Project Details

Location: Sacramento, CA

Square Feet: 1,905,638

Delivery: Design • Bid • Build

Categories: Parking Structures

Project Description

The Sacramento International Airport Terminal A Parking Garage is the third largest parking structure in the state of California. Located on a 10-acre site on the airport campus, it boasts 5,326 stalls, 11 elevators, four escalators, six stairwells, two spiral ramps, one speed ramp, and a pedestrian bridge to the terminal. The construction duration lasted under two years, with an on-time completion date of September 5, 2004. The details of the project presented a unique set of challenges to the lowest bidder, Otto/ARB, A Joint Venture. Security, site location, and added scope all contributed to the complexities of the project.

Given that the location of the building footprint was in such close proximity to Terminal A, working within the constraints of constant vehicular and pedestrian traffic proved that maintaining ongoing communication with the owner would be invaluable. This approach dictated the way that Otto/ARB successfully managed the construction of the project. Another example was the installation of the pedestrian bridge from the parking garage to Terminal A. Construction was originally scheduled to occur over three months and included closing down four traffic lanes. Instead, the team integrated a plan that called for assembly of the bridge on the parking garage site, then towing and installing it in place during six hours on a Saturday night, when traffic was at a minimum. The addition of a sixth floor also tested the team’s ability, especially since the original completion date remained the same. All of the above challenges were overcome without circumstance and to the great satisfaction of the client.