For several years McKim & Creed has furnished engineering services for the School of Science and Math in North Carolina. The NCSSM is a two-year, public residential high school that focuses on science, mathematics and technology. Projects have ranged from classroom lighting and power to air handling unit replacement to upgrades to the chiller plan and mechanical system.
Most recently, McKim & Creed provided mechanical, electrical and plumbing services for the $66-million Bryan Center and residence hall additions. The 135,000-square foot Bryan Center features dining, laboratory, classroom and office space. The residence hall additions total approximately 80,000 square feet.
This project was pursued as a LEED silver certified project and complies with new State Construction Office guidelines regarding sustainability to reduce energy consumption (30% savings compared to ASHRAE 90.1-2004) and water consumption (20% below 2006 North Carolina Building Code requirements).
As part of this project energy, conservation strategies were implemented such as high-efficiency type boilers and water heaters, energy recovery for exhaust/outside air streams, lighting controls and building envelope options utilizing high-performance glazing and increasing building insulation values. Low-flow plumbing fixtures were utilized to cut water conception. This project includes the complete renovation of Bryan Hall and the fire pump and sprinkler system.
(Renderings provided by others)