sacramento memorial auditorium 2018 RENOVATION


Location: Sacramento, CA

Client: City of Sacramento Facilities Department

Construction Value: $10.7 Million

Services Provided: Full Construction Management and Inspection Services

SAI was contracted with the City of Sacramento Office of Innovation and Economic Development to provide construction management services on the renovation of a high-profile historic City-owned theater. The project goal was to upgrade the theater to the level necessary to host modern day productions such as Broadway shows, ballets, symphonies, and rock concerts. The audio-visual systems, electrical systems, and acoustics were not to modern standards prior to the project. The scope of work included new ceiling-rigged speaker arrays, mixing boards, dimming equipment, lighting equipment, acoustic paneling, acoustic curtains, HVAC upgrades, a new HVAC control systems, replacement of stage rigging, replacement of the stage floor, electrical upgrades, refurbishment of existing upholstered chairs, refurbishment of historic wooden chairs, portable floor chairs, dressing room renovations, infrastructure for speaker and video broadcast displays at dozens of locations in the facilities, new projection room equipment, a temporary truck loading dock, temporary restrooms, a sewer connection, sidewalk, curb and gutter, and asphalt placement. Due to the complexity of renovating a historic building, the City chose to use an alternative procurement method, and procured the prime contractor using a CMGC contract with a GMP (Guaranteed Maximum Price). This was the first time the City used this kind of contract, so the SAI team helped with early and ongoing issues that were the result of using a custom contract. SAI did extensive work helping translate the GMP contract to work with City systems, such as progress payments payment, change orders, and City standards. SAI’s duties included providing a Construction Manager and Construction Inspector (IOR), resolving urgent project issues, representing the City to the Contractor in all matters, preparing for building inspections, approving pay applications, coordinating the potential change order review process, negotiating change orders, writing change orders, monitoring the contractor’s schedule, and helping the City Project Manager keep track of, and prioritize, City action items such as an ordering extensive list of City-procured equipment. The work also involved coordination with SMUD, City IT and the City Fire Department.