Kaiser Hospital


Kaiser Hospital
September 2013


Oakland, CA

Built in accordance with OSHPD requirements and guidelines, the new Kaiser replacement hospital is a 13-story, 620,000-sq.-ft. structural steel building. Nibbi’s scope of work includes all structural excavation, foundation work, concrete retaining walls, and all place and finish of structural concrete slabs for the hospital and loading dock.

A unique challenge of this project was the need to control the temperature of the concrete in the foundations to prevent cracking. This was achieved through a combination of injecting liquid nitrogen into the mix during placement, covering the pile caps & grade beams with thermal blankets and monitoring the heat of the concrete both at the core and near the surface.

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