More Healthcare Projects
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Kaiser Foundation Hospital - Seismic Repair & Upgrade
Woodland Hills, CA
Structural remediation work to 341 moment frame connections. Six story 500,000 sf acute care hospital. (OSHPD)
During preconstruction, the team mapped every utility located above the corridors and ceilings in the hospital to create as-built mechanical and electrical drawings. Every beam to column steel connection was ultra sonically tested to determine its structural integrity.
During construction, a temporary power system was run to the building roofs to support welding equipment and air handlers to be used on the project. The building was scaffolded and the exterior curtain wall removed for construction access and ventilation. An elaborate conditioned air system was installed to insure that there was no impact to the facilities’ own air conditioning system. Conflicting utilities such as conduit, water piping, medical gases and air conditioning ductwork were relocated to make room for the containment enclosure to be built around each damaged beam-to-column connection.
Repairs typically consist of vaporizing the old welded connection through a method of air arcing and replacing the damaged weld with modern techniques which have resulted in a more structurally superior connection than the facility had originally. Ultra sonic testing and detailed inspection follow each and every step of the welding process.
Once the connection has been repaired, the containment enclosure is removed, and the utilities are returned to their original configuration and the hospitals finishes are restored. Utility relocation involved 210 locations and 208 welding areas.
Kaiser Permanente presented to the Project Team of the Kaiser Woodland Hills Medical Center Seismic Strengthening, the “Team Excellence Award”. Annually, Kaiser Permanente recognizes the accomplishments of a team that provides continuous, outstanding performance. The criteria for the award were: team work; commitment to increase accountability for results; and cost savings.
The project consists of new construction of a 22,000 SF two story Medical Office. Both buildings were framed in steel with a stucco and glass façade and included ancillary structures. Extensive site grading and retaining walls were necessary on the sloping site. Site amenities include a lighted paved parking lot, landscaping and stamped concrete surrounding the buildings.
Royal Oaks Manor Skilled Nursing and Personal Care Facility
New construction of a two-story, steel frame, 100-bed skilled nursing and assisted-living facility. Brick veneer exterior with extensive use of stone work. Landscaping was completed without disturbance to sacred oak trees. VE savings were realized by revising the exterior closure system, alternate framing system, infrastructure and landscaping changes. None of these changes impacted the quality of the facility. The facility also included a large institutional kitchen, dining rooms, library, card room, crafts room, green house garden, exercise room, physical therapy, walking trails and outside sitting areas. (OSHP&D).
Doheny Eye Institute
Los Angeles, CA
Phased remodel of existing medical surgery into a skilled nursing unit including: nurse call system; life-safety upgrades; new exterior entry canopy; and coordination with hospital staff and OSHPD. The hospital remained fully operational during the entire project. (OSHP&D)
Charter Grove Medical Center Renovation
Garden Grove, CA
Remodel and renovation of a 40,000 sf drug and alcohol rehabilitation center. (OSHP&D)
Glendale Memorial Hospital
A complete remodel and upgrade of 38,000 sf on the first and eighth floors, including asbestos abatement. New construction of critical care and CAT scan facilities. The project was fast-tracked and proceeded in stages, including night and weekend work. Extensive coordination with administration and doctors accomplished a minimal disruption of ongoing hospital procedures and patient care. (OSHP&D).
Southern California Orthopedic Institute
Van Nuys, CA
New construction of a four-story, steel frame, 90,000 sf medical office and outpatient treatment facility with plaster exterior. Project included a pedestrian bridge leading to the parking structure, a second-floor patio, and a full-size indoor therapeutic swimming pool. Glass block was extensively used in the interior.
Osher and Daly Medical Center
Marina Del Rey, CA
Remodel of an orthopedic surgery center and rehabilitation department.
American Red Cross
West Los Angeles, CA
New construction of a one-story, wood-frame-with-plaster-exterior blood donor facility on the V.A. Hospital Campus, West Los Angeles.
Newport Nuclear Medical Center
Newport Beach, CA
New construction of a two-story, 14,000 sf steel frame facility which houses the diagnostic equipment for Newport Nuclear Medical Center, the Newport Metabolic Imaging Center and Cardio Testing Center. Equipment includes MRI-Magneton 63 SP; X-Speed CT Scanner; Radiography Fluoroscopy Camera. In addition to diagnostic equipment, it also includes Accuray Neurotron 100 U for treatment of cancer patients.
Amgen Research Center
Thousand Oaks, CA
Conversion of existing one-story concrete tilt-up building into a biogenetic research building. The existing structure was completely gutted. Interstitial space was created to accommodate extensive piping and hardware for laboratories. Laboratories featured fume hoods and vaulted ceilings with skylights. This fast-track project was run in two shifts to accommodate the owner’s occupancy schedule. Extensive coordination with the scientists regarding layout, design and implementation was required.
UCLA West Campus Interim Staging Facility
Los Angeles, CA
New construction of a two-story, 60,000 sf, steel frame with plaster exterior, design/build medical facility. The project included 71 examination rooms. Each room includes electric exam tables, x-ray examination screens, lavatory, and nurse call. The project also included three x-ray rooms, treatment rooms, and a surgery preparation area.
Remodel of 3400 sf medical office building which involved x-ray room, leadline walls and doors, power upgrades, new millwork and plumbing.
Daniel Freeman Memorial Hospital
Project was accomplished in two phases. Both buildings are two-story structures with structural steel, masonry and plaster exterior. Mandatory AQMD upgrade to the boiler; and demolition of existing central boiler facility. New two-story facility that houses three new boilers capable of operating on natural gas and oil. Complete services were maintained throughout reconnection. (OSHP&D)
Loma Linda Community Hospital
Loma Linda, CA
An addition to and the renovation of an existing support facility. The project consisted of extensive excavation and relocation of utilities, including complete uninterrupted transfer of all services. Good coordination with hospital staff accomplished minimal disruption. (OSHP&D).
Burbank Community Hospital Renovation
The conversion of patient rooms into three complete and fully integrated critical-care units. Extensive asbestos abatement and the addition of nursing stations and owner-supplied, contractor-installed electronic monitoring equipment were required. Coordination with hospital administration resulted in uninterrupted hospital operations. (OSHP&D).
Los Angeles, CA
The fast-track renovation of an existing blood-processing facility included administrative, cold storage and laboratory space.
Hawthorne Medical Center
Manhattan Beach, CA
The conversion of an existing structure into an endoscopy center with treatment rooms and doctors suites.
Saint Joseph’s Medical Office Building & Valley Dialysis
New construction of a three-story, 45,000 sf medical office building. Steel frame, brick veneer exterior with 2-1/2 levels of subterranean parking. One floor is occupied by the Valley Dialysis Center, and the balance consists of doctors’ offices. (OSHP&D).