Terra-Petra Environmental Engineering Completes Methane Barrier and below Grade Waterproofing Work on Cedars-Sinai’s Completed Advanced Health Sciences Pavilion Project
The all new Cedars-Sinai Medical Center (CSMC) Advanced Health Science Pavilion integrates clinical care and scientific research in a single building. Terra-Petra Environmental Engineering developed the combination LADBS approved methane mitigation system as well as the building's below grade waterproofing system for the 440,000 square foot structure.
Los Angeles, California (PRWEB) August 12, 2013
Terra-Petra Environmental Engineering recently announced its completion of the methane mitigation system inspection of the all new Advanced Health Sciences Pavilion at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles. The facility, which broke ground in May 2010, is a 440,000 square foot eight-story structure built over six levels of subterranean parking. It houses the medical center's clinical research, medical and procedural departments, an imaging center, a conference center and other special purpose environments. A plaza level features an educational center, café, pharmacy, blood lab and imaging facilities.
The building's LEED Gold design features materials that are environmentally friendly and energy-saving while also allowing for light and an enhanced sense of openness. With a pedestrian bridge to serve as an open and convenient gateway to the existing Medical Center and situated on a public edge of the Cedars-Sinai campus, adjacent to the primary circulation spine, the pavilion creates a new symbolic entry to the medical center.
According to Terra-Petra's VP/General Manager, Justin Conaway, "Terra-Petra performed all LADBS Deputy Methane Barrier Inspections (DMBI) for this project; we also provided manufacturer required below grade waterproofing system inspections to ensure the project received the full 15 year Hydro Shield warranty." Terra-Petra Deputy Methane Barrier Inspectors are cross-trained, qualified and certified to perform the below grade waterproofing inspections in order to provide a substantial cost-savings by performing both of services with one inspector. Terra-Petra currently employs 7 LADBS Deputy Methane Barrier Inspectors (DMBI).
"We are proud to be a part of such an outstanding project and very excited for Cedars-Sinai Medical Center and their quest to provide services for today's new era of health care within the new Advanced Health Sciences Pavillion," said Kevin Buchanan, President of Terra-Petra.
Terra-Petra is an environmental engineering firm that specializes in contaminated soil and groundwater conditions. Its expertise starts with soil gas characterization, remediation and in the design and inspection of gas mitigation systems for buildings of all types – including commercial, multiple family, single family, industrial, institutional and retail. Terra-Petra is a methane expert and methane gas specialist.
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