After breaking ground in late January, Swinerton OCLA is moving swiftly on the Dignity Health California Hospital project. A design-build project in Downtown L.A., where they are building a new Medical Center Emergency Department and Women’s Services Building. They are teaming up with Devenney Group, Degenkolb, TK1SC, Stantec, and Mazzetti+GBA. They are also performing full BIM design coordination with MEP trade partners.
Standing four stories tall, the 140,000-square-foot tower includes an ambulance bay, emergency services, labor and delivery, ICU, CCU and NICU, and imaging services. Most notably, the first floor Emergency Department features triage rooms, six trauma rooms, a radiology room, and a CT scan room. Although it’s not an official LEED project, it’s being built according to LEED Silver standards.
As of May, the team has wrapped up overexcavation and recompaction work. They have built the building pad and installed deep underground utilities in the building footprint. They have started shoring after receiving permits for the City of Los Angeles and OSHPD, and are also currently drilling the deep foundations. Swinerton is self-performing the concrete scope of work, including 80+ concrete footings for the building; the 90-foot-tall poured-in-place concrete walls; and the stair tower.
The building will be ready for move in in Summer 2021 and the tenant improvements will be completed by Fall 2022. The team looks forward to adding a state-of-the-art facility to California Hospital’s rich 132-year history.