11.30.20 - Hooked F20 - DGS Costa Mesa

November 30, 2020

Rudolph and Sletten—along with architect Cannon Design—answered the call to convert six mothballed buildings on an existing campus into a subacute Alternate Care Facility.

This Costa Mesa facility was intended to house low-acuity, ambulatory COVID-19 patients, easing strain on Orange County healthcare delivery systems in the event of a surge in COVID-19 hospitalizations.

Our team of 250+ field and management staff successfully completed the 516-bed facility in 20 days (from date of award), a project that normally would have taken months. Every day kept us on our toes with new building surprises and discoveries. The team began with a detailed site assessment and bed layouts. The project included the following scope of work:

  • 240,625sf in six buildings scrubbed, cleaned and prepped for 516 patient beds (including hazmat containment).
  • 15 nurse stations outfitted including power, data and fire alarm.
  • 5 main electrical breakers replaced.
  • 100+ door openings and exit hardware changed out to accommodate egress requirements.
  • 200+ plumbing fixtures repaired or replaced.
  • 26 air handlers and pneumatic controls refurbished.
  • 120 exhaust fans rebuilt or replaced.

Read additional project stories in the Fall 2020 issue of Hooked on Construction.