University of California, Maximino Martinez Commons
Needing more student housing, the university undertook developing a new residence hall on Berkeley’s south side. The architects’ design, which maximizes natural light and ventilation, integrates a contemporary building with the neighboring Anna Head Historic Structures Complex. SGH assisted the architecture team with the building enclosure design.
SGH consulted on below-grade waterproofing, roofing, podium/balcony/terrace waterproofing, exterior wall cladding, and windows. Highlights of our work include the following:
- Established performance criteria for building enclosure systems and components
- Reviewed design concepts and provided recommendations to improve performance
- Developed details to integrate the various enclosure systems
- Participated in cost analysis meetings with the design team and university and helped develop alternate design concepts to balance cost and performance expectations
- Responded to questions from bidders and helped evaluate bids from contractors for the exterior wall, roofing, and waterproofing work
- Reviewed building enclosure submittals to compare with the design intent
- Visited the site to observe construction to compare with the project requirements
- Evaluated alternate details to address variations in as-built conditions
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Roofing & Waterproofing
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De Anza College, Media and Learning Center
The two-story Media and Learning Center at De Anza College provides 65,000 sq ft of media and learning center space. SGH was the building enclosure consultant for the terra-cotta rain screen wall cladding, metal wall panels, and an aluminum-and-glass curtain wall system.
2690 Jackson Street
2690 Jackson Street is a three-story wood-framed structure with a basement, originally constructed in the 1920s and renovated several times in subsequent decades. SGH performed the assessment and subsequently designed structural strengthening as part of a renovation project.