UCLA Westwood Medical Center, LOS ANGELES, CA
- All shop coordination drawings were completed utilizing CAD systems. University Marelich managed this effort and coordinated all of the sub-trades including electrical, fire protection, drywall, medical equipment as well as plumbing, ducting and mechanical piping. We provided all background documents to insure consistency in our coordination effort and updated these documents as warranted due to owner directed changes. We housed all participants in the same location to provide daily interaction between the various coordinators and draftspersons.
- Participated in the development of the project CPM schedule so that we would be allowed an even fl ow of work. Installation procedures were established benefi tting all subcontractors through the layering method while installation durations were dictated by our estimated manhours in any given area.
- Development and implementation of a QA/QC program that met the strict standards required by the state of California as it pertains to the construction of a critical care facility. Due to seismic activities prevelant in the state of California, the state has a special division (OSPHD) that monitors the development and construction of all critical care facilities. The construction criteria established by this division far exceeds the critera required under national construction standards. Our QA/QC department monitored and inspected installations for compliance to OSPHD standards, then records and documented all inspections and provided the fi nal sign-off.
- University Marelich has developed a detailed commissioning program enlisting the participation of all trades that interface with our mechanical and plumbing systems. This would include fi re protection, fi re/life/safety, controls and electrical. We established dates for all equipment start-up activities and then identifi ed all preceeding activities, gathered commissioning criteria from the other sub-trades and established timelines for each activity.
SCOPE OF WORK
- University Marelich contracted for the installation of mechanical piping, plumbing, ducting and temperature controls in this 1.2 million square-foot critical care facility.
- We will install roughly 2.250 million pounds of sheet metal ducting including many stainless steel welded systems servicing critical exhaust systems.
- The facility is serviced from an existing central plant that provides chilled water and steam to our facility. Though no major central plant was included within our facility, we have installed emergency back-up equipment for service to the surgeries.
- The plumbing systems include standard waste, vent and domestic water systems as well as medical gas systems and specialty fountain systems.
The UCLA Westwood Medical Center is governed by the California State Board of Regents which essentially represents all California Universities. Locally, the Regents employed representatives to direct the design team and interface with the construction management team. The construction management team is a joint venture between URS and Turner Construction. Their responsibility is to monitor construction progress and compliance with the contract documents. The University, along with their construction management team, solicited fi rm bids for the shell and core portion of the project and selected Tutor- Saliba-Perini as the general contractor. UMM bid the tenant improvement package directly to the University and Construction Management team approximately one year after Tutor- Saliba-Perini was awarded the core and shell project. After our award of the mechanical and plumbing portion of the tenant improvement package, UMM was assigned by the University to Tutor-Saliba-Perini as a subcontractor.
- To provide excellent patient care in support of the educational and scientifi c programs of the schools of the UCLA Center for the Health Sciences.
- To replace the existing UCLA Medical Center that no longer meets the state-mandated seismic criteria standards.
Provide weekly schedule updates to identify and address areas that have been impacted or delayed, then identify the impact and seek immediate resolution engineering.