Dover High School|
Construction Manager & Cost Estimator
110 S. Poplar Street, #400, Wilmington, DE 19801
Date Bid: Apr 2011 Construction Period: July 2011 to Aug
Total Square Feet: 309,000 Site: 106 acres.
Number of Buildings: One; auditorium, seating 940; gymnasium,
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,
Basic Construction Type: New.
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
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
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
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.
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
VCT: Mannington Carpet: Tristate
Lighting System Controls: Lutron
Elevator: Delaware Elevator Company, Columbia Elevator Products,