The Empire Elementary School project, as part of the CCSD Bond 2010, consisted of both remodel of existing interior portions of the school and new construction. We added approximately 25,000 s.f. of new classrooms comprised of two new classroom wings, one on the northeast and one on the northwest sides of the school. These additions were constructed on masonry walls with a combination of structural steel and wood roof structure with a membrane roofing material. The additions replaced the old and failing temporary structures that were removed as part of these improvements.
The mechanical heating and cooling utilizes a water source heat pump system and the existing school was upgraded to use the same. Site improvements for this facility included a new delivery recessed dock, reworking of the entire site drainage, new bus and parent drop off lanes, new fencing, new parking and new landscaping.
We remodeled the existing library to serve as the new administration offices, and remodeled the previous administration area to be used as the new library. This project was accomplished while maintaining a functioning campus of 550+/- students.