Utica City School District Capital Improvement Program
C&S is the design engineer and subconsultant to an architectural teammate for multiple projects for the capital improvement program at Utica City School District. The $180 million program involves 13 schools across the district and includes renovations to mechanical, electrical, life safety (security and fire alarm), communications (PA and telephones), and plumbing, as well as site and architectural projects. Work to date includes:
- Condition assessment of mechanical, electrical, plumbing, life safety, and communication systems for all 13 schools, including field work and a report of recommended renovation items.
- Mechanical, electrical, plumbing, life safety, and communications system design for a new elevator in a separate building addition at JFK Middle School.
- Life safety engineering services for a fire alarm replacement at JFK Middle School. Performed in a very tight schedule when the school fire alarm stopped functioning three weeks before opening day of fall 2009 classes. C&S worked with a fire alarm company to replace out-of-date fire alarm components throughout the school to get the system up and working in time for returning students.
- Phase 1—Mechanical, electrical, plumbing, life safety, and communications engineering for full building renovations, including new ventilation systems, upgraded heating systems, new building additions, new fire alarms, new telephones, public address systems, and building security. Toilet rooms were renovated and upgraded to meet ADA requirements. New back flow preventers were installed and sanitary lines were replaced.
- Phase 2—Mechanical, electrical, plumbing, life safety, and communications engineering. Schools received smartboards in the classrooms. The high school received a new addition and new cafeteria as well as much needed upgrades.
- Phase 3—Mechanical, electrical, plumbing, life safety, communications engineering, and technology upgrades.