CLIENT: Bridge Housing
LOCATION: San Francisco, California
Marx|Okubo’s involvement with this property—a multifamily residential building built in 2001—spanned approximately ten years. It began with our investigation of water intrusion and moisture damage and serving as an expert witness in the subsequent litigation. Following a settlement agreement, we conducted a facility condition assessment and prepared construction documents for permit submittal to address litigation repairs as well as an extensive renovation of the property including architectural, structural, accessibility and MEP scopes of work.
The exterior work on the property included removal and replacement of existing cement plaster, siding, windows and sliding glass doors on all elevations; repair and replacement of moisture-related damaged wood and waterproofing; upgrades of unforeseen noncompliant structural conditions; installation of a new roofing system; installation of a custom exterior building maintenance and guardrail systems at the roof and redesign of the main building entry. The interior rehabilitation work included repainting and new flooring in all common areas; repainting of unit interiors; installation of new vinyl plank flooring in the units; upgrading/updating the property to meet current accessibility standards/codes, including common areas and the conversion of ten standard units into fully-accessible units; and replacement of select elevator components and building boilers.
Our team also prepared and issued bid documents, awarded the contract, and performed value engineering with the contractor to fit the scope within the client’s budget of approximately $17 million. As this project was an affordable housing project, it was especially important that we complete the work while the building was fully occupied to ensure that no low-income residents were affected or displaced. When renovation work began in 2018, Marx|Okubo provided construction administration and project management services throughout the construction process. Because the firm accomplishes all work with in-house teams, Marx|Okubo eliminated time for the client coordinating the efforts of multiple firms and accomplished the job in a timely manner, which also provided financial savings.