Coleman Engineering is the Engineer of Record to the Coventina-GSE Joint Venture for the VA Martinez Campus Water Supply System Project. This $7 million design build project solves a lack of operational and fire protection water storage and low-pressure problems at the VA’s medical campus in Martinez, with the provision of a 120,000-gallon welded steel tank, a booster pump station, hydropneumatic tank and associated pipelines. To save space on a congested campus, avoid inconveniencing staff and patients, and limit visual impacts, the new facilities are located in a new compound set into the hillside behind administration buildings at the campus boundary. Coleman Engineering provided significant input to this alternative design concept that was ultimately accepted by the VA. Design is approaching completion and construction is underway.
This is the second design build project with the Joint Venture, following the larger but similar VA Mather Medical Center Water Supply Project. “Designing with construction and operation in mind” is a key philosophy for Coleman Engineering and our team of engineers and sub consultants, so we are very well suited to the design build delivery method. We make a point of ensuring that our design engineers, including those straight out of college, are regularly exposed to construction. It makes them better designers, and thus ready for design build projects.