California Proton Treatment Center (San Diego, CA)

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Project Description

Client:
Scripps Proton Therapy

Location:
San Diego, California

Surface Area:
102,000 SF

Year Completed:
2013

Project Value:
$ 594,255

Architect:
Haskell Interiors

Products / Strategic Partners:
ARDEX Americas, Armstrong Flooring Inc.,
Dal Tile, Henry Adhesives, Mannington,
Mohawk, Roppe


Project Summary

Vision:
Develop the leading proton therapy institute in the world in collaboration with Scripps Medical Center. Partner with Varien Medical Systems and Advanced Particle Therapy by providing the most advanced healing radiation machinery available. Develop the facility in order to protect all other diagnostic and outpatient treatments from radiation (15’thick slabs were constructed).

Design:
Extensive use of a “Grand Gallery” lobby that links the facility to the open spaced diagnostic and outpatient treatment areas and into the “Healing Gardens” which in combination with the warm floor and wall color palette create healing elements to inspire and maintain the patients quality of life during treatment.

Construction:
The 102,000 square foot facility was designed with Building Information Modeling to facilitate the integrated network of mechanical, electrical, concrete shielding systems, overall layout and floor design.

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 (to solve the moisture levels with 15’of concrete), and Johnsonite stair treads (for patient safety).

Unique Installation Strategy:
Universal Metro worked hand in hand with the Design Build Team and the Building Information Modeling systems put in place and create the first of its kind facility in the world. From the air freighting of specials materials to meet the needs of the most technologically advanced equipment and computers in the world to solving the moisture problems of 15′ of concrete Universal Metro managed and guided the floor covering product scope from inception to completion. With 102,000 sf of floorcovering to be coordinated and installed in four main areas of the facility, UMI worked closely with the Haskell Design Team in daily and weekly meetings to overcome the avalanche of issues that come from building a first time industry leading building. Our 30 years of expertise combined with our “Project Engineering system” was the key in the keeping pace with the constant changes and difficult requirements.

 

MemorialCare Hospital (Los Altos, CA)

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Project Description

Client:
MemorialCare

Location:
Long Beach, California

Surface Area:
13,000 SF

Year Completed:
2013

Project Value:
$ 576,168

Architect:
RTKL

Awards / Acknowledgements:
Starnet Design Award Recipient – Silver Winner Environmental Achievement,
Installation used for National Ad Campaign for Multiple Vendor Partners

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

Project Summary

Vision:
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 the country offer.

Design:
Extensive use of open space combined with the elements of environment friendly Bio Based floor covering materials like Armstrong’s Striations (new) to achieve the design focus of “Live Healthy”; to promote healing through nurturing spaces; and to empower patients through information and education.

Construction:
Convert a Borders book store space in a busy shopping center into the most advanced clinic in the county. Dal-Tile combined with Schluter trim on both the top and bottom scores created an incredible bold and linear design element while achieving the statutory sanitary cleanliness codes. The design build of the facility also included an Ardex moisture mitigation system to allow for long term uninterrupted care.

Install:
Universal Metro procured and installed all floor covering over a customized Ardex Moisture Control System, inclusive of Ardex MC Rapid, Ardifix, K-15 Self Leveler, and GS-4 Self-Leveling Repair Underlayment for wood subfloors.  Flooring finishes included bio-based tile, resilient, porcelain tile, stone, carpet, and base.

 

 

Environmental Achievment Strategy

Extensive use of open space combined with the elements of environment friendly Bio Based floor covering materials like Armstrong’s Striations (new) 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

 

LA Kings Office and Training Facility (El Segundo, CA)

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Project Description

Client:
LA Kings Training Center

Location:
El Segundo, California

Year Completed:
2015

Architect:
Haskell Interiors

Products / Strategic Partners:
ARDEX Americas, Bentley Carpet, Armstrong Flooring Inc.Tarkett | Johnsonite, Daltile, Henry Adhesives

Project Summary

“The L.A. Kings – Stanley Cup Champions”

The Vision:
Re-Create an environmentally sustainable World Class facility for Sports Champions within the Toyota Sports Center in El Segundo, California. A facility where a winning professional sports teams are connected to the general public; including the Los Angeles Lakers and the L.A. Kings Hockey organizations. Incidentally, Universal Metro did the remodel of the facilities 15 prior. Says a fan who uses the facility, “How cool is it to play hockey, while a pro team practices on the rink next to you?”

The Design:
Creative use of flooring to tie in the team colors of “Black, White and Gray” in the remodel of the space and to have all the Kings operations under one roof, from the: corporate offices, team lockers, a new training gym, a media screening room, a physical therapy suite and main lounge.

The Construction:
Manage the installation of a multitude of floor covering products, including Bentley carpet, Armstrong Striations VCT, rubber flooring and wood. The crown jewel being one of the first open air training gyms in the world.

The Install:
Universal Metro estimated, budgeted, procured, and installed 100 % of the floor coverings on the project.