Built in 1898 and standing proudly on Pier 1 in downtown San Francisco, the Ferry Building is a historic landmark that required underdeck concrete maintenance and repairs – a specialty at Power.
Located in a tidal zone, this task called for the installation of work platforms, temporary shoring, careful coordination of utility work over water, and more. Over the course of 6 months, we repaired 460 linear-feet of concrete beams and 2,750 square-feet of soffit - all in the underbelly of this San Francisco treasure. Our method? Work platforms were installed by boat, demolished concrete was off-hauled by boat, rebar was meticulously cleaned or replaced, and all cast-in-place concrete pours and shotcreting took place overnight, ensuring minimal disruption to the busy life around the Ferry Building.
Our commitment to delivering high-quality work while respecting the site's historical significance, its daily visitors, and tenants was foremost. This often meant flexibility in work hours to maximize low tides, and the end result was certainly worth the effort! The Ferry Building continues to host one of the most popular farmers’ markets in the United States, in addition to many other functions for the public.
"Power Engineering has completed numerous projects for the Ferry Building, primarily major deck repairs. The project management and quality of work are so exceptional that they have become the standard by which we measure the most exemplary types of projects we aspire to undertake. I gladly express my respect and admiration for how their entire team operates."
-- Jane Connors, General Manager, Hudson Pacific Properties