August 2, 2017

Major Milestone at Alameda’s WETA Project

Overaa crew poured concrete for the second floor deck yesterday, a significant milestone because it opens up the project for interior framing and mechanical, electrical, plumbing and fire protection work to take place in the above-ceiling space. Working through one of the industry’s busiest periods, Overaa crew pushed through manpower and procurement challenges. The design/build project required a collective approach to solving design issues and making dynamic schedule adjustments. The team’s can do attititude made it happen, specifically the long hours and creativity of Mike Handley, Ken Brumbaugh, Mike Persons, Fernando Silva, and Erica Bartlett.
The Central Bay Operations and Maintenance (O & M) Facility will be the future home of the Water Emergency Transportation Authority’s (WETA) central San Francisco Bay ferry fleet, providing a consolidated base for WETA to maintain vessels operating on its  Alameda/Oakland, Alameda Harbor Bay, and South San Francisco ferry routes, as well as future Richmond and Treasure Island service under development. The facility will also include an Operations Control Center for service dispatch and an Emergency Operations Center that willserve as a primary location for WETA to coordinate the provision of emergency transportation services.
Overaa/Power, a joint venture is providing design/build services for the new facility. The O&M facility is a 28,000 SF, 70 ft. high, four-story located along the Alameda Point shoreline, next to the USS Hornet Naval Shipyard. The facility will support light repair and maintenance work, spare parts storage, concession supply, administrative office space, records storage and deliveries. A diesel fuel facility with a storage capacity of 45,000 gallon will also be constructed. It is designed as an emergency operations center capable of handling passenger service in the event of a major disaster. The waterside work includes dredging, marine piles, marine floats and berthing facility, and the seawall. The project is designed for LEED Gold certification and the team includes Power Engineering, Shaw Kawaski Architects and Liftech Consultants.