Providence Tarzana Medical Center is a 245-bed, not-for-profit Catholic medical facility offering high-quality specialty services to the San Fernando Valley. At the onset of their 6th-floor renovation process, RBB Architects determined the original 1974 construction documents were inaccurate. Because the project would include routing new under-slab sanitary drainage lines through the existing 5th-floor plenum, it was determined the project could not proceed without an up-to-date representation of the space.
Collecting accurate existing conditions documentation in a demanding healthcare environment is not an easy or simple task unless you have the experience, the right tools, and the right people to get the job done right. The Coast 2 Coast team was chosen both for their ability to generate an extremely accurate 3D Revit model and their expertise in managing the logistical challenges of working in operating patient care areas.
The Coast 2 Coast level of service was (and is) a clear differentiator in these types of scenarios because of the firm’s ability to:
- Complete survey tasks with minimal disturbance to patients and healthcare professionals
- Meet OSHPOD requirements with field technicians working in negative air containment
- Collect data in the above-ceiling areas, even with infrequent placement of gypsum access panels
- Generate a solid, accurate, and usable final deliverable by aligning with client-requested modeling preferences
The model included basic architectural elements (walls, doors, windows), essential structural items (poured concrete columns, column caps, slab), and extensive above-ceiling systems (mechanical, electrical, plumbing, fire protection). Additionally, complete photo documentation of surveyed areas was also provided. With the comprehensive deliverable package from Coast 2 Coast, the design team was able to quickly generate new design plans, mechanical schematics, and demolition plans.