HUCLA Olive View Medical Center
Los Angeles, CA
This project consisted of the replacement of existing 1980's fire alarm, nurse call, and code blue systems at this 377-bed acute care hospital in Sylmar that is owned and operated by the County of Los Angeles.
Upon extensive field conditions assessment, Exante360 senior consultants concluded that the existing fire alarm system was in worse shape than originally anticipated. We performed additional services to prepare the site for the upgrade. Included in this effort was the design of a new backbone that would become the foundation for all future work.
Despite the amount of required improvements, Exante360 managed the project's budget tightly by maximizing the reuse of existing infrastructure. Furthermore, we were successful with working through substantial challenges with the contractor to ultimately achieve a satisfactory level of success.
Benefit to the Client
Exante360 was able to provide the client with team continuity for over four years. This really paid off during construction administration when all the different aspects of the project came together. Our extensive experience working with the County, combined with our subject matter expertise with the specific systems in an OSHPD facility made it possible to navigate one of Exante360's most complex projects to date.
Exante360 supported Public Works beyond what was in the initial scope to ensure that the design put in place met the scoping documents. We completed several document reviews in addition to those that were initially scoped. We worked closely with the client to overcome many challenges including during the design-build submittal process. We identified contractor design gaps as well as cost saving areas which ultimately resulted in the anticipated outcome for the project.
Los Angeles, CA
Nurse call, fire alarm, paging and clock system upgrade
Approx. 564,000 sq. ft.