McCarthy Building Companies is utilizing Touchplan to design and construct a new 900,000 SF hospital building for the University of California Davis Medical Center in Sacramento. When complete, the “California Tower,” as it is currently named, will be 13 floors of new hospital space to include a variety of functions including acuity adaptable patient rooms, imaging, lab support, a burn unit, and operating rooms.
“We have been using Touchplan heavily for more than a year now on the California Tower project, said Naomi Whitesel, Director of Integrated Design at McCarthy Building Companies. “We went through a Program Validation phase, a full year of Schematic Design, and will soon break the project into increments leading to a full year in Design Development while some packages accelerate into Construction Documents, all in Touchplan. We pull plan on all of our design-build jobs, but this project is one of the most challenging due to its size and complexity. Touchplan is a very effective way to track all the moving parts and pieces to stay organized around key decisions and design challenges.”