Armstrong School District hired Reynolds to perform pre-construction and construction phase management services for its new junior/senior high school project. Reynolds and the architect, L. Robert Kimball, completed a district-wide feasibility study. The study addressed possible consolidation of facilities and the construction of the new school. As part of that study Reynolds evaluated the energy efficiency of the various options presented so that the board could make an educated decision.
The final project consists of a new 270,658-square-foot, three-story building capable of accommodating up to 1,750 students. Included in the building are a 1,200-seat main gymnasium and a 1,000-seat auditorium along with a separate 300-seat auxiliary gym. Separate cafeterias were provided for junior high and senior high students.
Reynolds was hired by the Armstrong School District to perform an Investment Grade Audit for needed energy and infrastructure upgrades and replacements at the Shannock Valley and Elderton Elementary Schools.
The district had commissioned a study from an architect to identify needs within these facilities and estimated costs to renovate and make needed improvements. The study identified several options, with the lowest cost option costing over $23 million, which was beyond the district’s budget.
Reynolds was then tasked by the district to develop an option that addressed the needs in a more cost-effective way. Reynolds provided a preliminary assessment of the two buildings and identified an option that could be completed for less than $18 million ($10.5M–Shannock Valley; $7.4M Elderton) and would generate energy savings of more than $1 million over the life of the program.
Solutions: Construction Management
Architect: L. Robert Kimball
Square Feet: 270,658
Construction Cost: $47.3 million
Project Cost: $17.8 million
Guaranteed Annual Savings: TBD