Sully-Miller Contracting was awarded the Bison Avenue Surface Lot project from the University of California, Irvine after a challenging and highly competitive pursuit.
The unique challenge for the team, and consequently for Mission Critical, was the complete anonymity built into this Design-Build procurement. The team submitted under the assigned pseudonym “Bison 4”, and no information included in the proposal could indicate, even indirectly, which firm was submitting. This limited the scope of information included, barring detailed accounts of previous experience and personnel expertise.
Due to the limiting factors of the anonymous proposing, demonstrating the team’s project understanding was key. Our content teams worked closely with the Sully-Miller proposing team and their engineering partner to outline and expand upon the details of their approach. In a busy, active campus setting off of Bison Avenue, there was plenty of opportunity for the team to elaborate on their plan to minimize impacts to vehicular and pedestrian traffic, to the nearby wetlands, and to campus activities.
Mission Critical leveraged internal design capabilities to visually represent the team’s designs, process, and approach. We produced a significant modeling effort, developing 3D models of the team’s AutoCAD drawings to better illustrate their plans to the selection committee. The visual details of the technical proposal also displayed the team’s intimate knowledge of the site environment, the risks, and the potential value engineering.
This project will provide 1,000 stalls and 20 electric vehicle charging stations for UC Irvine faculty, staff, and students. It will complete by the autumn of 2018.
BDELIVERY METHOD: DESIGN-BUILD
CLIENT: SULLY-MILLER CONTRACTING
PROJECT VALUE: $3.5M
MARKET: BRIDGES + ROADWAYS
AGENCY: UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA, IRVINE