“You try to troubleshoot things early before the final project … they sometimes are tossed out after they serve their purpose on the construction site, but not this time—we’ve recycled it”
“Sutter Health has built several hospitals in the California Bay Area over the past 15 years, but its Santa Rosa Hospital expansion is the first to use left-over construction material to help the homeless. The re-purposed materials are being used for a small sleeping unit, part of a program that offers a temporary country refuge for homeless people and residents of San Francisco’s Tenderloin district. HerreroBoldt, general contractor on the Sutter Hospital expansion, initiated the proposal idea to re-purpose construction materials from project mock-up to a sleeping pod.
The newly built sleeping pod has been added to a five-acre retreat on Little Valley Road, Fort Bragg, operated for more than 22 years by San Francisco City Impact. The faith-based organization has a rescue mission in the Tenderloin, along with a school, volunteer center and other programs that serve the homeless, the elderly and needy families.”