Missouri School Districts Breaking Ground On Summer Renovation Projects
Two neighboring school districts—Bell City R-II and Scott County Central—kick off extensive facility improvement projects
BELL CITY, Mo. (May 24, 2017) — Bell City R-II and Scott County Central school districts may be rivals when it comes to athletics, but they’re on the same page when it comes to improving their facilities.
Both school districts are breaking ground on summer renovation projects with the help of McKinstry, a national leader in designing, constructing, operating and managing high-performance buildings.
At Bell City High School, the district is renovating the gymnasium by replacing the roof, ceiling, adding roof insulation and installing a new heating, ventilation and air conditioning (HVAC) system. The district has also chosen to install LED lighting in the gym and district-wide, which will save an estimated $7,277 annually in utility costs.
“This project will be a significant upgrade for our district,” said Bell City R-II Superintendent Matt Asher. “In addition to transforming our high school gym, the district-wide LED fixtures will use less energy and last longer before needing to be replaced. It’s an exciting opportunity for us.”
At Scott County Central’s school facility, the district is upgrading the building envelope, rebuilding walls, replacing a roof, installing a dedicated outside air system (DOAS) to control humidity, and waterproofing the facility, which was originally built in 1978.
“These improvements will enhance the learning environment and upgrade our infrastructure,” said Scott County Central Superintendent Al McFerren. “It’s a win-win.”
In Bell City, work began on May 22 and work at Scott County Central will begin by the end of May. Both projects are slated to conclude before school resumes this fall.
“We’re proud to team up with both districts as they invest in the long-term health of their schools,” said Scott Downing, business development manager at McKinstry.
McKinstry is a full-service, design-build-operate-and-maintain (DBOM) firm specializing in consulting, construction, energy and facility services. The firm’s innovative, integrated delivery methodology provides clients with a single point of accountability that drives waste and redundancy out of the design/build process. With over 1,700 professional staff and trades people throughout the United States and operations in more than 15 states, McKinstry advocates collaborative, sustainable solutions designed to ensure occupant comfort, improve systems efficiency, reduce facility operational costs and optimize profitability “For The Life of Your Building.”