Life Safety/HVAC Upgrades
The Bellevue School Board has approved the bid from Lueder Construction to proceed with the planned life safety, building maintenance, building security and HVAC upgrades in the building. Life safety and security considerations that will be taken care of include the installation of a fire sprinkler system throughout the building, inclusion of a new security entrance vestibule, and construction of new stairwell enclosures to comply with current fire codes. HVAC upgrades will include the replacement of the existing chiller/condensing units, replacement of the individual unit VAV boxes that serve the individual classroom, and replacement of the existing boilers and main air handler unit. The project also includes the replacement of some existing railroad tie walls located at a couple of areas on the site that are starting to tip and lean and to replace them with new concrete block segmental retaining walls. Work will begin on the project at the end of May and should be substantially complete in time for the start of school in August 2018.