The Osage community school district created a master plan to address upgrades required for existing facilities. These improvements are being addressed in 3 phases over the next three years. Bluestone Engineering was engaged by Atura Architecture and the district to design the mechanical and electrical system for these renovations and recently completed the design for the first phase, which included additions and renovations at the existing high school/middle school facility.
The district prioritized upgrading energy efficiency in this building. A new building automation system was designed to help better control the energy infrastructure of the facility. New high efficiency boilers were specified to replace the existing boiler system. The technology infrastructure in the building was incorporated to maximize WIFI coverage in the facility. This infrastructure was also leveraged to address the communication needs of the building automation system, eliminating the need for a separate building automation system cabling infrastructure.