The Stahl Companies has the inside track to managing and expediting both OSHPD and the local permitting processes. We know how the regulatory agencies operate and can work within their systems to identify and obtain the approvals for our clients’ building programs. Whether it is reviewing construction documents to ensure that all issues are addressed or meeting with building officials to discuss and negotiate project details, Stahl is the expert. We can provide this service within our project management services or as a stand-alone service to get a project approved and moving forward.
Past Healthcare Project Successes
Kaiser Santa Clara
The Stahl Companies was hired to assist with the OSHPD component of this project. The objective was to provide quality assurance/review of each submittal prior to going to agency. Stahl would review the comments and responses to ensure compliance and completeness. Once the package was submitted to agency, Stahl would manage the document review dates by communicating with the client and agency reviewers on any open or incomplete issues. Weekly teleconference meetings were conducted with the structural engineers from both sides due to the complexity of the primary structural design package and its newness to the industry. The role Stahl played was very positive and successful.
Idylwood Care Center
The Stahl Companies was asked to get involved in the final weeks of a fire alarm replacement project that was required to be completed on time or risk serious consequences to the owner. Stahl provided consulting services by personnel seasoned in OSHPD policies and procedures to represent the owner during the OSHPD close-out inspections. We negotiated with OSHPD field staff the elimination of the need for modified exiting requirements and provided to the owner recommended approaches to OSHPD last-minute requirements, ultimately leading to the successful and timely completion of the project.
Legacy Post Acute Care Center
The client engaged Stahl to represent their interest with OSHPD and the replacement of several HVAC roof mounted packages that required both a mechanical upgrade as well as a structural upgrade of the mounting platforms. This project represented a typical problem facing many of today’s long term care facilities, the need to replace mechanical systems, but to do so in phases because of cost while in a manner acceptable to OSHPD. Stahl has successfully helped several facilities do this. It requires understanding of the project and the process for completion, while knowing how to frame the issue for OSHPD to review and approve. Phasing the project with sufficient information gives OSHPD knowledge that an acceptable plan exists to complete the entire project.
Community Memorial Hospital-Ventura
Concrete Deep Soil Mixing (CDSM) is a soil improvement process developed in Japan about 25 years ago. For the first time, OSHPD accepted this process as an Alternate Method of Compliance (AMC) to combat liquefaction of the native soils at the Community Memorial Hospital replacement project in Ventura, CA. This approach yielded soil strengths that far surpassed the design criteria and at a much faster rate and with far fewer impacts to surrounding neighbors and occupants than other deep foundation systems like driven piles or caissons. Altogether, the project included 2240 columns approximately 40-45 feet deep; 270 of these having anchor rods inserted to a depth of approximately 30 feet penetrating through the pile caps and effectively anchoring the building down through the foundation and into the improved soil.