J.P. Lord Elementary
J.P. Lord Elementary
J.P. Lord Elementary

J.P. Lord Elementary

LOCATION

Omaha, Nebraska

AREA

45,000 GSF

PROJECT DESCRIPTION

This Omaha Public Schools facility includes larger than normal classrooms, accessible restrooms, cafeteria, a stimulating multisensory room, therapy pool with locker rooms, art and music classrooms, covered bus drop off, and storm shelters.

PROJECT HIGHLIGHTS

  • Plumbing system includes domestic water, storm, and sanitary sewer service.
  • Natural gas-fired water heaters generate domestic hot water. The domestic water heaters provide dual temperatures to accommodate the requirements of the kitchen and the general use of hot water.
  • The HVAC system consists of four-pipe fan coil units, heat recovery chiller, geothermal heat exchanger, and condensing hot water boiler. Outdoor air is introduced through a roof-mounted energy recovery unit.
  • The fire protection system is a wet sprinkler system designed for light hazard.
  • A natural gas-fired emergency generator provides standby power for emergency lighting and other loads. A battery back-up inverter provides power for emergency lighting and a ventilation fan serving the storm shelter.
  • The facility has a complete data and communications wiring system, including raceways, cable trays, terminal boards, cable, equipment racks, patch panels, punch-down blocks, cable management hardware, and universal jacks.
  • Electronic security systems consist of an intrusion detection system (IDS), an electronic access control (EAC) system, and rough-ins for the owner-provided electronic video surveillance (EVS) system.
  • An acoustical analysis was conducted to ensure spaces provide acceptable speech intelligibility and reverberation suitable for their designated use, whether that is speech, music, or a combination of both.
  • A comprehensive daylight study was conducted to identify glare potential and recommend material selections to mitigate concerns, particularly in the pool room.
  • 2019 winner of the Illuminating Engineering Society (IES) special citation for lighting design.

Photography credit: Kessler Photography

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