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P: (310) 562-3046
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P: (310) 206-8680
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CHS Seismic Correction and Fire Safety for SOM-E, Biomed Library, Vivarium and Southeast Wing

This project includes Seismic and Fire Life Safety corrections to the 7 level Southeast Wing, 7 level School of Medicine East/Vivarium, and the 7 level Biomedical Library in the Center for the Health Sciences (CHS) starting August 2016 and concluding in May 2018.

Seismic correction work includes selective structural strengthening including Fiber Reinforced Polymer (FRP) wrapping of structural elements, cast in place concrete and exterior and interior shotcrete shear walls.

Fire Life Safety correction work includes both Fire Suppression and Fire Alarm work upgrades. Fire Suppression work includes a new fire-main sprinkler loop expansion and new vertical wet standpipes. Fire alarm work includes the infrastructure for a new replacement fire alarm system.

The scope of work to complete the seismic corrections and non-structural upgrades will include the removal, replacement and repair of building systems, elements, and finishes obstructing the proposed work.

Additional work includes the abatement of hazardous materials, exterior brick and masonry repair, and code upgrades to existing door hardware, and toilet facilities.

The buildings will remain occupied and operational during construction and require the coordination and staging of occupants. All work will be sequenced and phased and all work will be performed off-hours.

CHS - SOM West Seismic Renovation including BRI, REED buildings

This project includes Seismic and Fire/life safety corrections to the School of Medicine West (SOM-W), Brain Research Institute and REED buildings and subterranean levels in the Center for the Health Sciences (CHS) starting August 2016 and concluding in May 2018.

Seismic correction work includes selective structural strengthening including Fiber Reinforced Polymer (FRP) wrapping of structural elements, cast in place concrete and interior shotcrete.

Fire Life Safety correction work includes both Fire Suppression and Fire Alarm work upgrades. Fire Suppression work includes an expansion of the existing fire-main sprinkler loop and new vertical wet standpipes within the REED building. The work will also include the resupply to the existing lower levels within CHS from the main fire loop located on the first floor. Additionally, the existing fire main loop will be interconnected between the Semel Institute and CHS South Tower along the 1st floor bridge. Fire alarm work includes the infrastructure and backbone for a new replacement fire alarm system, within the subterranean levels of the CHS complex, School of Medicine West, REED and Brain Research Institute.

Additional work includes relocation of existing utilities obstructing seismic correction work; tenant improvements, accessibility upgrades to toilet facilities, drinking fountains, doors and hardware; signage, control panels and handrails. Selective demolition of walls, ceilings and floor finishes to accommodate the structural repair will be required in addition to the restoration and installation of new interior finishes.

The buildings will remain occupied and operational during construction and require the coordination and staging of occupants. All work will be sequenced and phased and all work will be performed off-hours.