Granite Development Skilled Nursing Facilities

Chino, CA

Buehler helped bring Granite Development’s vision to build skilled nursing facilities throughout California to reality by developing two template design options for the care centers. The contractor opted to use a prefabricated approach for the cold formed steel bearing and shear wall structures which required extensive collaboration and multiple design iterations to customize the construction details to align with fabrication processes while still maintaining compliance with OSHPD standards. Collaboration was also key during the OSHPD approval process for this first-of-its-kind structural system for an OSHPD 2 facility. The first of many anticipated sites, the Chino, California facility completed construction in February 2018.

Quick Facts

  • Size: 39,000 SF
  • Architect: Darden Architects
  • All light gauge connections done in the shop are welded in lieu of screws. The light gauge fabricator has a robotic welding arm that places perfect welds.
  • Construction Cost: Varies
  • Contractor: DPR Construction
  • The Granite project is the first bearing light gauge, templated design OSHPD has approved

Rendering and photo credit: Darden Architects and Buehler Engineering, Inc.