The Discovery Corporate Center is a four-building, 331,550 sq ft commercial office park on an 11-acre site in Rancho Bernardo. The structural steel framed buildings are clad with composite metal panels, GFRC, window wall and plaster. The completed site includes an on-grade parking lot, basketball court and landscaping with native plants.
Through close collaboration with the owner, architect, engineer and subcontractors, Webcor created a GMP that accommodated the initial construction costs as well as numerous owner-initiated scope changes. Starting in pre-construction, Webcor suggested value engineering options such as the use of GFRC panels which are lighter than precast concrete. This substitution saved money by reducing the amount of structural steel needed to support the buildings’ vertical loads.
The Webcor team provided additional value by accommodating late design revisions, such as the addition of security and telecommunications conduits for all three buildings.
By means of a well-run program of subcontractor buyout and scope management, Webcor reduced change orders and completed the project on time and within budget.