Saiful Bouquet is the structural engineer of record for the new Construction Technology Building at Los Angeles Trade Technical College. The building will be the largest facility on the campus and is designed as a three-story, 139,000 sq. ft. training center located along Grand Avenue. It will be provide facilities for the building trades, such as carpentry, plumbing technology, electrical contracting, green technology, contractor licensing, architecture, and refrigeration and air conditioning. At its heart, the building is designed to be a teaching tool, demonstrating the use and selection of durable materials and systems. The building features exposed building systems such as the radiant floor system and mechanical design gives students the opportunity to use the building as a teaching tool.
The project will achieve LEED® Gold certification and exceed California Title 24 Energy Code by more than 25%. Sustainable design strategies include: storm water management, cool roof, rooftop photovoltaic panels, light pollution reduction, protected shading, the use of certified wood and regional materials (including steel, concrete, flooring, and casework), and optimum energy savings through the use of lighting fixture sensors, natural day-lighting and ventilation.