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Successful Oak Tree Relocation at the BioMedical Innovations Building



The BioMedical Innovations Building (BMI) will be a state-of-the-art facility that fully supports the talent and vision of the School of Medicine to translate medical research discoveries into treatments and cures. The new building will be approximately 215,500 square-feet, with four above-ground floors of research labs and light-filled gathering places, as well as a lower basement level for utility support.

As part of the construction for this project, a Coast Live Oak tree needed to be relocated across the street to a new safe location within the same view corridor. At over 80 feet tall, and 500,000 pounds with a 30 foot diameter root ball, it was no easy feat, but we are proud to report a successful relocation of this massive tree. Eight other trees currently on site have been integrated into the building and landscape design and are being protected in place.

10 Day Look Ahead: Renewal Project Construction Activities

The Stanford University Medical Center Renewal Project, which will expand Lucile Packard Children's Hospital, rebuild Stanford Hospital, modernize Hoover Pavilion, and replace School of Medicine laboratories, is underway. Below is a summary of the Renewal Project's anticipated construction activities, hours of activity, and any affected lane or road closures over the next 10 days. Please click here to subscribe to our 10 day look aheads, which will be emailed every Friday and archived on the Renewal Project website.

Please note that that the scope of work and dates of work are subject to change without notice, especially due to weather impacts.

New Stanford Hospital Facility
December 2012 - 2018

Work is under way to construct the new Stanford Hospital facility in order to accommodate advances in medical technology, increase capacity, and meet new seismic safety standards. The 824,000 square foot hospital includes 368 individual patient rooms, state-of-the-art diagnostic and treatment rooms, an expanded Emergency Department, new employee parking structure, five gardens, walking trails and a meditation room. Construction of the new hospital is expected to be completed in 2018.

This week's activities:

What to expect this weekend (7/22 - 7/23) 
Hours of Construction Activity: 7 am to 6 pm

Interior finish construction is expected to continue this weekend.
 
Weekday Work (7/24 - 7/28)
Hours of Construction Activity: 7 am to 8 pm for regular construction.
 
The installation of the exterior wall systems on Level 1 and Level 3 is in progress and the exterior system installation on the south side of Level 1 i s almost complete. Service and public elevator installation continues throughout the building. Inside the hospital, interior finishes such as ceiling, drywall, tile laying, painting and lighting fixture installation, as well as soffit installation throughout the podium levels.  Kitchen equipment and medical equipment are being installed on patient floors of the new hospital. The stone wall sheathing in the Atrium is complete with stone installation expected to start at the end of July . Final waterproofing on Level 3 is complete and final waterproofing on Level 8 is expected to be complete in July.   Final site grading is in progress and flatwork has started on the north side of the generator building. The perimeter railing installation is ongoing on the hospital and garage roofs. The connections for exterior systems to the lobby are being installed. Concrete pour for the medical gas yard is scheduled for the end of July.  The tree installation on the garage roof and air handler testing are in progress. Level 1 cafeteria equipment installation is scheduled to begin in September. 

What to expect next weekend (7/29 - 7/30) 
Hours of Construction Activity: 7 am to 6 pm
 
Interior finish construction is expected to continue next weekend.

Lucile Packard Children's Hospital Stanford Expansion
August 2011-Summer 2017

The Lucile Packard Children's Hospital Stanford expansion, which will expand the hospital's ability to care for children and expectant mothers, is underway. The new 521,000 square foot facility will add 149 patient beds, more healing spaces, and the latest medical technology. The hospital expansion is expected to be completed and open for patient care in 2017.

*General construction activity on the Lucile Packard Children's Hospital Stanford Expansion site is approved Monday-Friday 6 am to 8 pm, Saturday 7 am to 6 pm, and Sunday 7am to 5pm. Click here to view construction activity permitted outside of normal construction hours.
  
This week's activities:

What to expect this weekend (7/22 - 7/23)
Hours of Construction Activity: 7 am to 6 pm for regular construction
 
Work will continue on the expansion site for interior finish construction on Saturday, 7/22.
 
Weekday work (7/24 - 7/28)
Hours of Construction Activity: 6 am to 8 pm for regular construction

Inside the building, the interior on levels 1-4 is nearly complete and the interior on the ground level is still under construction. Furniture installed in the basement and on Level 1 continues.

The crosswalk on Quarry Road and Quarry Extension (near the construction trailers) will remain closed to accommodate deliveries and concrete pours near the perimeter of the construction site. A pedestrian detour is in place.

Access to the rear entrance of Packard Children's will remain open throughout construction although some egress detours will be in place.

What to expect next weekend (7/29 - 7/30) 
Hours of Construction Activity: 7 am to 6 pm for regular construction
 
Work will continue on the expansion site for interior finish construction on Saturday, 7/29.

School of Medicine BioMedical Innovations Building
January 2017 - Summer 2019

The BioMedical Innovations Building (BMI) will be a state-of-the-art facility that fully supports the talent and vision of the School of Medicine to translate medical research discoveries into treatments and cures. The new building will be approximately 215,500 square-feet with four above-grade floors of research labs and light-filled gathering places, and a lower basement level with reduced functional square footage for utility support. A connective tunnel to other nearby research facilities is part of the proposed design.

Current Activities:
 
What to expect this weekend (7/15 - 7/16) 
Hours of Construction Activity: 7 am to 4 pm for regular construction

No impacts are anticipated this weekend.

Weekday Work (7/17 - 7/12)
Hours of Construction Activity: 7 am to 4 pm for regular construction

Tunnel construction continues with demolition of existing concrete, excavation and grading in the Beckman lightwell, as well as installing lagging north of the lightwell. 

Demolition of the parkling lot will begin and there will be trucking from the parking lot demolition on Blake Wilbur Drive.

Various utility work around the site continues, including exploratory work outside the fence line at Governor's Avenue and Cooper Lane.

What to expect next weekend (7/22-7/23
Hours of Construction Activity: 7 am to 4 pm for regular construction

No impacts are anticipated next weekend.

General Reminders

Motorists: please be mindful of sharing the road with bicyclists. 

 

Consider alternatives to driving, including Stanford's free Marguerite shuttle, biking, carpooling, and transit. Try the do-it-yourself commute planning tool.

 

Cyclists: please be mindful of sharing the sidewalk with pedestrians. Those who choose not to share the road and use the sidewalks must walk their bicycles.

 

Pedestrians: must use the new designated crosswalks on Welch Road. Jaywalking is illegal and especially unsafe in active construction areas. Thank you!

Questions?

  

You can find the most up to date information on the Renewal Project website at www.SUMCRenewal.org

 

You can also sign up for  project email notices  on the website. For additional information regarding site work, email the Renewal Project at info@sumcrenewal.org or call the 24-hour Construction Hotline: (650) 701-SUMC (7862).