Scope: New construction of a multi-story education building. Design was on-going during construction allowing PETRA to provide value engineering ideas as the project progressed. Two value engineering solutions: issuing HVAC and electrical scopes as design-build and the use of wood in lieu of steel studs where possible. Petra was able to guide the design to maintain the budget and realize a savings at the end of the project, finishing $283,000 under budget.
The LEED Gold structure consists of CMU block, structural steel with wood infill framing, and white metal roof system. Other features include low flow plumbing fixtures, energy efficient lighting, occupancy shut-off sensors, and healthy environment with low VOCs.
The building’s biology and chemistry lab has three variable flow fume hoods that reduce airflow when not in use, a walk-in cadaver refrigerator, water distillation facility, and Bunsen burner gases at all stations.
Alternate transportation was encouraged by adding bike racks with storage and changing rooms. The landscaping included water wise technology and high efficiency drip systems. The project included build-outs to retail space on the ground level.
Project Size: 37,000 Sq. Ft.
Project Address: 205 South 6th Avenue, Caldwell, ID
Architect: CSHQA Architects