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CEMEX is the supplier of choice for the renovation of historic San Francisco neighborhood in the USA

Date published: May 31, 2011

CEMEX has supplied 15,000 cubic meters of ready mix concrete for the University of California- San Francisco (UCSF) Medical Center’s Neuroscience Building. The new neuroscience building is just the latest of many healthcare facilities that are transforming the Mission Bay area in San Francisco. In two decades, Mission Bay has been revitalized and transformed into a vital hub of healthcare, business, and technology with CEMEX’s assistance in providing high quality construction materials.


CEMEX is the supplier of choice for the renovation of historic San Francisco neighborhood in the USA

In 1775, Spanish priests built Mission Dolores, giving the area its present-day name. By the 1800s, Mission Bay had become the hub of San Francisco’s shipping and industrial activity. Millions of cubic yards of fill pushed the marsh waters out and replaced them with shipyards, canneries and warehouses. Changes in the economy in the 20th century caused the shipyards to close, and a large portion of the area began to decay. In the late 1990s, the Mission Bay Project was launched.

“CEMEX is proud to be an integral part of major renovation efforts such as the USCF project,” said Karl Watson, President, CEMEX in the USA. “We are committed to providing our customers across the US with best-in-class service while offering ideal solutions for their building needs.”

Since the Mission Bay Project began CEMEX has supplied a large portion of the concrete needed for construction. “We supplied 15,000 cubic meters of ready mix concrete for the neurosciences building,” says CEMEX Senior Territory Manager Jeff King. “We’ll also supply 30,000 cubic meters of ready mix concrete for the three buildings in the hospital complex, plus aggregates. I don’t think it’s going to stop anytime soon. There’s another project called ‘Our Vision’ that will begin in 2014. They will eventually renovate all of the old Mission Bay area.”

Some of the other projects that comprise the Mission Bay Renovation include a 289-bed hospital complex that will treat women, children and cancer patients. The complex also has a 200,000-square-foot medical office building and a 46,000-square-foot energy center, helipad, parking, and support services.

CEMEX has been the provider of choice for this major project due to a combination of relationship-building efforts, excellent service and quality, and a dedicated concrete plant located close to the job site. CEMEX is proud to play an important part in the renovation of this historic area of San Francisco.

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