Kaiser Permanente’s Baldwin Park project is a large-scale hospital facility undergoing a five-year intricate mechanical and controls upgrade. Due to the critical nature of the operating rooms and other specialty space, work must be performed after hours and executed with intense pre-coordination and precision.
Altura came on early in the design phase, initially, to help inform and consult on best practices regarding the controls systems. Our role quickly grew to delivering
deep pre-coordination meetings to resolve confusion and conflict associated with a complex cutover-based approach to a long term master plan.
Kaiser and Altura collaborated to integrate the new building automation standards, bringing education and examples to the team regarding the implementation of
enhanced building automation systems (BAS) practices. The project adopted a systems integration approach to architecting the controls system, resulting in
Altura’s selection to act as the master systems integrator (MSI) delivering the control systems optimization programs and graphical interfaces.
Additionally, Altura deployed analytics on the project, used to better inform all parties of system upgrade progress and performance. The analytics are deployed prior to system cutovers and offer immediate and rich insight into the operation of critical HVAC systems during time-sensitive work activities.