Urban Tilth Farm Topping Out
Overaa Construction
by Kara Overaa Gragg
2M ago
With the final white oak truss in place, the Richmond community celebrates the topping out of the Urban Tilth North Richmond Farm. Urban Tilth is a resident-led organization in Richmond, CA that hires and trains local residents to cultivate agriculture and feed the community. Overaa is partnering with the group to help build the North Richmond Farm, a neighborhood farm and community gathering place. Built in several phases, the project includes ground improvements and utility work, greenhouse, shade house, composting toilet, classroom, toolshed and breakroom, commercial kitchen, offices, amphi ..read more
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Safety Award at LBNL
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by Kara Overaa Gragg
2M ago
Overaa was recognized by Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory for achieving 50,000 safe work hours on the Welcome Center & Transit Hub project last week. The new Welcome Center will become the new “social heart” of the Berkeley Lab Campus. The LEED project will promote safe entry and accessibility, optimize energy conservation, while minimizing impact to the hillside.  With sweeping views of the San Francisco Bay, the complex will house a central cafeteria, health clinic, badging office, conference center as well as tech support and transit facilities. With the first phase of the pro ..read more
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Palace Theater is Redevelopment of the Year for East Bay/Oakland
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by Kara Overaa Gragg
3M ago
Historical Oakland Theater Transforms Into STEM Focused School By Pawan Naidu and Jordan Taylor CoStar News A former Oakland theater built during the roaring 20s is slated to be redeveloped into a school dedicated to STEM subjects. The transformation of the once entertainment hub earned the project the 2024 CoStar Impact Award for redevelopment of the year for East Bay/Oakland, as judged by real estate professionals familiar with the market. Oakland-based Bay Area Technology Charter School, a tuition-free college-preparatory public charter school that focuses on STEM education ..read more
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Overaa Co-Hosts Panel Discussion at 2024 Coalition for Adequate School Housing (CASH) Conference
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by Matt Sigel
4M ago
At this years Coalition for Adequate School Housing (CASH) Conference, Overaa’s Mike Conrad alongside Kenya Chatman, Oakland Unified School District; moderator Elena Comrie, Cumming Corporation; and Jeff Evans, HKIT Architects, hosted a panel discussion on on how preconstruction transforms collaborative project success.   This interactive workshop provided participants an enriching, immersive learning experience featuring best practices and fresh perspectives on design-build and lease-leaseback K-12 education projects. The post Overaa Co-Hosts Panel Discussion at 2024 Coalition for ..read more
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Overaa and Water Collaborative Delivery Association Advance Successful Collaborative Delivery Solutions at Joint Event
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by Matt Sigel
4M ago
Overaa and the Water Collaborative Delivery Association co-organized the “Fundamentals and Implementation of Collaborative Delivery Projects” event last week to advance successful collaborative delivery solutions for the water and wastewater industry. Best practices, knowledge, and resources were shared in our Q&A panel to help owners, design-build firms, engineering firms, construction firms, and suppliers leverage the power of collaborative delivery to achieve better project outcomes. Case studies included an Overaa / HydroScience Engineers progressive design-build project and an Overaa ..read more
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Join us Feb 22 for the Water Collaborative Delivery Association Conference
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by Kara Overaa Gragg
6M ago
Join us for Water Collaborative Delivery Association (WCDA) conference February 22, 2024, 8AM – 4PM in Stockton.  Sign up here. Only a few tickets are left! The post Join us Feb 22 for the Water Collaborative Delivery Association Conference appeared first on Overaa Construction ..read more
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Overaa receives Congressional Commendation
Overaa Construction
by Kara Overaa Gragg
6M ago
Congressman John Garamendi, California’s 8th District representative, presented Overaa Construction with a Congressional Commendation honoring their 117 years in operation at the Richmond Civic Center, California, December 15, 2023.  Jerry Overaa, Chairman of Overaa Construction, accepted the award on behalf of the company, fittingly, in a building built by Overaa.  The award honored Overaa Construction for “not only elevating the physical landscape of our region but also positively impacting the lives of those residing within it.” It recognized Overaa’s “tireless efforts to improve ..read more
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College Preparatory School Project Receives 2023 AIA East Bay Design Honor Award
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by Matt Sigel
8M ago
Congratulations to College Preparatory School, Jensen Architects and project team on College Preparatory School’s new Math and Student Life Buildings receiving a 2023 AIA East Bay Design Honor Award. For this collaborative project, Overaa teamed with Jensen to replace aging facilities on the campus with a 10,000 SF wood framed facility housing modern classrooms, student social room, faculty and admin offices, and support spaces. For more info, please visit: 2023 Design Awards Winners Announced! – AIA – East Bay Chapter (aiaeb.org) The post College Preparatory School Project Receives 2023 AIA E ..read more
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SJC Airport Aircraft Rescue and Firefighting Facility Wins National DBIA Award
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by Kara Overaa Gragg
11M ago
San Jose Mineta International Airport Aircraft Rescue and Fire Fighting (ARFF) Facility wins Design Build Institute of America’s (DBIA) 2023 National Merit Award in the Aviation category. This progressive design-build project was delivered one month early, within budget, and with a perfect safety record. It is the first facility on the West Coast to serve two separate firefighting functions within one building.  The station houses an Airside component which has 5 vehicle bays with larger vehicles that respond to incidents on the airfield and a Landside component which is a neighborhood fi ..read more
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Leading Research and Development Center Expands Campus in CA
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by Matt Sigel
1y ago
Overaa Construction was pleased to join a confidential client for the ribbon cutting of a new 22,000 SF single-story Class A office building. The new building includes offices, conference rooms, collaborative spaces, support spaces and workspaces. It features a unified appearance and building engineering systems that integrate within the existing campus. Overaa accelerated the underground scope in order for our Self-Perform Group (SPG) to perform work on the slab on grade, footings, and bolts.          The post Leading Research and Development Center Expands Campus in ..read more
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