County of Monterey Health Department

About This Project

Location: Headquarters Salinas, California

Architects: Wald, Ruhnke & Dost

Contractors: Skanska

About the Client: The County of Monterey is located on the Pacific coast of California, its northwestern section forming the southern half of Monterey Bay. The county seat is Salinas.

Project Description: This $78M project includes a phased renovation of the 95,600 SF north wing of the Courthouse; a phased renovation — including seismic upgrades — of the east and west wings of the Courthouse, totaling 70,000 SF; and construction of a new County Administration Building of approximately 137,000 SF.

Special Features and Challenges: The project challenges include a tight budget, complicated phasing issues to keep county functions in operation during construction, and balancing local interests with project goals.

Nova Partners’ Role: Nova Partners was engaged to provide overall project construction management oversight, including but not limited to the preparation of project schedules, cost estimating services, and contract administration.