Turner Construction Company
54 State Street, 4th Floor, Albany, NY 12207
King & King, Architects LLP
108 Washington Street, Manlius, NY 13104
Location: Johnstown, New York
Date Bid: Feb 2006
Construction Period: Apr 2006 to Sep 2006
Total Square Feet: 150,000 Site: 30 acres.
Number of Buildings: One.
Building Size: First floor, 129,498; second floor, 20,502; total, 150,000 square feet.
Building Height: First floor, 15’4”; second floor to top, 40’8”; total, 40’8”.
Basic Construction Type: New.
Foundation: Cast-in-place, reinforced concrete, slab-on-grade. Exterior Walls: CMU, brick.
Floors: Concrete. Interior Walls: Metal stud drywall,
Structural Engineer: John P. Stopen Engineering Partnership - 450 S. Salina Street, #400, Syracuse, NY 13202
Electrical Engineer: LaCorte Companies, Inc. - 630 7th Avenue, Troy, NY 12182
Mechanical Engineer: Campito Plumbing & Heating, Inc. - 3 Hemlock Street, Latham, NY 12110
Just as the facility’s alternative high school motivates students to transform challenges into opportunities, Turner Construction Company provided a full spectrum of challenging design/construction services to accommodate a myriad of learning opportunities at this multipurpose regional educational center for the Montgomery County Industrial Development Agency and tenant, Hamilton-Fulton-Montgomery BOCES.
The 150,000-square-foot facility features two stories in the front and one behind. The real story lies in the innovative, multifaceted collaboration designed into this BOCES serving the needs of 15 school districts. The regional facility will house a 140-student alternative high school, 450-student career/technical center and other centralized and off-site child and adult instructional programs as well as multiple support services. Adding to the uniqueness is a collaboration between BOCES and adjacent Fulton-Montgomery Community College, which will utilize 3,500-square-feet of facility space.
These synergistic learning activities all take place under one roof. Therein lies the design challenge, for sharing space are areas as diverse as automotive sciences, cosmetology, nursing, criminal justice and computer graphics. A large partitionable conference room adds to the plethora of community-enriching possibilities.
Making the demarcation clear without obfuscating the low-rise steel frame exterior are separate student and community entrances. The exterior features cold-formed framing, Dens Glass sheathing, a moisture barrier and other elements enhancing the building’s beauty and durability. Interior partitions of masonry and impact-resistant gypsum wallboard over metal stud framing delineate the mini-facilities without detracting from visual flow.
Two extensive kitchens, darkroom facilities, vehicle lifts and compressed air systems speak to the facility’s numerous uses. Full site improvements offer welcoming entries and ample parking for the many people who seek lifetime learning, day and night.
DIV. 7: Membrane Roof: Firestone.
DIV. 8: Entrances & Storefronts, Curtainwalls, Windows: EFCO Corporation.
DIV. 9: Sheathing: Georgia Pacific; Interior Gypsum: USG;
Flooring: Armstrong, Johnsonite, Dal-Tile.
DIV. 14: Elevators: ThyssenKrupp.
DIV. 26: Lighting: Cooper.