The Building of the New Kaiser San Leandro Medical Center
Conco is once again an essential part of a team that is constructing the new Kaiser San Leandro Medical Center by providing concrete services. The facility is scheduled to open this year. The overall project consists of 740,000 sq. ft. of new construction, which includes a six-story, 436,000 sq. ft. hospital with 264 licensed, acute-care beds. The Medical Center will also have a new central 30,000 sq. ft. utility plant to house the mechanical and electrical equipment.
The plan calls for an abundance of surface parking for up to 2,100 vehicles, and a 275,000 sq. ft. Hospital Support Building that is connected to the main hospital. The 63 acre lot is located just off the freeway, which makes it highly accessible, and the new Center will be a replacement for the old Kaiser Hayward Hospital. Since the new construction covers only 30 acres, there is plenty of opportunity to showcase the scenic rolling hills on the property.
This is Kaiser’s eighth template hospital, and while it is still constructed to be site-specific, it reduces building costs by approximately $89 less per sq. ft. The project is designed by Hawley Peterson & Snyder in association with AECOM partner, Ellerbe Becket. The general contractor for the Medical Center is Rudolph & Sletton, Inc. and the engineer is Rutherford & Chekene. This is Rudolph & Sletton’s third hospital project they have worked on with Kaiser over the last few years. According to their website, “This ‘second generation’ template hospital, which reflects Kaiser Permanente’s program to establish standardized, yet customizable, state-of-the-art models for design and construction of its hospitals, includes the latest technology for patient care and support.”
Conco performed all of the structural concrete work for the project and belted and placed more than 18,000 tons of aggregate underslab material. In addition, the project incorporated sustainable design features based on the Green Guide for Healthcare as well as environmentally responsible purchasing. A prime example is during the demolition of the old building on the property; close to 97% of all waste was recycled on-site including grinding up old concrete. It was used in the soil mixture process and for fill and pavement base. It is estimated that 98,000 tons of construction waste material was diverted from landfills.
Conco is a leading supplier of concrete services for the Western United States. We got our start in the Bay Area in 1959 by offering clients the best value on a wide range of concrete services and products. Since that time, we have steadily taken a leading role as one of the Bay Area’s top concrete contractors. Our concrete services include commercial, educational, parking and other construction development as well as public works projects and highways.