Complying with state-mandated seismic deadlines, this seven-story, acute-care replacement hospital in Castro Valley is also the industry's first to use an 11-party integrated project delivery contract, in which the owner and 10 participants are contractually required to collaborate. The project was delivered ahead of schedule and under budget.
Substantially complete in October 2012, the $194-million Sutter Health Eden Medical Center includes private patient rooms that maximize daylighting; 30 universal care units; a level-2 trauma center; an MRI suite; seven operating rooms; two catheterization labs; and 24 emergency-room stations.
From the start, 3D technologies facilitated the design and creation of components, increasing offsite fabrication and pre-assembly.
Owner: Sutter Health, Sacramento
Contractor: DPR Construction, Redwood City
Lead Design: Devenney Group, Phoenix
Integration Manager: Ghafari Assoc., Dearborn, Mich.
Engineers: Capital Engineering, Sacramento; The Engineering Enterprise, Alameda; TMAD, San Francisco; Superior Air Handling, San Francisco
Contractors: J.W. McClenahan, San Mateo; Morrow-Meadows Corp., City of Industry; Transbay Fire Protection, Pleasanton
Submitted by Ghafari Associates