Pole Base Installation Helps Save Time & Money On Amazon Fulfillment Center Project


When providing site lighting for a 2.5-million-square-foot (233,000-square-meter) Amazon Fulfillment Center, the solution needs to fit the scale. CalPortland Concrete Products provided the perfect solution with Pole Base precast site lighting foundations.

J-bolts on a pole base

Installers expedited installation with the custom conduit placements and anchor bolt patterns for each particular base.

Distribution center construction site with pole base

The bases, all in the Round Smooth texture, ranged in height from four to 11 feet (1.2 to 3.5 meters) tall.

Pole Base being installed by machinery

At 135 bases, this is one of the biggest Pole Base projects ever.

Pole Base being lifted on a construction site

"Using Pole Base saved the contractor a lot of time and money. We delivered almost all of the bases within a two month period," said Nathan Coronado, Outside Sales & Civil Engineer at CalPortland.

J-bolts on a pole base

Installers expedited installation with the custom conduit placements and anchor bolt patterns for each particular base.

Distribution center construction site with pole base

The bases, all in the Round Smooth texture, ranged in height from four to 11 feet (1.2 to 3.5 meters) tall.

THE CHALLENGE

When providing site lighting for a 2.5-million-square-foot (233,000-square-meter) Amazon Fulfillment Center, the solution needs to fit the scale. It needs to be reliable and install quickly to keep the entire project on track.

CalPortland Concrete Products (formerly Southwest Concrete Products) provided the perfect solution with Pole Base precast site lighting foundations. The versatility of the Pole Base forming system allows for uniform-looking bases with built-to-spec internal conduit placements and bolt patterns.

THE SOLUTION

The entire project called for 135 bases, which meant it wasn't only a massive first project for CalPortland, but also one of the biggest Pole Base projects ever.

The bases, all in the Round Smooth texture, ranged in height from four to 11 feet (1.2 to 3.5 meters) tall. While they all provided the same finished aesthetic to tie the site together, the installers were able to expedite installation with the custom conduit placements and anchor bolt patterns for each particular base.

THE OUTCOME

"Using Pole Base saved the contractor a lot of time and money. We delivered almost all of the bases within a two-month period," said Nathan Coronado, Outside Sales & Civil Engineer at CalPortland. "The contractor has told other branches in Northern California about Pole Base, and we have received three other jobs since the Amazon project."

This project is the recipient of the 2019 Pole Base Project of the Year award. It was chosen from hundreds of Pole Base projects completed around North America in 2019.

PROJECT DETAILS

Project Name: Amazon Fulfillment Center Manufacturer: CalPortland Concrete Products (formerly Southwest Concrete Products) Electrical Contractor/Installer: Collins Electric Project Location: Bakersfield, CA Built: 2018 Case: 023 - Amazon Fulfillment Center

PRODUCTS FEATURED IN THIS PROJECT


Round Rusticated Light Pole Bases