New State Courthouse
IMEG provided full-service independent building expert (IBE) services for a new 31-courtroom courthouse. IBE services included civil engineering for third party plan review in coordination with, and addition to, plan reviews by the authorities having jurisdiction over the project. Structural peer review, construction inspector of record, materials testing/special testing and inspections services were also provided. Engineers also delivered design and construction phase mediation, determination as to occupancy readiness of the renovated parking structure and new court building, commissioning plan and testing review and ancillary tasks related to these principal services.
The project scope included a new five story plus basement trial court building, and renovation of an adjacent 399,000-sf parking structure. The project was completed on a fast-track basis and design-build methods for delivery of the building and parking structure.
The project is also the first courthouse in the United States to be delivered through Performance-Based Infrastructure, an innovative arrangement in which the state has engaged a private company to finance, design, build, operate, and maintain the building.
The project achieved LEED Gold certification, has been showcased at several Public-Private Partnership (P3) conferences, and received numerous awards.