Construction of the new facility was adjacent to the existing Eden Medical Center, which remained in full operation until the new medical center was completed. The new Sutter Eden Medical Center opened to the public on December 1, 2012.
In addition to building a landmark regional medical center that integrates the latest medical technologies, the project was truly breaking new ground in healthcare construction:
- Integrated Project Delivery (IPD): The team used an 11-party Integrated Form of Agreement (IFOA) contract. In previous cases, only the owner, architect and general contractor have signed the agreement and formed the core IPD team.
- Building Information Modeling (BIM): This was one of the first instances where model-based estimating was used to generate estimates quicker and more frequently, giving the team greater access to real-time cost information.
- California OSHPD phased plan review system: This was one of the first projects to use this system, resulting in an overall schedule savings of nearly 12 months.
- California SB 1953 earthquake safety law: This was the first new medical center in Alameda County to be built in compliance with this law.