Case Studies

CalPortland’s Safety Record Basis for Award by Exxon/Mobil Corp.


Energy giant, Exxon/Mobil Corporation, "strives for an incident-free workplace and a culture that complies with a clear and simple objective: Nobody Gets Hurt". This policy carries over to its construction activities where it employs stringent safety guidelines at all facilities, including a mandate for the use of vendors, contractors and suppliers with exemplary records. When [...]

Concrete Tilt-Up Provides Energy and Climate Control for Chic Winery


Most tilt up concrete buildings are associated with a type of commercial look that is commonplace in an industrial park or warehouse district. Not the case of this specialty niche application. Winner of an American Institute of Architects Honor Award and the 2008 Washington Concrete and Aggregate Association 's Grand Award, this winery takes ad-vantage [...]

Concrete Producer Dedicates Batch Plant for Architectural Icon


Ready mixed concrete producers typically favor high production projects with uniformly-sourced materials over those requiring the isolation of precious space for specialty components. However, when Morley Construction asked long-time supplier Catalina Pacific (a CalPortland Company) to dedicate separate silos for cements from three sources and bunkers for nine different coarse aggregate types at their batch [...]

Caltite Saves Water Feature at Children’s Hospital of Orange County


A roof-top architectural water feature to be constructed over operating room space in a major Southern California hospital offered unique function and design challenges. As part of the roof-system, the waterfall had to be completely water proof and, as an architectural element, it needed to also provide aesthetic adherence to a specific color sample. Architectural [...]

CalPortland Commercial Solutions HomeGoods Distribution Center


TUCSON, AZ - HomeGoods Inc. constructed a new distribution center on 100 acres in Tucson adjacent to the Tucson International Airport and just a mile from Interstate 10. The 800,000 square-foot tilt panel constructed facility took over 45,000 cubic yards of concrete and more than 12,000 tons of aggregate material. The PCCP (Portland Cement Concrete [...]

OdySea in the Desert


PHOENIX, AZ — OdySea Aquarium is the largest aquarium in the Southwest. The aquarium sits on a 14 Acre site. The aquarium is a 200,000 square feet and three levels. The facility will serve up to 15,000 visitors a day. The aquarium will feature large-scale exhibits, touch pools, a 3D theatre, and the Sea-TREK experience, [...]