Paden Elementary School upgrade completed with Measure I funds

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ALAMEDA, Calif. - April 4, 2019 - PRLog -- Alten Construction, a full-service San Francisco Bay Area commercial construction company, completed the modernization of Paden Elementary School in the Alameda Unified School District.

Alten Construction started the project June 11 and completed it in time for school to resume Aug. 20. The $3.29 million project included a complete window replacement, an AV data electrical upgrade and Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) accessibility upgrades. The architect on the project was Mark Quattrocchi with Quattrocchi Kwok Architects (QKA).

"Even with the amount of work involved and the time limitations, we were able to accomplish what the district wanted without disrupting school activities," said Luke O'Neill, project engineer for Alten Construction. "The job was successful because we had a great team of architects, engineers, district employees and contractors who were able to accomplish this project within the time restrictions."

The 40,000-square-foot school is located on the San Francisco Bay. Due to this proximity, one of the greatest issues of concern to the design team was the glare and heat of the sun that came into classrooms from the bank of windows on the classroom building's south-facing side. To reduce the intensity of the sunlight, the architect's design included 90 new storefront and clerestory windows, which Alten Construction installed in August.

The project also included new technology infrastructure and data in all of the classrooms, ADA improvements and bathroom modernization.

"The Paden Elementary School modernization was one of the important projects identified in our Alameda Unified School District 2014 Master Planning work," said QKA Principal Mark Quattrocchi, who also authored the district's 2014 Facilities Master Plan. "With the partnership of Alten Construction and their dedication to quality, the project brings a vast improvement for students and teachers alike."

The Paden project is part of Alameda Unified School District's $179 million Measure I facilities bond project, which was approved by Alameda voters in 2014.

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. The commercial construction firm is also affiliated with Marin Builders Association and the North Coast Builders Exchange. For more information, visit or call 510-234-4200.

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