Funded by Senate Bill 1732
Initial Funding Year: FY 2006-2007
Occupancy date: December 7, 2009
Square footage: 6,500
Authorized total project cost: $5,978,000
Best of 2010, McGraw Hill's California Construction Magazine
2010 Distinguished Project Award, Western Council of Construction Consumers
The courthouse, which replaced a deficient part-time courthouse in Portola and a leased court service center in Loyalton, was designed to provide justice for both communities, which are often isolated in the winter because of snow.
The project was completed on budget and ahead of schedule in December 2009. The project team overcame significant schedule hurdles to get the project out to bid in time for construction to commence before the onset of winter weather. The architecture firm accelerated its schedule by 100 working days, and the building floor slab was poured and secured for the weather the day before the snow fell. These actions eliminated a delay of approximately eight months in the construction schedule.
The Portola courthouse is jointly run by court officers from both Plumas and Sierra counties and is equipped with state-of-the-art audio/visual systems which may be utilized for remote trials.
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