Alten Construction completes first phase of Venetia Valley K-8 School classroom replacement project

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SAN RAFAEL, Calif. - Oct. 10, 2018 - PRLog -- Alten Construction, a full-service San Francisco Bay Area commercial construction company, completed the first of three phases of an elementary classroom replacement project at Venetia Valley K-8 School.

The $25 million classroom replacement project, which will span the next two years, includes interim housing, building demolition and the construction of new classrooms and a 10,000-square-foot multipurpose room. SVA Architects, Inc. is the architect on the project.

The first phase, which included electrical data upgrades to 24 portable unit structures, began in June and was completed by the time school resumed Aug. 23. Each of the temporary classrooms have been upgraded with the latest electrical data as well as equipped with AV projector hookups.

The interim housing will occupy 78,000 square feet in the back of the school, adjacent to the middle school, providing students easy access to the playground area, which will not be affected by construction.

"Our team is bringing the school up to par with the other technology that's on the campus," said Erik Andresen, chief estimator for Alten Construction.

In September, Alten Construction began the site work phase of the project, including building demolition, grading and utilities installation. The second phase of the project is projected for February 2019.

In March 2019, Alten Construction will begin constructing Venetia Valley K-8 School's new two-story classroom buildings and a single-story multipurpose building, which will include a brand-new cafeteria for the entire school. The project also features extensive concrete work as well as new hardscape, landscape and seeding. The final phase is anticipated for completion within 18 to 20 months.

"The school will not only have modern, up-to-date classrooms, but the students will also be able to enjoy new spaces, a cafeteria and site features," said Andresen.

Venetia Valley K-8 School is part of the San Rafael City School District, which includes eight elementary, two middle and three high schools, and is home to nearly 740 students. Located at 177 N. San Pedro Road in San Rafael, Venetia Valley K-8 School serves the communities of Santa Venetia, as well as students from other neighborhoods in San Rafael.

The community school celebrates students, families and staff for who they already are and are encouraged to follow their dreams. Students participate in a variety of enrichment classes, including music, Venetia Valley In Motion, coding and robotics, among others, as part of the school's commitment to providing a rigorous, differentiated and culturally relevant academic experience.

About Alten Construction

Founded by Bob and Shannon Alten in 1995, Alten Construction ( not only offers a full range of commercial construction services but is also a licensed builder, with its own shop, carpenters and construction laborers. Alten Construction serves public and private clients throughout the San Francisco Bay Area with a personal touch.

Over the past 20 years, Alten Construction has grown from a small public works company to employing more than 100 people with annual revenues of over $80 million. From tenant improvements to historic buildings to fire stations and schools, the company's experience is extensive, and it completes superior and high-quality projects with leadership demonstrated at all stages of a project.

Alten Construction is committed to green building practices, and the firm has LEED Accredited Professionals on staff. Dedicated to the community, Alten Construction partners with small, local businesses and develops construction professionals through its internship opportunities and in-house training. Bob Alten is currently the president of the Construction Employees' Association. The commercial construction firm is also affiliated with Marin Builders Association and the North Coast Builders Exchange. For more information, or call 510-234-4200.

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