Anaheim Hills, Calif.-based Bomel Construction Co., one of the largest concrete contractors in the United States, completed the design-build, 766-space parking structure about a month ahead of schedule.
"Bomel did a fantastic job," said Randy French, project manager with Hoag Health Center. "They did a fabulous job meeting both the city's needs and our expectations of what we envision for this campus."
The early completion enabled Hoag to get a faster jump on major site improvements that included new landscaping around each building and re-routing utilities. Bomel played a significant role on that project.
"Bomel did a lot of the street work that went above and beyond just building the parking structure. They developed what we call Hoag Health Center Street," French said.
The Hoag Health Center campus consists of three buildings totaling about 300,000 square feet. This is the second parking structure to be built on the campus. The first garage, which is still in service, has 1,293 spaces on four levels. Even though the campus has not reached full parking capacity, the current total of 2,059 spaces is required by the city of Newport Beach to accommodate future expansion, French said.
The new 223,423-square-foot parking structure has extensive architectural features. The south side has a wire-mesh panel above the entrance/exit. There are cantilevered steel-tube trellises at the second-floor level and on the roof and flying concrete beams at the corners of the roof. A tinted-glass curtain wall encloses the stairs and elevators. A screen with an intricate architectural panel covers the west side.
About Bomel Construction Co. Inc.: The Anaheim Hills, Calif.-based firm is a 39-year-old design-build contractor that has completed parking structures and performed structural concrete work for municipalities, casinos, stadiums and large-scale commercial, retail and institutional projects throughout the western United States. Bomel's corporate-wide revenue of $300 million in 2008 makes the company the largest concrete contractor in the West and one of the largest in the United States.
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