Woodbridge, VA

Prince William County Public Schools Old bridge Elementary School Renovation and Addition

Scope of Services
Mechanical, Electrical, Plumbing, and Fire Protection (MEP/FP) Engineering

As part of a facility renewal program, Old Bridge Elementary School was due for renovations and upgrades. The improvements meet the needs of a growing student population, and ensure the school is safe, functional, and provides the modern facilities necessary to support the current educational programs.

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This project added an activity room, offices, storage, and a restroom; included a renovation of the kitchen and MEP/FP systems; and relocated the health suite.

2RW’s services included:

  • A field survey to determine replacement needs, identify potential connections, and verify existing conditions
  • MEP/FP design for:
    • New central plant equipment including two high-efficiency, natural gas-fired, condensing boilers and a chilled water system
    • A new dedicated outdoor air system (DOAS) with energy recovery
    • Modifications to the existing sanitary, vent, and domestic cold/hot water piping to support a partial renovation of the full-service commercial kitchen
    • New fire alarm, intercom, and security systems with extensions to the building additions
  • The new systems are better able to maintain temperature and humidity conditions, making the school more comfortable for students, teachers, and staff.
  • The new high-efficiency systems are expected to reduce energy and water use.
  • The new ventilation systems are code compliant and provide better air quality, which promotes health and wellness and has been shown to improve academic performance in K-12 schools.
Scope of Services
Mechanical, Electrical, Plumbing, and Fire Protection (MEP/FP) Engineering

OWNER: Prince William County Public Schools (PWCS)

TIMEFRAME: 2017 – 2019

SIZE: Renovation: 79,270 SF; Addition: 3,371 SF

COST: $8.3 million

  • Construction was carefully coordinated with the owner and design team and completed over 13 phases to minimize disruption to the learning environment.
  • Strategic equipment selection, reuse of distribution components, and careful coordination of design tasks helped keep the project on budget.