Guthrie General Constructs Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy System

Guthrie General, Inc. provided General Contracting services in constructing the Dignity Health St. Joseph’s Hospital Wound Healing Center – the largest, most sophisticated Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy (HBOT) System in the state of Arizona.

Construction consisted of remodeling an existing medical office space of 3700 square feet to buildout a medical office, 7  exam rooms, 3 ADA Bathrooms, and clinical space that provided room for 2  hyperbaric chambers. The centerpiece of the facility is the 9 ft high,  170 square ft, 12 person hyperbaric chamber. Prior to this project, the equipment was located at UMC in Las Vegas. Before construction started, the equipment was delivered to Phoenix and stored locally.

To facilitate installation, an opening in the west end of the building was created to provide access needed to move the large unit approximately 90 feet to the final location.  The rig path required that the unit be moved over the underground parking garage requiring shoring of the existing concrete T’s during the delivery process.

The large 12 person Oxyheal hyperbaric chamber weighs 45,000 lbs. An additional 3 person Oxyheal chamber was installed in the adjacent clinical space area. Along with the chambers themselves there was a large amount of ancillary equipment including, storage tanks, air compressors and control modules. To allow for the installation of this equipment in the current space, 60,000 lbs of structural steel was installed in the parking garage below.

Oxyheal is a worldwide company based in San Diego that provides various services including Hyperbaric Wound Care Chambers.

Along with the Oxyheal equipment there were other outside vendors providing equipment necessary for the operation of this clinic. This includes the installation of a bulk oxygen storage system in a newly constructed yard on the exterior of the building. In order for the chambers to operate properly there was a  substantial amount of medical gas piping (oxygen, air, mixed gas and fire suppressions deluge) along with very specific requirements for the utility connections.

The largest challenge that was overcome during this project was the specialized nature of this equipment. Many project stakeholders were unfamiliar with this exact piece of equipment and required pre-planning of the equipment requirements, connections and inspections. A full team approach including the end user, facility, design team, construction team and AHJs was needed to facilitate the successful completion of this project.

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AIA Updates 7 Design-Build Contract Documents

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The American Institute of Architects (AIA) recently announced the release of seven updated documents in the AIA Contract Documents® Design-Build family. The significance of this release cannot be overstated as these documents are among the most frequently used documents of the entire AIA portfolio and are preferred by the industry at large for use on commercial design-build projects. 

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Signature ICON Event

IREM NewsletterOn Wednesday, April 30th, 2014 IREM® Orange County held its first Signature ICON event recognizing exemplary leadership and major influence on the Real Estate Industry. This event honored John Kilroy Jr. who is Chairman, President and CEO of Kilroy Realty Corporation. Guthrie General was a sponsor at this event.

The Signature ICON event helps to attract and develop individuals for careers in real estate management. Accredited Management Organizations, AMO®, and active property management firms in IREM Orange County hosted students for IREM OC’s JOB SHADOW Day in concert with the Signature ICON Event on April 30th. The property management firms served as mentors for their students at their companies and then took them to the Signature ICON Event, where the students had the opportunity to learn and network. In addition, IREM Orange County is giving a portion of this event’s proceeds to scholarships for IREM Educational Courses. Those in pursuit of the CPM® or ARM® designations are eligible for these scholarships.

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Guthrie General Participates in St. Joe’s Hospital Golf Tourney

Coto de Caza Golf TourneyGuthrie General recently participated in the St. Joseph Hospital Golf Tournament, held April 7, 2014 at the Coto de Caza Golf and Racquet Club in Southern California. [Read more…]

Guthrie Participates in California Society of Healthcare Engineers Luncheon (CSHE)

CSHEGuthrie General is excited to have participated in the recent California Society for Healthcare Engineering (CSHE) Luncheon held on March 28, 2014.

CSHE’s mission is to serve as a resource for the personal and professional development of members, so that they are the best in the health care environment and qualified to address the unique needs of health care organizations. [Read more…]

Guthrie Participates in Valiant Women Luncheon

Valiant WomenValiant Women is a support group of Mission Hospital united by a common desire to ensure women of all ages receive quality healthcare at our hospital. This special group supports the medical, surgical, educational, emotional and spiritual needs of women in our community.

Guthrie General was honored to participate in the luncheon held March 21, 2014 at 10:30 am at the St. Regis Monarch. [Read more…]

Guthrie Participates in Toshiba Golf Classic

Toshiba Golf 3Guthrie enjoyed a fun-filled week of events in partnership with Control Air and HOAG Hospital for the Toshiba Golf Classic. The event was held March 10 – 16, 2014 at the Newport Beach Country Club.

The Toshiba Classic is one of the most exciting weeks of the year in Orange County. For seven days in March, Newport Beach welcomes the legends of the golf world. One of the most successful tournaments in Champions Tour history, the Toshiba Classic has raised over $16 million in the past 16 years for its lead beneficiary Hoag Memorial Hospital Presbyterian as well as other Orange County charities. Be a part of the action this March- join us for the 2014 Toshiba Classic! [Read more…]

Guthrie General Announces Newport Beach Chamber Membership

Newport Beach Chamber of CommerceGuthrie General is pleased to announce their membership in the Newport Beach Chamber of Commerce.

Guthrie General is licensed in California and is excited to pursue additional opportunities in the California community.

The ongoing mission of the Newport Beach Chamber of Commerce is to promote economic opportunity through business and community leadership and to enhance the social and civic environment of Newport Beach. The Newport Beach Chamber of Commerce is a business in existence since 1907 – an organization of almost 900 members representing over 20,000 employees who believe in the importance of creating a sense of community among local businesses. Our members are from every industry, large and small, old and new, from home based business just starting out to very large businesses with thousands of employees. [Read more…]