Wake Technical Community College’s Health Sciences Building H has been awarded a Sir Walter Raleigh Award for Community Appearance in the field of Public Facilities and Spaces.
LS3p Associates Inc. with subconsultant Dewberry contributed to the project. Dewberry has provided mechanical, electrical, plumbing, fire protection and technology engineering services on the three-story, 65,000 sq. ft. building.
“Providing an array of services for this facility was a wonderful opportunity for our team,” says Dewberry senior associate and project manager Gregory Mills.
The building houses 16 classrooms, seven laboratories, two video conference rooms, faculty offices, faculty training rooms, and a campus data center. Its mechanical design features an independent centrifugal chiller with variable frequency drives, induced draft cooling tower, and a primary secondary chilled water pumping system. Each of the three floors has a variable air volume central station air handling unit.
To manage the entire building, the management system is integrated to the campus-wide facility’s open protocol management system. Audiovisual access control is also utilized as well as video surveillance systems.
Because of its environmental-friendly technology, the Health Sciences Building H has recently been accredited by the U.S. Green Building Council with an LEED Silver certification.
Wake Technical Community College’s building was constructed by Barnhill Contracting Company.
Since 1983, the Raleigh Appearance Commission has awarded more than 200 Sir Walter Raleigh Awards to developers, designers, building owners, community groups, civic clubs, churches and citizens that contribute to the character, environment and appearance of the City of Raleigh.