The Central Utility Plant for the Kaiser Permanent Campus in Modesto, California serves the six story hospital tower and medical office building. The project included the mechanical build out of 3,400 tons of water cooled chiller, and the associated cooling towers, chilled water pumps, condenser water pumps and the condenser of water, and chilled water distribution pipe. The project also included 19,200 MBH of hot water boilers, the associated hot water pumps and the hot water distribution pipe, as well as another 11,200 MBH of hot water boilers and the associated heat exchanger and condensate return system. Prior to construction, the mechanical systems and equipment was modeled in 3-dimensions (3-D) to facilitate coordination among trades and to prepare the project for computer aided manufacturing (CAM). The majority of the pipe installed in the central plant went through some level of shop fabrication in our Sacramento facility, prior to being installed on the plant. When completed, the plant went through full commissioning/validation process.

Project Details

Location: Modesto, California
Completed: September 2006
Building Size: 29,000 Sq. Ft.
Contract Value: $8.8 Million
Delivery Method: Design-Bid-Build
Client: Kaiser Permanente
General Contractor: HMH Builders

 

 
  • 3-D Modeling of mechanical systems
  • OSHPD Permitted
  • Site Mechanical
  • 3-D Modeling of mechanical systems
  • 33400 tons of water cooled chiller, and the associated cooling towers, chilled water pumps, condenser water pumps and the condenser of water, and chilled water distribution pipe
  • 19,200 MBH of hot water boilers, the associated hot water pumps and the hot water distribution pipe
  • 11,200 MBH of hot water boilers and the associated heat exchanger and condensate return system
  • Site distribution pipe, run out to the remote campus building