AMBRIDGE AREA HIGH SCHOOL Ambridge, Pennsylvania November 29, 2006 Brandon McKee

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AMBRIDGE AREA HIGH SCHOOL
Ambridge, Pennsylvania
November 29, 2006
Brandon McKee
Construction Management
SITE OVERVIEW
• Building adjacent to existing school
• 245,325 SF
• Construction cost - $39.2 million
Greening Public Schools
Critical Issues Research
• Identify barriers to green school design
from both school district and designer
point of view
• Compare needs of initial vs. lifecycle costs
• Develop LEED point list from owner
desires and designer suggestions
Precast Panels vs. Brick
• Examine erection time of two methods
• Compare lead time of methods
• Explore benefits of precast for LEED
design
• Possible increased energy efficiency
• Identify methods to make greener schools
and lower operation costs
• Reduction in mason scaffolding allows
other shell trades to begin earlier
Extreme Schedule Acceleration
• 24 month schedule delayed
• Scheduled for occupancy Jan. 2008
Middle of school year
• Reduce schedule for occupancy Sept. 2007
Beginning of school year
• Examine steel erection sequence and
methods
• GC cost reduction vs. accelerated steel
erection costs
Green Roof vs. EPDM
• Incorporate a green roof to part or whole
of roof area
• Study its effect on heating/cooling
loads/mechanical equipment size
• Examine LEED point addition
• Possible incorporation as educational tool
QUESTIONS ?

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