PROJECT : UC Davis Medical Center – Tower II
LOCATION: Davis, CA
CONSTRUCTION VALUE: $156 Million
OWNER: University of California, Davis Healthcare System
GENERAL CONTRACTOR: Centex Golden (aka Centex Rodgers)
ARCHITECT: Hammel Green and Abrahamson
The UC Davis Medical Center – Tower II project consisted of a 13-story plus basement, 454,000 square foot steel-frame hospital building. The project included construction of a rooftop helipad and a nine-story structural bridge connecting an existing tower structure to the new Tower II building. The structure is found upon a mat foundation that included approximately 6,100 cubic yards of concrete, the largest single pour in Sacramento County. The criteria for inspection were based upon the post-Northridge 1995 FEMA Interim Guidelines for welding inspection, and incorporated Group 4 and 5 jumbo column sections that required Charpy V-notch tests conducted in accordance with ASTM A6, supplementary requirement S5.
Signet provided special inspection and materials testing services including reinforcing steel, batch-plant, concrete, masonry, shop and field welding, non-destructive examination (UT/MT), spray applied fireproofing and extensive anchor load testing. We provided a team of up to five site inspectors, two fabrication/welding inspectors and 27 concrete inspectors during the mat pour.