Progress continues on BHS renovation project

Progress continues on BHS renovation project
Posted on 08/04/2022
New ceiling tiles in the main hallways at Bellefontaine High School

The large renovation project at Bellefontaine High School has made significant progress over the last month.

Crews started a large cooling project at BHS in late May.

All univents on the first and second floor are plumbed and complete.

On the second floor, custodial staff have top scrubbed the floors and recoated wax. Rooms are reassembled with classroom furniture.

The cooling loop of new pipes, valves, and connections were successfully pressure checked this week. This will allow for the remainder of ceiling tile to be installed.

Waibel Energy Systems from Vandalia is performing the $1.2 million project over summer break.

Waibel has been the service provider for HVAC at BCS for several years.

ESSER II funds from the federal government will pay for the project, which will provide healthier air and increased energy efficiency.

The new chiller system will cool the original 35 classrooms at BHS. That portion of the high school was built in 1968.

Upon completion, each classroom will have individual temperature controls.

The new equipment will incorporate CO2 sensors, fresh air, and ionization for a healthier air environment for students and staff.

There’s another project happening at Bellefontaine High School.

New flooring in the Sloan Lab hallway is complete. This includes rubber floor tiles on the large hallway going down into the area, then square carpet tiles at the lower end of the hallway.

The carpet tiles were needed because the floor is removable, which enables technology cables to be run from room to room in that area.

BHS administration areas have been reassembled after receiving flooring. A final cleaning will happen soon.

New red partitions were added to restroom renovations this week. All mirrors, paper dispensers, and handrail hardware were added to complete the work. Custodians will be cleaning up after contractors make the spaces ready for school opening.

Finally, flooring renovations at Bellefontaine Intermediate School are going well. New flooring has been installed in 12 spaces. Work will soon conclude in 2 other rooms.

Energy Optimizers, USA from Dayton is performing the $3.7 million project this summer and next summer.

ESSER III funds from the federal government will pay for the project, which will lead to energy and maintenance savings for years to come.

The project will provide a cleaner indoor environment, a healthy learning environment, extend the life of the building, and avoid future capital costs.

The specific components of the project include: replace an outdated chiller, add cooling to the high school gym, replace aging piping, remodel restrooms, replace two sections of the roof (library and center classrooms), new doors and windows, flooring, and building controls.

Photos: New ceiling tiles in the main hallways at Bellefontaine High School

The ceiling grid installation at BHS

New univents in BHS classrooms

New flooring in the Sloan Lab

New ceiling tiles in the main hallways at Bellefontaine High School

New ceiling tiles in the main hallways at Bellefontaine High School

The ceiling grid installation at BHS

New univents in BHS classrooms

New univents in BHS classrooms

New flooring in the Sloan Lab
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