Kaiser Permanente Lakewood Office building
Gilmore helped Kaiser prepare for a major, future expansion of its Lakewood facilities and remains on-call for the healthcare provider.
Our extensive renovation of this busy, owner-occupied medical office building required careful planning and meticulous execution to ensure smooth hospital operations. The project was fully owner-occupied, and Gilmore was granted access to the building at 6 p.m. each day. Our skilled team worked overnight in areas that were returned to the owner every following morning for operational use. We removed tools and materials and cleaned spaces in time for business operations to begin each day at 7:30 a.m.
Gilmore’s varied work for Kaiser has included architectural improvements for the employee fitness area, renovation of the medical complex’s pharmacy and the upgrade of existing mechanical systems with the replacement of boilers and the installation of a new rooftop cooling tower. We also have “refreshed” various facilities affected by the expansion and improvement of examination rooms and passageways.
Because of the multifaceted nature of this project — which included electrical and mechanical systems replacement and plumbing — we divided it into two main phases:
Phase 1, Mechanical: We completed this phase during normal, daytime hours in the back of the building, largely out of sight so our work would not disrupt operations. This phase also involved some isolated roof replacement and the resurfacing of a parking lot that we divided into five phases to allow adequate facility parking as we worked to complete crack filling, seal coating, striping and installation of a new speed bump. All key dates are outlined as milestones on the CPM.
Phase 2, Building Exterior and Interior Refresh: This phase happened in 10-hour shifts scheduled from 6:30 p.m. to 5 a.m. Mondays through Thursdays. Our Friday evening shift was considered a make-up day. We further divided this second phase into 43 more phases that allowed us to perform work with minimal impact on our client’s operations. For example, we completed basement ophthalmology rooms two at a time along adjacent corridors, which allowed us to complete substantial portions of the project efficiently and in a single night shift.
Our commitment to site safety and to mitigating the effect of construction dust and noise in the hospital’s environmentally sensitive surroundings was paramount.