This project consisted of working with a local architect to design and build a new administration and classroom building for a local middle school. The building design was particularly challenging as the new construction was programmed within a very confined area located in the center of campus. Two existing classroom buildings were demolished to prepare the site for the new building.
Since construction would take over a year and operations could not be interrupted, several utilities had to be relocated or temporaries created in order to accomplish the project. Our firm devised a way to relocate the central chiller and reconfigure the chilled water distribution such that the demolition could be accomplished without interrupting the school year. Similarly, central fire alarm, telecommunications and networking, and intercommunication systems were also relocated or duplicated without interruption.
The new administration building is independent of the campus chilled water system and features very advanced and energy efficient DX cooling and natural gas heating. Energy efficient lighting and building wide lighting controls help to make this facility one of the District’s lowest energy consumers.
Brian Wallace is a licensed professional engineer with 16 years of experience in the electrical engineering industry and a Bachelor of Science degree in Electrical Engineering from the Florida State University. Brian’s project experience ranges from electrical system analysis, including fault current studies, protective device coordination studies, and arc flash studies, to electrical system design, including interior and exterior lighting, energy saving lighting controls, switchgear layout, and emergency distribution system design.
Brian has proven proficiency creating detailed electrical designs and he understands the importance of completing tasks on time and on budget.