Cadillac Parking Structure

After the Northridge Earthquake of January, 1994, the Cadillac Parking Structure at Kaiser Permanente’s West Los Angeles Medical Center was "red tagged". Before use of the 5 story, 333,866 square foot, 1060 car parking structure could resume, extensive repairs were necessary. In addition, the Owner elected to upgrade the structure to an importance factor of 1.5. The project included adding piles, replacement and enlargement of pilecaps, adding shearwalls, wrapping of columns, epoxy injection of cracks in concrete, repair of post-tensioning and various architectural upgrades. 

As a result of the damage to this and the other parking structure on the campus, parking at the Medical Center was very limited.  To alleviate this problem, field investigations, designs for each condition, and repairs were completed on an expedited basis. This project provided several unique challenges such as the immediate shortage of demolition and heavy equipment after the earthquake. Anticipating this, the project team developed options which could be exercised as equipment availability changed.

Intelisyn provided both preconstruction and construction services on this $4 million project.  Cost control was in accordance with FEMA / OES guidelines, ensuring maximum reimbursement from the agencies.

Kaiser West Los Angeles Medical Center
6041 Cadillac Ave.
Los Angeles, CA 90034