Joshua Medical Center – La Palma CA

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Project Description

Client:
Joshua Medical Center

Location:
La Palma, California

Year Completed:
2017

Project Value:
$694,550

Architect:
Visioneering Studios

Products / Strategic Partners:
Amtico, ARDEX Americas,
Armstrong Flooring Inc., Dal Tile,
Gerflor USA, Tarkett | Johnsonite,
Mannington

Project Summary

Vision:
The Joshua Medical Center job was a coordination effort of many different Starnet vendor teams and materials. Specified by Visioneering Studios in Irvine, Universal Metro was chosen to install Ardex K-15 & GS-4 underlayments in combination with Gerflor resilient, Amtico LVT, Armstrong LVT, Mannington carpet, Johnsonite base, and ceramic from Daltile. This project was a Medical Office Building repurposed to be used as a Medical Center Clinic in the City of La Palma, CA. Joshua Medical Clinic is comprised of a team of physicians and PAs that base their success on their patients’ long-term good health. They believe in personalized and comprehensive health care, through physical, emotional, and spiritual healing. Our team at Universal Metro installed patient rooms, physical therapy rooms and corridors that enabled the Joshua Medical Center to have a seamless feel to their caring healthcare perspective. One of the major challenges that we had at the Joshua Medical Center project was dealing with the various elevations on the existing wood substrate. Considering the unique flooring design proposed, which included curvatures and circular patterns, we decided to engineer a system to remediate the existing wood substrate conditions with application of Ardex primer, topped with Ardex GS-4 in various thicknesses, ranging from 1/8″ to 2″ depths. Consequently, Mannington sheet vinyl was installed on a smooth and flat substrate resulting in an unique design and an authentic finished floor. Another challenge was to install flooring while the facility was at full operation. With that regard, we closely followed a phasing plan in order to keep the business unaffected. The finished project was inspiring as you can see in the photos.
 

UCI Healthcare Clinics – Tustin & Orange CA

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Project Description

Client:
UCI Healthcare

Location:
Tustin, California
Orange, California

Surface Area:
33,000 SF

Year Completed:
2014

Project Value:
$231,865

Architect:
Mark Scheurer Architect

Products / Strategic Partners:
ARDEX Americas, Armstrong Flooring Inc.,
Tarkett | Johnsonite

Project Summary

Vision:
“Two Construction Locations that Discover, Teach & Heal”. Build facilities to bring together the most advanced healing technology in community healthcare along with state-of-the-art medical and surgical products in order to provide excellent clinical outcomes through an amazing array of support services, resources, and nurse practitioners that few non-acute clinics across Southern California offer.

Construction:
Converted two vacant office villages approximately 5 miles apart in the Cities of Orange and Tustin, into the most advanced healthcare clinics in Orange County, California. The design build of the facilities required major tenant improvements and also included a moisture mitigation systems to allow for long term uninterrupted care.

Install:
Universal Metro procured and installed all floor coverings for both construction sites which totaled approximately 33,000 square feet, including: Striations Bio Based tile, resilient, tile, stone, carpet, base, Ardex underlayments and moisture mitigation systems.

 

Environmental Achievement Strategy

Extensive use of open space combined with the elements of environment friendly Bio Based floor covering materials like Armstrong’s Striations achieved the design focus of “Live Healthy”; to promote healing through nurturing spaces. Using the product in over 13,000 sf (3/4) of the project the Bio Based tile allowed for the project to incorporate sustainable design into the construction. Migrations with BioStride contains rapidly renewable resources, uses 10% recycled content and meets the standards of California Section 01350 for low VOC emissions. BioBased Tile EQ4.3, MR4.0, MR5.0*, MR6.0
 

Providence Little Company of Mary – Torrance CA

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Project Description

Client:
Providence

Location:
Torrance, California

Surface Area:
146,000 SF

Year Completed:
2015

Project Value:
$821,925

Architect:
Providence Corporate Real Estate

Products / Strategic Partners:
Amtico, Antron Carpet Fiber, ARDEX Americas,
Burke Flooring, Henry Adhesives, Mannington

Project Summary

Vision:
“ 90 DAY MIRACLE”. Refresh the Providence Healthcare, Little Company of Mary campus in the City of Torrance within a 90 day window, in order to use the available hospital matching fund budget before it expired.

Design:
Required use of Mannington Products as part of the Providence Healthcare buying group program. Developed a plan and design to refresh and maximize the five floors (approximately 150,000 square feet) of this healthcare facility using a $1.6 million dollar budget.

Construction:
Managed the process and installed half of the $1.6 Million dollar project that had to be completed within 90 days in an active running facility. Limited shutdown time with multiple trades from Universal Metro, Inc. working alongside another firm, Golden State Flooring, to complete the project. Attended Daily Meetings and Weekly Strategy Meetings.

Install:
Universal Metro estimated, budgeted, procured, and installed 50% of the floorcoverings, approximately 75,000 square feet of the project, including: Mannington Antron carpet tile, Mannington Biospec, Amtico with a special pattern, Mannington base cove, Ardex Rapid Moisture systems and underlayments. Rory Schneider the project manager for Providence stated in the closeout meeting, “the work you have done in the past 90 days is truly a miracle, thank you.”

 

Unique Installation Challenge Strategy

The 90 day miracle was born out a special meeting of the following: Providence Project Managers, Providence Design Team, Universal Metro Leadership, Golden State Leadership, LCOM Facilities Team, LCOM Administration and the Mannington Representatives As the team was already in full throttle with their EPIC conversion they were skeptical that any work above $200,000 could be fit into the schedule, let alone 1.6 million. Universal Metro stepped in and partnered with Golden State Flooring (Steve Gaydos) our prior VP. Providence felt comfortable that if any two companies could team up and complete the remodel it would be our partnership (formed from 20 years of friendship). The local Mannington team in tandem with UMI and Providence Design worked to source materials that were available and materials that could be made quickly to keep the production moving. Design flair was achieved with Mannington Scena Carpet tile and Amtico in a three size interplay. The basement moisture levels were solved to using Ardex Rapid as the moisture mitigation system. Daily site and weekly strategic meetings were key in creating space available in a full census hospital. The EPIC director managed all the access to the space needed to work days, nights and weekends.

 

Hoag Hospital – ECU & Imaging Renovation – Newport Beach CA

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Project Description

Client:
Hoag Hospital,
Kemp Brothers Construction

Location:
Newport Beach, California

Year Completed:
2012

Project Value:
$387,365

Architect:
RBB Architects

Products / Strategic Partners:
ARDEX Americas, Armstrong Flooring Inc.,
Dal Tile, Tarkett | Johnsonite

Project Summary

Vision:
Develop a modern ER and Imaging Department within the existing structural confines of a working ER and Imaging Unit. The Design: Extensive use of a wood looking vinyls combined with borders of solid vinyls to create a rich and warm look combined with the functionality and clean ability of self-coved and heat welded vinyl.

Construction :
The 650,000 contract began in 2007 and was completed in December of 2012. Universal Metro worked hand in hand with Kemp Bros. and the hospital. The hospital stated that the team answered the question – “How can I keep the hospital in operation serving patients, avoiding disruption to the daily routines of the campus during construction?”

Install:
Universal Metro estimated, budgeted, procured, and installed all floor coverings on the project: sheet vinyl, heat welding, resilient tile, ceramic tile, porcelain tile, carpet, carpet tile, base cove (millworks for design element), Ardex underlayments, Ardex MC moisture mitigation systems Johnsonite Base cove.
 

USC Wellness – Los Angeles CA

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Project Description

Client:
USC Engemann Student Health Center

Location:
Los Angeles, California

Year Completed:
2014

Project Value:
$355,040

Architect:
Chu + Gooding Architects

Products / Strategic Partners:
ARDEX Americas, Armstrong Flooring Inc.

Project Summary

Vision:
“Historic Wellness”. Re-use of the Historic USC General Hospital, (built in 1926) and sitting vacant for the inability to be earthquake retrofitted in a fiscally responsible manner. Convert the first floor space into a non-acute care Wellness Center to provide Healthcare to the underserved local community with the concept of “wellness related activities and information.”

Design:
Design with modern day neutral color palette products to incorporate the 85 year old beautiful terrazzo wainscot and other stone finishes and add a splash of color to invigorate wellness in the visitors to the Wellness Center tenants: YMCA, Arthritis Foundation and ADA. The project includes way-finding, exterior jogging trails, fitness areas, a dance studio, pilates stations and exercise rooms.

Construction:
Retrofitted concrete slabs from over 85 years of use and varying heights and transitions with Ardex K-15 and Feather Finish. Installed Armstrong Linoleum with heat welded seams in patterns and colors to tie in existing architectural beauty. Creative use of Armstrong Chroma Spin in layouts that tie in the various athletic and healthcare needs of the patients and tenants.

Install:
Universal Metro estimated, budgeted, procured, and installed all floor products on the project: Armstrong Heatwelded Linoleum, Armstrong Chroma Spin VCT, base cove, and Ardex underlayments.

 

Hoag Hospital – Sleep Center – Newport Beach CA

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Project Description

Client:
Hoag Hospital

Location:
Newport Beach, California

Year Completed:
2010

Architect:
H. Hendy Associates

Products / Strategic Partners:
ARDEX Americas, Daltile,
Henry Adhesives, Tarkett | Johnsonite

Project Summary

Vision:
The Judy & Richard Voltmer Sleep Center at Hoag Hospital was custom built with eight private bedrooms to conduct extensive sleep studies. Each room has a private bathroom and is designed to feel like a high-quality hotel from the floor and wall décor to the Ralph Lauren linens.

 

Cedars Sinai Medical Center Saperstein – Los Angeles CA

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Project Description

Client:
Cedars Sinai Medical Center

Location:
Los Angeles, California

Surface Area:
250,000 SF

Year Completed:
2006

Project Value:
$ 1,550,686

 

Project Summary

Vision:
Following the devastating Northridge earthquake in 1994, Cedars-Sinai Medical Center needed to replace a badly damaged building.  Working closely with Swinerton Builders, Universal Metro completed this eleven story (250,000 square foot) tower in 2006.  Under the pressure of an incredibly compacted schedule, the general contractor leaned on Universal Metro’s team to ensure the accelerated scheduling demands could be met.  Utilizing Universal Metro’s expert labor technicians, the final four floors were completed at one time under the direction of four separate crew leads. The work in this 150-bed facility included a moisture sealer and Ardex treatment, heat welded and self coved sheet goods, carpet, ceramic tile, and even a state-of-the-art helipad on the building’s roof.

Dignity Health BEIP – Glendale Memorial Hospital

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Project Description

Client:
Dignity Health

Location:
Glendale, California

Year Completed:
2017

Project Value:
$332,900

Architect:
Devenney Group Ltd.

Products / Strategic Partners:
ARDEX Americas, Armstrong Flooring Inc.,
Dal Tile, Tarkett | Johnsonite

Project Summary

Vision:
Dignity Health operates a number of aging campuses where significant effort and time must be invested to improve campus and building aesthetics. These improvements were needed to upgrade the “look and feel” of the campus, furthering Dignity Health’s ongoing commitment to improve the appearance, operation, and functionality of each hospital campus, while providing quality and outstanding services to the people and communities served.

Design:
“Hello humankindness” became the inspiration for this BEIP project, as Dignity Health’s corporate vision was ingrained into the renovation of Glendale Memorial Hospital’s 334-bed facility and 24-hour Emergency Department. The “Light of Day” Interior Finishes were designed to inspire healing: mind, body, and spirit. With splashes of colors complimentary to nature and life, floor covering finishes became the centerpiece to each space. Finishes included 12″ x 24″ Armstrong Raffia VCT (installed with running bond and accent colors), Armstrong’s Natural Creations LVT, a variety of sheet goods from Johnsonite / Tarkett, fabric-styled ceramic from Daltile, and Johnsonite rubber base throughout, all set atop a variety of Ardex setting materials (X32 mortar), waterproofing / anti-fracture membranes (8 +9), and underlayments, including Feather Finish and K60 Leveling Compound.

Construction:
Coordination of this six-story renovation was vital over the course of this 11-month project. Each phase was methodically planned, focused on minimizing adverse impacts to the healing process, all while maintaining a work space where demo, substrate remediation, and installation of intricate patterns and designs wouldn’t stand in the way of patient and provider access to each space by end of shift. This became especially critical in Mother-Baby Units, where cure times are no match for emergency C-sections and one-way paths of travel.

 

Placentia Linda Hospital – Main Corridor & Med-Surg Rennovation – Placentia CA

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Project Description

Client:
Placentia Linda Hospital

Location:
Placentia, California

Surface Area:
6,922 SF

Year Completed:
2017

Project Value:
$8,674

Designer:
Universal Metro

Products / Strategic Partners:
Amtico, ARDEX Americas,
GCP Applied Technologies,
Mannington, Roppe, XL Brands

Project Summary

Overview:
Placentia Linda Hospital, a member of Tenet Health, is a 114-bed, acute care hospital, servicing greater North Orange County, CA. For months, a major overhaul of the hospital’s Main Corridor and Med-Surg Unit was delayed and design plans seemed to be the biggest source of the problem. Despite regular meetings with their contracted interior designer, hospital management struggled to find common ground in their vision, and thus, the hospital’s COO and Facility Director reached out to Universal Metro for help. Grant Petruzzelli of Universal Metro quickly saw that the vision painted by the hospital was not reflected in the plans he was provided. They needed new ideas and quality solutions fast, and Universal Metro was up for the challenge.

Vision:
Drawing on the designs found in a collection of magazine ads, project photos, etc. that the Facility Director had collected to create her own vision of the project, Grant began incorporating as many design elements as possible to move the project forward. To do so, he had to combine both circular pattern accents with linear lines. With flooring material finishes already submitted, based on the original designer’s failed attempts, Grant worked diligently with Mannington’s District Manager to maintain the Amtico LVT finishes previously sampled. Using a half-running bond and a 12″ x 24″ format, Stone LVT was used as the field, providing a solid base for this busy hospital corridor. With a two-plank wide accent stripe running off-center in each corridor, from one end to the other, the lighter or darker Wood LVT stripes were in contrast to the circular designs that break up the monotony of corridors extending as much as 335′ in length. Nursing stations were accented with darker half-rounds, showcasing their location for those in need of help. At intersections, overlapping aesthetics added to the way finding theme, as their occurrence suggests whether patients or staff are walking North-South or East-West. Lastly, adjoining corridors that didn’t meet budget constraints are still complimented, despite their in-laid border design, with complimentary colors and finishes, and a linear dimension that could easily accommodate the next renovation and extension of the design. Lastly, the design focused on an underlying moisture condition that had to be addressed, and with the help of both Ardex Moisture Resistant Patch and Halex’s Versashield, a solution was provided, under budget.

Construction:
The new design put forth by Universal Metro was met with open arms, forcing Grant’s design consultation on surrounding finishes (wall features, doors, and casework) and meetings with the new architect, who focused on everything but the floors. Due to the unforeseen costs associated with the initial designs, the Facility Director relied heavily on Universal Metro to provide a lower cost solution to address the moisture issue. As such, the project was value engineered using Versashield MBX, allowing up to 98.9% RH coverage, while not compromising the Mannington Amtico flooring finishes to be installed above. Additionally, because the hospital’s main corridor is the primary source of travel throughout the facility, the installation of 9,000 SF of floor covering needed to be mobilized over 6 phases, each requiring demolition, a custom tape grid for the VersaShield installation (as specified by an on-site, Technical team from Halex), and customized field cuts, adapting the design, initially drawn in Adobe Illustrator and Photoshop, to templated patterns that could be used in the field for consistency and design cohesion. Coordination with the facility was integral to our success, as phasing plans were adjusted to census needs, initial maintenance requirements, and paths of travel. Ultimately, Placentia Linda was left with a solution to their moisture issues, a durable and beautiful new floor, and a basis for future designs and renovation themes.
 

Providence Disney Family Cancer Center, 4th Floor – Burbank CA

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Project Description

Client:
Providence

Location:
Burbank, California

Surface Area:
3,500 SF

Year Completed:
2017

Project Value:
$35,640

Architect:
Boulder Associates

Products / Strategic Partners:
Antron, ARDEX Americas, Armstrong Flooring Inc.,
Atlas Carpet Mills, Mannington, Roppe

Project Summary

Overview:
The Roy and Patricia Disney Family Cancer Center is a beautiful Medical Office Building in Burbank, CA, serving as an extension of neighboring Providence St. Joseph Medical Center. The 4th Floor remodel of “DFCC” fell under the strict guidelines of OSHPD, and consisted of a reallocation of offices, creation of new clinical spaces, a new Waiting Lobby layout, and a complete overhaul of finishes throughout.

Vision:
Providence Health has done an incredible job branding their facilities, throughout greater Southern California, with natural palettes that combine wood grains with very popular linen-styled sheet goods. This project was no different, allowing patients that frequent Providence’s facilities to be comforted knowing that the finishes match the same level of care that they value and trust. With a strong base of Realities wood-grain sheet vinyl throughout much of the space, the unique architecture of the building was accented with Paradigm sheet goods, which consists of linen-like patterns and striated designs. As such, ceiling curvature was mimicked on the floor, accenting the Nurses’ Station, as well as the rounded windows surrounding the infusion clinic. The natural light that the building radiates throughout the space, but was complimented with the warm balance of colors found in both the floors, cabinetry, and solid surfaces. Other natural green tones were introduced into the clinical space with privacy curtains and glazing, which separated each station along the large glass windows. The waiting lobby consisted of a beautiful carpet pattern from Atlas, complimented with striated glazed panels which seamed to mirror the same pattern style of the Paradigm Sheet Vinyl in the adjoining clinical space.

Construction:
As is pivotal with any sheet vinyl installation, floor preparation was an integral part of this project. Paint markings from prior work in the building had badly stained prior floors, and thus, Universal Metro meticulously addressed all markings prior to moving forward with cementitious underlayment. Also cause for concern was the outside lighting, with large floor-to-ceiling windows surrounding the workspace. As such, self leveling and floating the surface was a crucial element of this successful installation. Lastly, the architectural elements of the project, such as the rounded cuts along casework, windows, and matching ceiling curvature above, were addressed with precision out in the field, as templates failed to account for as-built ceilings, casework, etc. In the end, Universal Metro’s commitment to preparation created a beautiful finished product, void of imperfections caused by exterior glare and reminiscent of the beautiful design that Boulder Associate Architects and Providence Health System set out to achieve.