The Kaiser Permanente organization began with one surgeon and a 12-bed hospital in 1945. Now, the company houses 17,000 physicians across eight states and the District of Columbia. The organization has physicians that concentrate in numerous specialties including cancer, cardiology, stroke, and many more.
The West Los Angeles Medical Center, one of the Kaiser Permanente facilities, is undergoing an 80,000 square foot tear-off roofing venture. The project is designed to meet California’s Office of Statewide Health Planning and Development (OSHPD) standards. OSHPD standards were created to ensure safe and quality environments that meet the needs of the individuals living in California.
SOPREMA was selected for this project because of the relationships built with the architect, consultant, and contractor. They chose to use DUOTACK® to adhere the insulation and SOPRABOARD® to the upper deck. SOPRALENE® Flam 180 was the selected base ply and was covered with a SOPRALENE® Flam 250 FR GR SG cap sheet. To further seal the roof, all penetrations were waterproofed with ALSAN® RS. As an added touch and to allow for a more aesthetically pleasing view for patients, the pebble rock surfacing on the lower levels will be designed by a local artist.