Beverly Hills Operations Service Center
Craig A. Woods, RA
LEED    Accredited Professional
City of Beverly Hills, Operations Service Center and
Parking Structure,
Beverly Hills, California.  An Earth Tech
Design/Build project.

Design manager and architect of record for this
LEED Silver
Registered, $22 million design-construction management
project. The project is located next to the water treatment
plant that Earth Tech designed, built, financed, and now
operates for the city.

The project consists of a sequence of activities, including:
•        Phase 1: construction of a temporary operations
center; relocation of the current operations center to the
temporary location; demolition of existing buildings in the
construction site; and constructing new power and
telephone service to the fuel island.
•        Phase 2: construction of a new operations service
center, parking structure, emergency generator, supporting
structures, site improvements, and landscaping.

The new 45,000-square-foot facility will house 13 vehicle
maintenance bays including: 6-light vehicle bays; emission
bay; four high-roof heavy truck bays; tire bay; and welding
and fabrication bay and a number of maintenance shops
including communication equipment shop, machine shop,
central tool room, locksmith, general fabrication shop, and
facility maintenance shop. The central store is over 7,000
square feet with high rack storage. Support facilities include
men and women lockers and showers; technical library;
service counter and lobby; second story administrative
offices with break-room; emergency power generators;
chassis wash bay with water recovery system; and training
and conference room

The integrated parking structure of cast-in-place concrete,
includes parking for 316 vehicles. This is accomplished
with two decks below grade and two decks above grade.  

The entire facility is an “essential building” under the
building code and must meet higher standards of
construction to assure operation in times of natural
disaster or other calamity.  The two diesel powered
generators will keep the building in 7/24 operation during
times of crisis, enabling fire, safety, water treatment and
public works operations to continue service to the public.

Sustainability design goals include attaining a Silver
Certification under the
LEED Rating System for New
Construction. Strategies will be employed to reduce storm
water run-off, reclamation of storm and process water,
reduced energy consumption, reduced potable water
consumption, recycling of wastes, recovery and use of oil
for heating, extensive use of daylight illumination, improved
indoor air quality, use of recycled or rapidly renewable
resources and regionally produced products.  A non-
polluting renewable-energy source, Photovoltaic Arrays, will
be utilized to produce a portion of the electricity used.  
Alternative transportation will be encouraged by design
considerations.  Use of landscaping and high-albedo
roofing and paving materials will help reduce the heat-
island effect of the development.
After the maintenance portion of the
project was moved to a temporary
facility, there was a change of
Planning Directors and an election
of a new City Council. The project
was put on hold.  The new council,
after my move to HDR, decided to
radically change the scope of the
project,  including addition of new
buildings and uses.  The new uses
and buildings required a complete
redesign of the facility.

Earth Tech completed design for the
maintenance facility which was
subsequently constructed.