The David Geffen School of Medicine commissioned Facilities Management to replace a non-functioning autoclave in the NRB (Neuroscience Research Building). The building’s autoclave has been defective for several years, and any equipment sterilization had to be scheduled on a different floor within the building. Typically used for healthcare or industrial applications, an autoclave is a machine that uses superheated steam to kill various harmful bacteria, viruses and spores on items that are placed inside a pressure vessel.
The job scope included obtaining fire marshal’s approval to remove the door to the room and install new epoxy floor. Under Project Manager Roland Amrhein’s oversight, Engineers, Carpenters, Electricians, Plumbers, Painters, Flooring Installers, and Sheetmetal workers collaborated to complete the autoclave exchange without any incident and to the client’s satisfaction. Due to the craftsmanship of the Maintenance and Alteration team, the client will exchange two more Autoclaves in the near future.
|service side of autoclave before
|service side of autoclave after
|utility side of autoclave before
|utility side of autoclave after