UC Irvine Medical Education Building
“The economies derived from the design, including the structure and building systems, enabled our team to deliver 25% more usable space and achieve LEED Platinum in lieu of Certified, all within the original project construction budget. We could not have achieved this without DCI’s considerable contribution to the design effort.”
Richard B. Robison, AIA, LEED AP BD+C from Mithun
Keeping Up With Fast Track, Design-Build Projects: Providing civil and structural services on a tight schedule
DCI Engineers provided civil and structural design services for this new 65,000-sf facility on the UC Irvine campus. In addition to adding a new classroom space at the center of campus, the design addresses building sustainability by meeting the requirements for LEED Platinum Certification.
- Civil services included stormwater pollution and prevention plan, surface parking and plaza plans, adjacent roadway construction, fire access design, underground utility relocation, new services for fire protection, domestic water, chilled water, sanitary sewer, storm drainage, and natural gas.
- Structural system consists of cast-in-place concrete columns and shear walls and post-tensioned concrete floor slabs.
- Incorporated special detailing of the architecturally exposed slab edges to hide the post-tensioned tendon stressing pockets.