Project Description


University of California, Merced

Contract Value:

$1.350 Billion USD

Contract Term / Payment Mechanism:

35 Years /Availability-Based

SPV Lead:

Plenary Properties Merced (PPM)

DB Contractor:

Webcor Builders (Webcor)

FM Contractor:

Johnson Controls (JCI)

The Merced 2020 Project will see the Merced campus expanded to support a significant increase in student intake including enhancements to academic, administrative, research, recreational, student residence and student services buildings, utilities and infrastructure, outdoor recreation and open space areas, and associated roadways, parking and landscaping. The Project is intended to be completed in phases and is slated by UC to cost circa USD 1bn.

WT are currently providing Owners’ Representative and Construction Management services in a PMO arrangement based in Central California.

The five-year term will see the WT team administer the Project Agreement and coordinate Owner actions including;

  • Client Representation & Team Leadership;
  • Design Review & Management;
  • Construction Review & Management;
  • Operations & Maintenance advisory; and
  • Commercial Management, Cost Estimating, Change Control, QA and Information Systems.

Woods Bagot and Crawford Architects (both Australian-American businesses) have joined the WT team to assist in all matters of design review, management, and stakeholder coordination.