City of Los Angeles Department of Public Works officials said they were pleased to have played a key role in planning, designing and constructing the new city Fire Station 62 in Mar Vista, which celebrated its grand opening earlier this month.

Among other things, the city Bureau of Engineering is responsible for capital improvement projects, construction cost estimates, construction contract management, planning and design of public facilities such as the Mar Vista fire station, and other infrastructures, city engineer Gary Lee Moore said.

“A substantial piece of our mission is to plan, design, construct and manage sustainable public infrastructure for the City of Los Angeles,” said Moore.

For the new Fire Station 62, at 11970 Venice Blvd., the Bureau of Engineering provided state-of-the-art design, materials, equipment and technology to enable fire personnel to improve services to the community it supports, Moore said.

With ample space to house additional staff and equipment, including an EMS (Emergency Medical Service) district office and an Explorer Post, the new facility has the capacity to meet Mar Vista’s needs for the next 50 years or more, he said.

During the construction phase of this project the Bureau of Engineering partnered with the Bureau of Contract Administration, the city’s independent quality control and contract compliance agency.

“The (Contract Administration) Bureau is responsible for providing assurance that all city Public Works projects are constructed and administered in accordance with the plans, specifications, state and federal laws and safety provisions to achieve a quality product,” noted Moore.

“It provided facility inspection and quality control assurance to ensure that this building will last for the next 50 years and beyond.”

Proposition F, which authorizes $532.6 million in General Obligation Bonds to finance the

construction and rehabilitation of fire stations and animal shelters throughout the city, provided funding for the new fire station.