Submitted by W.L. Butler Construction

The project involved the demolition of the existing spray booths at the AC Transit Authority Central Maintenance Facility in Oakland and the construction of a new paint booth with an underground exhaust structure.

The new spray booth was designed for re-painting of articulated buses for the Transit District. The spray booth was designed with down-draft air flow and heated air replacement system.

The booth will be used with EPA and local air pollution control authority water borne paints, making it environmentally state-of-the-art.

Construction highlights included an exhaust pit in the floor, directly fume laden air through high efficiency air filters before exhausting to the atmosphere above the building.

The paint booth operates via a main control panel integrated with the compressed air system.

The contractor provided a sleeper mode for the booth. This monitors air flow and when the sleeper mode senses a stoppage of air flow, the system will reduce the system air flow to booth by 80%, turns off excess lights, reduces gas usage to achieve desired temperature, and prevents the booth from cooling too much during operation.

Project Team

Developer/Owner: AC Transit District, Oakland
General Contractor: W. L. Butler Construction, Inc., Redwood City
Architect: Parsons Brinckerhoff, Oakland
Subcontractors: SprayKing Contractors Inc., Oceanside; Alarcon Bohm, Oakland; Denton Inc., Modesto; Power Source Electrical Contractors, Pittsburg; R.D. Concrete, Stockton; Simplex Grinnell LP, Livermore