UC Merced 2020 Project

Interwest is providing Building Plan Review, Fire Plan Review and Inspection Services for the University’s 2020 Campus Expansion Project which will provide 14 new buildings, including teaching and research facilities, housing, athletics and support space to accommodate 10,000 students. This goal of having adequate facilities to double its current student body in just four years, along with the innovative design/build/develop/ maintain project delivery method adopted for this project, has created some unique challenges for project delivery. In response, our Building Safety and IT teams have worked together to develop and implement a complete building department system, including a robust plan review, permit issuance, and building inspection tracking software system for all fire and building components, as well as plan review and inspections for all utility systems.