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A New Pediatric Hospital Tower in Los Angeles

Construction of Children’s Hospital Los Angeles New Patient Tower, located in the heart of Hollywood at Sunset and Vermont, required the demolition of existing facilities on the circa-1901 campus to provide enough space for the more than a half-million square feet of new structures. “The challenge was to maintain operations of the Smith Research Tower (SRT) while rerouting its entire electrical, tel-data and fire-alarm systems around the demolition and under Sunset Boulevard.  With this mission accomplished without any disruption to traffic or the SRT, construction of the 325-bed patient tower could begin in earnest.

In addition to providing a complete electrical network build-out for the New Patient Tower and all the specialized communication systems required for a high-tech medical facility—security, fire-alarm, nurse-call, paging, wireless and multi-media—Bergelectric was also charged with handling the facility back-up power. An intricate and precise choreography of dismantling, rebuilding paralleling gear with new controls and installing new larger generators was accomplished while maintaining emergency back-up power in the existing facility. Berg’s ability to develop and execute these two unique construction schemes—on its largest project to date in Los Angeles—is essential to the project’s success and will enable the Children’s Hospital Los Angeles to continue operating as one of the world leaders in pediatric and adolescent health well into the next century.

480,000 square feet

Electrical Construction Cost
$48.6 Million

August 2003 – July 2011

Delivery Method

Other Team Members
Rudolph & Sletten
Zimmer Gunsul Frasca Architects
Ted Jacobs Engineering

Berg Regional Office
Los Angeles




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