Professional Civil Engineering Services for LAUSD

Location: Multiple School Campuses, Los Angeles
Client: Los Angeles Unified School District

 

Project Elements

  • Civil Engineering
  • Survey Services
  • ALTA Survey
  • Topographic Survey
  • Lot Line Adjustments
  • Street Improvements
  • Grading
  • SUSMP

Description:

PENCO has provided Civil Engineering Services to LAUSD Operations and Maintenance Department for the repaving, landscaping and drainage improvements of several K-12 schools. Some of these projects include:

Central Region Elementary School: PENCO provided civil engineering, design and survey services, including ALTA survey, topographic survey, lot line adjustment, easements; off-site utility design and demolition; precise grading; water and sewer, storm drain, and erosion control; and street improvements. PENCO designed an underground storage system to mitigate the storm water quality and flow rate due to the proposed improvements.

Garfield High School: PENCO provided surveying and civil engineering services for the demolition of an existing building and the construction of a new Administration Building and Auditorium. Civil Engineering services included providing sewer, water, and fire water design services to the new building. Stormwater management facilities were designed to meet site sustainability requirements and also comply with city and state National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) requirements.

Humphreys Elementary School: PENCO provided civil engineering design and survey services to resurface the asphalt pavement playground areas. The design included topographic survey, demolition, re-grading of poorly draining areas, paving, and surface seal plans.

South Region Elementary School #11: This Project is a new elementary school located on a 3.4-acre site. PENCO provided civil engineering, off-site utility design, demolition, precise grading, water and sewer, storm drain, erosion control, and street improvements. PENCO designed an on-site storage system to capture and retain stormwater on-site to meet water quality requirements. The system minimizes impact to the downstream stormwater system reducing the peak flow rate and reducing the stormwater volume through infiltration. B-permit plans were designed and permitted through the City of Los Angeles for the street improvements at Vermont Street. These improvements include repaving of street, widening of sidewalks, and removal of street median islands.

Holmes Middle School: PENCO provided civil engineering design and survey services to resurface the inner buildings area at the school. Areas of poor drainage were re-graded for proper drainage, and planters adjacent to the new paving areas were reconstructed.

Ranchito Elementary School: PENCO provided civil engineering design and survey services to design landscape plans for the greening of the school as part of a K-Bond Project. The design included new layout, planting, and irrigation plans for student and teachers gatherings.

Rowen Elementary School: PENCO provided civil engineering design and survey services for the resurfacing of the playground facilities for Rowan Elementary School. The design included topographic survey, demolition, re-grading of poorly draining areas, paving and surface seal plans.

Nobel Middle School: PENCO provided civil engineering design and survey services to resurface the asphalt pavement parking areas, drive aisles, and playground areas. New design features included concrete swales to provide more efficient drainage, grading for handicapped access, and variable height curb and gutter to minimize impact on existing hardscape.

Verdugo High School (addition of a new softball facility): PENCO provided plans for the reconstruction of a girl’s softball field. Project included demolition, grading, landscape, and electrical plans. The state-of-the-art softball field and facilities were built over an existing asphalt playground and required demolishing of the old field which overlaid the existing boy’s baseball field. New design features included a fully equipped softball field, dugouts, and bullpens for the home and visiting teams, two batting cages, three water fountains, and a 24-foot high fence to separate the softball field from the baseball field.