San Francisco, CA – March 23, 2012
The Bay Bridge got one step closer to its transformation as Swinerton Builders San Francisco switched out their hardhats for cameras to capture the completion of the new toll operations building for the Caltrans Bay Area Toll Authority. With a uniquely located jobsite in the center median between the toll booths at the westbound approach and the east bound lanes immediately adjacent to the bay, there were plenty of excellent shots taken against a beautiful sky in honor of this major construction milestone on the project.
This 22,000-square-foot, steel-framed, two-story building is comprised of concrete on metal deck with pile foundations. The exterior features white metal panels and glass curtain wall, with a glass hand-railed walkway to the main entrance. The new Toll Operations Building will continue to provide Caltrans administration, toll collection, & electronic monitoring of the toll operations, each of which required specially designed and constructed fire suppression, communication, & security systems. Demolition of the existing building and creation of a parking lot with landscaping is yet to come.
Swinerton worked collaboratively with HNTB Architecture and Construction Manager, Bay Area Management Consultants (BAMC), to successfully complete the project. The building was designed and built to LEED Silver standards and will seek certification from the USGBC. Swinerton is proud to have built a piece of history in San Francisco as the initial phase to what ultimately becomes the replacement of the San Francisco – Oakland Bay Bridge, an iconic monument in the Bay Area.
About Swinerton: The Swinerton Family of Companies holds California Contracting License No. 92 and is 100% employee-owned company. They are the preferred builder and trusted partner in every market served, proudly leading with integrity, passion, and excellence. They have been building in San Francisco since 1906 from landmark projects such as the Fairmont Hotel and Ghirardelli Square to current innovative interiors and specialty projects all over the city. For more information on Swinerton, visit their blog SwinertonBuildsTomorrow, Facebook, Twitter, Flickr and LinkedIn.
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