Clark Pacific secures 2,000-piece SF 49ers stadium contract

Source: Clark Pacific, West Sacramento, Calif.

A joint venture of Turner Construction and Devcon Construction charged with design-build delivery of a $1.2 billion stadium in Santa Clara, Calif., has awarded the precast contract to Clark Pacific. Designed by architect HNTB, the new 68,500-seat home to the San Francisco 49ers team is scheduled to open for the 2014 NFL season.

Deploying both northern (West Sacramento) and southern (Woodland) California plants, Clark Pacific will fabricate and install over 2,000 precast components, including treads, risers, and steps for seating, along with various stadium walls. All precast work will be completed by early 2013. “This is an important, highly visible project for Santa Clara and the San Francisco Bay Area, and it has a very demanding schedule,” says Don Clark, president of business development for Clark Pacific. “Precast concrete is a critical aspect of Turner/Devcon’s strategy to quickly build a high-quality project that will successfully serve the community for decades to come.”

“We often look to precast concrete solutions in stadium design,” adds Turner Construction Project Executive Robert Rayburn. “The plant-fabricated quality and durability of the material are important, and the speed of precast construction makes it very attractive for owners and builders.”

Clark Pacific previously provided precast for the San Jose Sharks’ “Shark Tank”, San Jose State Spartan Stadium, Indian Well’s Garden of Champions Tennis Stadium, plus Stanford University track and soccer venues. It also recently produced and erected extensive precast for the Norman Mineta San Jose International Airport parking structure.