James has over 20 years of experience in the construction industry, and is a recognized expert in the area of structural steel construction. Always on the vanguard of new building methods, James constructed several of the first structural steel buildings in existence. Known for his ability to meet tight timelines while adhering to the highest level of safety, finish quality, and customer service, James is widely sought-after by clients whose steel-based projects have significant technical challenges. Here are some of the projects he has supervised:
NEW CONSTRUCTION / MAJOR BUILDING RENOVATION
Emeryville Public Market, Emeryville
98,665 s.f. historic brick and timber building located on a 14-acre multiple building campus. Design review and assist-phased construction based on client needs, jurisdictional requirements, and constant interaction with the general public and existing Public Market tenants. New construction included demolition of existing entrances, structures, and roofs, remodeling of the public Market, structural T.I.s, sound-rated partition walls, and utility services for the Guitar Center, Urban Outfitters and one interior T.I. for the Firehouse Art Collective.
Esprit Park, San Francisco
Project consisted of an eight-building campus with a two-story underground parking garage. Housing contained 35 different floor plans in various condominium flats and town home styles with a total of 142 units. Structures consisted of two historic brick and timber retrofit buildings. Two ConXtech space frame buildings on grade and four ConXtech space frame buildings over a two-story underground podium.
550 Moreland, Santa Clara
Two eight-story ConXtech towers, one two-story ConXtech recreation center and a one-story ConXtech marketing building. The project consisted of seven total buildings, four structural steel ConXtech buildings and thee four-story wood structures. There were several town home and condominium designs for a total of 430 units situated on a five-acre two-story underground podium.
800 High Street, Palo Alto
Third building ever designed for use with a ConXtech space frame system. An interlocking steel system with manufactured walls, concrete pan-filled floors and metal stud and drywall assemblies throughout. Project consisted of one city block near downtown Palo Alto with a two-story parking garage underneath a city-owned alley. The alley remained open with a suspended bridge during construction.
1000 El Camino Real, San Carlos
Project consisted of 90 condominiums, six retail spaces and a single-story underground parking garage.
Sierra Suites Hotel, Santa Clara
93,900 s.f. ground up, seven-floor high-end extended stay hotel. Project included commercial kitchen, commercial laundry, exercise facilities, pool and spa, 150 living suites. Concrete frame with interior shear walls, columns, post-tension decks.
Belmont Village, San Jose
119,600 s.f. assisted living facility. Project included dementia wing, commercial kitchen and dining hall. 137 studio, one-bedroom and two-bedroom living units. Concrete frame with exterior shear walls, columns and post-tension decks. One-level underground parking garage with seven occupied floors.
Sierra Suites, San Jose
77,000 s.f. ground up, studio-style hotel. Project consisted of a four-story wood construction building with interior and exterior shear walls, maintenance building, pool and spa facility, and individual unit kitchens.