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The Regents of the University of California, UC Merced 2020 Project

Underground Utilities

Contract Amount to Date: $57,442,031

Anticipated Project Completion: August 2020

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The Regents of the University of California, UC Merced 2020 Project

Merced, California

W. M. Lyles Co. (WML) is partnering with Webcor Builders to provide subcontracting services to support the delivery of the UC Merced 2020 Project which nearly doubles the size of the existing UC Merced campus by adding 13 buildings with supporting infrastructure, featuring 1.2M gross square feet of classroom, research, student life, housing, and faculty office space. The $1.3B Design-Build-Operate-Finance project utilizes the P3 (Private-Public-Partnership) delivery method.

WML’s subcontracting scope of work includes 19,000 LF of 4″-16″ domestic/fire water piping, 12,500 LF of 12″ chilled water piping, 4,000 LF of 3″-8″ gas piping, 3,500 LF of 4″-14″ reclaimed water piping, 11,500 LF of 4″-21″ sanitary sewer piping, 2,000 LF of 8″ sewer force main piping, and over 26,000 LF of 6″-36″ storm drain piping. Other work includes concrete retaining walls, storm drain headwells/outfalls, manholes, catch basins, demolition of existing utilities/structures, a sanitary sewer lift station, over 400,000 LF of conduit duct bank/pathway for power, IT, an emergency blue phone system, lighing, security, traffic signals, and wireless access points including the concrete foundations for over 450 light fixtures.


The Regents of the University of California

5200 North Lake Road

Merced, CA 95343

Owner Contact:

Veronica Mendez, P.E.

Design Engineer:

WEBCOR Construction

1751 Harbor Bay Parkway, Suite 200

Alameda, CA 94502

Engineer Contact:

Greg Chaucan

W.M. Lyles Co. PM

Mike Van Groningen