United States Postal Service - San Jose
As part of the Strategic Transformation Plan (2006–2010), the United States Postal Service (USPS) committed to four primary strategic goals: to generate revenue, reduce costs, engage employees, and improve service. The plan committed to continue taking $1 billion out of its cost base each year through 2010, while employing equally aggressive measures to grow the business. As part of the cost reduction goal, flats sequencing technology was implemented to automatically arrange flats in the order of delivery for carriers, thereby greatly reducing the manual mail sorting costs.
The San Jose Processing & Distribution Center (P&DC) was one of the first facilities selected to accommodate the deployment of new Flat Sequencing Sorters (FSS). The $17 million project involved the construction of an approximately 130,000 square foot concrete and masonry building addition with tilt-up concrete exterior walls and a steel truss joist roof system, complete with all major building systems, finishes, interior alterations, and improvements to the existing facility. The project also included demolition of approximately 150,000 square feet of paving, rerouting underground utilities, construction a new employee parking lot, and the relocation and construction of a new BMEU building.
EPC Consultants provided on-site Agency Construction Management services for the project.