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Sutter Health Alta Bates Summit Medical Center Parking Structure

The cast-in-place, seven-level, 393,000 SF parking structure was constructed on an existing on-grade parking lot in a congested urban environment, in the heart of an operating hospital campus, with concurrent construction on site. The parking structure provides 1,067 parking spaces for staff, patients and visitors. Overaa provided coordination with campus and concurrent hospital tower construction schedules, as well as the City of Oakland. Our scope of services also included seismic upgrades and elevator modernizations within the adjacent existing parking structure while it was in use.

Focused on design quality control and assurance, our Integrated Project Delivery (IPD) team instituted a “front end” process to address and resolve issues between disciplines in the preparation of construction documents. We undertook a systematic approach for continuous quality improvement that involved every member of the team. It included regular reviews that emphasize prevention rather than correction. Our goal through continuous communication was to bring the interests of our team, including all subcontractors and designers into alignment with the project goals.

Operational readiness was planned well in advance starting from the beginning of the project. Detailed coordination meetings were held and attended by the core project team and stakeholders to ensure a hand off through each phase. Sequencing of construction, and ultimately operational readiness of the parking structure, were well coordinated with the surrounding Sutter Health services as well as the new hospital which was concurrently under construction across the street. It was important that the parking structure didn’t delay the hospital in any way while at the same time achieving certificate of occupancy for the parking structure in advance of hospital occupancy.