The 824,000 square foot facility will dramatically increase capacity on the Stanford University Medical Campus. It also enables Stanford to house additional medical technology, meet updated seismic-safety requirements, and enhance patient care. Located on the Stanford University Medical Center campus and adjacent to the site of the current Adult Stanford Hospital, the facility features a flexible pavilion design with 368 patient rooms housing 600 patient beds.
The 704,000 square foot building will house 71 courtrooms at Union and C streets. It will feature significant improvements in security, as well as better safety and improved access and efficiency for county residents. A pedestrian bridge connects the three-story lobby atrium to the nearby Hall of Justice, which will continue to be used for civil cases.
The 775,000 square foot Moscone West was engineered to meet stringent seismic standards. A unique coupled-girder system is designed to minimize structural damage in the event of an earthquake up to 8.2 magnitude. This works together with a system of 248 friction dampers that dissipate seismic energy. Despite the need for very heavy floor loadings in a vertical structure, column placement on the third floor was minimized to provide 210 foot clear spans for the nearly...
Occupying an entire city block, this 13-story, 274 bed acute-care hospital is being built in a spirit of innovative collaboration that embraces a LEAN culture. The 740,000 square foot hospital includes 119 viscous wall dampers that absorb energy to reduce any lateral movement caused by earthquakes and wind. The system also reduces the amount of structural steel required in the building. It is the first of its kind in North America.
Key speciality contractors from design and construction were integrated into the project very early on, which resulted in a more efficient design that both reduced cost and accelerated the schedule. The structural steel was fabricated and erected $7.2 million under budget and 6 weeks ahead of schedule. The erection was completed with zero change orders and one quarter of the typical number of RFI's.