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The Rady Children’s Hospital San Diego ED Renovation was a 10-phase project consisting of four exam rooms and raising the existing electrical to 60”h, installation of new solid surface countertops, new acrovyn wall bumpers and wall protection, as well as painting and installation of Owner furnished computer and TV brackets.

The St. Mary’s Medical Center (SMMC) OR Renovation project involved work in an HCAI-1 building and occurred during normal working hours while ongoing surgical operations continued. ETC provided SMMC with the latest state-of-the-art Orthopedic Surgery Rooms, converted three (3) existing OR’s into two (2) larger OR’s and completed the renovation of another three (3) existing OR’s to accommodate Orthopedic & General Surgery. The scope included but was not limited to: Surgical Light Booms replacement; Med Gas Booms and Med Gas column installation with phased shutdowns and switch overs; and the addition of a live stream CCTV system to the entire 8 room OR suite. The project also included construction of code required storage space, a new family waiting room, meditation areas and the replacement of all staff locker room areas as well as replacing the Pathology Lab. Because the work occurred within and around the OR department, the hours of construction constantly shifted from nights, days and weekends in an effort to best accommodate the needs of the department.

ETC has had to bring on a SEOR and the original fire sprinkler engineer for the project in order to update the project as-builts, verify in field design changes prior to ETC taking over the project, and submit a change order to HCAI for approval.

Additionally, ETC surveyed areas identified in our RFP bid documents as being complete and signed off. ETC has discovered over 250 fire sprinkler anchor locations that are out of compliance with HCAI requirements and approved details. We estimate there are potentially 1,000 more locations that may be out of compliance.

ETC completed the design of the Bothin Burn Center that included in the design are six (6) patient hoists. Not only does ETC install patient hoists, but we have over 12 years of design/build experience with overhead seismic supports of various system types including, but not limited to, ceiling grid seismic supports, hard lid seismic supports, and MEP seismic supports. ETC knows how to conduct work in and around fully functioning hospitals, including critical care areas such as NICUs (Neonatal intensive care units), ICUs (Intensive Care units), CCUs (Critical Care units), and ORs (Operating Rooms). Here at ETC we pride ourselves on self-performing our own infection control, because we are the best at it. We understand the ICRA/ILSM process and what it takes to set up the ICRA plan, review it, get it approved, erect it, maintain it and remove it – all in tight coordination with the Infection Control Nurse.

This project consisted of the replacement of existing surgical light fixtures (halogen lamp) with an energy efficient type (light emitting diode, LED) in all 10 surgical suites. A Maquet Satellite Ceiling Mount was also installed, with structural support that under the most eccentric gravity load does not deflect more than 0.125 degrees off of level. Non-seismic structures were also designed to hold 939 LBS with a movement of 2338 FT-LBS.