Rampart Mint Welcomes 22 Formerly Homeless People

Rampart Mint Welcomes 22 Formerly Homeless People

Great article from beverlypress.com below about a this project in the Rampart Village area of Los Angeles.  Terra-Petra is very proud to have been a part of this project.  We designed and inspected the methane mitigation system during development, working with both the West Hollywood Community Housing Corporation and KFA.

West Hollywood Community Housing Corporation is proud to announce the opening of Rampart Mint, an all-new, affordable apartment community for formerly homeless individuals. Located in the Rampart Village area of Los Angeles, Rampart Mint includes 22 permanent supportive housing units and one unit for an on-site resident manager.

Co-developed with Affordable Living for the Aging, Rampart Mint is built on city-owned land. ALA will provide the on-site building management and has decades of experience working with special needs populations.

“When residents begin to move in, it makes the project real for us,” said Matt Mason, WHCHC’s director of real estate development. “We’re all very proud to be able to create quality affordable apartments for L.A.’s most vulnerable community members.”

The KFA-designed building includes a spacious community room with kitchenette, a computer area, a rooftop garden with amazing views of the city, a building manager’s office and social services office.

“This has been a labor of love,” WHCHC Assistant Project Manager Rachel Peled said. “These last few days putting the final pieces in place, knowing their life-changing value, was electric.”

Rampart Mint was built by Dreyfuss Construction. Pioneering universal design principles have been incorporated so every unit accommodates those with and without physical limitations. Residents can truly age in place without fear of displacement.

“I am so pleased to see the Rampart Mint project come to life,” said Los Angeles City Councilman Mitch O’Farrell, 13th District, who represents parts of the Westlake neighborhood on the Los Angeles City Council. “My office has actively supported this project from the beginning, and I welcome 22 apartments for chronically homeless individuals with special needs in the district I represent. I look forward to continuing our work with WHCHC to create more quality affordable housing, including supportive housing, for our most vulnerable.”

PRINCIPAL WATERPROOFING CONSULTANT PAUL PISCORAN

Terra-Petra Waterproofing Division Introduces Paul Piscoran, Principal Waterproofing Consultant

Paul Piscoran provides technical assessments of properties and facilities to include detailed forensics investigations of enclosure systems, conducts visual and more detailed destructive testing/investigations of building exterior weatherization systems, and develops designs for enclosure systems.

With over 28 years of professional experience in the construction industry, Pisoran offers 17 years as a roofing and waterproofing consultant. His weatherization work has been consistently all-encompassing, involving most aspects of building envelope design, from below-grade waterproofing to rooftop flashing details.

He has certifications in construction and engineering and remains current with the technological advances in the industry through professional seminars and a variety of technical publications. An experienced expert witness, he has also served as an expert on numerous litigation cases involving water intrusion.

Read Paul Piscoran’s full bio here.

Learn more about Terra-Petra’s Waterproofing Division.

Vapor Intrusion Mitigation System Design And Installation – Santa Fe Springs, CA

Terra-Petra’s Environmental Engineering Division has partnered with a Los Angeles REOC and investment management firm to design a comprehensive Vapor Intrusion Mitigation System (VIMS).

The new development, located in Santa Fe Springs, CA, will consist of a tilt-up industrial warehouse building, on grade, with an approximate building footprint of 150,500 SF. The gas vapor mitigation system shall be designed in accordance with a site specific Phase II Environmental Site Assessment report, and in accordance with the Vapor Intrusion Mitigation Advisory published by the C.A. EPA Department of Toxic Substances Control (DTSC) dated October 2011 (Cal/EPA 2011a, 2011b).

Vapor Intrusion Consulting, Testing And Monitoring – San Diego

Terra-Petra has been performing continuous inspections in San Diego at the Witt Mission Valley Apartments project since early this year. Terra-Petra observed the installation of a VI-20 geo-membrane and Liquid Boot Vapor Barrier application with smoke and thickness testing most recently.

Terra-Petra is one of the foremost experts on Vapor Intrusion consulting, inspecting, testing, monitoring and mitigation design in Southern California.  We are conversant with the many laws, codes and regulations at the city, state, county and national level. We understand the testing, design, monitoring and reporting procedures for many different regulatory agencies.

#vaporinstrution #inspection  #CETCOliquidboot #CETCOVI-20 #smoketest

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Soil Gas Investigation Los Angeles, CA

In early January, Terra-Petra performed a soil gas investigation (SGI) in Los Angeles, CA, in accordance with LADBS guidelines (Information Bulletin Ref. No. 91.7104.1, P/BC 2002-101) under Terra-Petra’s LADBS Methane Testing Lab License #10224, for a major property developer.

We are pleased to continue the partnership to provide mitigation design and consulting services. The project consists of the construction of a new slab on grade warehouse building with a building footprint of approximately 169,253 SF.

There are as many as six (6) oil wells on this property, three of which may fall under the footprint of the new building. The scope of work includes methane mitigation plan design (passive system) and permitting, methane gas detection system design (active system) and permitting, and construction administration support.

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Terra-Petra at artworxLA Virtual Wine Tasting

Terra-Petra’s VP/General Manager, Justin Conaway, and his wife Robin represented Terra-Petra at artworxLA’s inaugural Virtual Wine Tasting Mixer on March 17, 2021. Despite physical distancing, the attendees were happy to know that we can all still connect by sharing a delicious glass of wine while learning about the wine-making process and show support for the artworxLA’s programming.

artworxLA Board Member Grant and his wife Shaya Kirkpatrick graciously hosted this event by donating wines from their boutique vineyard, William Robert Estate Wines, located in Paso Robles, CA. Justin and Robin are now getting ready for their next road trip to Paso Robles thanks to the recommendations from Shaya and Grant Kirkpatrick!

artworxLA’s next virtual event, Gala 29  will take place May 8th- 14th.

Many thanks to Meghan Beckmann of KAA Design for the invitation.

Water Intrusion Inspection – Ventura County Naval Base

Terra-Petra is currently working with Aetypic (AET) Architecture and Engineering to provide forensic waterproofing services at the Ventura County Naval Base in Point Mugu.

Terra-Petra is investigating historic water intrusion issues at the site. We are performing an A/E study to  include the review of window systems, of roofing parapet cap/roofing materials, and destructive testing of the exterior building envelope.

The AE study includes investigation and design development with recommendations for repairs.

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Methane Soil Gas Investigation – Methane Buffer Zone

Methane Soil Gas Investigation (SGI)

Grace Partnership, Inc has on-boarded Terra-Petra to conduct a City of Los Angeles Methane Soil Gas Investigation (SGI) in Los Angeles. The property falls within a Methane Buffer Zone.

Terra-Petra recently completed the site assessment and sampling in accordance with LADBS guidelines under Terra-Petra’s LADBS Methane Testing Lab License #10224.

We are in the process of drafting the Summary of Methane Soil Gas Investigation report and will be delivering it to the client shortly.

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.

How Terra-Petra is addressing Covid-19

We are open and operating.

Many of you have heard the announcements from the Governor and local LA county officials regarding “safer at home” mandates. Based on a review of the orders and applicable exemptions, Terra-Petra is continuing to operate under the Essential Business category.

As we continue to operate, however, we will comply with all pertinent requirements of the orders.

As an engineering firm that works with contractors and other engineers on critical projects, we also fall into the “Necessary Services” category, along with the various other disciplines of engineering.

The majority of the work that we take on includes municipality, public works, affordable housing, and critical transportation projects.

Our waterproofing division also falls into this category, as our team is in a position to keep properties safe by resolving issues that could ultimately lead to health concerns such as mold and mildew spores, along with other health irritants impacting a person’s well-being.

We will continue to work diligently with our clients to provide safe working conditions on-site for all of our people. We also want to stress the importance of all of our people practicing proper safeguards that have been published, such as washing hands frequently, keep hands away from the face, using hand sanitizer as frequently as possible, and practicing proper “social distancing” while on-site with other people, if required to attend any meetings (on or off-site).

Please be safe, and feel free to report any concerning issues to management with respect to job site conditions, practices, activities, or anything that you feel is not conforming to health guidelines during these challenging times.  Contact us if you should have questions or a need at hand.

Sincerely,

Kevin Buchanan
Terra-Petra | President

Los Angeles Office:
700 S. Flower Street
Suite #2580
Los Angeles, Ca. 90017
213-458-0494

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