McCarthy Begins Construction for New Parking Structure at Scripps Memorial Hospital Encinitas

McCarthy Building Companies has started construction of a new five-level, 864-space parking structure on the existing campus of Scripps Memorial Hospital Encinitas, representing the first phase of the hospital's overall $200 million expansion project.
McCarthy Building Companies, Inc., one of the nations leading builders, has started construction of a new five-level, 864-space parking structure on the existing campus of Scripps Memorial Hospital Encinitas, located at 354 Santa Fe Drive, Encinitas, Calif. Scripps Health is the developer of the $10,278,964 design-build project. Completion is scheduled for February 2011.
The new parking structure represents the first phase of Scripps Memorial Hospital Encinitas' overall $200 million expansion project, which will also include a new emergency department that will more than double the current capacity, and add 36 inpatient beds and a new central energy plant. Farther-reaching plans include expansion for outpatient services, medical office space and additional critical care and inpatient beds to serve the community well into the future.
The new 278,000-square-foot, three-story structure will encompass five levels, including one subterranean and one rooftop level. The structure will consist of Class II cast-in-place reinforced concrete, which McCarthy is self-performing. The exterior will feature a combination of concrete and EIFS synthetic stucco.

About McCarthy

mccarthy.jpgMcCarthy is the nations 10th largest domestic general contractor (Engineering News-Record, May 2009) and has been one of the nation's leading parking structure builders since the advent of the modern parking structure in the 1960s. The company has delivered nearly 400 parking facilities throughout the United States, with parking spaces for more than 70,000 cars in California alone. The firm offers general contracting, construction management, program management and design/build services for parking structures; healthcare, educational, mixed-use, laboratory, biotechnical, retail, entertainment, industrial, multifamily and microelectronics facilities; office buildings; tenant interiors; and bridges and highways. In addition to San Diego, McCarthy has offices in Newport Beach, Sacramento and San Francisco, Calif.; Phoenix; Las Vegas; St. Louis; Dallas and Atlanta. McCarthy is 100 percent employee owned.

About Scripps Memorial Hospital Encinitas

Scripps Memorial Hospital Encinitas is one of five acute care hospital campuses within Scripps Health, a non-profit health care organization based in San Diego, Calif. In 2008 and 2009, Scripps was named a 100 Best Companies to Work For by FORTUNE magazine. Scripps Memorial Hospital Encinitas is North San Diego County's first certified primary stroke center, first World Health Organization designated Baby Friendly Hospital in San Diego, and the only CARF-accredited Brain Injury Program in San Diego, Imperial and Riverside counties. Scripps Encinitas offers a full range of clinical and surgical services, including 24-hour emergency services; intensive care, cancer/oncology; orthopedics; neurology; urology; ophthalmology; a Level II neonatal nursery; award-winning OB/GYN and maternal and infant health services; and an ambulatory surgery center. With more than 650 physicans, over 1,400 employees and 142 beds, Scripps Encinitas has served the growing communities of San Diego's North County since 1978. 
mccarthy2.jpgThe scope of work for McCarthy includes related site work, which will entail landscaping, installation of irrigation systems, and significant rerouting of existing utilities.
With the construction site for the new parking structure being on an active hospital campus, the project poses some significant ingress/egress issues as well as subcontractor scheduling challenges, said McCarthy Project Director Robert Betz. We're in the process of devising a plan with Scripps Health that will allow us to work within the construction area in a manner that will minimize disruption to ongoing traffic and activities at the hospital during construction."
It is expected to take approximately six weeks to complete grading and excavation for the parking structure before structural work begins.
International Parking Design is the architect-of-record. Jessen-Wright is the structural engineer, E3 Design Group is the electrical engineer, B&P Associates is the mechanical engineer, and Latitude 33 is serving as the civil engineer. M.W. Peltz & Associates is the landscape architect. 
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