William Smith Alternative High School, AURORA, CO
Mechanical Construction Services: HVAC & Plumbing Installations
TRAUTMAN & SHREVE VALUE DELIVERED
To provide mechanical installation services to produce a comfortable and productive environment within which the client can develop and implement flexible educational strategies; increased ability to meet the unique learning needs of a significant student sub-segment.
To construct a new facility for its alternative educational program.
HVAC & PLUMBING SOLUTIONS
Trautman & Shreve helped provide a high-performance environment tailored to this client's innovative educational approach. The 42,000-square-foot multi-use facility includes art, science and technology classrooms, as well as media centers and a nursery.
Trautman & Shreve's mechanical construction scope of work included heating, ventilation and air-conditioning (HVAC) installation as well as plumbing systems installation. The HVAC system consisted of five semi-custom rooftop air-handling units connected to a central chiller and boiler. This commercial heating and cooling system distributes air throughout the building via variable air volume (VAV) units with hot water reheat loops in individual zones. The plumbing installation involved typical restroom and kitchen areas, as well as specialty piping and fixtures for the science, art and nursery areas.
EDUCATION FACILITY BACKGROUND
The Aurora Public Schools include Aurora Elementary School, Aurora Middle School and Aurora High School, as well as William Smith Alternative High School. The schools have a combined enrollment of approximately 1,290 students in grades K-12 (2004-05 school year). William Smith High School services approximately 250 students, grades 9-12, throughout the Aurora Public Schools District. The school's mission is "to provide a challenging and innovative academic program based on student performance."