Navy General Administration Facility
San Diego, California
AWARD OF MERIT
OWNER: Manchester Pacific Gateway LLC
LEAD DESIGN FIRM: Gensler
GENERAL CONTRACTOR: Turner Construction Co.
CIVIL ENGINEER: PDC
STRUCTURAL ENGINEER: KPFF
MEP ENGINEER: MA Engineers
ELECTRICAL ENGINEER: Michael Wall
Completed in just over two years, the 17-story, 340-000-sq-ft office building is the U.S. Navy’s first high-rise and the federal government’s first collaboration with a private developer for a build-to-suit office building, which required extensive coordination on budget issues and end-product features including a blast-rated exterior facade and highly specialized information technology. The exterior precast panels were fabricated off site to reduce costs, with QR codes linking each component to the digital design model. A crane-mounted sensor and camera-loaded device recorded pick weights as the panels were erected, providing data that helped optimize crane use. By changing the way panels were staged before erection, the team reduced each unit’s pick time, compressing the task by 17 days.