DGS Central Plant
Lionakis was part of the State of California’s team, led by Capital Engineering Consultants, which developed design and engineering criteria for a replacement Central Plant. The Central Plant is a key facility that provides chilled water for cooling and steam for heating four million square feet in 23 existing State-owned buildings in the downtown Sacramento Capitol campus, including the State Capitol. By 2002, the plant and its equipment, built in 1968, had reached the end of its useful life and, more importantly, its capacity. The design/build criteria developed by the team included provisions to design/construct the replacement plant while the existing plant remained in service, as well as the development of design requirements to compliment the urban surroundings and enhance the aesthetic attractiveness of the site. The overall design goals, expressed in the design criteria, provided the direction that enabled the Design-Build team to provide a state-of-the-art facility with enhanced efficiency, reliability, capacity and reduced operational costs. Skanska and Nacht & Lewis were the design/build team on this project.