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  Lycoming Career and Technology Center


McKissick Associates
317 N. Front Street, Harrisburg, PA 17101

General Description

Location: Hughesville, Pennsylvania
Date Bid: Jan 2006
Construction Period: Feb 2006 to Sep 2006
Total Square Feet: 12,830 Site: 2 acres.
Number of Buildings: One.
Building Size: First floor, 11,650; second floor, 1,180;
total, 12,830 square feet.
Building Height: Total, 28’.
Basic Construction Type: Type II Non-Combustible/
Pre-Engineered/New. Foundation: Cast-in-place.
Exterior Walls: CMU. Roof: Metal. Floors: Concrete, terrazzo. Interior Walls: CMU, metal stud drywall.

Construction Team

Structural Engineer: Thomas H. Metz Engineering, Inc. - RR #2 Box 1542, Mifflintown, PA 17059
General Contractor: The Robert Feaster Corporation - 529 Point Township Drive, P.O. Box 47, Northumberland, PA 17857
Mechanical Engineer & Contractor: McClure Company (Energy Saving Contracting Organization) A subsidiary of PPL Energy Services Mid-Atlantic, LLC - 4101 N. Sixth Street, Harrisburg, PA 17110
Electrical & Plumbing Engineer: H. F. Lenz Company - 1407 Scalp Avenue, Johnstown, PA 15904

Lycoming Career and Technology Center, page 50

When the lease on of the Lycoming
Career and Technology Center’s former facility was about to expire without the opportunity for renewal, this new vocational building was taken from design conception to occupancy in 12 months; including concurrent completion of curriculum and design reviews by the Pennsylvania Department of Education’s Planning and Construction Office. The facility’s permanent location was chosen to be at the Hughesville Jr./Sr. High School since the Lycoming Career and Technology Center already had several other vocational curriculum programs already in existence at that location. Locating the building here would also consolidate the majority of the vocational programs on one campus as well as be more geographically centered for the school districts it serves.

The facility houses an automotive shop, full food service kitchen, health occupations, general classrooms and a restaurant practice area accessible to the neighboring Hughesville Jr./Sr. High School. Also housed in the building, are the central administrative offices for the Lycoming County Career Consortium (comprised of East Lycoming, South Williamsport, Montoursville, Warrior Run & Muncy School Districts).

The approach to the building design was focused on providing a solution that would be durable, and one that could be constructed in a relatively short amount of time. Prefabricated steel construction, architectural masonry, high efficiency operable windows and the use of some higher grade interior finishes in select locations were utilized to achieve this goal. The exterior walls of the building are also constructed as non-load bearing cavity walls in which an interior masonry wythe extends to the roof eaves in case the wall panels ever need to be replaced after their service life. The design of the facility also attempted to maximize the thermal integrity of the exterior envelope by incorporating a net R-value=30 on the roof, a net R-value = 15 on the walls, and R-value =10 at foundations and perimeter floor slabs.

The East Lycoming School District employed a third party Energy Services Contracting Organization to provide and install the HVAC system for the new facility in order to reduce the initial capital outlay on the project. The district recently initiated energy saving measures at other buildings in their district.


DIV. 7: Metal Roof: Star Building, Metal Panels, Metecno Aluma Shield.
DIV. 8: Windows: Kawneer.
DIV. 9: Ceilings: Armstrong; Paint: Sherwin Williams.
DIV. 26: Lighting: LiteControl, KIM, Hubbell.

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