Los Angeles Playa Vista Methane Zone Level II
Slab on Grade
10,593 sq ft footprint

Playa Vista has been a political and environmental hotbed. Due to many factors, the codes and regulations for this particular area of the City require buildings to have the most comprehensive methane mitigation and detection systems of any known jurisdiction, anywhere in the world.

Terra-Petra was able to design and implement an approved system that incorporated every aspect of the code-required design; a methane barrier membrane, passive and active mechanical ventilation, hardscape venting, electronic gas detection inside the structure with online data logging capabilities, alarm system and subslab vaults for periodic monitoring. These systems had to be designed in a manner that wouldn’t prove to be a nuisance for the fire man working at this station.