Specialty Projects

The Santa Clara Valley Medical Center – Art Feature

Located on the 70-acre Santa Clara Valley Medical Center campus, the Bruce Beasley art feature is a monumental scale sculpture that identifies the main hospital entry. Weighing over 18,000lbs, named “Sanctuary”, this 6 ring stainless steel masterpiece was fabricated by Olson Steel’s San Leandro shop. In order to prepare for this intricate installation, the artwork […]

Massy House

Designed by Frank Gehry, Olson Steel fabricated and erected the structural steel for this massive, # room house. The rooms include a Great Room, wine pavilion, a guest house, a metal deck and bridges. The structural steel included complete installation of a variety of heavy steel shapes including but not limited to wide flange beams […]

Hangar 3 Timber Repair Scaffold and Shoring Tower

Originally built in 1943 by the U.S. Navy, Hangars Two and Three were designed for housing blimps. The Hangars are located in San Jose on the Moffett Federal Airfield. Since steel was in high demand for military vehicles, the original structures were framed with wood. To address the dilapidation of the wooden structures, Olson Steel […]

Saint Peter & Paul Church

The retrofitting of the Saint Peter & Paul Church was managed by Cahill Construction. The primary objective was reinforcing the three parts of the towers with steel, shotcrete, rebar, and wrapping the columns on the second and third sections of the towers with carbon and fiberglass. Olson Steel handled all steel requirements for the seismic […]

U.C Davis Brewery

This world-class teaching and research facility for the University of California, Davis includes the world’s first LEED Platinum winery, first LEED Platinum brewery, and first LEED Platinum food-processing pilot plant. The project was delivered with the design-build model and implemented the highest sustainable features and best practices. The technologically advanced facility includes laboratories, classrooms, offices, […]

San Jose Southside Police Station

This is the first major police substation built in the city of San Jose in over 50 years. The facility is a three story, 107,000 square foot building on a 10.5 acre site that includes a 5,000 square foot vehicle maintenance building, a vehicle fueling station and a car wash. Olson Steel was contracted to do […]

California Dairies Visalia Plant

California Dairies Visalia Plant engaged Olson Steel to assist in the structural improvements on its Visalia Plant #6. Olson removed the existing roof structure and reinforced it with new steel beams and structurally upgraded the building with new steel beams attached to the existing structure.

Stanford Central Campus Process Steam System

The Stanford Energy System Innovations is among the most energy efficient systems of any major research university in the world. Among its innovations is a Stanford-invented technology that is used to operate a new energy facility, while simultaneously seeking the most cost-effective electricity available on the market. Olson Steel provided structural steel (beams, channels and […]

Stanley Mosk Library & Courts

One of the most stunning buildings in state government received a complete renovation under the guidance of Arntz Builders and Olson Steel. The Stanley Mosk Library and Courts Building was structurally retrofitted to bring back its light-filled magnificence while outfitting the building with the latest structural features. Located across the street from the historic State […]

Geneva Car Enclosure (Butler)

Olson Steel’s scope of work included all fabrication and erection of structural steel for a new enclosure to protect the San Francisco Municipal Railway’s historic streetcars from inclement weather, moisture, and long-term sunlight exposure. A new overhead contact system, interior and exterior lighting, sprinkler system, and fire alarm system were installed within the new enclosure.

CA Dairies Plant 7

California Dairies, Inc. is the number one dairy cooperative in the number one dairy state in the United States and has sales of $2.5 billion in all 50 states and 40 foreign countries. California Dairies, Inc. is owned by 626 California dairymen who ship over 16 billion pounds of milk to be sold and processed […]

Pixley Ethanol

This structural steel project involved creating a new structure within existing tanks to become an ethanol recovery plant in the heart of the San Joaquin Valley.

Keyes Ethanol Plant

Olson Steel was contracted to handle all detailing, fabrication and erection of structural steel, miscellaneous steel and structural stairs.