Valdez Middle School

RSA Engineering provided mechanical and electrical engineering as well as construction administration services for the new Valdez Middle School.  Mechanical design included plumbing, heating, sprinkler systems, and ventilation systems for the new building.  Additionally, an energy analysis of the building was peformed, including life cycle cost options for alternate mechanical and building envelop components.  Electrical scope included design for power, lighting, telecom, fire alarm,  intercom, wireless clocks system, CCTV cameras, intrusion detection system and audio/video systems. A/V connections for smart boards were provided in the classrooms and conference rooms. HDMI and touchscreen interface was designed for the projectors and sounds systems in the Gymnasium and multipurpose areas. The project also included a large diesel generator in an arctic enclosure that provides standby power for the building, as well as line conditioners on all the main power feeds to provide clean, reliable power to the facility. The building lighting system is state of the art, with nearly all of the light fixtures provided as LED type with smart lighting controls allowing for maximum energy savings and decreased maintenance.

  • Categories: Educational
  • Client: Valdez Middle School
  • Size: 56,759 SF
  • Architect: Bettisworth North
  • Cost: $29.5M
  • Location: Valdez, AK