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Our People - Yves Yanuaria | Playmaker

 

Yves Yanuaria is a Project Manager and Senior Electrical Engineer at iFactor. As a skilled playmaker both in the office and on the basketball court, Yves knows how to bring out the best in his teammates with cool-headed tenacity.

 

Q: During your career, you’ve served as Project Manager for numerous projects. What is your favorite project you’ve worked on and why? Most challenging and why?

A: My favorite project that I’ve worked on is the Merrill Lynch Orange County Co-Location Headquarters project. The project was high-profile for the client and under tight scrutiny as the space was to serve as its flagship location for the west coast. Through a concerted team effort, including the owner, architect and contractors, we were able to deliver within a very tight design and construction schedule. The owner and client took notice of the high quality and innovative solutions our team provided.

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Our People - Yves Yanuaria | Playmaker
iFactor Readies Kaiser Pharmacies for New USP 797|800 Compliance

iFactor Readies Kaiser Pharmacies for New USP 797|800 Compliance

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.

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Interactive Work Spaces Fosters Connectivity and Collaboration at Cedars-Sinai 6500 Wilshire

 

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.

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Interactive Work Spaces Fosters Connectivity and Collaboration at Cedars-Sinai 6500 Wilshire
South Bay Secures Much Needed Oncology Services With New Providence Advanced Care Center

South Bay Secures Much Needed Oncology Services With New Providence Advanced Care Center

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.

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iFactor Awarded Best Places to Work 2018

 

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.

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iFactor Awarded Best Places to Work 2018
Offices with a view | Bank of America CREB DTLA

Offices with a view | Bank of America CREB DTLA

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.

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Kaiser Permanente La Habra MOB Gets Platinum Treatment

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.

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Kaiser Permanente La Habra MOB Gets Platinum Treatment
Our People - Samantha Kelley | Full-Time Dog Lover, Part-Time Engineering Wonderkid

Our People - Samantha Kelley | Full-Time Dog Lover, Part-Time Engineering Wonderkid

 

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.

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2017 Corporate Promotions

 

In recognition of their commitment to the firm, collaboration and dedication to expanding our client reach, the iFactor Board of Directors is pleased to announce the promotion of the following individuals:

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2017 Corporate Promotions
iFactor Named #19 Best Places to Work in Los Angeles County

iFactor Named #19 Best Places to Work in Los Angeles County

 

We’re thrilled and honored to announce that iFactor was named #19 Best Places to Work in Los Angeles by the Los Angeles Business Journal! Congratulations and thank you to our talented team for cultivating a community of collaboration and creativity.

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City of Los Angeles | Mt. Lee Communications Center

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 including

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City of Los Angeles | Mt. Lee Communications Center
Our People - Othon Estrada, Jr. | Quiet Hero

Our People - Othon Estrada, Jr. | Quiet Hero

 

Othon Estrada, Jr. is a Senior Commissioning Agent, Energy Specialist and Associate at iFactor. We sat down with Othon to learn more about an almost diplomat turned engineer.

Q: During your career, you’ve worked on dozens of projects. What is your favorite part of the design process?

A: My favorite part is the initial planning stages. It is during this part that most of the important decisions that affect the entire course of the project are made. I enjoy it the most because of the interaction among the engineers, owner, and architect.

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Our People - Megan Pham | Engineering Dynamo

 

Megan Pham is a Mechanical Engineer and Associate at iFactor. To celebrate Engineers Week 2017, specifically Introduce a Girl to Engineering Day, we sat down with Megan to learn more about iFactor’s engineering dynamo!

Q: During your career, you’ve worked on dozens of projects. What is your favorite part of the design process?

A: I love solving puzzles, so the problem-solving aspect is one of my favorite parts of the design process. I enjoy the challenge and being a part of a team that works together to balance constraints and provide the best possible solution for our clients, which then helps our clients be more successful, productive, and better serve their clients.

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Our People - Megan Pham | Engineering Dynamo
iFactor Stays on Trend with Louis Vuitton South Coast Plaza Project

iFactor Stays on Trend with Louis Vuitton South Coast Plaza Project

iFactor has partnered with Gruen Associates to provide tenant improvement and MEP consulting  services for the Louis Vuitton South Coast Plaza store in Costa Mesa, CA. The 15,000 SF flagship store, one of only 17 of its kind in the United States, is imagined to reflect the modern yet timeless elegance synonymous with

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iFactor Earns High Style Marks With Louis Vuitton Beverly Hills Project

Louis Vuitton is a major fashion brand synonymous with luxury, cutting-edge trends and elegance. Keeping with its brand identity, the fashion house commissioned the design and expansion of its Rodeo Drive store to create an aesthetically striking and sustainability friendly store for its ever growing client base.

 

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iFactor Earns High Style Marks With Louis Vuitton Beverly Hills Project
Message from the Founding Partners

Message from the Founding Partners

We can all use a little makeover from time to time, and our website is no exception. With that, we would like to welcome you to the new iFactor.com! This is a special time in our company’s history as 2016 marks our 10th anniversary. We began our journey with a core group of leaders and a goal of cultivating engineering expertise in the service of our clients and community. Since then, we’ve spent the past decade building our reputation of helping our clients overcome any design challenge – big or small – while maintaining our boutique feel.

 

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