Douglas County School District solicited Architectural and Engineering Design Services for 2021-2022 Bond Improvement Projects at several schools, including Douglas County High School (DCHS). The projects addressed various deferred maintenance needs. At DCHS, a large portion of the scope was mechanical and plumbing upgrades. As part of the RATIO Design team, 360 Engineering worked closely with the district to assess existing systems and equipment conditions at DCHS. We provided timely, cost-effective, efficient design solutions based on the district’s needs, site observations, and ventilation and load calculations.
The mechanical design included replacing variable air volume units (VAVs), kitchen make-up air units, hydronic piping, wall-mountain and ceiling-mounted unit heaters, perimeter hydronic heaters, and various exhaust fans. The plumbing design provided new overhead domestic water lines, new ball valves on domestic water lines, thermostatic mixing valves for emergency drench shower, kitchen water heater, water coolers, drinking fountains, and reroute of gas piping.