Project Description

Project: Silverton Paideia Academy
Client: Cincinnati Public Schools
Location: Cincinnati, Ohio
Completed: 2012

M-Engineering’s role on this assignment was to provide fire protection, plumbing, HVAC, electrical and technology planning, design and construction administrative services to implement a new mixed PreK-6 School.

The building obtained a LEED Silver certification. The building mechanical system consisted of a Geothermal Water Source Dedicated Outdoor Air Unit with Active Chilled Beams to condition the classroom portion of the building. The gymnasium was conditioned with water-source heat pumps and the cafeteria was conditioned with a geothermal, water-source, VAV, air handling unit.  The project site included a 150 well, geothermal field.

The building was a 2-story structure (63,130 square feet) and framed with ICF (Insulated Concrete Form) walls and precast concrete floors and roofs (with exception of the gymnasium and dining area which has metal deck on bar joist roof system). The interior bearing walls were masonry. It involved a unique arc shaped, free standing colonnade structure at the main entrance. The building was modeled using Revit Structure 2010. An expansion joint separated the building into two halves. A 2,300 square foot, open shelter building was added for outdoor activities.

Project Type: Institutional
Cost: $13,000,000
Area/Size: 63,130 Square Feet
Services Provided: Central Chiller Plant, Sound & Paging system, Centrifugal Chiller Units, Security & Fire Alarm System, Kitchen Hood Suppression Systems, Custom Designed VAV Air-Handling Units and Power Distribution System.