Executive Vice President John Mentzer and project manager Dan Nickerson of ETC Building & Design were joined by Mark Muniz and Michael Ironside at the Dignity Health Glendale Memorial Hospital and Health Center Golf Tournament last Monday, April 3rd.

This event benefits the Glendale Memorial Health Foundation by raising funds for a new state of the art Gastroentology (GI) Lab.

ETC Building & Design believes in and supports improving the quality of care in everything we do.

Last week ETC Building & Design Team members Lori and Norma hosted a table at the Associated Subcontractors Alliance Member Showcase event that was held at Admiral Bakers Clubhouse in San Diego. ETC recently joined ASA San Diego with the intention of strengthening our relationships with our existing trade partners; creating new relationships and expanding our subcontractor base; pairing project opportunities with the subject matter experts in the trade community; and gaining knowledge of the sub trade marketplace in order to be of better service to our clients. We are excited to get involved with ASA and look forward to a great year.

ETC Building & Design remodeled this 2014 SQ. FT. Cath Lab space to install a new Bi-Plane Angiography Suite at St. Joseph Providence Hospital. Burbank, CA.

ETC volunteered to give away bikes to families in need at the Del Mar Fairgrounds with Helpcrc (Community Resource Center in Encinitas).

John Mentzer and Lori Copeland at the 2016 PDC Summit.

Family waiting room Hello Humankindness charging station. (St Mary Medical Center Built Environment improvements – Long Beach CA)

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The baby button plays a lullaby throughout the hospital when a family member presses it after a baby is born.

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Hello Humankindness element from St. Bernardine Medical Center. A great reminder written on a mirror – so you can see yourself being that living expression. Very reflective comment.

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Thursday, Feb 17, 2015 – SF hospital to open largest burn unit in Northern California

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Thursday, Feb 5, 2015 – Bay Area Hospitals Not Ready for Quakes

Glen Granholm on NBC Bay Area

ETC is proud of our Director of Seismic Services Programs

See what Cheri Hummel from CHA had to say about our own Glen Granholm!

Dear Glen,

Thank you for speaking at CHA’s Disaster Planning for California Hospitals conference. CHA greatly appreciates your support of this conference and your involvement in making this year’s event a success.

Based on the feedback we have received, your presentation was very well received. While we are still working on processing the evaluations, we thought you would like to read a few comments we received from our attendees:

“Great presenter, great motivator to get prepared.”

“Fun and accurate.”

“Should give a TED lecture.”

We are extremely pleased that your presentation and the conference were so highly valued by our attendees. On behalf of CHA and our member hospitals and health systems, thank you again for your efforts.

Sincerely,

Cheri Hummel
Vice President, Disaster Preparedness
California Hospital Association
1215 K Street, Suite 800
Sacramento, CA 95814
916.552.7681

Patricia Ward
Education Program Manager
California Hospital Association
1215 K Street, Suite 800
Sacramento, CA 95814
916.552.7526

Glen Granholm is speaking at CHA’s “Disaster Planning for California Hospitals on September 22nd 2014

Details: http://www.calhospital.org/disaster-planning
Glen Granholm
Director, Seismic Services Programs
ETC Building and Design
A thirty year veteran in management and marketing, Glen Granholm began working in the preparedness field in 1993 helping schools in Oregon prepare for earthquakes. As the director for seismic services programs at ETC Building and Design, Glen has led seismic retrofitting and construction projects at multiple California hospitals. As the coordinator of outreach and education for the Bay Area Earthquake Alliance, Glen is heavily involved in the seismic readiness education for businesses, schools and communities. He is also a member of the Cascadia Region Workgroup, and is a frequent speaker at California organizations such as the American Society of Safety Engineers and the International Facility Managers Association. Most recently, Glen is working with the City of San Francisco’s offices of earthquake resiliency and emergency management in training residents about earthquake readiness, and is teaming with the Federal Alliance for Safer Homes in launching the new national Quake Smart business preparedness program.

ETC Appoints Two New Members to its Board of Directors

Two San Diego community leaders join the ETC Building & Design, Inc. team as new Board members, including Louis J. Tedesco, and Michael H. Hoffman.

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From left to right: Louis Tedesco, Michael Hoffman, Chris Taylor, Michael Essrig and Timothy Jacoby
SAN DIEGO, CA — February 12, 2013 — ETC Building & Design, Inc. with offices in San Diego, Los Angeles and the Bay Area, is proud to announce the election of two new members to its Board of Directors: Louis Tedesco and Michael Hoffman.
“ETC Building & Design is honored to welcome Louis Tedesco and Michael Hoffman as new board members. Each one provides diverse perspectives and experiences from their work in engineering, finance and manufacturing that will enhance our efforts to build lasting relationships throughout the world. We are very pleased these exceptional leaders will offer their guidance and leadership,” says Michael Essrig, President of ETC Building & Design, Inc.
The new members bring deep and wide-ranging experience to ETC’s Board of Directors: Louis (Lou) J. Tedesco As a Senior Client Associate of The Tedesco Group at Morgan Stanley Wealth Management, Mr. Tedesco has vast experience leading numerous companies, from startups to large global enterprises. He was formally President, CEO and Chairman of a distinguished list of public and private corporations, competing in industrial services, technology, engineering and financial services markets, with revenues exceeding $500 million.
Lou is recognized for his work in the San Diego business community and has been a mentor for the Chairman’s Round Table for more than ten years. His business and technical focus includes: financial services, project development, manufacturing, electronics engineering and physics, environmental technology, marketing, communications, and energy.
Michael H. Hoffman, C.A. (SA) Mr. Hoffman has been Deputy Chairman of the Macsteel Group, Johannesburg, South Africa since January, 1991, with worldwide responsibility for service centers and operations in the multi-national group.
He is currently Vice Chairman of Kloeckner USA Holding and was President and Chief Executive Officer and Co-Chairman of Macsteel Service Centers USA (formerly Edgcomb Metals, Ferro Union, Inc., Baldwin Steel, Regal Steel Co., Hokin-Katz, Alpha Steel) and California Steel & Tube. He is Deputy Chairman and on the boards of both Macsteel Global Group and Macsteel Holdings.
Mr. Hoffman also serves in a variety of leadership roles in the global metals industry. He is Chairman of the Metals Service Center Institute (MSCI), and sits on the editorial boards of Modern Metals magazine and Forward magazine.
About ETC Building & Design, Inc. ETC Building & Design is a privately held corporation specializing in the design and construction of healthcare and life science facilities, and is the primary distributor of SAFE-T-PROOF earthquake preparedness products. ETC is the foremost provider of seismic retrofitting to healthcare and biotech facilities in the Western United States, a specialization that is very unique in the construction industry. The firm has also completed over 3.5 million square feet of hospital & life science tenant improvements over the past 10 years. ETC is headquartered in San Diego, CA, with offices in Los Angeles and the San Francisco Bay Area.

California-based construction/architecture firm specializing in healthcare/biotech & seismic retrofit hires five seasoned architects and construction experts to support its accelerating growth.

SAN DIEGO, CA — February 12, 2013 — ETC Building & Design, Inc. with offices in San Diego, Los Angeles and the Bay Area, announced today the expansion of its architecture and building divisions with the hiring of four senior level staffers. These key additions will help the company meet the increasing demands of its fast-expanding client base. The company, with several offices across California and clients throughout the Western United States, has continued to enjoy rapid growth even while the construction/design industry has remained depressed in the down economy. ETC has proven resilient during the recession with its focus on providing highly specialized architectural design and construction services for the healthcare and life science industries, enhanced with its unique expertise in seismic retrofit for hospitals and biotech facilities. The hires include:

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Key Hire Biographies:
Clark Pangilinan, Managing Architect/Design Project Manager Before joining the ETC Building & Design team, Clark was with HDR Architecture Inc. for over 13 years and was most recently in project management at their San Diego office. He was responsible for project scope, schedule budget and communicating the client’s objectives and requirement to the project team. Clark also prepared proposals, including understanding of the work, project approach, schedule and budget. He was responsible for work in all phases of the architectural process.
Before relocating to San Diego, Clark was the team leader for HDR’s Projects 101 Studio in their Pasadena office. Projects 101 addressed variously sized healthcare projects from equipment replacements to new medical office building developments. He independently evaluated, selected and applied architectural techniques, procedures, and modifications. He also worked directly with owners and clients to select and recommend procedures.
Chloe Sanossian, Creative Director As the Graphic Designer at SZS Consulting, Chloe Sanossian worked extensively with web and print design, focusing specifically on accessible technology. She developed a proprietary Microsoft Access database for SZS, which streamlined company workflow and increased project turnaround time vastly. In 2008, Chloe was promoted to the position of Creative Director, which shifted her work toward business development.
Additionally, Chloe was the marketing coordinator at RFD (Research Facilities Design) in downtown San Diego, which specializes in laboratory facilities. Her skills with large-scale graphics and promotional design were developed and honed during this time. She also maintained RFD’s company website and initiated a full redesign of their online presence.
Ms. Sanossian graduated from UC San Diego with a bachelor’s degree in Interdisciplinary Computing and Multimedia. She was awarded numerous accolades, including scholarships and summa cum laude honors.
Elan Sorrell, Designer Mr. Sorrell attended the University of California Berkeley, graduating with a Bachelor of Architecture degree, with a focus on Sustainable Design. His activities demonstrate an extensive drive and continued dedication to sustainability and volunteerism. As the external vice president of the Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers (SHPE) he garnered attention by furthering the development of an internationally recognized student and professional association. He also acted as a liaison to off-campus peers and professionals in related fields of architecture, landscape architecture, and urban studies.
In 2001, Elan was employed by the College of Environmental Design at UC Berkeley, where he met with fellow students to organize the dissemination of educational and professional opportunities He obtained Smart Building Technician Certification in late 2012.
Robert Warner, Project Manager/Superintendent Mr. Warner has over 20 years of experience in the construction industry and has spent the last 5 years focusing on project management. Prior to joining ETC Building & Design, Mr. Warner was the Regional Project Manager for a leading healthcare construction company where he worked on a number of healthcare construction projects, including acute care projects in radiology, oncology and surgery with multiple jurisdictions including OSHPD. Mr. Warner’s years of experience provide him with the understanding of the importance of establishing and building strong long-term relationships with clients, inspectors, and all team members.
About ETC Building & Design & SAFE-T-PROOF Earthquake Preparedness Products ETC Building & Design is a privately held corporation specializing in the design and construction of health care and life science facilities, and is the primary distributor of SAFE-T-PROOF earthquake preparedness products. ETC is the foremost provider of seismic retrofitting to health care and biotech facilities in the Western United States, a specialization that is very unique in the construction industry. The firm has also completed over 3 million square feet of hospital tenant improvements over the past nine years and recently formed a Biotech Division with a seasoned team of professionals specializing in projects for the life science sector. ETC is headquartered in San Diego, CA, with offices in Los Angeles and the San Francisco bay area.
ETC Makes Five Key Hires California-based construction/architecture firm specializing in healthcare/biotech & seismic retrofit hires five seasoned architects and construction experts to support its accelerating growth.
SAN DIEGO, CA — May 25, 2011 — ETC Building & Design, with offices in San Diego, Los Angeles and the Bay Area, announced today the expansion of its architecture and building divisions with the hiring of five senior level staffers. These key additions will help the company meet the increasing demands of its fast-expanding client base. The company, with several offices across California and clients throughout the Western United States, has continued to enjoy rapid growth even while the construction/design industry has remained depressed in the down economy. ETC has proven resilient during the recession with its focus on providing highly specialized architectural design and construction services for the healthcare and life science industries, enhanced with its unique expertise in seismic retrofit for hospitals and biotech facilities.
Each of the new hires brings decades of experience to the ETC team. The hires include:
· David E. Keiser, AIA, ACHA, EDAC, Healthcare Architect · David B. Mobley, Architect, Interior Designer · Russell Klapperich, Project Manager/Superintendent · Paul Grogan, Project Manager/Superintendent · Roger Slater, Concrete Superintendent Key Hire Biographies:
David E. Keiser, AIA, ACHA, EDAC, Healthcare Architect David E. Keiser, AIA ACHA EDAC has focused his professional career of over 30 years on medical facilities planning and design, working for top architectural firms throughout California. Keiser is a registered architect in the State of California and a Board-Certified Healthcare Architect (one of 400 in the United States). His experience includes all aspects of medical facility design – strategic planning and programming, master planning, facility design, project management, engineering coordination, medical equipment planning and construction administration – with an emphasis on the functional and operational requirements of each project. He has served as Project Planner or Planning Team Lead for numerous projects, with extensive experience in developing work plans, creating conceptual and detailed design documents, interfacing between clients’ user groups, and planning and coordinating medical equipment. Keiser has worked on both new construction and renovation projects, including phased construction of active clinical departments. He has also routinely participated in documents approval processes with the State of California (OSHPD), California Department of Public Health-Licensing (CDPH) and other agencies with jurisdiction. Keiser’s vast portfolio of project planning and management of new construction, expansion, renovations and remodels includes Clarian Cancer Hospital, Indianapolis, IN; Tri-City Medical Center, Oceanside, CA; Holy Cross Hospital, Silver Spring, MD; Department of Veterans Affairs Medical Center, San Francisco, CA; Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, Los Angeles, CA; several Kaiser Permanente facilities throughout California; St. Luke’s International Hospital, Tokyo, Japan, Florida Hospital, Orlando, FL, Clinica las Condes, Santiago, Chilé; and the Williamsport Hospital, Williamsport, PA.
David B. Mobley, Architect, Interior Designer With 10 years in corporate architecture and 21 years in private practice, David Mobley brings to ETC a varied background in large-scale institutional and commercial facilities architecture, master site planning, interior design, industrial design and illustration. His concentration on project front-end tasks including concept ideation, development and presentation compliments and adds another creative dimension to ETC’s technical and construction expertise. Mr. Mobley is a native Californian, 1980 graduate of Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo, California licensed architect and NCIDQ-certified interior designer. Prior to joining ETC, he worked for two large architectural firms as a design architect for such clients as the U.S. Navy, University of California, California State University, Loma Linda University and Sharp Memorial Hospital where he produced master development plans and new building designs for medical and dental clinics. He is also a professional scale-model craftsman who provides ETC and its clients a truly unique skill set in the production of museum-quality scale replicas for marketing, fund-raising, promotion, space planning, design and human factors study.
Russell Klapperich, Project Manager/Superintendent In his experience-packed career, Russell Klapperich has worked as Project Manager on large construction and tenant improvement projects for major hospitals. Prior to joining ETC, Russell worked as a project manager for McCarthy Building Companies, Inc., one of the top ten U.S. commercial builders. He recently oversaw the building of Rady Children’s Hospital’s new Acute Care Pavilion, leading a team of 23 through the completion of this $200M project. Other projects include Good Samaritan Hospital (30 TIs totaling $10M), Legacy Hospital Systems (20 TIs totaling $10M at Emanuel; two projects totaling $5M at Mt. Hood), Providence Health Care (four TI’s totaling $10M) and Oregon Health Sciences University (four TIs totaling $10M). Russell also worked as Assistant Project Manager on the Rancho Springs Medical Center, a $36M project. His responsibilities included MEP coordination, costs, budget and profit projections, working directly with the owner, architect, users group and design team. Prior to his post at McCarthy, Russell worked at Howard S. Wright Construction Co. in Portland, OR, managing hundreds of medical tenant improvements in various hospitals, with projects ranging from $500K to $2M in size. Responsibilities included estimating, contracts, project management and closeout. Russell is a U.S. Navy veteran, serving in the first Gulf War and in the Philippines clean up after the Mt. Pinatubo eruption. He holds a degree in Civil Engineering from Portland State University.
Paul Grogan, Project Manager/Superintendent Paul Grogan has worked in construction at top firms for over 17 years in numerous capacities on projects for healthcare, educational and other types of facilities. His expansive experience includes being a construction manager or sr. project manager on numerous multi-million dollar construction projects from award to completion, a subcontractor (remodeling over 60 homes in Los Angeles) and a general contractor (his own business for six years). Paul spent a good portion of his career at a large firm in Los Angeles acting as an owner-authorized representative for the Los Angeles Unified School District, and as project manager on a variety of FEMA projects. He also has extensive experience writing and negotiating contacts, ensuring contract compliance, interfacing with various governmental agencies, acquiring permits and establishing city licenses, bonds and applicable insurance. He is a member of the Construction Management Association of America (CMAA) and a graduate of Riverdale Technical College (Liverpool, UK) in Building Studies, Plumbing, Bricklaying and Carpentry.
Roger Slater, Concrete Superintendent Roger Slater has worked as a superintendent for nearly three decades with focused expertise in concrete. His expansive experience includes the significant seismic retrofit at Santa Monica hospital incorporating epoxy injection after the Northridge quake of 1994, the seismic retrofit at Hoag Hospital, and an MRI facility at Mission Viejo hospital. He’s also worked on projects at oil refineries, for aviation companies including Boeing and McDonnell Douglass, at the Queen Mary terminal in Long Beach, CA (involving some very complex concrete work) and at the Fashion Island shopping complex in Newport Beach, CA. Roger has performed and supervised virtually every kind of concrete construction work, including structural overhangs, columns, piles, caissons, floor leveling and overlays. Roger’s long career includes positions at Pre Con Industries, HBA Inc. and ICE Builders, as well as running his own contracting business for eight years, where he averaged some 80 jobs annually.
About ETC Building & Design & SAFE-T-PROOF Earthquake Preparedness Products ETC Building & Design is a privately held corporation specializing in the design and construction of health care and life science facilities, and is the primary distributor of SAFE-T-PROOF earthquake preparedness products. ETC is the foremost provider of seismic retrofitting to health care and biotech facilities in the Western United States, a specialization that is very unique in the construction industry. The firm has also completed over 3 million square feet of hospital tenant improvements over the past nine years and recently formed a Biotech Division with a seasoned team of professionals specializing in projects for the life science sector. ETC is headquartered in San Diego, CA, with offices in Los Angeles and the San Francisco bay area.

California Hospitals Continue Push to Meet Seismic Standards

By Glen Granholm

Hospitals in California are on the clock. The next major earthquake is on the way and time is running out for healthcare facilities to get seismically upgraded to meet state mandated timeframes and be ready before the ground begins to move again.

In April 2008, The United States Geological Survey placed the likelihood of a 6.7 or greater magnitude earthquake striking the state within the next 30 years at 99 percent. The 1994 Northridge quake, a 6.7 magnitude event, disabled nine San Fernando Valley hospitals within 30 seconds, and spurned the creation of Senate Bill 1953, which established seismic readiness standards for the more than 450 California hospitals.

Much of the damage to hospitals during that estimated $50 billion Northridge disaster occurred when critical gas and water lines broke. The damage prompted legislators to specify time frames for the retrofitting of these systems under a section of the Senate bill named NPC-3. Hospitals had until Jan. 1, 2008, to be NPC-3 compliant. While a few hospital companies chose to rebuild rather than retrofit, and fewer still actually got the seismic upgrade needed, the vast majority of facilities failed to meet the deadline, and were granted extensions by California’s Office of State Health Planning and Development.

A Complex Endeavor
The challenges to complete NPC-3 compliance are as varied as the hospital environment itself. Some contractors have a tough time bidding the work because of the complex nature entailed. Above ceiling environments in hospitals are a maze of piping, tubing, and conduit, and the mandated work applies to just a portion of what is found above ceiling.

In addition, infection control is critical, and requires detailed pre-planning and precise execution, as all of the work is performed in, above and around areas deemed critical care by OSHPD. Quick turnarounds and late night maneuvering are often needed to work around the hospital’s surgery or obstetrics schedule and regardless of the scope of the work, there is always the danger of the entire process being halted by an influx of patients.

The typical NPC-3 project involves one primary contractor subbing out the infection control, detailed fastening work, drywall, electrical and plumbing. In the end it’s a lot of cooks in the seismic retrofit kitchen.

Human Touch
The complex above-ceiling environment and its impact on the bidding process is the first of many hurdles for hospital seismic retrofit process.
Every step of the NPC-3 process is monitored closely by the state of California. Each piece of fastening hardware used must receive OSHPD approval and the work is monitored daily by an on-site inspector who reports on project progress to all applicable state and federal agencies. Hospital infection control officers also work with facility management to monitor the work as the project proceeds in and above labs, operating rooms and intensive care units.

“Walking into an active NPC-3 work area is sort of like walking onto the Space Shuttle,” says Aaron Bartenstein, director of infection control of San Diego-based ETC Building & Design (ETC).

“We’ve got guys who look like astronauts, a big open ceiling with pipes and wires and conduit running everywhere, all in an enclosed area, completely isolated from the outside environment.”

To help personalize the environment, ETC, which is working on several major NPC-3 projects in Southern California, brings a mobile earthquake simulator to the job site, where employees and the community participate in seismic readiness demonstrations. The device also provides a news angle for media outlets to cover the project.

“Hospitals spend a lot of money and resources to meet the state standards and when the work is done they don’t get new furniture, carpeting, or any improvement that can be seen,” says Michael Essrig, chief executive officer of ETC, who created the Quake Cottage, the original mobile earthquake simulator demonstrating the effectiveness of Safe-T-Proof safety straps and furniture fasters.
“The Quake Cottage brings some media attention to all the effort the hospitals are putting forth.”

The job is essentially invisible to the general public, but when the big one hits and healthcare services are needed, they will be thankful that it was priority. — Glen Granholm is the director of business development at ETC Building & Design Inc. • www.etcusa.net

University of California San Diego Medical Center Role of Planner is Critical in Successful Hospital Seismic Mitigation Seismically retrofitting a hospital in California—mandated by Senate Bill 1953 by 2013, or 2015 with extensions—is like a complex game of chess, say hospital facilities planners familiar with the process. The law covering the non-structural performance category (NPC-3) requires safe evacuation of patients who have less than the capacity of ambulatory people to protect themselves. It’s one thing to close down an administrative office or waiting room, but seismic mitigation of critical care areas, including ORs, NICUs, and SICUs, requires careful scheduling.

That’s where planners such as Janice Davis come in. When the UCSD Hillcrest Medical Center spent $15 million for non-structural seismic improvements in 2008-09, Davis worked closely with Essrig Taylor Construction (ETC) of San Diego, specialists in healthcare construction, to minimize disruption. “We had to ensure there was a consistent amount of work each day to keep the project moving forward without adversely impacting the operation of the hospital,” Davis said.

UC San Diego Medical Center is recognized among the nation’s best in Respiratory Disorders, Cancer, Kidney Disorders, Psychiatry, Rheumatology, and Urology, in the 2009 – 2010 survey of “America’s Best Hospitals,” published by U.S. News & World Report. It includes rankings of 174 medical centers nationwide in 16 specialties.

The UCSD project specified NPC-3 seismic retrofit of all ceilings, piping greater than 2-1/2-in. in diameter, and critical equipment. The work was performed in critical areas such as Central Sterile, ORs, Radiology, Laboratory, Pharmacy, Cath Lab, MRI and Central Supply.
Often this meant moving the construction team from room-to-room, completing one area before opening up another. “Seismic retrofitting is like a moving target, constantly rotating through occupied areas, yet mindful of the unique challenges of working around sensitive lab equipment, infection control areas, and critically ill patients,” UCSD’s Janice Davis said.

“We couldn’t set a definitive construction schedule because of the requirements of our clinicians. Shutting an entire unit was not an option and there was often very little swing space available, which meant work had to be conducted on a piecemeal basis.”

Davis conducted on-going evaluations of the job as it progressed, making last minute scheduling changes to accommodate often unforeseen medical crises, such as a critical bed shortage during a flu outbreak, or an influx of injuries due to nearby wildfires that required skipping entire units and revamping the schedule on short notice. Davis implemented UCSD’s 20/10 noise rules – loud construction for only 20 minutes, followed by 10 minutes of quiet work. At times, retrofit activities could not begin until after staff completed their rounds, and never before 10 a.m. in the cardiac intensive care unit.

“Working from a great set of construction documents is always important, but so is flexibility on the part of both the contractor and the inspector of record (IOR), who was retained by the hospital and certified by the California Office of Statewide Health Planning and Development (OSHPD).”

One of the lead inspectors on the project says, “I can’t think of a more difficult work environment for a construction firm than a site that by its very definition needs to be both quiet and sterile. Work areas can never truly shut down. They need to go back on-line often with less than 24-hour notice, especially during community emergencies.” It is generally agreed that for this kind of project, it’s best to have a self-performing healthcare construction team with back-up plans in place to keep crews working and the job moving along when work areas suddenly become unavailable.

Davis adds that communicating the entire process with hospital staff is critical. “They need to know that the work has to be done and that it has to be done within state mandated deadlines. You constantly have to communicate the intention of the project, what you’re doing and why, and how you plan to complete the project with a minimum of disruption.”

Davis continues, “Seismic mitigation is a dynamic, moving target, especially in a hospital environment which has to keep operating, where you must plan for the unexpected. But the end result is a safer hospital that will remain relatively unscathed in an earthquake.”
For more information: www.ucsd.edu