SFO's new Fire House No. 3 will support the airport's Terminal 1 renovation and expansion. The new facility consists of an 8,000 SF five-bay apparatus garage with four-fold electric doors for faster response time, and a 12,000 SF administration office/firefighter house. Construction included working adjacent to active taxiways within the South Field area. The project is LEED Gold v4 certified, which was extremely tough given the harsh environment and location. Natural ventilation was not an option as the building entry fronts US 101, and the apparatus bay doors open directly to the airfield.
Working with the designers and a partnering facilitator, our team demonstrated successful partnering by resolving several cost and scheduling challenges which saved more than $500K on the GMP which the Owner then used to invest back into the project. The dollars that the Owner decided to invest back into the project through scope enhancements did threaten the project’s scheduled delivery date, however, Overaa added resources, worked additional shifts, longer hours and resequenced the project without a time extension.