The City of Del Mar’s new Civic Center is the largest capital project in the City’s 59-year history. “The $17.8M project was completed within budget and on time,” stated Assistant City Manager Kristen Crane, who oversaw planning and construction.
The civic center includes a 3,000 SF Town Hall where the City Council and city committees will meet; a 9,000 SF City Hall including such departments as planning, administrative services, finance, code enforcement, and the city manager’s office; and a 13,000 SF plaza that will host events such as a weekly farmers market, as well as serving as a de facto park where the public can enjoy panoramic ocean views, and a 140-space parking structure.
Gafcon was selected to manage the pre-construction phase of the project from schematic design through the first stages of construction. This included establishment of the adjusted project budget; cost estimate and program verification; plan review at each design submission; temporary office location analysis; consultant services RFPs; scope determination; negotiations; agreements and ongoing management; construction contract development; constructability review prior to bidding; creation of bid documents and bid process management; management of demolition of the original City Hall; set up of construction processes; and management of excavation, grading, and foundations for the new City Hall.
Gafcon also provided labor compliance and project controls services. Gafcon utilized Procore as the project management information system to monitor budget and collaborate with City staff, architect, and subconsultants/subcontractors for change management, design management, and field related required documents.
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