Clark Celebrates Milestone on the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner Project
September 02, 2016
SAN FRANCISCO – After nearly a year of construction, Clark has completed the steel structure for San Francisco’s new Office of the Chief Medical Examiner in the city’s Bayview neighborhood. San Francisco Mayor Ed Lee, city officials, and local residents watched as the final beam of the two-story, 46,000 square-foot building was hoisted into place.
Clark is working hand-in-hand with San Francisco Public Works and KMD Architects to deliver the state-of-the-art facility. From the project’s outset, the team committed to meeting local hiring and small business requirements. San Francisco residents make up 30 percent of the project team. Additionally, more than 30 local small businesses are being utilized on the project, with more than half from the Bayview community.
“By hiring local residents to help build a state-of-the-art Medical Examiner’s Office we are not only delivering vital public safety infrastructure to keep our City safe, but we are delivering on our promise to ensure all our residents share in the prosperity of our City,” said Mayor Lee. “Projects like this reflect our City’s values - how we support our residents in our hiring practices and prioritize public safety in our neighborhoods.”
The seismically safe facility features additional space for employees and highly technical laboratories -- both essential elements for providing continuous, reliable service. The enhanced capacity will allow employees to efficiently handle cases and produce timely results for victims of crimes, for the criminal justice system, and for medical authorities.
“With this construction milestone, our office and its staff are closer to moving into the new facility,” said San Francisco Chief Medical Examiner Dr. Michael D. Hunter. “The new, modern space is an investment that will improve how we serve the public and accommodate evolving practices and technologies in our field.”
Clark has been building in San Francisco for nearly four decades and is the Bay Area's fourth largest contractor. The Office of the Chief Medical Examiner project is a part of the company’s $1.5 billion portfolio of active work in the region.
“Clark Construction is honored to work in partnership with Mayor Lee, the City Administrator’s Office, and Public Works to upgrade the city’s infrastructure by delivering this new Chief Medical Examiner facility,” said Steve Dell’Orto, Clark Senior Vice President. “We are equally proud to extend such investment to the local economy by working alongside local small businesses and local residents in building state-of-the-art and seismically safe facilities for our community.”
Following the completion of the steel structure, Clark will begin to construct the building envelop and install the façade. Substantial completion is scheduled for fall 2017.