Pierce College Child Development Center – Los Angeles Community Collage District
Electrical Engineering, Design, and Construction Assistance services to provide Power and Power Distribution Systems, Central Inverter, Interior Lighting, Exterior Lighting, Lighting Control, Voice/Data Local Area Network (LAN), Structured Cabling, Fire Alarm, Public Address, Intercom, and Intrusion Detection Systems for the new Child Development Center (CDC) Facility. The scope of work, in this project, also included electrical LEED Services by providing electrical engineering, design, and team collaboration to comply with LEED requirements and to achieve LEED certification for the new facility.
The new Child Development Center (CDC) Facility was a single story building, approximately 17,000 GSF, early childhood education center constructed to meet the needs of the following departments/programs and activities: Administration (Reception/Clerical, Director, Secretary, Conference and Staff Offices, plus Parent and Records Rooms); Children Development (6 Classrooms, Restrooms, Observation and Storage Areas); Development Support (Workroom, Preparation Room, Teacher’s Offices, Storage Areas, Staff Restrooms, Staff Lounge); Full Kitchen with Pantry; Outdoor Play Area (Equipment, Shade and Storage Areas); Faculty Support (Receiving Area, Custodial).
The college’s $6.8 million, 19,205 sq. ft. Child Development Center (CDC) will feature:
- A structural design consistent with college’s architectural mission-style
- 13,771 sq. ft. of enclosed space and 5,434 sq. ft. of space under canopies
- A courtyard configuration that includes demonstration areas, staff areas, parent-staff room, observation rooms and a kitchen
The new building has been developed to meet Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED™) standards, a national rating system developed by the U.S. Green Building Council. These include:
- close access to public transportation
- low-water use plumbing fixtures
- energy efficient light fixtures
- interior carbon dioxide monitoring
- low-emitting adhesives, sealants, paints and carpet
- daylight views in several areas of the building