Conco’s Contribution on the Sandler Neuroscience Center
Conco has had the privilege to be a part of many high-profile projects throughout our long history. Recently we had the opportunity to provide concrete services for the renowned Sandler Neurosciences Lab and Research Center, on the UCSF’s Mission Bay Campus. The 5-story building is now home to the world’s leading clinical and research programs seeking cures for neurological disorders. The total cost for the 237,000-square-foot, state-of-the art facility was $200 million and completed just last year.
The project contractor was the Clark Construction Group, and was designed and engineered by Skidmore, Owings, & Merrill, LLP. Clark describes the building as featuring flexible design elements that consists of curtained walls, metal panels and precast concrete walls. The foundation has over 400 structural support piles that go down 130 feet below ground to rest on bedrock. The building meets and exceeds all seismic stability requirements and was designed to be highly energy efficient. With all of its many attributes, it has been awarded the LEED-silver certification.
According to UCSF, the Center along with the nearby Arthur and Toni Rembe Rock Hall has presented opportunities for collaboration with Silicon Valley, the biotech industry and the pharmaceutical industry. The Sandler is the proud to have a Nobel Prize recipient as well as many top researchers and scientists from around the world. “This culminates a 10-year dream,” says Nobel laureate Stanley B. Prusiner, MD, director of the Institute for Neurodegenerative Diseases, one of the programs that are housed in the building. “This building will bring together some of the best scientists in the world to work on these very prevalent diseases of the brain. The opportunity for major progress is tremendous.”
Conco is one of the leading commercial concrete contractors in Sacramento and has been delivering first-rate services in the area since 1959. We are experts at creating cost-effective solutions that take advantage of the most up-to-date techniques. Our concrete services include commercial, educational, parking and other construction development as well as public works projects and highways.