This LEED Silver Certification project involved the construction of a new Sports Center Complex located on Edes Avenue at Ira Jinkins Park. ENGEO provided special inspection and materials testing services involving structural steel, structural masonry, reinforced concrete and shotcrete construction through our On-Call Contract with the City of Oakland. Phase 1 included 22,500 square feet of building floor space with an indoor recreational swimming pool, reception area with offices, changing rooms, rest rooms, a dance/exercise room, a multi-purpose room/learning center, fitness center, outdoor basketball courts and a new parking lot. In addition to the Phase 1 elements, the Master Plan includes a 50,000-square-foot building complex with a 2-court basketball feature and an elevated running track. Additional outdoor features include a competitive swimming pool, two new baseball/softball fields and three new soccer fields.
Project budget and schedule were of paramount concern to the City of Oakland on this project. To address these concerns, ENGEO provided weekly progress DFR packets and budget summaries to the City project managers and engineers. Preconstruction site meetings were held with the project engineers, client representatives, general contractor and subcontractor at the onset of various subcontractor aspects of work, to clarify expectations and seek budget efficiencies. We coordinated and interacted with the contractor, City of Oakland project engineer, design structural engineers and architect to modify and clarify inspection criteria and facilitate the development of RFIs. We also coordinated efforts with the San Leandro and Fresno steel fabrication shops to minimize inspection time. The project was completed under budget, despite the addition of shotcrete and several RFIs that required reinspections.