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Expand Automotive Technology Career Instructional Building


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$3.7 million
2010 - 2011
Proposition N
The Miramar College Automotive Career Building project consists of two new buildings and site modifications to the existing Advance Transportation Technologies building on campus. One of the new buildings includes two teaching labs, two classrooms and a computer lab totaling about 7,200 square feet, while the other is 90 square feet storage building. The site modifications include expanding the auto courtyard to the north and providing two covered outdoor service bays and an auto detailing bay. The project is certified Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) Gold. 
Sustainable Features:
  • Classrooms with skylights and daylighting controls to reduce lighting loads
  • Classrooms with indirect evaporative coolers and towers for natural ventilation to reduce air conditioning loads
  • Reuse of existing materials, including overhead doors and shelving
  • Roofs sloped 15 degrees to the south for potential photovoltaic (solar) panels 
  • LEED Innovation in Design credit - achieved exemplary performance for water use reduction.  Potable water use was calculated, through the installation of low flow lavatories, to reduce water use by 53%
  • LEED Innovation in Design credit – achieved exemplary performance for On-Site Renewable Energy by having 78% of the building’s energy cost being offset by renewable energy generated on-site
  • Dedicated areas for the collection and storage of recycling materials, including cardboard, paper, plastic, glass and metals
  • Over 20% of the total building materials value includes building materials that have been extracted, processed and manufactured regionally, within 500 mile of the project site

Project Team:

  • Architect: Zagrodnik + Thomas Architects
  • Construction Manager: Black IPO
  • Contractor: Ledcor Construction
  • Electrical Engineer: Tanner Engineering
  • Mechanical Engineer: Bender Dean Engineering
  • Structural Engineer: Structural Design Consultant & Associates
  • Propositions S & N Program Manager: Gafcon, Inc.
  • Campus Project Manager: James Bray, Gafcon, Inc.
  • Project Manager: Tyler Campbell, Gafcon, Inc.
  • Furniture, Fixture & Equipment (FF&E) Project Manager: Laura Faustine, Gafcon, Inc