June 1, 2001
Construction Company Explores Energy Efficient Materials On Its Second Project at Rocklin Campus
With more than a decade of building great things in Sacramento, DPR Construction, Inc., is commencing construction of a second building for Oracle at the business-to-business software and services provider's Rocklin, Calif. campus. The two-story, 120,000-sq.-ft. project is located in one of the fastest growing regions in the state. Once completed, the new building will provide room for approximately 650 Oracle employees.
"Rocklin and Roseville are experiencing tremendous growth," said DPR's Brad Des Jardin. "With the presence of Hewlett Packard and NEC facilities, as well as the expansion of Oracle's campus, this area continues to attract high-tech development, which is one of our specialties."
The tilt-up structure will feature a lobby open to the second floor and will incorporate one of Oracle's signature exterior design elements - a circular structure with reflective, blue glass. Interior finishes will include stone, stained concrete and rusticated metal wall panels. With an open office floor plan, illumination to the workstations in the 140-ft. wide building will be provided by indirect lighting and overhead skylights.
Working with the project team, DPR is exploring the use of more energy efficient materials in the design and construction of the building, including glass, roofing and skin materials. In addition, the team is researching electrical and mechanical systems that will minimize energy usage and looking at the use of lighting systems that would save on energy costs.
"Given the energy crunch we are experiencing, it's not surprising that many of our customers are looking for ways to make their facilities more energy efficient," said DPR project executive Craig Greenough. "As general contractors, it's our job to bring all the options and associated costs to the owners so that they can make informed decisions at the preconstruction phase. That's exactly what we're doing at Oracle."
With construction set to begin in June 2001, DPR will push an aggressive 11-month schedule to meet the estimated May 2002 completion date. In addition to DPR, the project team includes Oracle's construction manager Hamilton Partners LP, shell and core architect HDR, interior architect Design, Art & Architecture, mechanical engineer Capital Engineering Consultants and electrical engineer The Engineering Enterprise.
A local builder with national capabilities, DPR Construction, Inc., has been "building great things" in Sacramento since it was founded in 1990, including such notable projects as the Blue Shield customer service center, Sacramento Valley Amphitheatre, the NBA Sacramento Kings and WNBA Monarchs Practice Facility, Sutter General Hospital Expansion and Remodel, and the Sacramento Bee Building Expansion. Specializing in technically demanding projects in mission critical (data/telecom facilities), corporate/speculative office, biotechnology/pharmaceutical, healthcare, entertainment, and warehouse and distribution industries, DPR has been recognized for its unique collaborative approach in the local market and for its customer service on a global level. DPR's office is located at 1451 River Park Dr., Ste. 210, Sacramento, and can be reached by phone at (916) 568-3434 or on the Web at http://www.dprinc.com.
In addition to Sacramento, DPR has offices in Austin, Dallas and Houston, Texas; Denver, Colo.; Newport Beach, Pleasanton, Redwood City, San Francisco, San Jose and San Diego, Calif.; Phoenix, Ariz.; Portland, Ore.; Fairfax and Richmond, Va.; Seattle, Wash.; and Singapore.