McCarthy Building Companies, Inc. and TMCS Inc. Complete Construction on LEED-Certified Recreation & Wellness Center at Sacramento State
Highly Anticipated Center with Largest Rock Climbing Wall Set to Open for Fall 2010 Term; Grand Opening Event Planned for Campus Community.
- Sacramento, CA (1888PressRelease) August 03, 2010 - McCarthy Building Companies, Inc. (McCarthy) and Tony Moayed Construction Services, Inc. (TMCS) have completed construction on California State University, Sacramento's (Sacramento State) 151,000-square-foot recreation and wellness center, named The WELL (Wellness, Education, Leisure, Lifestyle).
McCarthy served as the project's construction manager at risk and general contractor while TMCS was the construction manager and inspector of record. Hornberger + Worstell served as the architect with Ellerbe Becket, an AECOM Company, as the associate architect for health services. The WELL is on track to achieve LEED Gold certification and will be open for the Fall 2010 term after a grand opening event on Sept. 2.
The WELL's opening is part of the University's Destination 2010 celebration, a year-long observance of the initiative that has enhanced Sacramento State's academic programs, student support services and facilities since its launch in 2004 by Sacramento State President Alexander Gonzalez.
"This is the only facility within the California State University system that has combined recreation and wellness under one roof, which will provide interrelated services offered by these programs to further enhance the quality of life for its users. It embraces green building principles and materials and was constructed to offer students, faculty and staff everything you'd want out of a recreation and wellness facility," said Mark Radell, project director for McCarthy.
"We were pleased to have pursued this large-scale project using the CM at Risk delivery method, which allowed collaboration between all project partners during planning and construction to deliver a vast program of services in a complex building with a cohesive and thoughtful approach. I would like to thank the team's perseverance and hard work in making Sacramento State's dream a reality," said Tony Moayed, president of TMCS.
In addition to the largest rock climbing wall in the California State University system, The WELL features a fitness center, indoor track, gym courts, racquetball courts, and a student health center that includes primary and urgent care clinics, a retail pharmacy, vision care center, x-ray services, counseling services, a nutrition center and wellness promotion programs. There is also space for Peak Adventures, a student-run outdoor program.
Expecting to become a certified LEED Gold facility, the project incorporates a number of sustainable features, including Foiltec skylight systems to improve thermal properties; design elements to increase day lighting; high efficiency HVAC systems; emphasis on light pollution reductions; enhanced commissioning and sustainably harvested formaldehyde-free wood products; and access to alternative transportation facilities, including bicycle parking and proximity to a nearby light rail station.
"We are very pleased with how the project team pursued the plan, listened to the stakeholders and executed what is one of our most ambitious projects in the history of the university," said Mario Ruiz, interim associate vice president of facilities services at Sacramento State. "The grand opening celebration will signify many years of work to make the vision for The WELL a reality for the students, faculty and staff."
The WELL is part of the Alex G. Spanos Sports Complex, which includes Hornet Stadium and the 26,235-square-foot Eli and Edythe L. Broad Fieldhouse located at the south end of the stadium. That facility houses the football and track and field programs.
Tony Moayed Construction Services, Inc. (TMCS) is a construction management company founded in 2003 to serve the commercial construction industry. TMCS is the ninth largest construction management company in Sacramento and its four surrounding counties. Its services include program management, construction management and preconstruction management.
About McCarthy Building Companies, Inc.
McCarthy Building Companies is the nation's 10th largest domestic general contractor (Engineering News-Record, May 2010), and the second largest general contractor in California (California Construction, April 2010). With more than 145 years of experience, McCarthy is one of the nation's oldest, privately held construction firms and one of California's premier commercial builders. Committed to the construction of high performance buildings, the company provides general contracting, construction management, program management and design/build services for healthcare, educational, parking structure, entertainment, retail, laboratory, biotechnical, microelectronic, and industrial facilities; office buildings; tenant interiors; mixed-use; multifamily residential and bridges and highways. In addition to Sacramento and San Francisco, McCarthy has offices in Newport Beach and San Diego, Calif.; Phoenix; Las Vegas; Dallas; St. Louis and Atlanta. McCarthy is 100 percent employee owned.
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