Partnering Magazine Winter 2020

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Resolving Issues Together Partnering at the SFO Grand Hyatt Hotel


n October 7th, 2019, IPI Member, San Francisco

included project management from each of the key firms as

International Airport (SFO) announced the

well as the key subcontractors, and each quarter, the team used

opening of the Grand Hyatt at SFO. SFO’s only on-

Stakeholder partnering to allow important project participants

airport hotel, the $237 million luxury hotel sits on 4.2 acres

including the Building Inspectors, the Fire Marshall, Business

and features 351 rooms offering views of the runway, the

and Finance, and the adjacent project teams give feedback to

International Terminal Building and South San Francisco

the Core team delivering the job.

Airport Director and IPI Board President, Ivar Satero stated;

IPI got to talk with Greg Chauhan, Project Executive at Webcor

“with the opening of Grand Hyatt at SFO, we offer travelers a

Builders, to discuss some of the ways partnering affected

new benchmark in airport hospitality. The new hotel reflects our

project outcomes.

commitment to deliver a world-class experience for our guests, with seamless access via our Air Train system, sustainable

IPI: How did Partnering impact the process in the way the

building design, thoughtful service and amenities, and inspiring

team approached issues that came up on the project, and

works of public art. My thanks go out to Hyatt, the San Francisco

what value did it bring to the team?

Arts Commission, and our entire design-build team for making this day a reality.”

GC: “The partnering sessions allowed the team to pause, catch its breath and take a step back to look at how our successes, issues

The Grand Hyatt at SFO was a progressive design-build project

and team dynamics were working. It gave us value with seeing

constructed by Webcor Builders, IPI Member since 2012.

what is really important to the larger group and the individual

The beautiful facility was designed by San Francisco-based

stakeholders, and provided the venue to listen.

architect Hornberger + Worstell and associate ED2 International. The interiors were designed by Brayton Hughes Design Studios and Rose Bernard Studio. Project Management Support Services were provided by PGH Wong and MCK Americas J.V. and OrgMetrics LLC facilitated the project partnering. The progressive design-build project used monthly partnering sessions that started in the programming phase and continued through design, construction and activation of the hotel. The Executive team was made up of senior leadership from SFO, Webcor, Hornberger + Worstell, Hyatt, and PGH Wong. The Core team 10

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