We asked our site/civil expert DJ Hodson:
What made the 340 Fremont Street project unique in terms of coordination and planning?
The exciting part of the 340 Fremont project for our site/civil team was implementing some of the newer City policies including the San Francisco Better Streets Plan and the Stormwater Management Ordinance. As the project evolved, the coordination between Langan Treadwell Rollo, Handel Architects, Cliff Lowe Associates (landscape architect), Magnusson Klemencic Associates (structural engineer) and the other key design team members was critical. Langan took the lead role in preparing the Stormwater Control Plans and Street Improvement Plans and obtaining the requisite approvals. The interaction with the San Francisco Public Utilities Commission (SFPUC) and San Francisco Department of Public Works (SFDPW) during the design process was extremely valuable, as the City did their part in being responsive. As a result, the project obtained its Site Permit on time to meet an important project milestone.
In addition to our site/civil work, Langan also performed environmental and geotechnical services for the 340 Fremont Street development team. When we provide this unique combination of services for a project, it makes coordination among the disciplines very convenient and reduces the coordination efforts for our clients. We have been very successful in combining these services for several development projects in the Bay Area to the benefit of our clients.