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Company Begins Wiring Work on $1.6B UCSF Medical Center

First Phase Slated for 2014 Delivery
February 1, 2011
Rosendin Electric has started construction on the new University of California, San Francisco Medical Center at Mission Bay. The $80 million contract to wire the new 878,000-square-foot hospital complex includes an energy center, helipad, and support services.

The first phase of the $1.6 billion project, scheduled for delivery in 2014, is construction of a 289-bed hospital specializing in care for women, children and cancer patients. The new UCSF Medical Center has been designed to meet LEED Gold certification standards.

The medical center will incorporate the latest "smart" hospital technology, including wireless distributed antenna systems to provide electronic medical record access via touch-screen patient information systems located at each bed. San Jose-based Rosendin Electric’s contract includes installation of the hospital’s IT infrastructure and antenna system to support the medical records system, as well as a new patient profile system that lists food, lighting, television channel and other patient preferences.

Rosendin Electric was one of the initial developers to work on preconstruction of the project as a member of the Integrated Center for Design & Construction, which included more than 100 architects, engineers, construction managers, and subcontractors. The team was able to reduce the cost of the overall project by $100 million prior to the start of construction. DPR Construction of Northern California is the project's general contractor.

Editor's Note: This article is excerpted from the current edition of In The Pipeline, CoStar Group's weekly column covering new development and construction. To receive the column every week by e-mail, join our distribution list.

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