Methane Mitigation Design And Consulting – Los Angeles, CA

Terra-Petra’s Environmental Engineering Division has been engaged by IBI Group to provide methane mitigation design and consulting services for a City of Los Angeles project known as the Hollywood Sanitation Yard in Los Angeles, CA.

The proposed new yard is for the City of Los Angeles Bureau of Sanitation (BOS) Wastewater Conveyance Division. The site area is approximately 38,500 square feet, with about 13,000 square feet of existing one-story garage and office building to be demolished for the new facility. Approximately 8,500 square feet of 2-story new building will house office spaces, locker rooms, restrooms, exercise room, kitchen, assembly room, storage and other support rooms for the building to accommodate the daily yard operation.

Terra-Petra is recognized as an SBE and provides On-Call Consulting Services.

Methane Mitigation Services – Harbor City, CA

Terra-Petra is currently working with a Victorville design team to provide  Soil Gas Investigation (SGI), methane mitigation design, inspection, and consulting services for a retail development located in Harbor City, CA. The project will consist of a new 3-story cannabis facility (occupied by a dispensary, cultivation rooms, manufacturing facility and distribution ) constructed out of steel frame, with insulated metal panel exterior and interior walls, and an open air parking garage below the structure. The total building footprint is approximately 4,712 SF and total site square footage is 41,894.20 SF.

Terra-Petra will be consulting on all mitigation matters relative to the site, including methane testing, laboratory testing, methane mitigation system design, construction administration support, and DMBI inspections to be in compliance with City of Los Angeles Department of Building and Safety (LADBS) codes.

Methane Mitigation Design – Hub on Campus LA Figueroa

Terra-Petra is currently working with AMP Development to provide methane mitigation design and consulting services for the proposed new Hub on Campus LA Figueroa, located in Los Angeles, CA.

The project will consist of the construction of a new 7-story commercial residential mixed-use development with 5,128 SF of commercial space and 157 residential dwelling units with a single level subterranean basement. The total building footprint is approximately 41,600 SF.

The scope of work includes methane mitigation design and permitting, and construction administration support (material submittal review, field sketches, Request for Information [RFI’s], and attending any specialized construction coordination conferences).

Methane Mitigation Design – Torat Hiyam

Level II Methane Mitigation Design

Terra-Petra has just closed  with Torat Hiyam to provide methane mitigation design for their new project in Los Angeles, CA.

The new construction will consist of a 5 story school building, with a basketball court and a library.

The scope of work will include a Level II methane mitigation design plan with permitting to be approved by LADBS Mechanical Department Plan Check.

Methane Soil Gas Investigation In Los Angeles

Terra-Petra has submitted a bid to Data Specialties to conduct a methane soil gas investigation on a LADBS Methane Buffer Zone Property on in Los Angeles, CA.  The proposed project will consist of an electrical upgrade, with no new building construction.

The scope of work includes shallow and deep boring at the site, and monitoring methane gas concentrations and pressure on consecutive days in order to prepare an LADBS Certificate of Compliance for Methane Test Data.

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Methane Monitoring – LA Metro Purple Line Extension Project

Methane Monitoring Reports For Metro Purple Line Expansion Project

Terra-Petra is pleased to announce that our Environmental Engineering Specialist has signed off on monthly methane monitoring reports required for the Metro Purple Line Extension project in Beverly Hills.

The soil gas monitoring will be done at two zones: the Beverly Hills High School (BHHS) area, and near the Fine Arts Theater on Wilshire Blvd.

City of Los Angeles Methane Mitigation and Gas Detection System Design

Methane Mitigation Design

Methane Mitigation And Gas Detection System Design, City of Los Angeles

Terra-Petra wrapped up a City of Los Angeles Methane Mitigation and Gas Detection System Design for a Level 5 methane site for Welcome Projects of Los Angeles, CA. Terra-Petra provided design consultation for the new ground up single-family Accessory Dwelling Unit (ADU) as well as the addition to the existing home.

Terra-Petra environmental engineering provides consulting to Pico Sullivan Architects on Flintridge Sacred Heart Academy Arts Center

Terra-Petra provides environmental consulting expertise to private school performing arts center

Re-Imagining the Past: The original 1956 Flintridge Sacred Heart Academy Auditorium was a multi-functional Cafa-Gym-atoriumWhile it provided much needed flexibility, hosting untold numbers of disparate functions, it did not adequately accommodate any one activity.  The time had come to recreate the venue to exclusively nurture and showcase the visual and performing arts. Terra-Petra was brought into this project to provide environmental engineering consulting expertise.

Designed by Pica +Sullivan Architects, Ltd., the newly renovated and reconfigured Flintridge Sacred Heart Academy Performing Arts Center and Mozilo Family Theater features an elegant pre-function lobby and art gallery, a proscenium theater with stadium seating, high tech production audio-visual system and theatrical lighting, stagecraft workshop and an art studio.

The extensive renovation entailed structural and seismic retrofit of the Spanish Colonial building, a broadening and lengthening of the stage and incorporation of accessory and support functions to service full scale performances for theater, dance and music.

Wilshire Grand Tower Topped Off March 2016 – Video Recap

Wilshire Grand Center is a 335-meter (1,099 ft) skyscraper under construction in the Financial District of Downtown Los Angeles, California. The tower will become the tallest building in Los Angeles, the tallest structure and the second tallest building west of the Mississippi River upon completion. The building will be part of a mixed-use hotel, retail, observation decks, shopping malls and office complex, expected to revitalize downtown Los Angeles and the area surrounding the building. The development of the complex is estimated to cost $1 billion. The plans currently include 67,000 square feet (6,225 m2) of retail, 677,000 square feet (62,895 m2) of Class A office space and 900 hotel rooms. InterContinental is the tower's hotel component, comprising 900 rooms and suites occupying the 38th to the 70th floors. Estimated date of completion March 8, 2017. Terra-Petra is proud to have been a part of this project during initial record concrete pour. 

Terra-Petra contributes to new projects transforming Downtown LA

As one of the most well-known environmental engineering and building waterproofing companies in the Los Angeles basin, Terra-Petra is currently working on or has completed some very high-profile projects in the Downtown LA area. Some of the most notable projects, among many others, include:

The Wilshire Grand Tower – the Wilshire Grand skyscraper will one day be the tallest west of Chicago. (Terra-Petra photo of project start to the right.)

The Metropolis, a $1B development is one of the largest mixed-use projects under construction on the West Coast.

Oceanwide Plaza will break ground in spring 2015. This $1B project will have a total of three towers and an expansive above-ground outdoor space. A five star hotel and 200k SF of commercial space will be included. There will be 504 condos and 183 hotel rooms.

South Park Mega-Project (Chinese developer Shenzhen Hazens) is a three towers along Figueroa Street across from L.A. Live. A 30-story hotel tower would rise at the northwest corner of Flower and Eleventh streets. A 30-story condo tower would be at Figueroa and Eleventh streets, and a 42-story condo tower would be at Figueroa and Olympic.

According to the Los Angeles Department of Building and Safety (LADBS), the "flurry of activity" in the recent years is defiantly the biggest construction boom they have witnessed since the 1980s.

However, LADBS does say that it is yet to be seen if it's the biggest boom in history or not. 

Stay tuned.

4 DEVELOPMENTS THAT WILL TRANSFORM FIGUEROA
Los Angeles Mixed-Use Jan 14, 2016 Jerry Liu, Bisnow, LA

We already told you about some of the mega-projects that will reshape Sunset Boulevard, perhaps one of the most famous thoroughfares in the world. But if you're really following what's hot in LA, it's all about Downtown. So we decided to take a look at some of the developments that will reshape the future of one of Downtown's most notable streets:

1. Circa
Location: 1200 Figueroa Players: Hankey Investment, Jamison Services, Falcon California Investments, Highlands Capital, Harley Ellis Devereaux, LendLease. Completion date: Late 2017. The $500M project will build twin 35-story towers housing 648 luxury condos on top of a seven-story retail podium. There will also be 48k SF of retail and 1,770 parking spaces. This project broke ground in summer 2015 and features a curved glass look that offers a panoramic view of LA, and many other neighboring high-rises, including the Metropolis. Bisnow chatted with Hankey president Scott Dobbins this week to get the latest status update on the development.

2. Oceanwide Plaza
Location: Figueroa and 11th Players: Oceanwide Real Estate Group. Completion date: 2018, condos hit the market in 2017. Breaking ground in spring 2015, this $1B project will have a total of three towers and an expansive above-ground outdoor space. A five star hotel and 200k SF of commercial space will be included. There will be 504 condos and 183 hotel rooms total. Chinese firm Oceanwide had previously acquired the development from New York City-based Moinian Group. This will be the first real estate venture for Oceanwide outside China.

3. Shenzhen Hazens
Location: Entire block bounded by Figueroa, 11th Street, Flower Street and Olympic Boulevard Players: Shenzhen Hazens, Gensler Completion date: After 2020. It's no secret Chinese firms are transforming the LA landscape. Shenzhen Hazens will add to the mix with a $700M redevelopment in the Luxe Hotel area. The project plans to break ground in 2017 and will be split into two phases. Phase 1 would build two 30-story towers, one residential and one hotel. Phase 2 would completely replace the Luxe Hotel with a 42-story residential tower. Expect the finished mega-project to have 650 luxury condos, 250 hotel rooms and 80k SF of retail space. We caught up with Shenzhen Hazens Group executive project director Sonnet Hui recently to get more on the company's plans.

4. MyFigueroa
Location: Four miles of streets from Downtown LA to South LA. Players: LADOT, Troller Mayer Associates, Melendrez, GEHL Architects. Completion date: 2017. Promising to make it easier for transit and bicycle users, this project will start in late spring 2016 and complete in 2017 under a $20M budget. It will link USC and Exposition Park to Downtown LA with better signals, signage, crosswalks, transit platforms, bikeways and trees. There will be on-street, fully separated bike lanes on each side of Figueroa for 27 signalized intersections. There will also be a lot more accommodations for public transit, including for the Silver Line and the upcoming streetcar service.

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