The Terra-Petra Waterproofing Division team will be exhibiting at the RCI Trade Show Exhibit in Houston

Terra-Petra Waterproofing Division Exhibits at RCI International Convention & Trade Show

The Terra-Petra Waterproofing Division team exhibited at the RCI International Convention & Trade Show at Houston’s George R. Brown Convention Center on March 24-27, 2018.

Our group of professionals provided information and further insight on our BUILDING ENVELOPE CONSULTING * ELECTRONIC LEAK DETECTION * CERTIFIED AIR & WATER TESTING  * INSPECTION & MONITORING services.

 

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The annual RCI, Inc. International Trade Show offers attendees the chance to meet and learn from representatives from over 130 manufacturers of roofing, waterproofing, and exterior wall products. 

 

 

Terra-Petra Waterproofing Team meets for continuous training with WPL Group distributors of Tyvek systems

Terra-Petra waterproofing team got together, October 18, 2017, for more continuous training by industry experts.  This latest training session was performed by the technical experts at WPL Group, distributors of Tyvek systems. Terra-Petra is continually gaining knowledge in all aspects of building envelop waterproofing and consulting, and becoming certified with many different systems and products.

 

 

 

Allen Matkins/UCLA Anderson – California Commercial Real Estate Survey

 

As provided the introduction to this survey, by John M. Tipton Partner, Real Estate Department Allen Matkins:

Allen Matkins and UCLA Anderson Forecast have partnered to create a Commercial Real Estate Survey and Index to better predict future California commercial rental and vacancy rates. This tool surveys supply-side participants – commercial developers and financiers of commercial development – for insights into their markets. The Survey and the resulting Index provide a measure of the commercial real estate supply-side participants’ view of current and future conditions. Since participants make investment actions based upon these views, it provides a leading indicator of changing supply conditions.

Allen Matkins sponsored this Survey to provide value to the industry. Partnered with UCLA Anderson Forecast, the leading independent economic forecast of both the U.S. and California economies for over 65 years, they have tapped the knowledge of the leading developers and financiers of real estate development in California to provide the best, clear-sighted forecast of the California commercial real estate industry. Read they Survey and Index here.

Terra-Petra Company Christmas Party 2016: Another Memory Maker!

Terra-Petra's CEO, Kevin Buchanan and VP/General Manager, Justin Conaway another memorable holiday party for the Terra-Petra team and family last Saturday night! The group gathered at Downtown Los Angeles' favorite Maso Malo (one of Kevn and Justin's favorite gathering places for the group over the years). 

"I was happy to see all of the people that have helped make Terra-Petra great in 2016 having so much fun. This party was a direct reflection of the growth and success that we have had all year long.  I would have to say that this was not only our biggest, but probably the best party we have had so far. I'm happy we can continue this tradition every year. It just gets bigger and better everytime." – Justin Conaway 

The Terra-Petra Founding Fathers

The Terra-Petra Founding Father Hugh Avery with Terra-Petra original crew, John Conaway, Richard McClanahan and David Lucero.

The Terra-Petra LA Office Crew.

The Terra-Petra LA Office CAD Crew.

CEO Kevin Buchanan shows off Terra-Petra bucks for the party raffle!

CEO Kevin Buchanan shows off Terra-Petra bucks for the party raffle!

CEO Kevin Buchanan with VP/GM Justin Conaway.

In Kein Buchanan We Trust!

In Kein Buchanan We Trust!

Terra-Petra Inspection Team

Terra-Petra Inspection Team with fearless leader Dan Valdez.

CEO Kevin Buchanan with the Terra-Petra Inspection Crew.

CEO Kevin Buchanan with the Terra-Petra Inspection Crew.

Terra-Petra Inspectors

Terra-Petra Management at their finest.

Terra-Petra VP/GM Justin Conaway with Inspector Supervisor, Daniel Valdez.

VP/GM Justin Conaway with Inspector Supervisor, Daniel Valdez.

The Terra-Petra LA Office Crew.

The Terra-Petra LA Office CAD Crew.

Party goods!

Maso Malo Buffet for the Terra-Petra party goers.

Maso Malo Buffet for the Terra-Petra party goers.

LA Unified School District Awards Terra-Petra Certification of Small Business Enterprise (SBE)

The Los Angeles Unified School District (LAUSD) issued Terra-Petra an SBE certificate effective October 26, 2016.

The company's SBE status lausdcertificationofsbeis recognized for NAICS codes:

541620 & 541330 through October 2018.

To maintain a valid SBE Certificate after three years with LAUSD, Terra-Petra must also renew its self-certification with LAUSD or register with the Small Business Administration before the SBE certification expiration date referenced expires.

Letter of approval.

Terra-Petra attends Environmental Law Conference at Yosemite®

Terra-Petra Environmental Engineering, once again, joined up with the ENVIRONMENTAL LAW CONFERENCE AT YOSEMITE® -October 20-23 at the Tenaya Lodge (“The Gateway to Yosemite”). The conference is nationally recognized as the largest and most prestigious gathering in California of leaders in environmental, land use, and natural resources law. Here are a few of the highlights.

Left to right: The Great Expo Hall of Tenaya Lodge! Terra-Petra exhibition meeting table; Gorgeous view from the Lodge; The crowd waits to hear Senator Barbara Boxer; Terra-Petra's Justin Conaway and Kevin Buchanan, on their way out to Fresno Dome; Working up to the top of the Dome and the beautiful view from above; Justin takes a tumble down, but rest assured he is doing fine. Terra-Petra's team had a fantasic time and as always, The Environmental Law Conference at Yosemite was an exceptional event for educational and networking opportunities within the environmental engineering and law industries. 

Detec Systems Training for the Terra-Petra Team

Certified ELD Field Testing Crew, from left to right: Diego Saucedo, Project Coordinator Andrew Alvarran, Anthony Avina, Alvaro Arellano, Director of Field Operations Daniel Valdez and Chad Herrick of Detect Systems.

Certified ELD Field Testing Crew, left to right: Diego Saucedo, Project Coordinator Andrew Alvarran, Anthony Avina, Alvaro Arellano, Director of Field Operations Daniel Valdez and Chad Herrick of Detect Systems.

Detec Systems visited Terra-Petra’s Los Angeles office this week to conduct a comprehensive education and training session to promote their innovative product line of leak detection technologies. Detec provides leading-edge technology in the field of electronic leak detection (ELD), by way of membrane integrity testing and scanning, and automated structure monitoring. The training session included a classroom like session followed by field training on a jobsite.

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The Terra-Petra Waterproofing Division is certified to conduct ELD testing throughout Southern California for numerous types of fluid-applied waterproofing and roofing systems in compliance with ASTM 7877-14. This includes any thermoplastic roofing system, any asphalt based waterproofing, traffic coatings, hot and cold fluid applied membranes and some bentonite systems (as long as they have thermoplastic reinforcement).

Terra-Petra employs the use of the Detec Systems Roof Membrane Integrity Scanner (RMIS) to accurately identify breaches in new and existing membrane systems. Many contractors are using a 24-48 hour flood test to check for breaches in these types of waterproofing assemblies. While this method can identify water leaks, it is time consuming and less cost effective. The benefits of the RMIS technology is that breaches and other imperfections can be identified, repaired and re-tested the same day, saving valuable time, resources and money for any project.

Please contact us for a quote.

Terra-Petra Inspector Anthony Avina being trained to perform ELD Testing on vertical surface.

Terra-Petra Inspector Anthony Avina being trained to perform ELD Testing on vertical surface.

 

ELD Testing at penthouse pool using the Detec RIMS System

ELD Testing at penthouse pool using the Detec RMIS System

See more photos here.

Successful Oil Well Re-Abandonment Work in Santa Fe Springs

Terra-Petra Oil Well Abandonment The end of August 2016 marked the commencement of Terra-Petra’s re-abandonment of a single oil and gas well located on a client’s property in Santa Fe Springs, California.

Terra-Petra managed all of the oil well permitting matters associated with an unspecified redevelopment of the site since March of this year — consulting with the property owner and negotiating with the Division of Oil Gas and Geothermal Resources (DOGGR) on all oil well related compliance matters in an attempt to bring the site up to current standards so that it can be redeveloped.

Terra-Petra provided a full turn-key approach to address the oil well compliance matters upon submitting the Construction Site Plan Review, wrote the well reabandonment program, filed for and received the Permit to Conduct Well Operations and currently in the process of re-abandoning the well. The well re-abandonment work typically consists of drilling out all existing cement plugs within the well all the way to depth.

Oil well re-abandonment

Once the well is cleaned out new “isolation plugs” consisting of cement are installed at varying depths to seal off different oil and gas producing zones including the upper hydrocarbon zone as well as the base of fresh water.

The cementing operations are completed with a final cement plug from 25’-35’ deep to the surface.  A steel plate is tack welded to the exterior steel casing and the last 5 digits of the API number are welded to it.

The well then must be surveyed prior to burying with latitude and longitude in a specific DOGGR approved format. Terra-Petra is anticipating a completion date of September 23, 2016. Please contact Terra-Petra for any of your oil well related needs. 

Terra-Petra Oil Well Abandonment

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