AMG & Associates awarded the $2,496,774 contract for re-building of the Mill Creek Fire Station and Barracks for the US Forest Service. The original fire station and barracks were burned down during the 2009 Station Fire that burned 160,000 acres. Read more…
October 5, 2010
AMG is mentioned in The Inyo Register newspaper, “Rising from the ashes” by Mike Bodine. Read more…
June 15, 2010
From: David Carmany
Sent: Tuesday, June 15, 2010 2:00 PM
To: Richter, Keith
Subject: SEAL BEACH FIRE STATION PROJECT WINS DISTINGUISHED PROJECT AWARD
SEAL BEACH, CA, June 15, 2010-The Western Council of Construction Consumers (WCCC) announced today that Seal Beach is the winner of its Distinguished Project Award for its recently-completed fire station.
The Seal Beach project involved replacing an older fire station that was built in the 1960’s with a new 12,000 square foot essential facility with living quarters, administrative facilities, classroom training center and apparatus bays. The facility was designed to complement the “craftsman style” of the surrounding beach community.
“When we first started this process, we knew we needed a new facility and wanted to incorporate some other City emergency capabilities into the new essential facility. And we wanted to plan a building for the long term. Our team worked cooperatively and delivered the project well ahead of schedule and under budget.” said Seal Beach Mayor David Sloan, speaking for the City Council. “We feel we now have a modern essential facility that will serve the City for the next fifty years. We’re honored to have these efforts recognized by the Western Council of Construction Consumers”.
This fire station was housed in an outdated structure that had served the City of Seal Beach for almost fifty years. The building had a sagging roof line and many sub-standard features including the dormitory rooms, bathrooms, kitchen and offices. The City needed a new facility and wanted to incorporate some other City emergency capabilities into the new and much larger essential facility.
“I congratulate the City and its team, especially Andresen Architecture, general contractor AMG & Associates, Inc, and Willdan Engineering, on a job well done. Fire Station 48 is a superb facility that will provide multiple uses for the Seal Beach community for decades to come” said Orange County Fire Authority Chief Keith Richter.
The primary goal of this project was to provide the City of Seal Beach with a modern essential facility that would serve the City for the next fifty years and incorporated green energy into the design. This was accomplished with the construction of the new 12,000 square foot facility with a solar array incorporated into the building’s roof tile design. This new facility is over twice the size of the one it replaced.
The site was deemed too small to house the temporary fire station at the present location for the duration of construction. The City teamed with the adjacent Leisure World development and constructed a temporary facility they were able to continue to use after the building was completed.
Another challenge was the existence of wet clay soil throughout the site. This was an on-going challenge that needed to be remedied at every step of construction. The design incorporated lime treatment of the soil prior to any construction that provided the needed compaction to build on. However, approximately ninety percent of the site needed some treatment to remediate the wet clay soil problem. The remainder of problem soil on the site was treated with the addition of rock and geo-grid fabric to produce a solid construction base.
Natural and man-made disasters have shown us time and time again the importance of efficient and well equipped emergency facilities. The old fire station was outdated and was not equipped to handle the emergency needs of the community as efficiently as needed in a large scale disaster. The new facility not only provides a modern facility for fire protection, but also houses emergency response equipment for police
and volunteer organizations that need to coordinate in a major disaster.
This project was selected by the WCCC as a distinguished project not only because it was completed ahead of schedule and considerably under the City’s budget, but it provides the community with a state of the art essential facility that equips Seal Beach fire and police with the tools they need so they are ready to face natural and man-made disasters efficiently and with an immediate response.
Said Seal Beach Mayor Pro Tem Michael Levitt “Fire fighters put their lives on the line for us every day; these are the men and women that run into burning buildings while the rest of us are running out. I’m glad we now have a proper facility to domicile them.” The new building features a 3-bay apparatus garage, dormitory, kitchen, fitness room, and a community meeting room that will serve as the City’s backup Emergency Operations Center.
For more information about the Western Council of Construction Consumers, visit http://www.wccc.org/ or visit http://www.wccc.org/dpa/2010DPAAnnouncement.pdf
David Carmany, City Manager
City of Seal Beach, 211 8th Street, Seal Beach, CA 90740. (562) 431-2527, ext. 1300. The City of Seal Beach is a Charter City located in Orange County, California. Seal Beach sits on the coast as the gateway to Orange County between the cities of Long Beach and Huntington Beach. With a population of 24,098, Seal Beach will celebrate its 95th anniversary in 2010. Governed by a five member council, who are elected by district, the city operates under the council/city manager form of government. Seal Beach has retained its quaint, small-town atmosphere. Seal Beach is the home of Leisure World, a gated senior citizen community of almost 9,000 residents. The 5,256-acre Seal Beach Naval Weapons Station, which includes the 920-acre Seal Beach National Wildlife Refuge, comprises 2/3 of the land within the 13.23 square-mile City.
For more information about Seal Beach, please see our city website: http://www.ci.seal-beach.ca.us
May 8, 2010
AMG & Associates completes phase I for the Portals/Pacific Clinics project.
April 30, 2010
Supervisor Don Knabe and Los Angeles County Fire Chief P. Michael Freeman cordially invite you to the Baywatch Avalon Paramedic Lifeguard Operations Dedication. The event will begin at 12:30 P.M., please RSVP by April 26, 2010 to (323) 881-2401.
AMG & Associates was featured in an article in the Winter edition of the US Developers Journal Winter Edition.
January 19, 2010
At the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors Meeting held on Tuesday, January 19, 2010, AMG & Associates was awarded the contract $3,872,000 for the construction of the New Fire Station 156 located 24505 Copper Hill Drive, Santa Clarita, CA. The New Fire Station 156 is approximately 11,000 square feet and is designed to receive a LEED Silver Certification under the U.S Green Building Council LEED program. Albert Giacomazzi, President of AMG & Associates stated: â€œThis will be our 3rd fire station that we will have constructed over the past two years. We renovated the Piru Fire Station for the County of Ventura and we are nearing completion of the Seal Beach Fire Station, which is finishing one and a half months ahead of schedule. We are looking forward to working with the County of Los Angeles on this much needed fire station for the Santa Clarita Valley, which has been hit hard with fires in the recent past. Additionally, we will be utilizing many local subcontractors that need work for their businesses during these challenging economic times.â€ Tony Traverso, Vice President will be the project manager for AMG & Associates and Jeff Koons is our Superintendent for the project. Construction is expected to start March 1, 2010.