Our team faced several challenges because of the remote location and harsh weather of Susanville, CA. This small community does not present a eld of qualified subcontractors, so we sought bids throughout Northern California, Nevada and Utah. Combined with the sometimes extreme weather conditions, the project required determination and careful coordination of trades, often traveling great distances, to meet the project schedule. The local concrete company was limited in production, requiring reduction in our pour sizes. Our long history of working in remote areas and in extreme weather, gave us the insight to mitigate potential problems before they began.
The project is comprised of a 40,000 square foot, 2 story, structural steel building utilizing moment frame techniques, a mat slab foundation, precast concrete, insulated metal panels and exterior glass curtain walls. Built in the heart of Susanville, the courthouse serves the community with four courtrooms containing extensive custom millwork, holding cells, common areas and administrative space. We self-performed the earthwork, concrete, carpentry, installation of doors, frames and hardware, and miscellaneous specialties. nn nn