Pharmacies are facing strict new United States Pharmacopeia (USP) regulations requiring facilities to provide critical upgrades to remain licensed with the Board of Pharmacy. With full compliance required by the beginning of December 2019, USP 797|800 are a set of regulations developed to address the handling of hazardous drugs (HD) and non-hazardous drugs (nHD) in compounding pharmacies. USP 797 ensures patients receive quality preparations that are free from contaminants and are consistent in intended identity, strength and potency. USP 800 sets standards for proper handling of HD to minimize risk of exposure to patients, personnel and the environment.Read More
Cedars-Sinai Medical Center (CSMC), through the acquisition of the 24-story 6500 Wilshire building, added to an already expansive portfolio which includes dozens of hospitals, medical office buildings and parking lots across Southern California. Located in the Miracle Mile District of Los Angeles, the 450,000 SF LEED Gold high rise provides a consolidated administrative services space for one of the top-rated health care systems in the world.Read More
South Bay residents have greater access to top-tier healthcare with the opening of the new Providence Advanced Care Center in Torrance, CA. Imagined and designed with patient comfort at the forefront, the 106,000 SF ground-up center offers patients critical services missing in the region including an Orthopedic and Spine Institute, an Ambulatory Surgical Center and a Women’s Breast Center. The most impressive and vital element of the new AACC is the City of Hope’s multi-disciplinary cancer center which provides much needed, best-in-class oncology care for the area.Read More
iFactor was recently named as one of the Best Places to Work in Los Angeles! In its twelfth year, the annual program was created by the Los Angeles Business Journal and Best Companies Group.
This survey and awards program was designed to identify, recognize and honor the best employers in Los Angeles, benefiting the county’s economy, workforce and businesses. The list is made up of 100 companies.Read More
Employees at Bank of America Commercial Real Estate Banking (CREB) on 333 S. Hope Street in Downtown Los Angeles moved into their new 20th floor space and get to enjoy the stunning Santa Monica Mountains from their office windows.Read More
The Kaiser Permanente Medical Office Building (MOB) in La Habra, California has achieved LEED Platinum Certification. Ranked in the top 1% of all LEED activities in the U.S and top 2% of all LEED activities in California, the 30,000 SF, ground-up MOB achieved this impressive distinction through a blend of intelligent MEP design approaches. Guided by our building energy simulations, the building achieved 74.2% energy savings through innovative HVAC design, solar photovoltaic (PV) system, thermal comfort design, simplified control system, efficient lighting and water conservation features.Read More
Samantha Kelley is a Mechanical Engineer at iFactor. To celebrate Engineers Week 2018, specifically Introduce a Girl to Engineering Day, we sat down with Sam to learn more about iFactor’s engineering wonderkid!
Q: When was the first moment you realized that you wanted to be an engineer?
A: My dad was the first person to tell me about the engineering profession. I was in middle school and really enjoying Algebra. I asked my dad if there was I way I could sit in a room by myself and do math without anyone bothering me (I had a lot of angst as a preteen). Years later, I went to an engineering summer camp at Purdue University and that finalized my decision.Read More
Perched high above the hustle and bustle of the city streets sits the City of LA’s Mount Lee Emergency Communications Center. The multi-purpose critical communications complex serves City agencies includingRead More