Kaiser West Los Angeles Medical Center Hospital Tower

Following the Northridge Earthquake of January, 1994, Kaiser Permanente began a seismic repair and strengthening project at the West Los Angeles Hills Medical Center.  Joints in the steel frame had been weakened during the earthquake and had to be re-welded, and/or bolted in place with new brackets. This project was the first in California to receive jurisdictional approvals for the bolted bracket connection in a retrofit application.

Throughout the course of the project, all departments within the hospital had to remain open and in operation. To accomplish this, all work was done from within fire rated enclosures, with 100% of air circulating from outside the building. The work progressed according to a detailed plan that integrated temporary relocations with the construction schedule.  The project was accomplished in 14 phases.

Intelisyn provided both preconstruction and construction phase services for this $5 million project.  Project management and documentation procedures including cost control were performed in accordance with FEMA/OES requirements to ensure maximum reimbursement from the agencies. 

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