Vanir provided the preliminary design and design-build criteria, followed by design and construction management services, for a five-story parking structure for UC Davis Health in Sacramento. The precast structure consists of 1,201 parking spaces and was constructed using a hybrid moment frame design — the project was erected in a three-month timeframe, resulting in low impact to the campus and neighborhood and less noise, worker days, material transportation and congestion.
The project included shuttle stops, a bike shelter, electric vehicle charging stations, a SKIDATA parking access and revenue control system, an Eco-Falcon parking guidance system, a bike path, a nature walk, security cameras, emergency call boxes, four elevators and a signalized intersection.
The parking structure is currently awaiting ParkSmart Silver certification (equivalent to LEED accreditation for buildings). This will be UC Davis Health’s first parking structure to receive this certification and one of its many efforts to meet sustainability goals.