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.
This 424,000 square foot four-story building is the new terminal for international arrivals. The $1.27 billion project, dubbed “The Big Build”, was the largest capital improvement program in the history of Sacramento County. The design allows natural light to stream through a weave of structural steel, recreating the canopy effect common along Sacramento's tree-lined streets. The building is designed to achieve LEED Platinum certification.
The Red Building consists of two towers that together contain 400,000 square feet built above a seven-story parking garage. The East Tower rises 16 stories and the West Tower tops out at the 14th floor. The geometry and the 120’ cantilever near San Vicente Boulevard added to the complexity of the steel erection.