Campus Construction general contractor Los Angeles

Extensive Technology Being Utilized at UC Riverside

Swinerton OCLA has partnered with architectural firm Gensler on the $50 million design-build UC Riverside Student Success Center. The 60,000-square-foot, three-story building will feature a variety of exterior finishes such as aluminum curtain walls, brick veneer, flat and corrugated metal panels, and cement plaster. It also features 20-foot-tall exposed architectural shear walls, exposed concrete columns on all three levels, post-tensioned beam systems on the elevated deck, and exposed aggregate slab finish throughout the main paseo on all levels.

Construction Technology: Pype Green Badger, OpenSpace

We are using new innovative software such as Pype, Green Badger, and OpenSpace to assist in our day-to-day activities. Pype is an online submittal generator that has helped us generate the submittal logs throughout the design phases.

OpenSpace brings construction progress photos to a new level with their simple yet innovative concept to document construction progress while taking a site walk. Using OpenSpace is like having Google Maps inside your building; and because it is integrated with BIM 360 Field, it allows us to efficiently and effectively track construction progress, trade damage, and quality. Learn more about how Swinerton is using OpenSpace construction technology on our projects.  

We are pursuing LEED Gold certification for this project, and Greenbadger is assisting us with collecting and maintaining all LEED documentation and calculations. The online software allows construction LEED credits to be tracked all in one platform and will generate the necessary LEED spreadsheets required for submission to USGBC.

Swinerton Provides Self-Perform Work on UC Riverside Project

UC Riverside is a proponent of self-perform work and we have taken full advantage by self-performing 26% of the work with the following trades: concrete, framing and drywall, specialties, doors/frames/hardware, and firestopping. The concrete scope will especially showcase our capabilities as a self-perform general contractor. We are actively pursuing an $80 million design-build project with UC Riverside that requires the general contractor to self-perform at least 15% of the work. Our success on this project will propel us to be the contractor of choice for future work at the university.