluation and seismic strengthening services, as well as plan check and peer review. We have successfully completed numerous assignments by governmental agencies such as DSA, OSHPD, DGS, and counties on their existing facilities. We have utilized FEMA documents and various in-depth sophisticated analytical procedures for such projects. We are intimately familiar with public work, planning and building department procedural documents such as worksheets and checklists, and DGSâ€™ interpretation of regulations (IR) and testing and inspection (T&I) forms and requirements. Our staff has full and extensive experience in reviewing drawings and calculations, as well as specifications and geotechnical reports.
Experience Where It Counts We utilize a unique web-based, interactive electronic plan review system to optimize team interaction and efficiency. The e-PlanReview® review system is designed to streamline plan review processes, allowing efficient reviewer, designer, and owner collaboration.
Federal / Department of Veteran’s Affairs Owen has prior experience working with the Department of Veterans Affairs and has an excellent track record providing services on VA projects. Owen has managed and designed VA projects and hospitals throughout the western United States, and has specific knowledge of local and state code compliance issues. Owen understands that each healthcare project is comprised of a wide range of services, including highly complicated structural, mechanical, electrical, and telecommunications systems, which require specialized knowledge and expertise. We also have designed many Green Buildings and provided services on a multitude of sustainable design projects. Owen is familiar with VA design guides for planning many different departments and clinics, design manuals of technical requirements, equipment lists, master specifications, room finishes, space planning criteria, and standard details.
Federal / Department of Defense
Owen has an impressive and extensive work history with the Department of Defense. Our Department of Defense work includes numerous projects for the US Navy, Marines, Air Force and Army Corps of Engineers. We have provided structural, civil, and MEP engineering services, as well as QA/QC services for many military installations. Our structural engineering experience includes blast design, antiterrorism force protection, pushover analysis, linear/ non-linear computer analysis, foundation and column grid and lateral load carrying systems.
Owen’s MEP engineering project work includes: • fire alarm systems • fire water • outside air to visiting quarters rooms • heating hot water boiler plants • chiller plants • bathroom exhaust • power distribution
• grounding systems • emergency power systems • lighting systems • data communication systems • domestic cold water • domestic hot water • natural gas, waste and vents
Specific project examples include: • • • • • • • • • •
work on barracks training centers visitor centers military family housing warehouses dining centers hospital buildings BEQ buildings air terminals hangar repairs and remodels • lab building evaluations, electrical infrastructure improvements
• cellular confinement system installment • design and construction of oilwater separators • secondary containment systems for storage of hazardous materials • oil and gas design work for refineries and storage
City City of Irvine, William Woolett, Jr. Aquatics City of Compton Senior Activity Center Center Compton, CA Irvine, CA
City of Compton Senior Activity Center City of Irvine, William Woollett, Jr. Aquatics Center
Owen teamed with Carrier Johnson Architects to provide engineering services on the City of Irvine’s William Woollett, Jr. Aquatics Center. This was a significant project to upgrade the City’s Aquatics Center, and to construct a new building for aquatic offices and support facilities. This project also entailed the three, 25-yardwide pools – a 50-meter competition pool, a 50-meter multipurpose pool, and a 25-meter training pool. The new Aquatic Center is used both by the public and by the adjacent high school for swimming practice and competition.
Owen is providing MEP and civil engineering services to Lowe Enterprises for the City of Compton’s new Senior Activity Center. The Compton Senior Activity Center is the focal point within a park-like environment among new residential housing developments. It is located near the City’s main transportation hub, Martin Luther King Jr. Transit Center, and a new parking structure. The transit center and parking structure encourages walking and provide residents a green alternative versus driving. The 28,000 square foot senior activity center includes assembly rooms, a family room, kitchen, activity rooms, and computer and entertainment rooms.
City of Carson Congresswoman Juanita Millender - McDonald Community Center Solar Photovoltaic System, HVAC Replacements, & City of Alhambra Park Facilities Energy Audits and Energy Conservation Measures Re-Roofing Alhambra, CA Carson, CA
Juamita Millender -McDonald Community Center
Owen provided design and construction assistance services for the City of Carson to implement 175-kW of rooftop solar photovoltaic panels that provides solargenerated renewable electricity to the community center and to other City buildings. This substantially reduces the City’s utility bills and preserves City funds for other needed projects.
City of Alhambra Park Facilities
Owen provided energy auditing services, design and construction assistance services for the City of Alhambra to identify, recommend, and implement energy conservation and renewable energy projects to enhance the buildings’ energy efficiency.
Experience Where It Counts City
Municipal Building Renovation, City of Van Los Angeles Consolidated Fire District - Valley Nuys Recruit Training Center and Fire Station 81 Van Nuys, CA Panorama City, CA
City of Van Nuys, Municipal Building
Fire Station No. 81, Panorama City, CA
Owen performed seismic rehabilitation and assessments of the current conditions of the historic structure, and redesigned the existing building electrical distribution system.
Owen teamed with WLC Architects on the new construction of the Valley Recruit Training Center and Fire Station No. 81. Our role was to develop design documents and provide assistance during construction The upgrades bring it up to a more efficient operating for the HVAC, plumbing, electrical, fire alarm, computer standard while keeping the appearance of the original networking, safety systems, and fuel storage and dispensing system. 1920â€™s and 1930â€™s status as a historical structure.
U.S. Courthouse, MIS Server Room Expansion Los Angeles, CA
Multipurpose Room And Aparatus Storage Building, Fire Station No. 89, City of Los Angeles Fire Department Los Angeles, CA
City of Los Angeles, U. S. Courthouse
Owen provided mechanical and electrical services for the renovation, repair and alteration of the existing historical building. Scope of work included the expansion and re-configuration of the Server Room 306 on the 3rd Floor. Scope of work included providing addition power and conduits from the Main Street Level Switch Gear Room G24, PBX switch room configuration, HVAC re-configuration, re-configure the lighting layout, provide 2 floor drains for HVAC unit condensate overflow, provide drain pans for new HVAC units and connect floor drains to existing plumbing in the floor below. The existing fire sprinkler was re-configured for the new equipment layout.
Fire Station No. 89, Los Angeles, CA
Owen is the Engineer of Record on the new construction of the Multipurpose Room and an Apparatus Storage Building at Fire Station No. 89. Our role was to develop design documents and provide assistance during construction for the HVAC, plumbing, electrical, fire alarm, computer networking, and safety systems. The building consists of a Multipurpose Room for training and assemblies, as well as an Apparatus Storage Area to garage fire trucks and other equipment. There are also a lobby, a mezzanine, restrooms, a pit area, and other small ancillary rooms.
County County of Orange, Sheriff’s Headquarters Superior Court Seismic Assessment Program, Renovation County of San Diego Santa Ana, CA San Diego, CA
County of Orange, Sheriff’s Headquarters
Owen is teamed with Carrier Johnson architects to provide engineering services for the overall renovation of the Sheriff’s Headquarters Building at 550 N. Flower Street in Santa Ana. This project involves remodel and modernization of the existing 61,323 square foot building and its systems. The main objectives of the project are to modernize and improve the working flow of the facility, accommodate increased staff, comply with new codes, and replace worn out building infrastructure. One of the challenges is to accomplish this work while the facility remains fully operational and not to impair its public safety activities. Owen is providing HVAC system upgrades, new computerized and automated controls, plumbing ADAcompliance, an emergency electrical system upgrade, a fire alarm system upgrade, an expanded security system, and telecommunications/teledata networking.
San Diego Superior Court
Owen was selected by the County of San Diego to perform an independent structural seismic assessment of the existing Central Courthouse Facilities, situated in downtown San Diego per the requirement of Senate Bill 1732 (Escutia), also known as Trial Court Facilities Act of 2002. The facility includes five separate buildings ranging from four to seven stories tall. The typical structural system is a combination of steel frames and concrete/precast or prestressed walls/panels.
County of Orange, Orange County Superior Court Santa Ana, CA
Administrative Office of the Courts (AOC) San Bernardino and San Diego Superior Courts
Orange County Superior Court
Owen provided the mechanical, plumbing and electrical engineering services for the tenant improvements for two areas on the second floor. San Bernardino and San Diego Superior Courts
Owen has been selected to provide Plan Review services for Court Construction projects throughout California on an as-needed basis by the Administrative Office of the Courts (AOC). As part of the on-call contract, Owen provided plan review services for the $300 million San Bernardino Courts Building and the new $400 million San Diego Courthouse.
HVAC design under this project will include re-configuration of duct work and diffusers in the area. Design of toilet room exhaust ventilation is also included. Plumbing design will be provided for two rest rooms. Fire sprinkler piping will be done by others on a design/ build basis. However, we will provide a performance specification as a basis for this design/build work by others. Electrical design will include electrical power and lighting for the area. It will also include conduits for data, telephone, and sound systems.
Experience Where It Counts County Los Angeles County Metropolitan County of Los Angeles Bridge Retrofit Program Transportation Authority, Blue Line Station - Alameda Street Bridge & Santa Fe Railroad Refurbishments â€“ 21 Stations Bridge Los Angeles, CA
Alameda Bridge Los Angeles County MTA Blue Line Station
Design/Build team of Amoroso-Owen was contracted by the Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority (Metro) for the Metro Blue Line project involving refurbishments of the entire group of 21 Metro Blue Line stations. Owen Group, as a design partner to Amoroso, is providing full design and ADA accessibility/compliance for all the 21 Blue Line stations and rail platforms. These refurbishments will upgrade the 20+ year old stations with a renewed look, as well as sustainable technology.
Owen provjded preparation of a strategy report, and presentation of retrofit strategies for the Water Street Bridge in the City of Industry and Alameda Street Bridge over Compton Creek in Compton. Strategies included abutment seat extension, end diaphragm strengthening, lumber blocking, steel bearing retrofit/replacement, transverse shear keys, and cable restrainers. Dynamic analysis, strategy report and retrofit strategies for the AT & Santa FE Railroad Bridge over Huntington Drive and Second Avenue in Arcadia, CA
Street Improvements Los Angeles County Community Development County of Los Angeles, CA Commission Family Resource Center County of Los Angeles, CA
Street Improvements - Los Angeles County Community Development Commission Family Resource Center
Owen provided mechanical, electrical, plumbing, fire alarm, data/telecommunications, and security design for the new Family Resource Center. The Family Resource Center is a new 20,000 square foot, 2-story building, located at 4701 E. Cesar Chavez Avenue in East Los Angeles, California. It is a mental health, disability care and office facility that houses three user groups â€“ Ability First, Alma Family Services, and a branch of County Mental Health.
Owen provided complete civil engineering, electrical engineering, and planning services for various street improvement projects for the cities of Cudahy and South Gate, within Los Angeles County. Streets included Live Oak Street, Firestone Boulevard, Hunt Avenue, and Kaufman Avenue. The scopes of work included design for street widening, site improvements including grading and drainage, storm drain improvements, and utility relocations and connections.
State Division of the State Architect - Mission College Division of the State Architect - Los Angeles Child Development Center Community College District Pierce College, New Child Development Center Los Angeles, CA Los Angeles, CA
Mission College, Los Angeles, CA
Owen provided structural plan review services that included full plan review and back check review of drawings and specifications for two separate buildings, a multi-purpose building that is s-shaped in plan with two towers. It is a 2-story steel (RBS) frame system with metal cellular deck. The lateral load-resisting system is complex and includes a combination of several systems such as SMRF, chevron braces, and CMU shear/retaining walls.
New Child Development Center, Pierce College
Owen provided engineering services for the new Child Development Center (CDC) facility at Pierce College in the Los Angeles Community College District (LACCD). This early childhood education center is a single story building of approximately 17,000 gross square feet (gsf).
Department of General Services - Project Management Branch Department of Motor Vehicles Facility Commissioning Department of General Services - Patton State San Ysidro, CA Hospital, Ed Bernath Building Renovations San Bernardino, CA
Department of Motor Vehicles, San Ysidro, CA Patton State Hospital, San Bernadino, CA
Owen is providing engineering, design services and plan review for a large renovation project on an existing 256bed, in-patient mental health treatment facility. Owen is reviewing plans and specifications at Patton State Hospital for compliance with applicable codes, including ADA and Title 24 with emphasis related to Office of Statewide Health Planning Development (OSHPD) requirements. The building is approximately 133,000 gross square feet and it is a cast-in-place concrete structure with a basement and 3 stories.
Owen was retained by the State of California Department of General Services (DGS) â€“ Project Management Branch (PMB) to provide LEED Commissioning Services for the new, 15,000 square foot, DMV Facility in San Ysidro, California. This commissioning effort was successfully completed as part of the LEED Gold certification that the facility received.
Experience Where It Counts Federal / Veterans Administration Department of General Services (DGS)VA Department of General Services - VA Skilled Home Facilities - Full A&E Plan Review Various Nursing Centers New Construction Sites Los Angeles, CA Various Locations in Southern California
Veterans Administration Building (James W. Wadsworth Bldg.), Los Angeles, CA VA Hospital Facilities, Various Locations in California
Owen provided fire and life safety plan checking services for three new VA Hospital facilities as part of a preconstruction and construction services contract with the Department of General Services (DGS).
New Veterans Convalescent Home Redesign Services and Construction Administration West Los Angeles, CA
Owen provided plan review for a new skilled nursing facility with a separate central utility building and site development including parking, landscaped plazas, and courtyards, and a new access road with drop-off at the north side of the site. The building will be home to 396 California state veterans who meet the care criteria for admittance. The facility will be designed and built in accordance with current OSHPD requirements.
New Veterans Convalescent Homes Redesign Services and Construction Administration Lancaster & Ventura, CA
New Veterans Convalescent Homes, Los Angeles, CA
Owen provided fire and safety plan checking services for the West Los Angeles Veterans Home, under contract to the Department of General Services (DGS). The West Los Angeles Veterans Home contains skilled nursing housing for veterans. The 396-bed facility includes 60 beds for dementia / Alzheimerâ€™s patients, plus 84 beds for Resident Care For Elderly (RCFE). The project includes a member services facility which houses RCFEâ€™s main dining, building lobby, and administration for human resources and health. Multi-purpose rooms, meditation room, PTOT, pharmacy, and General Services are also located in the member services portion of the facility. A separate utility building is also part of this work, housing the mechanical, electrical, and plumbing equipment that support the main building.
New Veterans Convalescent Homes, Lancaster & Ventura, CA
Owen is under contract to the Department of General Services to provide fire and life safety plan checking services for these VA Hospital facilities: Lancaster and Ventura State Veterans Homes The single-story structure consists of a 60-bed intermediate care facility and a 50-person adult dayhealth center that serves the ambulatory population. Site improvements include the loading dock, underground utilities, hardscape site circulation, fencing, irrigation, landscaping, and parking.
Federal / Department of Defense U.S. Army Taji Air Traffic Control Tower Taji, Iraq
US Army Taji Air Traffic Control Tower
Fueling Stations Tallil and Numaniyah, Iraq
Fueling Stations, Tallil and Numaniyah, Iraq
Owen teamed with ALMCO Limited to provide structural, mechanical, electrical, plumbing, and civil engineering design services for a new air traffic control tower in Taji, Iraq. This project was delivered using the design-build method.
Owen teamed with ALMCO Limited to provide structural, mechanical, electrical, and civil engineering design services for two new fueling stations in Iraq. Both projects were delivered using the design-build method. The fueling stations each consist of seven 100,000 liter Owen provided design for all associated utilities and mogas tanks, 17 100,000 liter diesel tanks, two 50,000 infrastructure including site work, fire protection/ liter kerosene tanks, two 10,000 liter oil tanks and suppression, fire pump building, water storage and associated piping and fueling equipment. distribution, sewage collection system, primary Work included fueling equipment, piping, and a control power and backup power generation and distribution, system for the fueling station. communications infrastructure, and access roads and parking located at Taji Base, Iraq.
MOI Maintenance Complex Salman Pak, Iraq
Schlumberger Operational Base Basra, Iraq
Schlumberger Operational Base Basra, Iraq US Army Limited MOI Maintenance Complex
In collaboration with ALMCO Limited, Owen provided engineering services for the new maintenance building in Salman Pak, Iraq. The design build project is a vehicle maintenance complex, which consists of a maintenance garage, warehouses, barracks, ablution/laundry facilities, power house, and a fuel station.
Owen teamed with ALMCO Limited to develop a two million square foot oil and gas operation and training complex for Schlumberger. This is a self-contained complex that contains 13 buildings with ballistic protection including barracks, administration, storage, dining facility, maintenance shop, 6MW power station, water treatment plant, and fuel farm, for oil and gas drilling operation.
Experience Where It Counts Department of Defense US Marine Corps Base at Camp Pendleton Navy Public Works Center, BEQ, and Training Open-End A/E Contract Center - Open-End Contract Camp Pendleton, CA San Diego, CA
US Marine Corps Base at Camp Pendleton, CA
Owen was selected as to perform A/E on-call services for various facility types at the Marine Corps Base at Camp Pendleton. Services included investigations, studies, evaluations, and reports, including the design and preparation of plans and specifications for repairs and renovation work.
Travis Air Force Base Visiting Quarters Fairfield, CA
Navy Public Works Center, BEQ, and Training Center, San Diego, CA
Owen performed comprehensive on-call engineering services for the Visitor Training Center and Bachelor Enlisted Quarters at the Navy Public Works Center. The Naval Training Center, San Diego (NTC) facilitates primary, advanced, and specialized training for members of the U.S. Navy and U.S. Naval Reserve. To support current and future needs of the NTC, the agency expanded its campus to 300 buildings totaling three million square feet of space.
Army Corps of Engineers at Fort Irwin OpenEnd Contract Fort Irwin, CA
Travis Air Force Base, Fairfield, CA
Owen was selected to perform full-service engineering services for the design-build construction of a new visiting quarterâ€™s facility at Travis Air Force Base in Fairfield, CA. The Travis Visiting Quarters is a four-story U-shaped building divided into two wings and a center lobby, administration offices, and maintenance rooms. The 350-room, Visiting Quarters includes site improvement, utility services and all other required improvements. The U-shaped plan had structural plan irregularities; therefore the design utilized the dynamic analysis procedure of the code to arrive with base shear designing the lateral systems.
Army Corps of Engineers, Fort Irwin, CA
Owen was selected to preform comprehensive A/E on-call services for various new and repair projects including bunker blast design building types at the Army Corp of Engineers at Fort Irwin. Services were conducted for renovation of several buildings including roof replacement of Building 614. Owen also provided QA/QC and design peer review of plans, specifications, and cost estimates for renovation of structural finishes, HVAC, lighting, and mechanical equipment.
PARTIAL LIST OF ADDITIONAL CIVIC PROJECT EXPERIENCE Recreation Centers • • • • • • • • • • • • • • •
California State University, Fullerton Recreation Center, Fullerton, CA California State University, Fullerton Commons Building, Fullerton, CA University of California, Davis Schaal Aquatic Center Davis, CA California School of the Deaf, Riverside New Aquatic Center, LEED Silver Riverside, CA Aliso Pico Community Center, East Los Angeles, CA University of California, Riverside Student Academic Service Building Riverside, CA Division of the State Architect LACCD Mission College Child Development Center, Los Angeles, CA Delano Park Gymnasium, Los Angeles, CA Rancho Cienega Swimming Pool, Los Angeles, CA Rancho San Pedro Community Center, San Pedro, CA Celes King III Aquatic Facility, Los Angeles, CA Yosemite Recreation Center, Los Angeles, CA City of El Monte Aquatics Center El Monte, CA City of South El Monte Community Center Phase 2, South El Monte, CA Glendale Civic Center, Glendale, CA
City, State, and County • County of Orange Civic Center Garage, Santa Ana, CA • Department of General Services Office of Energy Assessments, Sacramento, CA • Fairview Developmental Center Chiller Replacement, Costa Mesa, CA • Department of General Services Forensic Expansion Residential Expansion & Recreational Center, Porterville, CA • Department of General Services Jewish Home for The Aging • Department of General Services Patton State Hospital, Ed Bernath Building Renovations, San Bernardino, CA • Department of General Services New Aquatic Center - Gym and Pool Complex California School for the Deaf Commissioning, Riverside, CA • City of Los Angeles Department of Public Works San Pedro City Hall, San Pedro, CA • General Service Administration Federal Office Building, Los Angeles, CA
Administrative Office of the Courts (AOC) • Superior Court of California New San Bernardino Courthouse • Administrative Office of the Courts Fontana New Courtroom • Administrative Office of the Courts Clairemont Mesa Courtroom Remodel • County of San Diego, Superior Court Seismic Assessment Program, San Diego, CA • General Services Administration U.S. Courthouse,Historic Building Renovation, Los Angeles, CA • Los Angeles County, Beverly Hills Municipal Court, Earthquake Recovery Project, Beverly Hills, CA • Los Angeles County, Arraignment Court and Parking • Los Angeles Public Works, Barry Nidorf Juvenile Hall, San Fernando Valley, CA • City of Azusa, Azusa Civic Center Report • General Services Administration, First Impressions, Lobby, Federal Office Building, Los Angeles, CA • City of Los Angeles, Renovation of San Pedro City Hall, San Pedro, CA • County of Orange, Civic Center Garage, Santa Ana CA • County of Orange, Superior Court, Santa Ana, CA - MEP Engineering
Experience Where It Counts PARTIAL LIST OF ADDITIONAL FEDERAL PROJECT EXPERIENCE
• Naval Air Station, Public Works, San Diego, CA –– BEQ’s –– Training Center –– Visitor Center • Fallbrook Naval Station, Fallbrook, CA –– 20 Ammunition Bunker Site Evaluations –– Lab Building Evaluations –– Bldg. 103 Additional Naval Weapons • Beale Air Force Base, Childcare Center Naval Weapons Station, Seal Beach, CA –– 15 Bunkers –– New and Repairs at North Island Naval Base • Marine Corps Air Station, El Toro –– Family Housing –– Fire Training Tower –– Bachelor Enlisted Quarters –– Building 321 –– NCO Club –– Flammable Storage Building –– Warehouses • Marine Corps Base, Camp Pendleton –– Open-End Contract –– Tank Cell Tests –– Men’s and Women’s Enlisted Barracks –– Armory –– Power Quality Test –– Bachelor Enlisted Quarters –– Gasoline Road Grade Separation • Las Pulgas and San OnoFre Landfills, Camp Pendleton Marine Base, Oceanside, CA • Travis Air Force Base –– Visiting Quarters –– MCAF 6021 & 1996 –– FY-97 –– FY-97 (I) –– PMI Warehouse –– Air Passage Terminal 3 –– Air Traffic Control –– AFB Regional Mortuary Facility –– Physical Fitness Center Package II –– AFB WRM Warehouse • Fort Irwin Tank Maintenance Facility, Site Planning • VA Medical Center, Los Angeles • VA Medical Center, Long Beach • Army Corps of Engineers, Ft. Irwin • Army Corps of Engineers, Lathrop, CA • Army Corps of Engineers, New Cumberland, PA • Army Corps of Engineers, Texarkana, TX • Naval Air Station, Seal Beach, CA • BEQ and Hangars • Air National Guard, Fresno –– Air Terminal –– Fresno Fueling Yard Addition –– Main Hangar Remodel –– Police Medical Services Building –– Medical Training and Security Building –– Emergency Generation System Replacement • IQ with Southwest Division, Yuma, AZ –– Project YU-510 R Bldg. 1950 Addition –– YU0515M, YU0516M, YU0517M • NAS Fallon, NV
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