Gilead Life Sciences Building 357
Foster City, CA
Gilead Life Sciences
DGA Planning Architecture
The NB-357 project will consist of a six-story building of approximately 180,000 sf with an adjacent 50,000 sf Pilot Lab.Interior Improvements will be made for the Process Research and Analytical operations User Groups. Improvements will consist of Offices, Office Support, cGMP manufacturing space, Laboratories and Laboratory Support. The project is compiled of two primary areas: The Pilot Lab is located between gridlines: C-H.3 and 1-4 while the remainder is considered to be a Lab and Office. At the Pilot Lab, Fluor is responsible for architecture, MEP Engineering, and some structural components while DGA is responsible for the architecture at the Lab and Office location.
HCI was engaged for this big-room project, during construction to provide subject matter expertise and perform an independent estimate for the purposes of mediation between Gilead and the General Contractor for a complex Pilot Lab and Research Facility. HCI independent cost validation, provided Gilead team tools to negotiate with General Contractor which resulted in net savings more than $50M through lump sum negotiations. The pilot lab portion included 49,618 sqft with 5 two-story reaction chambers. The fast-track project bid at 100% design development without GMP and required mediation to generate a consensus on the final construction value at 75% construction completion.
HCI's efforts included a complete review and quantity analysis of 7 separate drawing design packages, each with several issuances and reconciliation of scopes of work. In additional to validating the base scope of work. HCI reviewed, validated, and negotiated hundreds of change orders as part of the final cost analysis that became part of the contract value negotiations. HCI also had to perform construction observation to determine the change order work was in installed in accordance to submitted change orders, which was part of the overall cost validation services