Project Description

This design-build project with Kaiser Permanente included the mechanical, electrical, plumbing, and structural engineering for the removal and replacement of the HVAC at a chemical dependency recovery program (CDRP) in Fontana, CA. The Kaiser CDRP provides inpatient and outpatient substance abuse treatment services, detoxification, partial hospitalization and counseling.

Following the engineering portion of the project, Athena Engineering, Inc. served as the prime contractor and lead for the project. The scope included:

  • Removal of twenty-one (21) roof mounted fan coils
  • Removal all existing CHW & HW roof mounted piping, roof supports, and piping in the central plant
  • Installation of twenty-one (21) packaged heat pumps
    1. One (1) 3-Ton units
    2. Nine (9) 4-Ton units
    3. Six (6) 5-Ton units
    4. Four (4) 6.5-Ton units
    5. One (1) 7.5-Ton unit
  • Removal of existing pneumatic controls and installation of new BacNet Schneider Electric StruxureWare Building Automation System
  • Installation of new galvanized ductwork, smoke detectors, test and balance and commissioning

 The tight schedule allowed for 20 days of construction, which included two crane lifts and shutdown of equipment in rapid succession.