The award-winning California Health Care Facility is unique among state projects—not only was it divided into two separate design-build packages, but the fast-track project was designed and built within two years and delivered two months ahead of schedule. The facility consists of 1,818 beds, providing housing and necessary medical and mental health treatment for inmate-patients of all security levels.
As the program manager, Vanir led a collaborative effort of the project team and contractors in finding opportunities to improve the schedule with limited or no additional costs. One of the solutions was backfilling footings using a concrete slurry instead of a soil backfill. This saved two weeks and cost less than $5,000. In another instance, the contractor agreed to add an additional casting bed for casting tilt-up panels, which allowed the building sequence to shorten.