Vanir provided construction management services through all phases of the Southwest Juvenile Courthouse project. Located on a 3.25-acre site adjacent to the existing Southwest Justice Center (built in 2003), the new Courthouse consists of a 14,381-square-foot courthouse with two courtrooms (one juvenile and one delinquency); judge’s chambers; an administrative support area; a vehicular sallyport; secure parking; and a secured walkway to access the existing detention center. This was a joint project between the Riverside County Board of Supervisors and the Judicial Council of California.
Major challenges during this project included: an existing 60” diameter pipeline owned by the Metro Water District from San Diego that ran under the proposed parking lot; an electrical reroute of Southern California Edison 12KV feeder to be relocated outside of the new building footprint; and a secured walkway connecting the existing Juvenile Detention Center to the new Courthouse was required to be completed so that it could be completely secured prior to making the penetration into the existing detention corridor. Vanir’s team put in countless hours to keep the project on track, and provided the County EDA Project Manager and stakeholders with as much information as available, as soon as possible.