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  New Dover High SchoolNew Dover High School

Construction Manager & Cost Estimator

EDiS Company
110 S. Poplar Street, #400, Wilmington, DE 19801

General Description

Location: Dover, Delaware
Date Bid: Apr 2011 Construction Period: July 2011 to Aug 2014
Total Square Feet: 309,000 Site: 106 acres.
Number of Buildings: One; auditorium, seating 940; gymnasium, seating 2,500.
Building Sizes: First floor, 209,000; second floor, 52,000, each
additional floor, 48,000; total, 309,000 square feet.
Building Height: First floor, 15’ 4”; second floor, 15’ 4”, each
additional floor, 15’ 4”; floor to floor, 15’4”; penthouse, 9’; total, 55’.
Basic Construction Type: New.
Foundation: Cast-in-place.
Exterior Walls: Brick, curtain wall, metal panel, GFRC.
Roof: Metal, membrane. Floors: Concrete.
Interior Walls: CMU, metal stud drywall, curtain wall.
Projected and/or modeled energy usage KBTU/SF/yr: 69

Project Team

Architect: ABHA Architects, Inc. - 1621 N. Lincoln Street, Wilmington, DE 19806
Structural Engineer: Baker Ingram Associates - 1050 S. State Street, Dover, DE 19901
Mechanical Engineer: Gipe Associates, Inc. - 8719 Brooks Drive, Easton, MD 21601
Electrical Engineer: Dmitri J. Ververelli, Inc. - 211 N. 13th Street, 9th Floor, Philadelphia, PA 19107

The New Dover High School was designed to accommodate an initial capacity of 1,800 students within a building of 290,000 square feet. The plan is organized into learning academies, each housing general instruction classrooms along with the required support and administrative areas such as teacher workrooms, conference areas and student lockers. The core facilities, HVAC, power and technology systems have been constructed to accommodate likely future expansion. The architectural massing of this three-story school is located on 106 acres of re-purposed farm land, acknowledging the sun's motion, prevailing winds and natural vistas. The building is positioned to maximize natural daylight opportunities, enhance storm water management capacity and provide ample space for two geo-thermal well fields. Construction systems include spread footings, steel frame, brick, Arriscraft, GFRC and metal panel skin, aluminum doors and windows as well as metal and EPDM roof systems. Interior partitions are glazed block, painted concrete block and impact resistant gypsum wallboard. Floor finishes include terrazzo, VCT, and epoxy materials. Lighting systems (including LED) are controlled by Lutron daylight harvesting and strive for energy efficiency and
ease of maintenance.

Site improvements include a 4,000-seat synthetic turf football stadium, synthetic turf auxiliary stadium, running track and space for field events, softball and baseball stadia, six full size practice fields, six tennis courts and connections to adjacent neighborhood walking paths. Separate site access and building entrances are provided for automobile and school bus drop-off and parking. Road improvements include the addition of a new connector road and improvements to Route 8, a main city artery, with new signals. Landscaped retention basins, emergency vehicular access, extensive meadow planting buffering along with over 1,500 new trees and accommodations for additional development are provided.

Educational spaces and amenities include 103 teaching stations including: 70-seat Lecture Hall; 120-seat Large Group Instruction Room; 14 Science Lab Suites; 940-seat auditorium with full production capabilities supported by 2D and 3D Art Rooms, Stagecraft Workroom, TV Studio and Storage, Choral and Instrument Rehearsal Rooms, Keyboard Classroom and individual practice rooms; 2,500-seat Competition Gym, Auxiliary Gym, Fitness Room, and Wrestling & Movement Room supported by Locker Rooms for Home and Visiting teams, Team Video Room, Trainer Room and Offices for the Physical Education program; Cafeteria to accommodate 600+ with a contemporary Servery and a full service Kitchen; Guidance and Administration Suites; Library Suite; KCCS & Special Needs Wing; Ninth Grade Academy; Nursing; Early Childhood Education; Plant & Animal Sciences; AFJROTC; Computer Graphics; Computer Drafting; HVAC Education; 1,100 square foot dance studio with sprung floor and fully equipped Culinary Arts Lab and Classroom.

The New Dover High School affords the staff and students accessible technologies in the form of unique Data, IP based Multi-Media, VOIP Communications, Public Address, Physical Security, Wireless, Point of Sale and Video Surveillance systems. All systems platforms are fully integrated and employ a standardized topography utilizing IP based technologies. The HVAC system is geothermal with individualized heat pumps. The Administration, Auditorium and Gymnasium Suites operate independently reflecting the facility's ability to zone energy usage and physical access for after school operation.

Product Information
Building Envelope: Belden Brick Company
Metal Roofing: Merchant & Evans Zip Loc Standing Seam Panel
EPDM Roofing: Firestone ECO White
Entrances & Storefronts, Curtain Walls, Thermal Windows: EFCO, a Pella Company
VCT: Mannington Carpet: Tristate
Lighting System Controls: Lutron
Elevator: Delaware Elevator Company, Columbia Elevator Products, Inc.

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