Industrial construction typically involves large-scale projects that necessitate the involvement of highly trained workers with experience in fast-paced environments. These projects focus on factories and other facilities involved in the manufacture of goods, as opposed to individual residences or commercial businesses. As such, industrial construction projects are typically located in areas near major highways or railways, where shipping and receiving is more convenient.
Commercial vs. Industrial Construction Services
Customer-facing businesses focused on selling products and services are considered commercial businesses, such as:
- Shopping centers
- Retail stores
This means that commercial construction will often focus heavily on aesthetics, with an emphasis placed on a central location. Contractors in these projects frequently collaborate with modern designers to ensure the final space will appeal to consumers.
In contrast, industrial construction projects are more often located in an out-of-the-way area with convenient access to major transportation modes, as product conveyance is more important than consumer accessibility. Factories and industrial plants are designed with functionality in mind and must be able to support heavy machinery. They must also adhere to many strict regulations on both the local and federal levels.
Industrial Construction Services in LA
At Base Construction, we offer a wide range of industrial construction services throughout the LA area.
For facilities that utilize specialized piping as part of their manufacturing process, we bring industry-specific expertise that enables us to ensure the efficiency and efficacy of these systems. Our services range from pipe material selection to pipe testing and installation. We are also able to design the pipe routing system and develop a piping and instrument diagram (P&ID).
Concrete Foundation and Slab
Due to the fact that industrial facilities will typically house heavy machinery, a durable foundation is vital to avoid cracks and warping. Our services include design and calculation, structural specifications for both new constructions and modifications, and complex forming. We are able to provide both standards and specialized concrete foundations, as well as localized repairs.
Structural Steel Fabrication and Installation
The properties of structural steel make it invaluable within industrial construction projects, as it can improve the safety and longevity of the structure. We are able to fully accommodate the budgets of our customers, designing structural steel fabrication projects in advance to enable easier budgeting. We have built a variety of structural steel infrastructure elements, including:
- Support structures
- Machine guarding
- Permanent and portable platforms
Office Construction / Renovation
The office space within an industrial plant must be safe and accessible while also promoting a productive work environment. Our team is knowledgeable in ADA regulations and has spent over 20 years working with customers to complete office construction and renovation projects that are ADA-compliant, budget-friendly, and in compliance with the latest building codes.
Restroom Renovation — ADA Accessibility Requirements
In order to be ADA compliant, restrooms must meet very specific guidelines. As such, it is vital for any facility undergoing construction or renovation to work with contractors familiar with the necessary requirements. When working with a customer, we focus on designing bathrooms that are ADA compliant and aesthetically appealing. Our capabilities include plumbing installation and structural steel fabrication, meaning that we are able to offer the convenience of a single-source provider.
Turnkey Projects and other Services
As a one-stop-shop, we are able to work with our customers throughout the design, fabrication, and installation of their industrial construction projects. Our familiarity with industries ranging from environmental and energy to cryogenic, aerospace, and recycling makes it possible for us to readily adapt to the unique needs of every project. Our turnkey services include:
- Operation area expansion
- Building additions
- New facilities
We also offer a range of additional services, including:
- Tank repair
- Machinery moving and installation
- Concrete restoration
- Epoxy painting
Mechanical Equipment Services
At Base Construction, our rigging team is experienced in safely moving heavy machinery and equipment such as air compressors, cooling towers, pressurized vehicles, large printers, expanders, dipping units, and tanks. Prior to installing this equipment, we will assess the site to determine logistics and anticipate challenges. Factors we will consider include lifting capacities, anchoring, and site leveling. In addition to providing the equipment to move heavy machinery within a range of industries, our facilities are also equipped to provide storage for this machinery prior to delivery and installation if necessary.
Industrial Handrail Services
Handrails are a vital piece of safety equipment, helping prevent dangerous accidents. They are attached to support posts or walls to provide a secure handhold for employees in areas such as staircases, platforms, and catwalks. When installing industrial handrails, we will most frequently utilize structural steel due to its longevity and strength. However, our experts can work with you to assess the best handrail material for your specific needs. We will then design a handrail system that offers the properties you require while still meeting CAL-OSHA and ADA requirements.
Industrial Painting Services
From battery factories to paper plants, facilities across a wide range of industries can benefit from industrial painting. While commercial painting focuses on aesthetics, industrial painting prioritizes functionality by protecting equipment that is frequently exposed to harsh environments. When providing industrial painting services, we will generally perform a three-step process:
- Surface cleaning
- Sealing primer
- High volume spray-painting or non-spraying
Industrial paints are able to offer many advantageous properties, including insulation, fireproofing, and corrosion resistance. For additional levels of durability, we will typically work with epoxy paints.
Base Construction, Servicing the LA Area
At Base Construction, we are dedicated to providing unparalleled industrial construction services while maintaining high levels of safety. Our Injury and Illness Prevention Program (IIPP) is comprehensive and regularly updated, and we provide our employees with an array of safety incentives and awards. In addition to preventing accidents, our emphasis on safety enables us to focus on high-quality workmanship throughout the construction process.
Since 1998, we have completed over 8,000 industrial construction projects throughout the LA area. We have “A” General Engineering, “B” General Building, and C-36 classifications, and we are well versed in both local and federal regulations. To learn more about how we can assist with your next industrial construction project, contact us today.