Kaiser Redwood

GC SWINERTON 

Architect HOK ARCHITECTS

Completed 2020 in Redwood City 

The seven-story, 149-bed Kaiser Redwood City Medical Office Building opened its doors at a crucial time during the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic. 

A stair tower with three sides of glass tied into a panel wall and the roof of the building is the highlight of the building. The build of this tower included complex transitions while working with different trades because of electrical configurations. But, as always, our crew got the job completed with no blemishes thanks to impeccable communication with the other trades. Vendors such as Viracon Glass and ASI Architectural assisted with the glass and metal panels, making it easy for our field team to install the units. 

Scheduling deliveries on the perimeter of this job site proved to be a challenge. Due to a tower crane moving large panels, the delivery times had to be scheduled before 6 a.m. This made the call times earlier for the field crew, but no one missed a step and the development remained on schedule.  

Other important aspects of this project were the tight safety regulations. Because this job was completed during the COVID-19 pandemic in 2020, the field and shop teams remained socially distanced and abided by all health guidelines to ensure no delays. This included changing normal shifts to avoid working around other trades at the job site. 

Ultimately, it took a total team effort from the project managers to design crew to field team for successful completion of the job.