enginnering project

SBEC provided mechanical and electrical engineering design services for a new educational facility to serve visually impaired children.   The facility includes classrooms, dining, recreational, meeting and administrative spaces. SBEC’s specific scope of work included:

  • 23,000 CFM variable-air-volume (VAV) air handling unit (AHU) with gas-fired heating and direct-expansion (DX) cooling
  • Below-grade fiberglass reinforced plastic (FRP) ductwork from AHU outside to building crawl-space
  • VAV terminal boxes with electric heating coils
  • Type I kitchen hood and grease exhaust system
  • Two 150 MBH gas-fired domestic water heaters
  • Direct-digital-control (DDC) automation system with demand controlled ventilation (CO2 sensors)
  • Full fire sprinkler system
  • Direct-indirect suspended lighting system in large common spaces
  • Rope lighting fixture installed in the rail
  • In-floor fluorescent fixture
  • Interior lighting control via one time-switch and several lighting contactors with override switch for each contactor (override switch located in the principal’s office)
  • Type 1 kitchen power system
  • Intercom system between the observation room and classroom
  • Intelligent Fire alarm system with LED graphic annunciator
Area:15,600 GSF