Completed in 2010, the UC Davis Medical Center (UCDMC) Surgery and Emergency Services Pavilion is the centerpiece of the UCDMC’s expansion and improvement program.
Challenge: In 2004, UCDMC embarked on a modernization program to upgrade its campus to meet growing patient demands and comply with sweeping new seismic safety standards. It was critical that construction of the new Pavilion, which has three above-grade levels and one below-grade level, did not interrupt services at the existing operating hospital.
Solution: Working closely with the UC Davis construction staff, Kleinfelder personnel provided special inspection and testing services for this steel and concrete structure. Several Kleinfelder inspectors became OSHPD-certified and provided electrical, framing, plumbing and mechanical inspection services to achieve building code compliance. Kleinfelder also mobilized resources at various steel fabrication facilities throughout the U.S., as well as in Japan, where special brace frames were fabricated.
Project Results: Kleinfelder provided value-added services that facilitated timely compliance with seismic safety and building code requirements for the new Pavilion. Kleinfelder’s work reduced costs, particularly by eliminating the need to hire additional outside inspectors, and helped meet schedule demands for this high-profile project.