SAN FRANCISCO — URS Corp. has been selected by the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation (CDCR) to manage the design and construction of a 1.2 million square-foot correctional healthcare facility in Stockton, Calif. (CHCF-Stockton).

CHCF-Stockton will provide sub-acute medical and mental health care to approximately 2,870 inmate-patients of all security levels. Developed specifically to house and treat inmate-patients with chronic medical and mental health needs, the facility will be the first of its kind within the California Department of Corrections system.

It will include a specialized diagnostic and treatment center, and community space for patients, in addition to inmate housing, administrative buildings, central kitchen, central plant, warehouse, and a state-of-the-art materials management center.

The $1.2 billion project will be constructed using design-build delivery — another first for the California Department of Corrections. Design-build was selected in order to expedite the project schedule to meet an extremely aggressive federal court-mandated schedule for occupancy by the end of 2013.

URS will provide comprehensive project management services for each phase of the project. Key tasks include design-builder procurement, project controls, construction management, and activation support. URS is currently assisting CDCR with the development of two design-build solicitation packages — site development ($150M), and housing/medical facilities ($500M).

Construction is planned to start in Spring 2011.

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