Scripps Immunology Building, LA JOLLA, CA
Mechanical Construction & HVAC Services
Enhanced research capabilities; improved productivity; high-quality building air and comfort; smooth project coordination; minimal disruption of ongoing research activities and campus operations; work completed ahead of schedule.
MECHANICAL CONSTRUCTION OBJECTIVES
To upgrade the mechanical systems for a 30-year-old, world-renowned medical research facility, while enabling the building to remain in full operation.
MECHANICAL & HVAC SOLUTIONS
UMEC (CA)'s expertise in handling demanding projects for high-tech research facilities was a determining factor when this client chose the company to renovate key mechanical systems in one of its primary research locations. By carefully planning the mechanical construction project and closely coordinating operations with other contractors, UMEC (CA) scheduled and performed the work without disrupting the client's important research and educational activities.
The company approached the project in two phases. First, UMEC (CA) experts focused on the HVAC (heating, ventilation, air conditioning) system. After removing two air handlers with part of their associated HVAC ductwork and piping systems, the company installed two new air handlers, capable of moving a total of 79,000 cfm (cubic feet per minute), as well as two strobic exhaust fans with a total output of 37,000 cfm. In addition, the company put in seven phoenix valves and a 750-gallon deionized water storage tank. It also relocated existing lab hoods.