Mission Hospital Laguna Beach Central Plant Upgrade
Contract Amount: $10, 300, 000
Start / Completion Date: November 2011 / November 2012
Pacific Rim Mechanical was the prime contractor for this hospital central plant replacement. The design-build project consisted of installing new larger absorption chillers, chilled water lines, a new ultra-quiet cooling tower and condenser water lines, medical vacuum, a sound attenuated emergency generator and related equipment. This fully operational hospital OSHPD project required innovative solutions, use of 4D BIM through design and construction, value engineering, use of integrated project delivery methods and extensive coordination. Due to historical neighbor complaints we designed and constructed a 25’ high sound barrier wall. The chiller and boiler plant were replaced without disturbing hospital operations, nor the neighbors within very close proximity.
PIH Health Hospital – Whittier: Plaza Tower – Increment 3
Contract Amount: $23, 200, 000
Start / Completion Date: September 2010 / April 2012
PIH Health Hospital – Whittier: Plaza Tower is a new construction of a 237, 750 sq. ft., 6-story OSHPD hospital. It consists of offices, 112 patient beds, bringing the hospital total to 548 beds and lower level surgery center; with 22 pre-op stations, 26 recovery stations, 2 cath labs, 2 special procedure rooms, 1 Cysto room, 9 operating rooms with Laminar Flow 100% HEPA filtered air. This building is linked by a corridor to all levels of the Perry Pavilion and Shannon Tower. Pacific Rim Mechanical’s scope includes HVAC and plumbing. The infrastructure to support this building includes 6 AHUs, 20 FCUs, 1 back-up chiller for surgery, heating hot water system, chilled water loop, MP & LP steam with associated humidifiers, domestic hot and cold water piping, and entire medical gas system for patient use which operates independently from the central plant.
Start / Completion Date: April 2009 / December 2010
The City of Hope Central Chiller Upgrade project featured the largest absorption chiller west of Texas at the time of installation. Weighing over 130, 000 lbs., it is rated for 2000 tons of chilled water capacity. This project was a mechanical prime delivery method in which all subcontractors were managed by Pacific Rim Mechanical. Our scope included cutting an opening in the side of the masonry wall to install the behemoth chiller into the structure. Existing slabs were removed and new foundations were set. Large piping support structures were built and chilled and condenser water up to 24” diameter were installed. This project was administered by OSHPD.
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Start / Completion Date: September 2010 / April 2012 The scope included: Process and environmental chilled water/heating hot waterPiping systems include copper, carbon steel, stainless steel and PVC. Our controls team installed open architecture controls on both process and environmental systems.
The centerpiece is a 90-ton cyclotron, a machine that accelerates protons to 70% of the speed of light creating a beam that can reach tumors that are up to 14 inches deep.
The most unique aspect of this project is that through super-cooling of the cyclotron core (to about 3° Kelvin) the power draw is reduced to a fraction of that of similar facilities. The beam can also be shaped in three dimensions to avoid harming surrounding healthy tissues, targeting tumors with unprecedented accuracy