R.J. Daum has over seventy years of experience in hard bid projects. Our company has worked for various City Governments around Southern California, such as Los Angeles County, Orange County, Riverside, and Ventura. We seek projects that utilize our strength as a General Contractor; projects such as heavy structural concrete/CMU projects, steel construction and subterranean work. We also have experience in constructing multi-use buildings, parking structures, and institutions.
R.J. Daum understands the importance of keeping up with the advancement of technology in the construction industry and consistently seeks to improve their bidding system to stay competitive in the industry. This is one of the many reasons that R.J. Daum has been able to sustain their presence in the construction industry.
Covina Civic Center Parking - Covina, CA
The Covina Civic Center Parking Structure located in downtown Covina, CA was completed in November 2008 as part of the City’s Redevelopment plan for the City of Covina. The total square footage of the building was 45,700 sq. ft. and provided approximately 125 parking stalls to local residents. The structure consisted of three stories with two of those decks being post-tensioned decks.
The architectural features of the building included a brick veneer façade, ornamental ironwork throughout the exterior of the building, and an elevator tower constructed of EIFS architectural foam shapes and Stucco. Brick pavers were installed on the sidewalk in order to tie the new parking structure in with the existing landscape of the city.
The Civic Center Parking Structure was awarded the Electrical Excellence Award from the National Electrical Contractors Association.
Fire Station No. 21 - Los Angeles, CA
The City of Los Angeles Fire Station No. 21 Project consisted of a new 2-story Fire Station, a new 1-story Apparatus Maintenance Building and renovation of the existing Fire Station. The total square footage of the new 2-story Fire Station is approximately 15,250 sq. ft. The new Fire Station includes Administrative Offices, a new Kitchen and new Living Quarters. The construction of the Apparatus Maintenance Building is approximately 5,250 sq. ft. and will be used to maintain and house extra equipment. Work on the existing Fire Station consisted of tenant improvements of approximately 2,500 sq. ft.
Architectural features include a combination of split-face banded block and stucco with a standing seam metal roof. Additionally, the Project was designed and constructed according to the U.S. Green Building Council Guidelines and is eligible for LEED Certification.
LA Harbor College Central Utility Plant - Wilmington, CA
The construction of the LA Harbor College Central Plant Facility provided chilled water to the air conditioning units of all campus buildings. The facility consisted of a structure to house a Broad Absorption Chiller, three Carrier Centrifugal Chillers, and a yard for four Micro Turbine Generators. A one-story masonry building was erected to house the chillers, compressors and condensers that are used to heat and cool the buildings, and a 25’ CMU wall was erected around the perimeter of the Central Plant.
Project also consisted of the development of a centralized cooling plant to support newly constructed buildings utilizing a common chilled water loop and eventual conversion of existing buildings from stand alone HVAC systems to the centralized system. The new plant utilized a 600-ton capacity natural gas fired absorption chiller to provide chilled water coupled with four natural-gas powered micro-turbines for electrical power generation to be used by the facility and eliminate or ease use of the commercial power grid. The absorption chiller worked in conjunction with the three centrifugal chillers based on demand loads or back-up requirements.
County of Orange Juvenile Hall
The County of Orange Juvenile Hall project consisted of the demolition of three existing buildings and the construction of two housing units, an administrative visitor/intake building, and a new classroom building. The total square footage of the project was 42,466 sq. ft. The project was performed in a working juvenile detention center requiring extensive security measures to isolate the construction area from the operating facility.
Housing Unit I & II consisted of 30 rooms (cells) with a full commercial grade kitchen in each unit and counseling rooms. The classroom building consisted of five-800 sq. ft. classrooms. The visitor intake building was constructed of wood framing and housed the Administrative offices and nurse’s medical room. The exterior of the buildings were constructed with reinforced CMU walls, EIFS/Stucco. A 42-stall staff and visitor paring lot (approx. 30,000 sq. ft.) was constructed with remote controlled security gates with 16ft. high fencing around the perimeter of the parking lot.
All buildings received new roof mounted heating and cooling packages and are linked through a sophisticated security system controlled by the main security control center.
LA Southwest College Student Service Building - Los Angeles, CA
The Student Services Building consisted of a new 3-story, 64,000 sq. ft. building used to house various Administrative Offices. The building is constructed of Structural Steel Frame and metal canopies with an exterior stucco finish.
The work included site work improvements which consisted of the construction of ramps, stairs, raised planters, pathways, decorative walls, bollard replacements, new drive approaches and parking lot improvement.