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Construction ServicesConstruction Services assists County Departments with all of their construction-related needs; from initial project conceptualization estimates to project completion. Construction Services' staff of architects, engineers, inspectors, designers and contract specialists are the qualified professionals that are needed to successfully complete your construction project.

The majority of Construction Services time is spent on Capital and Major Maintenance Projects. A Capital Project includes new construction, addition, or betterment of an existing asset where the project cost is greater than $10,000. A Major Maintenance Project involves maintenance or replacement of an existing asset where the project cost is greater than $10,000.

During these projects, Construction Services provides total project delivery services including:

  • Design
  • Contract Administration
  • Inspection Services
  • Project Management

"Construction Services strives to be competitive in all project-delivery costs. Project costs are constantly tracked and monitored to maintain greatest value."

- Geoffrey Hill, Chief General Services Officer

The new Kern County Justice Facility is a Type II facility consisting of three buildings totaling 244,000 square feet and includes:

    Justice Facility
  • Three medium security housing pods
  • One special housing unit
  • Support space including healthcare, custody, visitation, warehouse, and administrative areas
  • A standalone 2,800-square-foot central plant that provides heating, cooling, and electrical services for the new facility

View the construction progress using Work Zone Cam.


Kern County Construction Services
1115 Truxtun Avenue, 3rd Floor
Bakersfield, CA 93301

Phone: (661) 868-3000
Fax: (661) 868-3100

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