County Manager:
Project Development Unit

Program Outcome Statement

The Project Development Unit provides County residents and employees with new, functional, sustainable buildings that improve employee comfort, morale, and productivity, save in operations and maintenance costs, and enhance the overall experience in working for and doing business with the County of San Mateo.

Program Services

-Construction Management
-Code Compliance
-Feasibility Studies
-Design Services
-Consultant Management

Overview

The Project Development Unit (PDU) provides oversight and project management on all new ground up construction projects. The Project Development Unit’s responsibility includes providing feasibility studies, design services, consultant management, code compliance, construction and budget management. The PDU staff prides themselves on providing County residents and employees with new, sustainable, cost-effective facilities that improve productivity.

Percent of Projects on Track to be Completed within the Project Budget

Percent of Projects to be Completed on Schedule


Percent of Projects with Adopted ZNE Design Principals

Zero Net Energy (ZNE) buildings are buildings that produce roughly the same amount of renewable energy as they consume on an annual basis. The Project Development Unit seeks to construct ZNE buildings to reduce greenhouse gas emissions in alignment with the County's Shared Vision 2025.

FY 2017-18 Mid-Year Story Behind Performance


Skylonda Fire Station
The basic building is in the final stages of completion. The first phase of the project is expected to be complete in Fall 2018 and the second phase of the project is expected to be completed in early 2019.
Regional Operations Center
The site was the former the location of the County Motorpool and was contaminated from the underground fuel tanks. This required a lengthy soil remediation process. Two additional underground fuel tanks were discovered during site excavation. Soil remediation for the site was completed in 2017. Ground improvement work began in 2017 and finished in early 2018. The foundation was completed and the structural steel frame was erected. The topping out ceremony was held on May 9, 2018. The first and second floor slabs were installed in June 2018.
Animal Shelter
Phase 1 site demolition was completed and site grading and excavation has started. The focus of work is to prepare the site for the start of construction.
County Office Building III
The Design Team of Studio Gang in association with KMD Architect was selected in January 2018. Truebeck Construction was selected as the Construction Manager At Risk in June 2018. The Design Team completed the final concept design in April 2018 and began work on the Schematic Design. The building is targeted for LEED certification and Zero Net Energy in compliance with the County’s Municipal Green Building Policy. The new County Office Building features a ground floor landscaped plaza alongside a pedestrian promenade, offices with good natural daylight and ventilation, and sculptured roof & facade in response to climate.

Parking Structure II
Watry Design was selected as the architect in January 2018. Truebeck was selected as the Construction Manager At Risk in June 2018. Watry Design completed the Parking Structure Concept Design and was authorized to proceed with Schematic Design. The building is targeted for Zero Net Energy in compliance with the County’s Municipal Green Building Policy. The Parking Structure will include electric vehicle charging stations, bike repair shop and storage and an outdoor café.

Lathrop House Relocation
The design phase was completed and the procurement phase has begun. The State Office of Historical Preservation has approved the preservation request for the Lathrop House. Relocation activities are expected to begin in late July 2018. Re-opening is expected in late 2018/early 2019.

Future Priorities

One of PDU's future priorities is to become a client of choice and attract construction teams, consultants and architects to submit bids on the many projects the PDU is overseeing. PDU is creating an in depth orientation for those who join our team by educating them on processes such as: team building, best known practice for project management, permitting, how to submit an acceptable payment application, the overall process navigation, etc.  PDU will even include accommodation and dining ideas for out of town participates, again striving to become a client of choice and not a client for convenience.

Author: Austin Lam     Contact Email: alam@smcgov.org     Last Update: 8-27-2018