Truebeck Construction Achieves VPP Status on Alexandria Center for Life Science–Millbrae Project


Truebeck Construction has achieved Voluntary Protection Program (VPP) status on the Alexandria Center for Life Science (ACLS) Millbrae project. Truebeck is one of nine General Contractors in California, with only three based in the Bay Area, that are part of this exclusive program. This achievement shows an unwavering commitment to safety and health while partnering with Cal/OSHA to provide the best feasible protection at the site.

The California Voluntary Protection Program (Cal/VPP) recognizes industry leaders who consistently go above and beyond health and safety regulations. To achieve VPP project status, Truebeck Construction and its trade partners demonstrated a commitment to safety through up-to-date and compliant programs, implementation of these programs observed in the field, and adoption of best safety practices throughout the duration of the project.

Cal/OSHA ensures management and employees’ active involvement in site health and safety programs by sending experts on multiple scheduled and random site visits. During these visits, the Cal/OSHA representatives interview project personnel, participate in safety site walks, and ensure that trade partners uphold Truebeck’s rigorous safety standards. In California, 15 jobsites are currently active as VPP-Construction participants, and two of these sites belong to Truebeck Construction. Truebeck’s 1450 Owens Street Lab and Office Building project in San Mateo, CA has also achieved this status.

“At Truebeck, we foster a safety culture where every team member takes ownership and accountability for ensuring the well-being of themselves and others,” said Jenn Wycisk, Director of Safety. “Creating a safe environment for employees, clients, trade partners, and the public, is the most important work we do.”

ACLS–Millbrae is a 660,745sf first-class, life science-ready campus. The project includes the construction of three core and warm shell buildings for future lab tenants, a seven-story 1,133-stall parking garage, and an amenity building complete with a fitness center. Sustainability elements and goals include LEED Gold, Fitwel certification, WELL certification, and an all-electric campus. All concrete (12,500 cubic yards) is self-performed by Truebeck.

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