This project was an adaptive reuse of the former Ankeny Senior High School and YMCA. It was constructed in multiple phases while partially occupied, requiring careful coordination of systems to accommodate the phased nature of the project.
Bluestone evaluated several HVAC system types to determine the best fit for the project. The building was converted from an all electric heating system to a hydronic system served by new gas-fired high efficiency hot water boilers. Pneumatic controls were replaced with direct digital controls. Storm water drainage was upgraded to provide secondary drainage as required by the plumbing code.
Bluestone also addressed capacity and reliability issues with the existing electrical service, in the process replacing outdated distribution equipment. A new technology cabling infrastructure was put in place, including complete wireless access point coverage to accommodate the districts 1:1 goal for tablet and laptop computer use by students. Numerous security and student safety improvements were implemented, including monitored, locking doors on all classrooms and a reconstructed safe entrance to the facility. The fire sprinkler system was also upgraded.