A $170 million expansion of the main campus for Community Hospital of the Monterey Peninsula (CHOMP) made use of our civil engineering design and land surveying services, which consisted of grading, drainage, site utilities, erosion control plans, construction staking, site surveying and construction administration. With this project, two new wings – the South and Forest Pavilions – added 100,000-square-feet to the existing hospital, along with providing an underground parking structure. These additions nearly doubled the size of the original building. The project expanded critical care service capability, created state-of-the-art surgical suites, increasing the capacity of the emergency department and added 120 new single, patient rooms. We also monitored the existing hospital building structure while the foundation was sub-excavated to pour a new foundation for the addition of the Entry Pavilion, a 3-story underground parking structure and the Forest Pavilion, a new wing to the hospital.
Salinas Valley Memorial Healthcare System is an excellent medical institution dedicated to providing high-quality healthcare and improving the health and wellness of our community. Since 1953, the healthcare system has expanded throughout Monterey County providing various health services and wellness programs. Whitson Engineers has provided civil engineering and land surveying services for several of the institution’s properties, including the main Hospital campus, PrimeCare, 611 Abbott Education and Medical Facilities, office buildings on Romie Lane and Ryan Ranch facility.
The new state-of-the-art facility 60,000-square-foot, medical office building at Community Hospital of the Monterey Peninsula (CHOMP) Ryan Ranch campus will be the flagship office for nearly 90 doctors. The $23 million building will be the seventh and largest office of Montage Medical Group. Our team’s land surveying and civil engineering services carefully integrated the facility into the existing campus landscape, extended both public and private utilities; reconfigured existing and designed site grading and drainage; pervious emergency access; and stormwater management measures, including three stormwater bioretention ponds.
The 48,000-square-foot Health Department headquarters—housing four bureaus and a public health laboratory—was constructed adjacent to the existing headquarters to eliminate the need for interim office space. Our team supplied civil engineering and land surveying services for the new facility parking, utility and drainage improvements. The multi-level building design worked with existing topography to minimize building mass. Existing asphalt from the former parking lot was ground up and recycled for use as the base rock for the new site improvements.
Opened in 1954 as a nonprofit continuing care retirement community, this four-story structure is located near the ocean, parks, trails and shops. Originally a historic hotel built in 1924, the building now combines the best of modern convenience and classic appeal and offers a library, atrium fitness center, garden areas, lounges and meeting rooms. Whitson Engineers provided civil engineering and land surveying services, which included grading, construction staking for lighting, downspouts, electrical system and underground utility locating.
Cardiopulmonary and pulmonary programs are among the services offered at this nine-acre medical campus for Community Hospital of the Monterey Peninsula (CHOMP) and Montage Health on the former Fort Ord Army base. Our team furnished civil engineering design, land surveying, construction staking and Stormwater Pollution Prevention Plan (SWPPP) services. The project included 62,000-square-feet of new buildings and the associated grading, parking improvements, an underground stormwater retention facility, and public water and sewer improvements.