U.C. Davis, Health and Wellness Center Topped Out
Davis, CA – McCarthy Building Companies, Inc. recently topped out the future $34-million, 75,000-square-foot Health and Wellness Center at the University of California, Davis (UCD). Construction on the facility, which will provide medical services to UCD students, started in May 2008 and is scheduled for completion in January 2010.
The three-story Health and Wellness Center will consist of medical offices, laboratories and exam rooms, a pharmacy, a physical therapy rehabilitation facility, an imaging room, and meeting rooms. The facility will also feature a Wellness Garden that will be landscaped to promote recovery and peace in the natural outdoor setting.
The project is currently seeking LEED Silver certification and will incorporate several green features, including a green roof containing vegetation to absorb harmful UV rays and reduce reflectants; an environmentally friendly mechanical system consisting of chilled beams that reduce the need for costly air conditioning; and recycled and earth-friendly building materials. Additionally, approximately 80 percent of the materials removed during the demolition will be recycled.