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Construction During COVID-19

January 26, 2021
While the ghost town our campus has been for the last 10 months reminds us of the devastation caused by COVID-19, construction and planning for future projects have carried on. The inside joke that UCD stands for “Under Construction Daily” has not changed in spite of the pandemic, but how the work gets done while keeping our community and contractors safe has.

New Bridge a Real Delight on All Sides

January 08, 2021
Driving over the new La Rue Road bridge, you will see the wider sidewalks and new bike lanes, and, on each side of the bridge, a safety barrier between the sidewalk and bike lane. But there’s something else about this span over the Arboretum Waterway, something to experience under the bridge when you’re walking or biking alongside the waterway.

Information for Contractors About Construction During COVID-19

January 05, 2021
Since mid-March 2020, several communications and orders related to the COVID-19 coronavirus have been provided by local municipalities, counties and the state, affecting the mission of Design and Construction Management (DCM). Information about the communications and orders affecting the Davis campus are available within.

La Rue Road Bridge Opening

December 17, 2020
The La Rue Bridge replacement project and 2-year detour around the bridge is officially over, with the paths in the Arboretum now open to the public just in time for scenic strolls and holiday hikes. Over the past couple of years, the expansive project required pedestrians, bikers, and cars to maneuver around the construction via detours while the Arboretum walkways under and near the bridge were closed.

Big Shift Fall Construction Update

November 03, 2020
Check out what Big Shift construction crews are working on as well as current current road closures and detours.

Get Campus Ready with DCM

August 14, 2020
Design and Construction Management is playing a crucial role in facilitating a gradual return to campus by providing office configuration guidance.

Sign the Teaching Learning Complex topping off beam

July 20, 2020
Leave your mark on the university's new state-of-the-art Teaching Learning Complex by virtually signing the final steel "topping-off" beam before it's secured into place. Signatures submitted by July 26 will be added to the beam, which will remain visible once construction is completed!

Big Shift Toward Carbon-Neutral Future

June 02, 2020
Steam Out, Hot Water In, to Heat Campus Buildings

Moving UC Davis toward a carbon-neutral future is kind of a big deal. And the construction project that is literally laying the groundwork to help the campus get there is big, too.

Building Sustainably

April 30, 2020
For the past three years, University of California Davis has been ranked the most sustainable university in the country by GreenMetric World University Rankings. Design and Construction Management plays an important role in building and maintaining a sustainable university with every project it undertakes.

Two new tools inform community about campus construction projects

March 19, 2019
In response to feedback from the 2018 Satisfaction Survey, our campus’s Design and Construction Management (DCM) unit has been hard at work developing tools that create transparency and inform our community about all the exciting construction projects occurring on campus.