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McCarthy Building Companies Inc. has completed construction of a new, five-level, 295,000-square-foot parking structure for Sharp Healthcare at 8025 Birmingham Drive in Kearny Mesa.

Situated on Sharp's 37-acre campus, the new $13 million parking structure is designated for use by the organization's employees.

Under the direction of McCarthy's Parking Structures Pre-Construction Director Randy Meier, McCarthy led and coordinated the design effort for the parking structure, which features an open-air design. The structure is constructed of cast-in-place concrete, with five levels of parking and spaces for approximately 1,000 vehicles.

The open structure design minimized the fire protection requirements and contributed to the team's ability to keep the project scope under control and within budget.

According to Ben Meyers, LEED accredited professional and project director for McCarthy, the company self-performed the cast-in-place concrete work while utilizing local subcontractors to complete the shoring, grading, underground utilities, fire protection, masonry, plumbing, mechanical, electrical, elevators, painting, site concrete and landscaping.

McCarthy's project team was led by Bob Betz, senior project manager; Lee Sudhoff, assistant project

manager; and Bob Spurling, project superintendent.

Ron Hall is McCarthy's executive vice president and leader of the contractor's San Diego office.

With material prices escalating and fluctuating, the contractor in May and June of 2007 locked in pricing from all the successful bidders.

Change orders accounted for less than one percent of the total contract value.

The design team includedChoate Parking Consultants, Ficcadenti & Waggoner Structural Engineers, Burkett & Wong Civil Engineers, Shadpour Consulting Mechanical Engineers, and Randall Lamb Electrical Engineers. Schmidt Design Group handled the landscape design.

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