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Institutional | SINANIAN DEVELOPMENT INC. - EL CAMINO COLLEGE ATHLETIC EDUCATION AND FITNESS COMPLEX

Field of Teamwork

SINANIAN'S SUBCONTRACTORS PLAYED A CRITICAL ROLE IN A NEW ATHLETIC COMPLEX. BY JIM HARRIS

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Sinanian Development worked on an accelerated
timetable to complete most of the work before
the college's graduation ceremony.

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l Camino College's football team
and other athletic programs now
have a new home. Work concluded
in July on the new $32.8 million
Athletic Education and Fitness Complex on
the Torrance, Calif., Campus.
General contractor Sinanian Development broke ground in December 2013
on the complex, which replaces Murdock
Stadium, a facility that had been on the
campus since 1949. The stadium was used
in the 2005 remake of "The Longest Yard"
as well as other films. The construction
manager on the project was Lend Lease, and
the architect was LPA Inc.
The first football games in the 8,000seat stadium that is the centerpiece of the
project will be played this fall. The stadium
portion of the project has been mostly complete since this spring; the facility hosted a
graduation ceremony in May while work
continued on other portions of the complex,
Sinanian Construction Executive Vice President Serge Sinanian says.
In addition to football, the new stadium will host soccer games and track and

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field competitions. The El Camino College
Athletic Education and Fitness Complex
includes a 26,000-square-foot Field House,
synthetic turf soccer practice field and a
natural turf track and field event space. The
project also includes associated team rooms,
locker rooms, athletic training facilities,
storage, restrooms, concessions and a press
box, the college says.

'A Major Team Effort'
The majority of the complex is built with a
concrete foundation, with some wood framing. The exterior includes masonry as well
as a small amount of glass and glazing.
Sinanian Development worked on an
accelerated timetable to complete most of the
facility before the graduation ceremony in
May. "We had constant scheduling meetings
within our own ranks to come up with different strategies to finish the project on time,"
Sinanian says. "We strategically increased the
use of manpower in certain areas and offered
a lot of overtime to our subcontractors, which
helped as well. It took a major team effort to
get this job done."

Two concrete subcontractors worked on
the project. Falcone General Contracting
completed the bleacher section, while
ACR Concrete constructed the walkways,
pathways, decorative concrete paving and
concrete retaining walls surrounding the
new football stadium. One major component of ACR's work was the construction of
a concrete ramp surrounding the stadium
that is compliant with Americans with
Disabilities Act (ADA) standards.
"ACR had a small margin of error in meet-

Sinanian Development Inc.
- El Camino College A letic
Education and Fitness Complex
www.sinanian.com
* Construction cost: $32.8 million
* Headquarters: Torrance, Calif.
* Scope of work: A letic complex
construction

"It took a major team effort to
get is job done."
- Serge Sinanian, executive vice president


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