VA  Bldg 500 Los Angeles Re-Roof and Solar Upgrade

Location: Los Angeles, CA

Client: Department of Veterans Affairs

Contract Value: $5,969,811

Project Highlights
  • Photovoltaic (solar) panel installation
  • Roof re-surfacing
  • Rigging / working from heights
  • Work performed in active, operational hospital facility
Project Scope

AEC was awarded this large, competitively bid federal contract for the Department of Veterans Affairs to replace the roof of the VA Hospital in Los Angeles, CA. This has been our largest federal contract to date. The original project specifications called to replace four (4) podium roof surfaces and four (4) tower roof surfaces, as well as the removal and reinstallation of approximately 1,000 photovoltaic (solar) panels.

Strict coordination and management were critical to ensure the active, 24-hour hospital facility operations were in no way hindered or adversely affected by site operations. Strong mitigation techniques included stringent fume controls managed by covering the atriums on the roof, in order to prevent any fumes from entering the HVAC intakes. Additionally, we implemented severe dust control measures for the protection of all people nearby, especially patients. Further aspects of the project included extensive health and safety measures, rigging and work from heights, and management of second- and third-tier subcontractors.