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Heavy Duty Advanced Transportation Technology Center (Diesel)


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​CM Multiprime
$14.4 million
2011 - 2013
Proposition N
The Miramar College Heavy Duty Advanced Transportation Technology Center (Diesel) consists of approximately 17,500 square feet of new building construction to support program expansion to diesel, natural gas, hybrid bus and transit technology and new developments in construction equipment technology.
The building is featured from a raised exterior terrace that provides a welcoming pedestrian scaled presence to the main campus walk. The terrace incorporates digital exhibits and glazing into every primary instructional area – inside and outside. It is shaded by a large cork oak tree where it abuts the dirt test yard. Students, staff and visitors can view large vehicle testing in the test yard, which brings excitement and activity unique to the program into view.
The primary spaces provided are a 6-bay vehicle shop, faculty offices, classrooms, dynamometer, and equipment storage. It is projected to be LEED silver certified and includes day lighting, natural ventilation, low water use, recycled recycled content and efficient systems in all occupied spaces.  Exterior sustainable features include recycled water for irrigation and low water use plant materials.

Project Team:

  • Architect: Marlene Imirzian and Associates
  • Construction Manager: Soltek
  • Pre-Construction Manager: Swinerton
  • Civil Engineer: KPFF Consulting Engineers
  • Mechanical/Plumbing Engineers: SC Engineers and DEC Engineers
  • Electrical Engineer: Syska Hennessy Group, Inc.
  • Structural Engineer: KPFF Consulting Engineers
  • LEED Consultant: Drew George & Partners, Inc.
  • Landscape Architect: Spurlock Poirier Landscape Architects
  • Propositions S & N Program Manager: Gafcon, Inc.
  • Campus Project Manager: James Bray, Gafcon, Inc.
  • Project Manager: Ryan Murphy, Asst. Construction Manager, SDCCD
  • Furniture, Fixture & Equipment (FF&E) Project Manager: Eloisa Raymundo, Gafcon, Inc.
  • Photography: Bill Timmerman