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New Client, New High-Rise, New Technology

Contributor: Swinerton Project Team   |   December 16, 2013
New Client, New High-Rise, New Technology

Swinerton Builders earned the general contractor award for the long-awaited 399 Fremont residential project in San Francisco, slated for completion in April 2016. Designed by architect Soloman Cordwell Buenz, the soaring, 440-foot tower includes 42 floors comprising 447 ultra-luxury rental apartments averaging 800 square feet each and 251 parking stalls nestled next to an eight-story podium. The two structures will be close to 600,000 square feet.

Designed to celebrate the dynamic and urban lifestyle of the city, 399 Fremont features expansive glass providing panoramic views of the San Francisco Bay. Planned amenities include attractive resident walkways, a dog run, rooftop outdoor sky terraces, a library, a lap pool, a spa, a state-of-the-art fitness center, designer landscaping, and a club house suited for high-class entertaining.

Our extensive experience constructing multifamily high-rise buildings played a huge role in re-winning this project. When building in a high-density urban environment such as downtown San Francisco, expertise in space use, material planning, permitting, curtain walls, and neighborhood relations is essential to a successful and smooth delivery. The knowledge gained from NEMA (10th and Market) working with the off-shore curtain wall manufacturer weighed heavily in securing this contract. In addition, our strategic know-how with phased-in occupancy and LEED proficiency set the company apart from others. The project is targeting LEED Silver certification.

For the first time, Swinerton Builders San Francisco will employ BIM 360 Glue throughout the entire process. BIM 360 Glue streamlines collaboration by hosting the latest model files on the cloud and will be accessible to everyone on the project including the subcontractors and field managers. This will be critical during the construction phase as crew managers can access the latest models on their tablets.


-By Elaine Noble