GHD was the lead engineer for two major phases of the USD1
billion California Health Care Facility for the California
Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation.
The first phase consisted of an abatement, demolition, and site
readiness project on which GHD worked with the architect on the
preparation of plans, specifications, and estimates for the
abatement and demolition of 15 buildings and site utilities, as
well as the design of access roads, staging areas, security fencing
and electronics, and power systems.
In the next phase of this project, GHD was the lead engineer on
the design-build team responsible for the site grading with
additional fencing and security systems, and new utility systems
including natural gas, electrical, stormwater storage and pumping,
water storage and distribution, wastewater collection, management,
and disposal. GHD engineers engaged in an ongoing collaboration
with all stakeholders from government representatives and
regulators to all the design-build contractor team members.
This was a fast-track project, with GHD fielding multiple design
teams to prepare five design-build submittal packages, expediting
agency review and optimizing construction sequencing and cost