West Plains Engineering provided mechanical and electrical engineering design services for the construction of a new 57,806 sq. ft. facility on the Enemy Swim Day School Campus. The new building provided classroom space for the Preschool, Elementary, and Middle School children, as well as for the Family and Child Education (FACE) and Special Education/Speech Programs. The project included a Media Center, Gymnasium, and Computer and Science Labs. Also part of the project was the addition of 3,280 sq. ft. Bus Barn and Maintenance Shop.
A geothermal heat pump system was chosen to provide heating and air conditioning throughout the facility. Geothermal heat pumps for each temperature control zone are served by a closed loop ground coupled heat exchanger to provide both heating and cooling to all locations.
The water service for this facility was brought in from the Rural Water Association. Water was distributed throughout the facility using insulated copper pipe. Water heating was provided by commercial style electric water heaters. A recirculating hot water system was used to provide instantaneous hot water at all fixtures. A complete fire protection sprinkler system was designed to meet NFPA 13 and BIA requirements for the facility.
Utility power was transformed to 277/480 volt, service, approximately 2000 amp, 480/277 volt, 3 phase, 4 wire. A complete 2-way paging system was installed. Addressable Fire Alarm System provides complete coverage. The building was completely wired with Cat 6 Cabling for data, and Cat 6 for telephone. A complete wireless clock system and cable television system were provided with provisions for in-house distribution. A complete and dedicated PA system was included in the Gymnasium, as well as in the Dining Area. The Security consisted of a limited system for access control with provisions for entire building.