MEP/FP Engineering and Construction Administration

Oak Ridge High School Comprehensive

SGM Engineering provided full Electrical, Mechanical, Plumbing, and Fire Protection design services for Oakridge High School Comprehensive A/E Services. This $75M project included 9 buildings totaling 334,116 square feet for a total occupancy of 4,400 students and staff. Orange County Public Schools published multiple articles about this project as a 21st Century High School in a modernized campus setting. The school is loaded with state-of-the-art technology features including interactive white boards, virtual learning, and internet technologies. There are also a variety of highly creditable programs available to students including a Hotel Management magnet program, Aviation & Aerospace Engineering program funded through Lockheed Martin, and a JA Academy for Leadership & Entrepreneurship program. The school even has a fully operational CFE Federal Credit Union Branch run by students which serves students, faculty and teachers.

The design included three new three story classroom buildings, a new one story cafeteria building and the renovation of four existing buildings. The buildings included the central energy plant, auditorium, gymnasium and arts and music building. All the power distribution system contains of grounding, proper switch gear and main disconnect.

SGM’s design included a central energy plant with approximately 1,490 tons of cooling, 37 chilled water air handler units, 1 DX outside air handler unit, 2 DX split systems, 4 DX ductless split systems, 22 gravity ventilators, 38 electric duct heaters, 220 variable air volume units and 52 exhaust fans. The entire project is controlled by a direct digital control system. The mechanical design included a new Ice Storage type system consisting of 10 tanks with 3 air cooled chillers in the central energy plant, chilled water distribution throughout the site, air handling units and VAV’s with ductwork layout in the individual buildings. Variable frequency drives utilized for AHU control. The Ice Storage design was utilized to help Orange County Public School’s save on utility costs. Plumbing design involved the selection of new energy efficient fixtures and complete piping distribution for water and sanitary systems.