Swinerton Builders Orange County: June 20, 2012
Swinerton Builders Seeing Early Success on High Desert Health System Multi-Service Ambulatory Care Center
Five months after breaking ground, Swinerton Builders is experiencing early success on the High Desert Health System Multi-Service Ambulatory Care Center (MACC) for the County of Los Angeles. Located in the City of Lancaster, Swinerton is providing design-build services for this new two-story ambulatory care facility, a separate one-story service building, an on-site central plant, and all related site and infrastructure improvements. Totaling approximately 142,000 square feet, this new $98-million, design-build, OSHPD-compliant project includes photovoltaic panels to generate solar power. The new two-story ambulatory care facility will house a large ambulatory surgical center, adult and pediatric primary care clinics, an urgent care clinic, a women’s clinic, medical and surgical subspecialty clinics, and ancillary diagnostic and treatment services. The complex also includes a one-story facility that will house administrative and support services, while site improvements will be made to the property to support the new complex.
As of late June of 2012, the electrical underground has been completed for all three High Desert MACC buildings. In addition, site wet utilities have been completed on site and are currently connecting at the street. Steel erection is also progressing rapidly, and has been completed on the West Wing of the main two-story ambulatory care facility. Swinerton is utilizing an electro-slag welding process on structural steel, much like the process currently being employed on the new San Francisco Bay Bridge; this method saves significant fabrication time, and is one of many value-engineering practices being used on the High Desert MACC project. The concrete masonry unit has begun work on Building M, while the installation of footings has started for the parking lot light poles and photovoltaic panel bases. By projecting a LEED® Gold status for the project, it is exceeding the LEED® Silver certification required by the County of Los Angeles. Many green features will also be integrated into the buildings as work progresses, including the minimization of heat gain and the optimization of glare-free natural lighting of occupied spaces. Swinerton is proud of the work done thus far, and is excited at the opportunity to provide a state-of-the-art healthcare center for the High Desert community.
Client—County of Los Angeles, Department of Public Works for the High Desert Health System
About Swinerton Builders—Established in 1888 and holding California Contracting License No. 92, Swinerton Incorporated is 100% employee-owned and managed. Today, the Swinerton Builders Orange County and Inland Empire division is achieving remarkable success in the industry across a wide range of markets with a focus on strong and newly emerging markets, including: Healthcare, Hospitality, Education, Tenant Improvements, Mission Critical/Data Centers, and Renewable Energy. Ranked as one of the top healthcare builders in the West, Swinerton continues to build successful medical projects. Success is based on a solid foundation of experienced staff, technical knowledge, and a thorough understanding of regulatory requirements. From simple changes to broad strategic thinking, teams are charged with looking for innovative solutions that produce improved results—with lower costs, higher value, and shorter durations. For more information on Swinerton, visit their blog SwinertonBuildsTomorrow, Facebook, Twitter, Flickr and LinkedIn.