Verdugo Projects

Welding Shop Alteration, Aviation/Art Building


The former Fire Academy space in the Aviation/Art Building is being repurposed to support the Welding Program, thereby enabling it to accommodate more students and teach more welding technologies. This is part of a larger project that will also include the creation of a new machine technology laboratory containing heavy equipment such as industrial machine shears and plasma cutters. The larger project also includes electrical system upgrades. This renovation project will also include expanding the Welding Program to accommodate more students and teach more welding technologies.


  • Welding booth snorkel connection near completion
  • AT Building fire alarm system test completed
  • Start-up and testing of units in progress
  • Punchlist items for fire sprinklers in classrooms and offices complete
  • Review of revised proposals for heating in classrooms and offices and air conditioning for electrical room
  • Inspector of Record began work on punch list items week of 10/19/2020
  • Proposed bracket detail for welding booth bracing approved
  • Finalizing of conduit rack, installation of snorkels, and canopy installation in progress
  • Permanent power to Welding Shop completed – breakers received in week of 10/05/2020; breaker installation included planned power shutdown
  • Electric conduit racking system in progress
  • Temporary power installed to welding booths and classroom
  • Welding booths and equipment received, installation in progress; Welding booth assembly complete
  • High voltage termination complete
  • Electrical feed to new electrical room to be terminated
  • Fire Alarm System 90% installed; Preliminary electrical installation finalized
  • Existing welding equipment relocated from old Welding Shop to renovated Welding Shop in Aviation/Art Building on 8/19/2020
  • Electrical panels and switches delivered on 7/31/2020; the feed to the units is in progress
  • Electric low voltage to be completed week of 8/3/2020
  • Dust collector unit installed; DC fan to be installed week of 8/3/2020
  • AA-Poured 30+/- yds. of concrete for Dust Collector and mechanical pad
  • ATC-Fire Alarm and device testing complete
  • Target completion: August 28, 2020


Construction 99%

Project Team

Project Manager Thomas Hughes, Cumming 
General Contractor Sam Naguib, Monet Construction
Architect of Record Gus Galindo, Little Architects
Inspector of Record Hector Diaz, VIS Vital Inspection Services Inc.