Engineering

AggieAccess

In order to comply with the Campus Security Standards Implementation Project, UC Davis is replacing multiple types of key-card control systems with AggieAccess, the new standard for electronic building access.

The Big Shift

To decrease our campus’s reliance on natural gas and move our university closer to becoming carbon neutral by 2025, UC Davis is converting our building heating system from one that utilizes steam heat generated by natural gas, to a heating system that uses hot water generated by electricity – a renewable resource.

Briggs Hall Roof and Electrical Renovations

Briggs Hall, home to dozens of research groups and labs, opened in 1971 – almost 50 years ago – to accommodate major increases in students and faculty studying and researching the biological sciences. Today the roof and electrical systems need major renovations to protect critical research and academic equipment.

Building Sustainably

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.

Electrical Substation Transformer Addition

To improve electrical power reliability, provide capacity for growth, allow for operational flexibility and minimize the impact of major power outages, our campus is adding a new transformer to the electrical substation.

Hutchison Drive & Highway 113 Interchange Improvements

To accommodate increased traffic as West Village continues to expand, the Hutchison Drive overpass over Highway 113 will undergo significant improvements, including the addition of a two-way bike path on the north side of Hutchison and signaled intersections for Highway 113 on-ramps and off-ramps.

La Rue Road Bridge

To safely accommodate the increasing number of cars, bikes and pedestrians going to and from the campus’s expanding Gateway District, this project — majority-funded by the Federal Highway Administration — replaces a 32-foot-wide, almost- 70-year-old bridge with a seismically safe 52-foot-wide span that includes standard sidewalks and bike lanes.

Orchard Park Connectivity & Sewer Improvement

About this project

To facilitate the Orchard Park Housing Redevelopment, a part of the most ambitious housing expansion the university has undertaken, UC Davis is upsizing and improving infrastructure in and around Orchard Park district. This effort includes narrowing and restoring the surface of Orchard Road, which will become Blue Ridge Road, and adding new sidewalks, on-street bike lanes and pedestrian lighting. There will also be repairs made to the road surface of and lighting added along Orchard Park Drive.