This project involved the demolition of five existing classrooms and construction of two state-of-the-art interactive classrooms on the second floor of the college building. The classrooms were built on raised-access flooring which allows for the frequent wiring and voice data work below the floors necessary for different room functions.
The rooms are equipped with interactive window treatments and black-out shades that are tied into the audio/visual components in each room. The HVAC system was upgraded with new air handlers and VAV boxes.
A unique aspect of this project was the installation of 180 nelson studs which reinforce the structural steel framing. They were necessary due to a change in the design of the floors. The original design was theater style seating, and the new design was traditional seating, which required coring 180 4” by 6” deep holes, welding the nelson studs to the existing structural steel, and back filling the holes with special epoxy grout.