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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
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.
The most ambitious student housing development plan in UC Davis history is underway right now. As UC Davis grows its student population, the campus has also committed to house even higher percentages of students than in the past.
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.