Faithful+Gould was initially contracted by the University of California, Irvine in 2004 for estimating, change order analysis and constructability reviews for phase I of the new replacement hospital for UC Irvine Medical Center, and upgrades to ancillary facilities. Based on our successes, the client subsequently asked us to provide additional services including: Constructability review of MEP documents, developing an acceptable range of price variations per line item, reviewing design-build contractor submittals, revising cost estimate based on the university's changes and assisting the university in negotiating bids.
The phased construction of the replacement hospital began in February 2005. Phase I was completed in September 2008 and phase II will be complete at the end of 2011. In 2008, we were awarded the phase II contract for estimating, bid negotiations and change order analysis and reviews through 2011. Estimated at $556 million, the new academic medical center is a 482,000ft2 facility replacing the old hospital campus. Functioning as both a hospital and a center for teaching and research, the facility houses the latest medical technologies.