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    500 Folsom Achieves First TCO

    October 25, 2019


    Congratulations to the 500 Folsom team in San Francisco for achieving their first Temporary Certificate of Occupancy (TCO) this month for client Essex Real Estate Investment Trust.  

    500 Folsom is a 42-story, 750,000 gross-square-foot residential tower project with 537 apartment units and six levels of below grade parking. The project is poured-in-place concrete with a post tensioned above exterior façade. The multi-material façade includes curtain wall, window wall, prefabricated Taktl cementitious panels and metal panels. A portion of the above grade residential project includes a nine-level “podium” structure, which is larger in footprint than the tower.

    The project location includes many challenges, including a tight, zero lot line in a busy, urban setting and poor soil conditions below the water table that created excavation challenges. For more information on how the team overcame these challenges, click here.

    Project Executive Chet Brians expressed his appreciation of the team’s project excellence, stating: “I am extremely proud of the entire project team to achieve the milestone of obtaining the first TCO at the 500 Folsom St Project in San Francisco and have tenants move in and occupy that portion of the building. The team worked through some very difficult challenges. They worked very long hours, at times working 24/7, to achieve this accomplishment. Kudos to everyone.”

    Thank you to the entire team for a job well done!