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  Animal Care & Protective ServicesAnimal Care & Protective Services

Construction Manager

Auld & White Constructors, LLC
4168 Southpoint Parkway, #101, Jacksonville, FL 32216


Ebert Norman Brady Architects
1361 13th Avenue, South, #230, Jacksonville, FL 32250

General Description

Location: Jacksonville, Florida
Date Bid: May 2008 Construction Period: Aug 2008 to June 2009
Total Square Feet: 41,098 Site: 4.5 acres. Number of Buildings: One
Building Size: First floor, 41,098; total, 41,098 square feet.
Building Height: First floor, 12’; total, Varies.
Basic Construction Type: Design/Build New/Masonry/Structural Steel. Foundation: Cast-in-place. Exterior Walls: CMU, metal. Roof: SBS modified bituminous membrane. Floors: Concrete. Interior Walls: CMU.

Construction Team

Structural Engineer: Atlantic Engineering Services - 6501 Arlington Expressway, Building B, #201, Jacksonville, FL 32211
Mechanical & Electrical Engineer: Ohmega Group - 1652 San Marco Boulevard, Jacksonville, FL 32207
Civil Engineer: Civil Services, Inc. - 2394 St. Johns Bluff Road, South, Jacksonville, FL 32246

The new Animal Care and Protective Services replaces an overcrowded and dilapidated existing facility. This project was delivered on time, under budget, and was awarded a LEED Gold designation. Energy usage in the building is projected to be 40% less than the base model.

The project was previously designed and bid by other firms in 2001; and after four years of effort, the City was never able to get the project close to budget. With a minor reduction in building program and square footage, this high-performance building is now providing relief to the staff and animals.

Anticipated energy usage, according to the energy modeling, will result in a substantial reduction, benefiting the environment and the annual operating costs of this facility. By introducing energy efficient design and products into the building, it is anticipated to save $56,590 per year in energy costs, a savings of $1,000,000 over 20 years, and a HVAC pay off in 5.25 years. Energy modeling revealed the following:

Annual Energy Costs

  • 90.1 Baseline Building: $139,031

  • Proposed Building: $82,441

  • Total Energy Savings: $56,590

  • Overall Improvement: 40.7%

The project is currently complete and 337 of 407 tons or 83% of construction waste has been diverted from landfills. In addition, 27.9 % of the material used on the project was from recycled content. This was achieved by using items such as structural steel, which contains over 99% recycled material and drywall composed of 98% recycled material. 43% of the cementitious material for the concrete is recycled fly ash, requiring less Portland Cement which requires extensive embodied energy to produce.

The minimum goal for regional materials is 20% and the project achieved 43%, earning an exemplary performance credit. Using regional materials not only benefits the local economy but also limits the environmental impact of shipping materials long distances. Regional materials used in this facility included block, concrete, ceramic tile, gypsum tile, gypsum wallboard, insulation, acoustical ceiling, tile, landscaping, light gauge metal framing, structural steel, limerock and landscaping. The project also achieved an exemplary performance credit for maintaining 49.7% of the open space on site.

Product Information
Roof: Soprema
Metal Siding: Petersen 24 gauge PAC-CLAD® 7.2-inch Rib and Perforated 7.2-inch Rib Panels
Flooring: Plexi-Chemie Epoxy Floor System
Window, Curtainwall, Entrances & Storefronts: Kawneer
Skylight: Kalwall Lighting: Lightolier

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