Pan-Pacific rose to the occasion in response to the COVID-19 outbreak performing plumbing and HVAC work to transform available spaces into temporary hospitals in order to care for COVID-19 patients. Quick turnaround was paramount to each project as Coronavirus cases were on the rise.

Each division contributed to the cause as essential work moved to the forefront of construction demands. Southern California began at Fullenwider Auditorium in Indio, CA working in partnership with General Contractor Turner Construction to install temporary HVAC systems for proper heating, cooling and ventilation for the 125 beds that were being brought into the facility.

High praise was sent to the team from the Secretary of Interior of the State of California due to the incredible progress made in such a short period of time. Hats off to team members David Flores, Joey Gonzalez, Paul Lopez Sr., Paul Lopez Jr., Anthony Villalobos, Todd Gould, Josh Gould, Chris Young and so many more for their efforts on the fast paced project.

Northern California continued the response to the COVID-19 pandemic performing Plumbing and HVAC work at Sacramento’s former Sleep Train Arena. Governor Gavin Newsom stood on the arena floor to deliver a televised speech announcing details of the temporary hospital, including news that the space would provide up to 400 beds for patients being discharged from hospitals with mild to moderate symptoms.

Existing mechanical equipment in the arena had been non-operational for more than four years and was incapable of providing the required air changes and comfort air control for the Alternate Care Facility. PPM’s engineered solution included strategically placing four 80-ton DX Package Units to provide conditioned air to the space while using the building’s central exhaust to remove the air. Two units would serve the arena floor, and two would serve the concourse level. While the temporary construction was ongoing, the PPM Service Team worked with the building maintenance staff to assess and repair previously non-operational equipment.

Pan-Pacific paid special attention to the Practice Facility’s airflow to create a nearly negative environment. The entire mechanical room was re-piped due to a cross connection that was pushing 118 degree F water through the cold water side. Each required fixture and drain was tested, repaired or replaced to ensure they were in working order. PPM also designed, fabricated and installed temporary modular frames to convert NBA height fixtures into ADA compliant fixtures.

In total, Pan ran more than 600 feet of 5 PSI natural gas from the existing mechanical room to the new laundry area complete with a natural gas regulator and vent to the exterior. The area also needed to be plumbed for water and waste to the new washer & dryers. Pan-Pacific’s plumbing team provided infrastructure for the temporary fixtures, including handwash and chemical toilets, to make the service as easy as possible.

Ultimately, PPM’s determined team quickly assessed the existing conditions and developed a plan with redundancy to ensure the best possible environment to take care of patients. In a very fluid and dynamic situation, our team was decisive and helped push the project to quick completion.

Pan-Pacific has been honored to support our country during this unprecedented time in our Nation’s history. Rising to the occasion as an essential business will always be a proud moment for the Pan-Pacific Family.