452,000-SF New High School
IMEG provided mechanical, electrical, and technology engineering and design for a new 452,000-sf high school and site buildings.
The new high school includes a complete applied tech area with an auto shop, wood shop, power lab and welding lab; TV studio; natatorium; greenhouse; football stadium with press box, concession area and restrooms; baseball stadium; and maintenance building. IMEG also provided design for site lighting for football stadium and parking lots. The building included a full service cooking kitchen that served the 3,000-student population and served as a prep kitchen for other schools within the district. The kitchen has full capabilities for baking, grilling, frying, serving, and dishwashing.
Site building lighting included dugouts, press boxes, concessions building; and site storage/maintenance building.
Lighting systems incorporated high performance low ballast factor ballast systems to reduce energy consumption by 25% while maintaining the same light levels as a traditional T8 system. Daylighting controls are utilized in transitional and public spaces such as corridors, cafeteria and the
library. Indirect lighting reduces glare in the natatorium while providing light levels appropriate for locally televised competitions.
The project included a 1000-ton water-cooled chiller plant accompanied by a 200-ton air-cooled chiller for summer month cooling and 1100 BHP hybrid boiler plant with flexible water tube and condensing style boilers.
IMEG also engineered a pre-designed photovoltaic roof system and provided theater consulting for a new 900-seat theater which included systems for the auditorium and theatre spaces as well as lighting design for the television production studio.
Midwest Construction Best of 2010 K-12 Education Project of the Year