BrightView’s Award-Winning Work at UC Merced Campus Recognized
The University of California Merced campus, one of the nation’s leading public colleges, recently completed a four-year construction expansion. BrightView proudly provided landscape and site hardscape to this massive project, featured in the December issue of CalContractors Magazine.
The three-phase campus extension, which took place from October 2016 to June 2020, nearly doubled the size of UC Merced’s campus.
Lead by a P3 development team, Webcor Builders selected BrightView for the 1.2 million -square-foot campus. Webcor Builders is a premier commercial construction service provider known for its innovative and efficient approach, a wide range of experience, and cost-effective design-build methodology.
“BrightView assembled a great team for the UC Merced 2020 Project,” said Jacob Gliddon, Webcor Builders Site Project. “They exceeded all expectations and I look forward to working with them again in the future.”
UC Merced is a widely recognized campus for its commitment to environmental sustainability, an important priority during the campus expansion. BrightView provided more than 61 miles of drip irrigation instillation for a campus-wide water conservation effort. The work provided throughout the campus also included 805 trees, 41,000 shrubs, wetland and grassland hydroseeding, landscape drainage, and various campus-wide accommodations. BrightView also placed more than 500 cubic yards of soil each day.
While landscape development operations continued, campus life went on. To ensure the safety of all students and staff during the construction, BrightView provided safe pedestrian access during the various development phases.
“Safety was our number one concern as we concentrated on getting students and faculty to their newly built classrooms, dorms, cafeterias, and other facilities,” said Dustin Harter, BrightView Project Superintendent.
The work provided by BrightView Landscape Development on UC Merced also lead the team to win the 2018 United Contractors R.E.A.L. Safety Award for their three-year safety record without a loss day.
“I am extremely proud of BrightView’s design-build team members whom collaboratively partnered with Webcor Builders and the trade partner teams on this design-build to provide UC Merced with an incredible finished product,” said Skip Stevens, BrightView Landscape Development Vice President and General Manager.
CalContractor Magazine is a monthly magazine that is widely distributed to California contractors and features industry news. Read the full article on this award-winning work here.
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