Alternative High School Renovation
IMEG provided engineering design for Davenport Community School District’s new Mid City High School. The facility previously was a medical office building, and the scope consisted of renovating the entire building into an alternative high school.
The existing systems were replaced as part of the renovation, including the HVAC systems. IMEG engineers reviewed life-cycle cost analysis to determine an efficient mechanical system that worked within the school’s budget and timeline. The scope of work also included addressing multiple code deficiencies, including replacing the fire alarm system, as well as modifying lighting levels to bring them up to current standards. Two new water services were also installed — one to serve domestic water needs, the other to serve the building’s new sprinkler system.
Lighting was replaced with LED fixtures, and the industrial tech space included a dust collection system.
Challenges included an accelerated schedule, and distributing the new utilities in a building that was not previously designed as a school.