The Special Medical Office Building is part of a three-phase improvement plan at the large Kaiser Permanente Oakland campus. Part of the second phase of the project, the four-story Specialty Medical Office Building includes 99 medical provider offices, six outpatient operating rooms and seven outpatient procedure rooms. The SMOB also houses a kitchen and cafeteria.
We were pleased to be on an excellent McCarthy-led Design-Assist team for the project which was completed in early 2014. Pan-Pacific’s contract amount is $6.2 million.
Pan-Pacific performed Fuel Oil work on the project installing a Pressure Line Leak Detection (PLLD) system to perform precision leak testing at full pressure. PPM designed a program for Kaiser to apply to their existing systems that utilizes code and helps detect catastrophic leaks. Should a leak be detected at a pre-set pressure threshold, the system would shutoff power to the Submersible Turbine Pump (STP) and notify the site operator minimizing environmental damage and preventing a public safety issue. Pan-Pacific’s system includes permitting with local agencies, OSHPD coordination, overall install wiring and interconnecting panels on specific sites.