Henrico, VA

Henrico County Public Schools Skipwith Elementary School Renovation

Scope of Services
Mechanical, Electrical, and Plumbing (MEP) Engineering

Skipwith Elementary School was built in 1956 with renovations in 1960 and 1981. The school needed to be expanded to meet the needs of the growing student population and was due for updates to systems which were at end-of-life.

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2RW provided MEP engineering and construction administration for:

  • Full HVAC replacement
  • New lighting (including site lighting)
  • Electrical upgrades
  • Bathroom renovations
  • New security, clocks, intrusion detection, and technology
  • Site improvements to include bus canopies
  • New fire alarm system

The renovated school is expected to perform more efficiently than the existing building. High-efficiency boilers will generate hot water which will heat the building in the winter and dehumidify it in the summer. Centralized HVAC units on the roof replace loud window-mounted units within each room. In every element of design—including the open concept media lounge—the building will serve as a conduit of learning, encouraging a new generation of thoughtful and equipped young adults to take on the challenges of tomorrow’s world.

Scope of Services
Mechanical, Electrical, and Plumbing (MEP) Engineering

OWNER: Henrico County Public Schools

TIMEFRAME: 2017 – 2018

SIZE: 45,490 SF

COST: $7.1 million

  • Low-flow water fixtures
  • High-efficiency boilers
  • Daylight controls for classroom lighting fixtures
  • Removal of window-mounted HVAC units, eliminating significant HVAC noise from each classroom
  • New incoming electrical service and electrical system
  • Replacement of floor-to-ceiling glass around entire building with high-efficiency glass