Sierra College Program Management

Project Description

Client: Sierra College
Location: Rocklin, California
Size of Project: $675 million Capital Improvement Program
Completion: 2029
Project Cost: $675 million

Cypress Construction Management is currently providing Program Management and Construction Management services to Sierra College in support of their 15 project $675 million capital improvement program. Cypress assisted the college in the development of the initial program, project budgets, master schedule and cash flow projections for the program. Additionally, Cypress worked with the College to develop their hard bid specifications as well as procurement specifications for both design-build and progressive design-build. Projects include the construction of many new facilities such as Parking Garage, New Instructional Building, Science Building, Student Housing, Public Safety Training Center and CSUS Transfer Center. Additional projects include renovation and expansion of the Gymnasium, complete replacement of all utilities campus wide and renovation of 7 other existing facilities on site.

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Resources Building Renovation

Project Description

Client: State of California Department of General Services (DGS)
Location: Sacramento, California
Size of Project: 657,000 square feet
Completion: Summer 2026 (anticipated)
Project Cost: $436.4 million

Cypress Construction Management teamed with the Gilbane Building Company to provide construction management services for the $436.4 million project. Our CM team represented the DGS in the negotiation of the GMP, analyzing all aspects of the DBE’s GMP. During the pre-construction phase we provided construction management services for this progressive design-build project. The Resources Building Renovation Project involves a comprehensive renovation of the 17-story 657,000 SF building located at 1416 9th Street in downtown Sacramento. The structure will undergo a seismic structural upgrade and receive all new building systems, exterior facade and tenant improvements. The goal of the project is to extend the useful life and viability of the building by correcting the fire/life safety deficiencies and completely upgrading all infrastructure systems as well as achieving Zero Net Energy and LEED Gold certification.

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Resources Building Renovation

Orange County Central Justice Center

Project Description

Client:  Judicial Council of California (JCC)
Location:  Santa Ana, California
Size of Project: 200,000 square feet
Completion:  Summer 2026
Project Cost: $60 million

Cypress was selected by the Judicial Council of California to provide construction management services for the Fire Life Safety Deficiency Corrections project at the Orange County Central Justice Center. The project scope consists of modernization and upgrading of the life, fire and safety systems for floors 1 through 3 of an existing 11 story building. The work includes cleaning and removing asbestos containing materials, installation of new ceilings with energy-efficient LED lighting, replacement of the MEP systems, ductwork, BMS and smoke evacuation system, and fire sprinkler systems.

This project is being completed in three phases while the facility is occupied. The project is challenging due to the age of the building and various unforeseen conditions which may impact the schedule and cost. The project started in September 2023 and with completion scheduled for summer of 2026.

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Orange County Central Justice Center

Sierra College New Student Housing

Project Description

Client: Sierra College
Location: Rocklin, California
Size of Project: 123.000 square feet
Completion: July 2025
Project Cost: $107.4 million

As part of Cypress providing program management services for the Sierra College $675 million Facilities Improvement program, Cypress supported the College in development of the design-build scoping documents, preparation of the request for qualifications and actively participated in the selection of the design-build entity (DBE). The project is being delivered using Progressive Design-Build. Once the DBE was selected, Cypress provided oversight and management of the design process and negotiation of the Final Guaranteed Maximum Price. The $107.4 million project will provide 354 new affordable housing beds on the Rocklin campus. The project is currently in construction with Cypress providing onsite construction management and administration of the design-build contract.

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Sierra College Gymnasium Renovation & Expansion

Project Description

Client: Sierra College
Location: Rocklin, California
Size of Project: 82,938 square feet
Completion: Spring 2025
Project Cost: $59.0 million

As part of Cypress program management services for the Sierra College $675 million Facilities Improvement program, Cypress is providing construction management services for the Gymnasium Renovation and Expansion project. The Project includes the complete renovation and expansion of the existing 60-year-old gymnasium facility at the Rocklin Campus. This Project will modernize and renovate the existing gym buildings, improving the structure, fire life safety systems, efficiency, and accessibility of the complex. The renovation portion of the project is 40,786 square feet and the new gymnasium addition will be 42,152 square feet. Funding for the Project is from a combination of State funding and local District funding. The project budget is $59.0 million.

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Sierra College New Instructional Building

Sierra College New Instructional Building

Project Description

Client: Sierra College
Location: Rocklin, California
Size of Project: 84,645 square feet
Completed: July 2023
Design-Build Cost: $69.6 million

As part of Cypress program management services for the Sierra College $675 million Facilities Improvement program, Cypress provided construction management services for the New Instructional Building. The project consists of a new four story, 84,645 sf building focused on teaching digital photography, ceramic, metalworking, sculpture, painting, woodwork and other art forms. The scope of work also includes the demolition and removal of an existing mechanical plant which contained asbestos and all associated site work. Cypress supported the College in development of the design-build scoping documents, preparation of the request for qualifications and actively participated in the selection of the design-build entity for the $69.6 million New Instructional Building.

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Sierra College Infrastructure Replacement Project

Project Description

Client: Sierra College
Location: Rocklin, California
Size of Project: Over 9 miles of Underground Utilities
Completed: August 2022
Project Cost: $25.6 million (6.3 million under budget)

As part of Cypress program management services for the Sierra College $675 million Facilities Improvement program, Cypress provided construction management services for the Infrastructure Replacement project. The project consisted of complete replacement of the majority of the underground utility systems throughout the college campus while the campus was occupied. The project consisted of installation of a 12kV electrical loop around the campus, along with replacement of domestic water, fire water, gas, storm drain, sewer, irrigation and communications systems throughout the campus. There were over 9 miles of conduit and pipe installed in this project as well as a new utility building that housed Internet and Fire Alarm equipment. The project budget was $31.9 million dollars with a final project cost of $25.6 million.

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Sierra College Parking Garage

Project Description

Client: Sierra College
Location: Rocklin, California
Size of Project: 500,000 square foot 1,500 Parking Spaces over 5 floors
Completed: June 2021 (on-schedule)
Design-Build Cost:  $43.1 million ($1.3 million under budget)

Cypress assisted the college in the development of project budgets, schedule and in the procurement of the Design-Build Entity (DBE) for a new 1,500 stall parking garage. Upon selection of the DBE, Cypress assisted the college in the management of the design process,  finalization of the GMP and complete on-site construction management and close-out with DSA. The project was completed per the original schedule developed by Cypress and $1.3 million under budget. Additionally, the project included a new Tennis Court complex along with the installation of a new domestic service and a new 12KV primary electrical service for the campus.

Clifford L. Allenby Building

Clifford L. Allenby Building

Project Description

Client: California Department of General Services
Location: Sacramento, California
Size of Project: 374,000 square feet – 11 story office building
Completed: 2021
Design-Build Cost: $236 million

Cypress principal Doug Evans, while employed by another firm, worked with the California Department of General Services on the initial planning, Design-Build procurement, GMP development and construction management for the $236 million project. The new building is part of the Department of General Service’s SPIF program for the renovation or replacement of state facilities in the downtown Sacramento area. The new 11-story, 374,000 sf building was constructed as Zero Net Energy and LEED Platinum. It uses 60 percent less water than a typical building with an EUI 24.8.

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An exterior view of Highland Hospital in Oakland, California

Highland Hospital Acute Tower Replacement

Mansour Aliabadi, principal of Cypress CM, was the principal in charge of the Highland Hospital Acute Tower Replacement, located in Oakland, California. Highland is a $668 million, 58,000 square meter, a multi-phase program consisting of new and remodeled healthcare facilities including clinic/medical office building, nine-story, 169-licensed bed acute care tower, and interior courtyard, dining terrace, and connecting structure.

An exterior view of Highland Hospital in Oakland, California
An exterior view of the Rancho Los Amigos Medical Center

Rancho Los Amigos Medical Center

Mansour Aliabadi was the project director forthe Rancho Los Amigos Medical Center, a $300 million master planed facility with ten separate projects including a 3-story, 150-bed, Inpatient Unit A/Spine Institute and an Operations Facility/Parking Structure consisting of a support services annex and medical center police facility.

Exterior image of the Cal ISO headquarters

California Independent System Operator

Mansour Aliabadi was the project director for Cal ISO headquarters located in Folsom, Calif., this is the $160 million, 26,000 square meter new headquarters building for the California Independent System Operator, or Cal ISO. The project is comprised of three distinct wings with a combination of structural systems and it is the recipient of multiple awards. Cal ISO is the organization responsible for management of the state of California’s electrical grid.

Exterior image of the Cal ISO headquarters
Cypress Construction Management Kitchen Project at Sierra College

Sierra Community College

Cypress Construction Management Kitchen Project at Sierra College

Project Description

Client:   Sierra College
Location:   Rocklin, CA
Year Completed:   2020
Value:  $4.2 million

The project consisted of complete demolition and reconstruction of the college kitchen, meeting rooms and student support spaces in the Student Union building.

The Challenges

Special challenges on the project included completion of a renovation project in a very aggressive timeframe. Cypress worked collaboratively with the architect and contractor to resolve issues in a timely manner to minimize impact to the contraction schedule. Upon removal of the existing interior concrete slab, it was determined there were unforeseen interior foundations impacting the layout of plumbing fixtures in the kitchen. Cypress coordinated identification of conflicts and worked with the architect, structural engineer and plumbing engineer to modify foundation and relocate under slab plumbing. Another issue involved coordination of redesign for replacement of interior ceiling framing and modifications to structural support of roof penetrations. Cypress again worked with the project team to determine the changes that would be most cost effective and have the least schedule impact.

19th & J Mixed Use Apartment

Project Description

Client:   Mohanna Development
Location:   Sacramento, CA
BuildingArea:  130,600 sf
Year Completed:   2019
Value:  $29.5 million
Architect:   The HR Group Architects

The owner of the project, Mohanna Development, hired Cypress Construction Management to assist in the management of construction, completion and close-out of the project. Scope of services included review of project documents, facilitation of weekly on-site meetings with contractor, review of project schedules, negotiation of change orders, review of monthly applications for payment, assisting the architect in responding to RFI’s, review of submittals and advising the owner on project related issues.

The Challenges

Cypress was hired after construction was underway as a result of challenges the owner was having with the contractor. Near completion of construction there were a significant number of issues relating to change orders and failure on the part of the general contractor to resolve outstanding change orders with the subcontractors on the project. This resulted in several subcontractors filing liens.

In support of the owner, we worked with the general contractor and subcontractors to negotiate, finalize and arrange terms of payment for outstanding subcontractor change orders. Another challenge was the original structure of the design and construction contracts which was established prior to Cypress participation in the project. The architect and structural engineer were directly contracted with the owner while the mechanical, plumbing and electrical contracts were design-build between the subcontractor and the general contract. This created a challenge in coordination of designs and submittals. Cypress worked with the owner, architect and engineers to facilitate roles and responsibilities where there were no direct contract relationships.

19J Rendering

Reentry and Enhanced Alternatives to Custody Training Center (REACT)

react facility

Project Description

Client:  Stanislaus County
Location:  Ceres, CA
Building Area:  57,000 sf
Year Completed:  2018
Value:  $45 million
Architect:  LDA Partners / HOK

Cypress principal Doug Evans, while employed by another firm, worked with Stanislaus County to provide management and executive oversight of the REACT Center project.

The Challenges

Doug Evans was asked by Stanislaus County to assist with the development and implementation of a management plan for the project. Mr. Evans worked with County Executives and Project Management to establish an integrated project team of County staff and consultants for administration and management of the design-build effort. Challenges to the project included the accelerated time for completion of the project and alignment of the project design cost with the County Budget. The project team worked collaboratively with the design builder to maintain the schedule through accelerated plan reviews and timely resolution of design and construction issues.

Additionally, the project team worked with the design builder to identify components of the design that were cost effective and in-line with the budget while meeting the requirements of the criteria documents. The project was successful from the perspective cost, time and quality. This was, in part, evidenced by the project being given awards for excellence by the Design Build Association of America and the Construction Management Association of America.

East County Hall of Justice, Dublin, CA

Alameda-EastCounty Hall of Justice

Project Description

Client:  Alameda County, CA
Location:   Dublin, CA
Surface Area: 148,031 ft2
Year Completed:  2016
Value:  $147.6 million
Architect:  KMD Architects

Mansour Aliabadi, principal of Cypress CM, was the principal in charge of construction management services for the new LEED Silver Dublin Courthouse, a 5-story courthouse with 13 courtrooms, a 2-story county office building, and 865 parking spaces, all built on 20 acres of land adjacent to the Santa Rita Jail. The new courthouse replaced the leased Gale Schenone Hall of Justice in Pleasanton and the Allen E. Broussard Justice Center in Oakland, which suffered flooding damage in 2007 and had to be vacated. The Dublin Courthouse connects to a 2-story county building containing offices for the District Attorney, Public Defender, and Probation Department.

The two buildings are joined by a common entry, lobby, and elevator atrium. This project was carried out using Design Build procurement.

CHCF Healthcare Facility in Stockton, CA

CDCR California Health Care Facility (CHCF) Stockton

CHCF Healthcare Facility in Stockton, CA

Project Description

Client: CDCR
Location: Stockton, CA
Building Area: 450,000 sf 
Year Completed:  2013
Value:  $660 million
Architect:  TBD

Mansour Aliabadi, principal of Cypress CM, was the principal in charge of program management services on the CHCF project which includes the design and construction of 1,722 infill beds located at the Northern California Youth Correctional Center (NCYCC). The facility is designed to provide specialized housing with necessary health care treatment for a population of seriously and chronically, medically, and mentally ill inmates consistent with state and federal requirements, and will permitted the replacement of temporary beds previously in use. The project included a Dialysis Treatment lab. The CDCR operates the new medical complex, which incorporates energy-efficient design measures and sustainable building practices (LEED Silver Cert).