U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs – VA Long Beach Medical Center
Long Beach, CA
US Dept of Veterans Affairs


Campuswide Natural Gas System Upgrade

Schwab Engineering was to provide services to survey the natural gas system, mapping, leakage survey, potholing, site survey and as-is-existing scale site piping routing plan at the VA Long Beach Healthcare System. Our final deliverables were to develop and furnish survey and construction documents. Our tasks included:

Locate, mark and pothole, where necessary, to confirm and verify location, depth, pip size, etc. for mapping purposes, throughout the existing natural gas distribution system.
Including on documents a listing of exterior gas operating facilities, such as isolation valves, gas service shut-off valves, regulators, earthquake valves, excess flow valves, etc.
Perform leakage survey on completion of field generated site plan on all underground natural gas piping throughout the campus.
Excavation at 15-different suspect locations, to include main to main connections, service to main connections, tees, ells and elbows and angles, and/or other areas.
Provided final government approved site plan and binder bound report on the condition of the entire exterior underground natural gas piping system.
Prepared as-build drawings as developed from Contractor’s red-lined as-built.
All drawings complied with VA standards as well as National CAD Stand Details PG-18-4, SMACNA (Seismic Restraint Manual Guidelines for Mechanical Systems), National Uniform Seismic Installation Guidelines (AEIC Edition), OSHA Rules and Regulations, International Building Code, and the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) Codes and Standards.