PCL : LAUSD Central Los Angeles High School #9
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LAUSD Central Los Angeles High School #9

Project Overview

Central Los Angeles High School #9 is the showpiece high school for the Los Angeles Unified School District. As a performing and visual arts high school, the seven-building, 10-acre campus houses a 950-seat theater, a parking garage/gymnasium, a library, a cafeteria, and classrooms. A new central plant and related utility distribution lines serve the entire campus. The school is aesthetically modern, with striking curved walls, curtain wall, stainless steel exterior metal panel cladding, and asymmetrical features.

PCL utilized virtual construction to coordinate structural steel, curtain wall, and cladding on this project. 3-D modeling also proved to be a great asset in coordinating the mechanical, electrical, and plumbing systems in the buildings. The team faced a potential six-week delay when skeletal remains from an old cemetery were found onsite, but the threat was mitigated by opting to start the foundations in an alternate sequence. Using virtual construction and resequencing the schedule enabled PCL to complete the project on schedule despite the delays.

DETAILS

CLIENT:
Los Angeles Unified School District
PROJECT LOCATION:
Los Angeles, CA
PCL OFFICE:
Los Angeles – Buildings Construction
COMPANY:
PCL Construction Services, Inc.
SECTOR:
Buildings
MARKETS:
Education, Government Public Facilities and Military
DELIVERY METHOD:
General Contracting

Awards

10 Most Important Projects of the Last 10 Years - #8 - Los Angeles Downtown News

2009 President's Award Overall - Metal Construction Association

2009 "Q" Award - Alliance for Quality Construction