St. Dominic High School
Renovations to the building include six (6) new science labs with prep rooms, a virtual class room, chemical storage rooms, offices, and nine (9) new restrooms. The existing Chapel was converted to a sound studio. A reflections room was constructed on the third floor, which showcases five beautiful stained glass windows, and light fixtures that were originally part of the Chapel. A structure was added to the building that houses an elevator and handicap ramp connecting the new sound studio with the school. An educational greenhouse was created on the footprint of a terrace on the first floor adjacent to the biology lab. All of the new classrooms have a rubber floorcovering with cold weld seams and the corridors have a cork rubber flooring for noise control. All these Environmental remediation were extremely vital as this now guarantees a safer and healthier environment in which the students can focus on their academics. A recent survey showed that many schools choose to renovate their classrooms and other infrastructure only when they are completely worn off. This form of negligence is not healthy for anyone in the school as it can at times even result in various health problems.
Exterior building enhancements include new structural steel framed awnings with translucent Kalwall roof panels constructed at three entrances of the building.¬†¬† Existing building masonry was repaired and re-pointed. New Julius Blum railings were added at new ramps and stairs matching the original railings with the same details. All building windows were repaired and the existing stained glass windows were restored.
As part of the renovation three high tech condensing furnaces and a new hot water heater were installed which all run on a new building management system. A new chiller and rooftop air handling units were installed. The chiller supplies newly installed fan coils and unit ventilators throughout the entire building.
Utilities were upgraded throughout the building. New switchgear for the electric service, lightning protection, a new water main, rpz, and fire alarm control panel and system were all installed as part of the project. A fire sprinkler system with double check valves was added throughout the entire structure.
TRITEC acted as Construction Manager through out the project.