Allied Health Building
Clover Park Technical College
This value engineering study on this 56,000 SF facility focused on supporting a rapidly growing program with vital labs, classrooms, and administrative support facilities. The VE team determined that the current design was a generally efficiently structure both in plan and choice of basic systems. A number of components were suggested for a more cost effective project.
Revise the landscaping scheme to provide a more sustainable approach with the use of more drought resistant plantings, less irrigation, and more durable plantings.
Refine structural framing configuration including braced frames, joist spans, and depths for a more efficient structural system.
Reduce roof slope and roof parapets in order to reduce unnecessary construction costs.
Use more distributed systems rather than centralized systems for basic lab deionized water and vacuum.
Consider alternative HVAC system in order to reduce the cost as well as long term maintenance inherent in complex hydronic systems.
Review the space allocations, comparing them to other recently constructed allied health facilities throughout the state.
MENG Analysis proposed a total of $4,273,000 in first cost savings potential, $1,037,600 of which was accepted by the State.