by Gary Bostrom
The week of September 15, the Emergency Generator, Automatic Transfer Switches, Emergency Switchboard, Air Handling Units (AHU), and Air Cooled Chiller were procured. In the following week ending on September 26th, the Boilers and Pumps and the emergency switchboard were procured.
Apollo will begin their mobilization on the site starting in the middle of October. Laydown area for contractor lay will get fenced off and the construction trailer will be set up. Coordination with Avista for the new electrical service will also begin in October.
During these last few months, Apollo became under contract with the Department of Enterprise Services, (DES) and received the Notice to Proceed and NAC was contracted by the District. Since August, the Design Team has been very busy working on the design of the new systems that are going to be installed. There are 2 Parallel projects under way. Apollo is responsible for the Heating, Ventilating & Air Conditioning (HVAC) and Essential Electrical Project through a Performance Contract with DES, while NAC is under contract directly with the District for the Fire and Life Safety Projects. Design Documents (Permit Set) are due to be complete by October 15th 2014. The Permit set will be submitted to the Department of Health for review and approval in a parallel path with Labor & Industries (L&I). Everything points to the design teams being able to meet the October 15th deadline. Hopefully it will only take until November 15 to hear back from the Department of Health (DOH) and L&I.
The Phase A area (Existing Clinic) will be the first area under construction. During the month of November Infection Control Risk Assessment (ICRA) Barriers and temporary ventilation systems will be constructed and the floors will be protected. When these two elements are completed, the existing mechanical and electrical systems serving this area will be demolished. During this time and into December the structural steel for the air handing units will be installed. The ceiling and lighting will also get demolished. Getting this area prepped for the new installation will allow the Piping, Sheet Metal, and Electrical Sub Contractors to hit the ground running when their equipment shows up, which will be in December.
The installation of new HVAC equipment in the Phase 2A area will start with the mounting of the AHU, and the installation of the HVAC equipment that will eventually serve the entire clinic. The Essential Electrical and Fire and Life Safety systems will also be installed and the areas that were cited by DOH will be addressed. Apollo is giving the Phase 2A area, 4 months to be completed. They are hoping that it won’t take that long so they can get onto the Phase 2B area of the hospital.
At this time Apollo feels as though it would be premature to communicate the timelines for Phases’ 2B and 2C. During Phase 2A the issues with the Essential Electrical and Fire and Life Safety will be addressed, which should take much of the pressure off of the District and address the existing citations.
Any questions can be directed to Gary Bostrom, CEO/CFO at (509) 659-5402