Utilizing an IFOA/IPD methodology, Herrero completed two construction phases to transform the third and fifth floors of the existing San Mateo medical center to inpatient and outpatient behavioral health program.
Phase 1 entailed the 30,300 sq. ft. renovation on the third floor of the occupied hospital. The full scope included the initial demolition — down to the studs — as well as the installation of all new mechanical, electrical, plumbing, fire-protection, data and AV. The new MEPF systems required some rooftop mechanical equipment with roof penetrations, as well as new AV, nurse call, hard-lid ceilings and security systems.
Based on the success of the Phase 1 project at Mills-Peninsula Medical Center, Herrero was tasked with Phase 2 — construction services for a 10,000 sq. ft. renovation on the fifth floor. An existing, voluntary Behavioral Health unit was converted from med/surg rooms into psychiatric inpatient rooms, and upgraded for ADA compliance.
The phased renovation took place while the building was still occupied, and required careful coordination of demolition and hazardous materials abatement. Key features of the project included the conversion of two patient rooms into a single isolation room, as well as various architectural, safety, electrical, plumbing, and mechanical upgrades throughout. As in Phase 1, the fifth floor project was completed under Sutter’s IFOA.