UCLA Center for Health Sciences, Emergency Generator Replacement

  • Location

    Los Angeles, CA
  • Project Dates

    March 2016 - June 2017
  • Market

    Healthcare
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  • Auxiliary power upgrades make sure the lights stay on for UCLA health students

  • Project Overview

    The UCLA Center for Health Sciences (CHS) building is the site of the School of Medicine’s Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine, School of Public Health and Semel Institute among other programs. UCLA required a replacement of its emergency generator plant, preferring to use diesel engine generators in the lower levels of the building’s parking structure. Our team provided electrical engineering services for three replacement configurations in the project’s pre-design phase.

  • Project Overview

    As part of the initial study for the evaluation and preliminary design of the emergency generator plant upgrade, we evaluated feasibility and provided preliminary design for the demolition of the existing generator switchgear, a new switchgear to connect to existing generators and a new fan powered combustion air duct system in the parking structure’s B1 level. We also surveyed the generator equipment and spaces and replaced Generator Start Relay cabinets and cabling throughout the CHS complex.