Lycoming Career and Technology Center|
317 N. Front Street, Harrisburg, PA 17101
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.
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
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
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
DIV. 26: Lighting: LiteControl, KIM, Hubbell.