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The Challenges

At a cost of more than $839,000,000.00, Jacobs Medical Center, a 10-story 509,500 square foot building architecturally described as a timeless and transformative, is responsive to the needs of a variety of unique specialty patients, and offers new ways of advancing health by providing healing through connections with the beauty of nature and art.

One of the most important features of the hospital is its garden-based design, which includes numerous outdoor areas, and both interior and exterior spaces designed to maximize natural light which has been proven to help patients recover more quickly, both physically and mentally.

BEST was selected on 3 separate occasions to perform work for Kitchell Contractors at UCSD Jacobs Medical Center. On the first project at the Central Utility Plant, BEST furnished and installed Doralco ACM metal roof and wall panels. The second phase at the Tower and Central Utility Plant included the installation of a Siplast Modified Bitumen roofing system. The third phase of work is at the Thornton Kitchen and includes furnishing and installing Aluminum Curtain Walls, along with Glass & Glazing at designated areas.

Project Data

Project Profile
Building Use: Hospital
Scope of Work: ACM Meta Roof & Wall Panels, Roofing, Glass & Glazing
Location: San Diego, CA
General Contractor: Kitchell Contractors
Project Value: $6,520,374
Completion Date: March 2015