The Seaside Company: Haunted Castle


Posted By on Feb 17, 2015

The Haunted Castle was entirely demolished and rebuilt between Labor Day 2009 and Memorial Day 2010 – an expedited timetable that made use of the off season and required crews to work 24/7 for four months. The new basement, constructed below sea level in the sand, had to be completed before the height of the winter storm season could bring sea water to threaten the building. Home to the Haunted Castle ride, which was a custom design concurrently under construction in Italy, the basement had to meet specifications that evolved over time. The finished building also includes second floor office space, an ice cream parlor and two new game rooms. View Time Lapse Video Footage Of Construction Below...

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Santa Cruz Seaside Company


Posted By on Feb 17, 2015

Since 1984 Slatter Construction has done hundreds of projects for the Seaside Company – jobs that range from the construction of Neptune’s Kingdom, to re-engineering the Logger’s Revenge, to putting in a pad for the bike lockers. Here are some highlights: The Haunted Castle was entirely demolished and rebuilt between Labor Day 2009 and Memorial Day 2010 an expedited timetable that made use of the off season and required crews to work 24/7 for four months. The new basement, constructed below sea level in the sand, had to be completed before the height of the winter storm season could bring sea water to threaten the building. Home to the Haunted Castle ride, which was a custom design concurrently under construction in Italy, the basement had to meet specifications that evolved over time. The finished building also includes second floor office space, an ice cream parlor and two new game rooms. » To learn more about construction of The Haunted Castle click here “Slatter Construction has been working here at the Boardwalk for at least twenty years. They’re a reputable company and they do good work. As a company we like to deal with local people and they’re an old time Santa Cruz family— it’s nice to do business with Slatter.” Charles Canfield President, The Santa Cruz Seaside Company The Logger’s Revenge water ride suffered major damage in the 1989 Loma Prieta earthquake. The flume ride had shifted off of its support piers and the Olympic-sized pool that sits underground to re-circulate water had completely disintegrated. Slatter was hired to make the ride seismically safe, which required that the new piers be drilled down through 40′ of beach sand and seawater to bedrock, and to build a new subterranean holding pool and infrastructure. The Santa Cruz Beach & Boardwalk has posed tough construction issues, but none more challenging than building Neptune’s Kingdom, damaged in the 1989 Loma Prieta earthquake. The historic building still sat over the Plunge (a 408,000-gallon capacity swimming complex) built in 1907 that was filled in with sand in 1963. The job demanded a complex de-watering system, as the project was below sea level on one side and bounded on the other by an underground river. Slatter figured out how to hold up the roof of the building on steel legs so that the sub structure could be completely gutted. Slatter crews removed the Plunge and installed a new basement and three floors of attractions, including an 18-hole miniature golf course, arcade and restaurant. The 66,000 square foot renovation came in on time and within budget. The foundation for the 125′ high steel structure of the Double...

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Palo Alto Medical Foundation


Posted By on Feb 13, 2015

Long-standing client Palo Alto Medical Foundation chose Slatter Construction to build or remodel eight facilities. Projects for PAMF: Santa Cruz Main Campus, 2011 Commercial Crossing, 2008 Research Park, 2006 Locust Street, 2000 Westside Santa Cruz, 1997 Watsonville, 1994 Chanticleer Street, 1992 Old Dominion Court, 1990 Most recently Slatter completed the remodel of the 40-year-old Main Campus location, a job that came with one stipulation: maintain patient care. Brought in on time and on budget, the job was scheduled over 17 phases to allow each department to be moved and remodeled serially. “Our primary responsibility was to deliver a remodeled facility without impacting patient care,” said Slatter Construction president Sid Satter. “Everyone working on the job had a clear understanding that the client included both staff and patients.” This is the kind of innovative, flexible solution Slatter Constuction creates to meet client needs. Medical facility construction brings its own unique challenges—medical equipment carries exacting specs, permitting requirements often evolve over the course of a job and the demands of high traffic patient care can strain every element of a building’s infrastructure. » READ THE CASE STUDY “The Main Campus remodel was extremely difficult because we had to keep the facility open day in and day out”, said Tom Hart, vice president of physician affairs and business development for PAMF. “The job required a lot of planning, creativity, coordination and follow through. Many times we made a plan and, based on the needs of the patient care providers, we had to revise the plan. Working together with our architect and Slatter Construction as a team we maintained the flexibility to make changes and remain on budget and on schedule.” Tom Hart Vice President of Physician Affairs and Business Development, PAMF The Slatter Construction Toolbox: Experience and Knowledge of Client Needs Dedication to Communication Adaptive Construction Techniques Flexible Scope of...

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