Los Angeles City College

Los Angeles City College

Fast Forward was hired to remove two chillers from the existing cooling tower at Los Angeles City College’s Central Plant.

Project Details

Project Type: Concrete Cutting
Location: 855 N. Vermont Ave. Los Angeles CA 90029
General Contractor: Pankow Builders
Contact: Marvin Hancock

Start Date: 2019
Finish Date: 2021

wall saw cutting
forklift used
bobcat used
scissor lift used
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Fast Forward sawcut existing mechanical chillers into small enough sections in order to remove them out of the building using forklifts, scissor lifts, bobcats and cutting torches.

After successfully removing the chillers, Fast Forward broke and removed the existing slab then excavated the dirt for the new chillers.

We removed roll up doors, roof units and steel support beams for the old roof units because new chillers would have a different roof unit configuration.


  • Bobcat
  • Flat saws
  • Forklift
  • Scissor lift
  • Mini excavator
  • 40 yard dumpster bin

Special Considerations

This essential work continued during the pandemic with rigorous protocols in place to ensure safety.

Client Testimonial

“Pankow has been working with Fast Forward on many projects for years. They are very organized and I would highly recommend them to others.”

Marvin Hancock
Superintendent for Pankow Builders